Protestors Fail to Halt Nadal’s Sprint to History

By Ros Satar (June 9, 2013) PARIS - A dramatic double interruption from protestors left an edgy air on an overcast Paris day, but it did not prevent Rafael Nadal from carving a place in history as the first man to win eight titles at the same Grand … [Read more...]

Serena Williams Makes It Sweet 16

By Ros Satar   (June 8, 2013) PARIS - How does Maria Sharapova solve a problem like Serena?   The answer is she doesn't, at least not today as the head-to-head between them grew to 14-2, when Serena Williams regained the title she won … [Read more...]

Spectacular and Streaky – A Tale of Two Semifinals

  By Ros Satar   (June 7, 2013) PARIS - On perhaps the hottest day of the French Open tournament this year, the scene was set for two potentially explosive semifinals. There would be an air of expectation for both semifinals, but only … [Read more...]

Serena Williams to Meet Maria Sharapova for French Open Title

By Ros Satar (June 6, 2013) PARIS - Victoria Azarenka’s burgeoning love affair with the clay came to a halt today, at the hands of Maria Sharapova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4. In a three-setter interrupted by a brief wringing-out of a cloud, Sharapova did not … [Read more...]

Djokovic and Nadal Cruise into Semifinal

By Ros Satar (June 5, 2013) PARIS - After the ups and down in the two women’s quarterfinals, not to mention the excitement after Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s dispatch of Roger Federer, there were high hopes that the remaining two men’s quarterfinals would … [Read more...]

Sharapova Edges Jankovic, Meets Azarenka in Semifinal

By Ros Satar   (June 5, 2013) PARIS - Defending champion Maria Sharapova edged out Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic in a nervy three-setter to book her slot in the women’s semifinals - 0-6 6-4, 6-3.   Certainly the start of the match slipped … [Read more...]

Q & A: Catching Up with Taylor Townsend at Roland Garros

    (June 5, 2013) PARIS - Being at Roland Garros is not all about running from Court Philippe Chatrier to Court Suzanne Lenglen for two weeks. Out on the outside courts, die-hard tennis fans catch good doubles and junior action … [Read more...]

Tsonga Ousts Federer at French Open

By Ros Satar (June 4, 2013) PARIS - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga pulled off arguably the biggest upset of the French Open tournament, putting Roger Federer out, in straight sets 7-5 6-3 6-3 in the quarterfinals.   For many, the fact that Tsonga beat … [Read more...]

Serena Williams Battles into Semifinal

By Ros Satar (June 4, 2013) PARIS - No. 1 seed Serena Williams overcame a spirited comeback by 2009 French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova to complete the semi-final line up for the top half of the draw 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.   It started very … [Read more...]

Errani Edges Radwanska for Semifinal Spot

By Ros Satar (June 4, 2013) PARIS - 2012 finalist Sara Errani was the first of the women to book her slot in the semi-finals, with a tight straight sets 6-4, 7-6(6)win over fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska.   Errani started on the offensive … [Read more...]