How did Roland-Garros come to be? Why is it named after an aviator? In what year was the tournament first held? Who are the legends of the game to have inscribed their name on the Coupe des Mousquetaires trophy? We take a fond look back at the long and glorious history of the world’s greatest clay-court championship.
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Ana Ivanovic had a breakthrough in tennis as she won her first WTA title in 2005. She went on to perform to her highest standards and made it… Continue
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The Women's final at the 2010 French Open has brought together two of the most unexpected names in women's tennis. Both Samantha Stosur and Francesca Schiavone had a reputation of pulling upsets at majors, but now we're talking 'silverware'. Who's likelier to clinch her first Grand Slam title in Paris? Read on to find out...!
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The surprising exit of Justine Henin has started speculations about the possible shocks in the upcoming clashes. Day 9 brings big names like Roger Federer, Caroline Wozniacki and Elena Dementieva on court with a hope to see them live upto the expectations. Will Day 10 bring another upset? Read on to find… Continue
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In the first part we talked about five of the most talented tennis players of the past decade, who, despite their astonishing achievements, missed the cut for the top five spots in our list. Gustavo Kuerten, Marat Safin and Pete Sampras were some of those names, who only managed to grab spots in the bottom half of the countdown. Today, we discuss the BEST of the BEST, as the competition only gets stiffer with every single rank passing.
5 - Andy Roddick
Picking up the top… Continue
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The 2000-09 decade can be easily considered one of the most competitive decade women's tennis has ever witnessed. With no clear domination of a single player, there were twelve different Grand Slam winners from and a series of nail-biting rivalries that regaled the tennis arena with some breath-taking tennis. As we bid goodbye to the past decade, let's take a look at some of the brightest names of the last ten years -
10- Martina Hingis
We kick off our list of the 10… Continue
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The 2009 WTA season became one of the most successful and eventful seasons in the recent times for more than a handful of reasons. It was the year that not only welcomed the rising talent, but also opened it's arms for the former champions who could not contain themselves by just sitting by the sidelines and decided to take one more plunge into the magical and glamorous world of women's tennis.…
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ORIGINAL POST: http://www.gototennisblog.com/2009/06/06/french-open-super-svetlana-kuznetsova-wins-the-championship/
“I’m sorry I played better than you.” Svetlana Kuznetsova told Dinara Safina on the awards podium today after beating her 6-4, 6-2 in the French Open final. It may have come out wrong, but I think Kuzy… Continue
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12th seeded Chilean Fernando Gonzalez continued his dream run at the 2009 French Open with an exciting four sets win over championship's third seed and one of the strongest contendors for the title, Andy Murray.
"His forehand is the biggest in tennis," Murray said.
"If you look at some of the shots he's hit, he's hitting forehands from like a metre wide of the tramline on some points and hitting winners off them.
"Even if you try to hit a ball to his backhand,… Continue
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Via GOTOTENNIS: http://www.gototennisblog.com/2009/05/25/french-open-wrap-day-2-federer-in-love-nadal-in-pink-sharapova-in-play/
There was loads of action at Roland Garros on Monday, with the likes of Federer, Nadal, Roddick, Venus Williams, and Sharapova all hitting the red dirt in Paris. We now have loads to talk about - fashion, new drinking games, and a… Continue
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From GOTOTENNIS: http://www.gototennisblog.com/2009/05/23/french-open-jo-wilfried-tsonga-wants-to-pleasure-you/
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the talented, charming and injury-prone Frenchman, has played in the French Open only once - way back in 2005. He’s making his long-overdue return to the terre battue this week, and with Gael… Continue
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From GOTOTENNIS: http://www.gototennisblog.com/2009/05/24/french-open-wrap-day-1-ivanovic-scraps-maursemo-craps-out-murray-impresses/
FRENCH OPEN DAY 1: The brick orange clay, the renewed fire (and fear) in the players’ eyes, new drinking games based on Brad Gilbert-isms - what’s not to love about a Sunday… Continue
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2009 ROLAND GARROS FRENCH OPEN TV SCHEDULE
We have the US, UK, Canada, and Australia French Open TV Schedule. Scroll down to find your listing.
Read more: http://www.gototennisblog.com/2009/05/19/2009-roland-garros-french-open-tv-schedule/
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If you filled in your Roland Garros drawsheets this morning, you probably had an easy time at the top of the men’s: Nadal, Nadal, Nadal, Nadal, Nadal, uh, Nadal.
There’s nothing for the 4-time champ (or Rafanatics) to lose sleep over, especially with clay-averse Andy Murray the big gun in his half. Rafa will shrug off Dr. Ivo or Hewitt in the 3rd round and get a workout against Ferrer in the 16s. Verdasco, Davydenko, Wawrinka and… Continue
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*INTERVIEW BY FREAKYFRITES WITH PATRICK MCENROE + MARY CARILLO
Mary Carillo and Patrick McEnroe, who will be anchoring ESPN’s French Open commentary team at Roland Garros next week, took time to chat with reporters (and me) about the upcoming action on the terre battue. Here’s some of what they had to say about Nadal, Federer and the rest of the… Continue
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Who knew that 18-time Grand Slam champ, Chris Evert, was such a hard core Fedophile? I’m putting her in the “Historian” category, due to the fact that she also really admires Nadal. Here’s the money quote from her ESPN interview with Bonnie D. Ford (click here for the full article):
“Isn’t there something about Federer that pulls at your heartstrings? I cry every time he loses a match, and I don’t even know the guy. (Laughs) There’s… Continue
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