Category Archive: Roland Garros

Thiem Dream: Future King of Clay?

  The Thiem Dream is becoming reality, especially on clay. He has beaten Nadal four times, including Barcelona final 2019. In 2017 he beat Andy Murray in Barcelona, lost to Rafa Nadal in… Continue reading

Injuries hit WTA at French Open

  The WTA has a serious problem with physical and mental health of players. Parents, coaches and federations are understandably enticed to push players hard at young ages because, like world number 39… Continue reading

Ostapenko double faults out of Roland Garros

  —-How unpredictable is the WTA? Jelena Ostapenko has never won a match at Roland Garros other than 2017, when she won 7 matches and beat Simona Halep in the final. In her… Continue reading

Shapovalov goes 2-5 on European clay

  Denis Shapovalov had a good 2018 clay season leading up to Roland Garros, going deep in events before losing to Sascha Zverev in Madrid and Rafael Nadal in Rome. But he won… Continue reading

Simona Halep finally wins 1st slam

— The WTA’s best player the past few years, Simona Halep has long been a great champion, gracious in defeat, even after blowing leads at slams. She finally broke through and won her… Continue reading

Cecchinato stuns Djokovic at Roland Garros

Many tennis fans, and even players such as Genie Bouchard, didn’t know the name Marco Cecchinato before his French Open quarter-final with Novak Djokovic. But Djokovic knew who he was, because he said… Continue reading

Sharapova sharp coming into Roland Garros

  There’s no clear favorite on the women’s side of the French Open. It’s easier to find reasons why someone won’t win than why they will. Simona Halep should be the favorite at… Continue reading

Rafa rolls at Roland Garros

Here’s how Rafa Nadal trounced Stan Wawrinka to win “La Decima” — his record 10th French Open. –From start to finish, Rafa Nadal forced Wawrinka to defend on wings, giving him few chances… Continue reading

Joyful Jelena wins French Open

The joy spread on her face the moment after she hit a return winner down the line to seal the match.     Jelena Ostapenko from Latvia says she felt destined to win.… Continue reading

Djokovic bends but doesn’t break

Novak Djokovic is the most flexible player ever in tennis. It’s not only his body; it’s his mind. He’s the best ever at overcoming adversity. He’s rarely ever out of a match. Seemingly… Continue reading