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...]

Roger Federer Beats Julien Benneteau to Gain Fourth Round at Roland Garros

(May 31, 2013) No. 2 seed Roger Federer needed only 91 minutes to defeat Frenchman Julien Benneteau 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 to reach the round of 16 at Roland Garros on Friday. Benneteau broke Federer to open the match and held for a 2-0 lead. Federer broke … [Read more...]

Djokovic Response to Gulbis Calling Top Players Boring: “Top players are very respectful towards the sport”

(May 30, 2013) Earlier in the week World No. 40 Ernests Gulbis spoke to the French newspaper L'Equipe at Roland Garros and called the top four players boring:  "I respect Roger (Federer), Rafa (Nadal), Novak (Djokovic) and (Andy) Murray but, for me, … [Read more...]

Djokovic Gets Through Rain Delays to Demolish Pella

(May 30, 2013) Through the rain delays, Novak Djokovic made quick work of Argentina’s Guido Pella 6-2, 6-0, 6-2 to move into the third round of the French Open on Thursday. The win sets up a clash with rising star Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria. … [Read more...]

Serena Williams and Roger Federer Demolish Opponents to Gain French Open Third Round

(May 29, 2013) No. 1 Serena Williams and No. 2 seed Roger Federer ran over their respective opponents to both reach the third round of the French Open on Wednesday. Serena Williams extended a person-best winning streak to 26 with a 6-1, 6-2 victory … [Read more...]

American Jamie Hampton Upsets Safarova at French Open

(May 29, 2013) American Jamie Hampton stunned the 25th seed Lucie Safarova 7-6(5), 3-6, 9-7 on Wednesday in the first round of the French Open.  Hampton rallied after Safarova served for the match at 7-6 in the third set. For Hampton, it’s her first … [Read more...]

Azarenka Through to Second Round of the French Open

(May 29, 2013) No. 3 seed Victoria Azarenka finally completed her first match on the fourth day of the French Open. Rain washed out her match on Tuesday. The two-time Australian Open champion defeated Elena Vesnina of Russia 6-1, 6-4. "I felt like … [Read more...]

Tomic: “He’s still my dad, he’s still my coach”

  (May 28, 2013) PARIS - Australia’s Bernard Tomic was forced to retire from his first round match at the French Open on Tuesday with a torn right hamstring. He was trailing Victor Hanescu 7-5, 7-6 (8), 2-1. Tomic’s father John has been in … [Read more...]

Americans in Paris – Day Three at Roland Garros

(May 28, 2013) . Americans went 1-3 in Paris on the day 2 of the French Open. Here is a look at how they all fared: (27) Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) d. Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 60 36 62 Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d. Lauren Davis (USA) 60 75 [Q] J Sock (USA) … [Read more...]

Phone-Gate and Other Stories in Notes and Quotes From Day Two at the 2013 French Open

  Sergiy Stakhovsky and phone-gate Sergiy Stakhovsky upset by a line call during his his losing effort against Richard Gasquet, the Ukranian pulled out his phone to take a photo of the mark on the clay where ball landed. He argued with Chair … [Read more...]