Roland Garros Stringing Service

Nice article and video HERE about the stringing services at the French Open. For those of you who have attended past IART symposiums you’ll recognize Eric Ferrazzi of ERECA who is now the manager of the stringing team for Babolat. In the forefront of the photo is Josh Newton, an employee of Babolat and someone [see more]

Djokovic captures coveted French Open title

  Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win first French Open title Djokovic had finished runner-up three times in Paris From BBC Sports World number one Novak Djokovic beat Britain’s Andy Murray to win his first French Open title and complete the career Grand Slam. The Serb, 29, won 3-6 6-1 6-2 6-4 to win his [see more]

Men’s final set at the FO

From BBC Sports Andy Murray outplayed defending champion Stan Wawrinka to become the first British man to reach a French Open final since 1937. The Scot, seeded second, won 6-4 6-2 4-6 6-2 and will face world number one Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s final. Djokovic beat Austrian 13th seed Dominic Thiem 6-2 6-1 6-4. Murray, 29, matches [see more]

Halep and Radwanska Angry About Soggy Paris Playing Conditions

What do you think? Should they have played in those conditions? After falling to Tsevetana Pironkova in three sets in very soggy conditions on Tuesday in Paris, Agnieszka Radwanska aired out her frustration to reporters. “I’m just so surprised and angry, that, you know, we have to play in the rain,” Radwanska said. “I mean, it’s not a $10,000 [see more]

Would FO Crown Confirm Serena’s Place As The Best Female Star Of The Open Era?

After the disappointment of losing in the final of the year’s first Grand Slam in Australia, US superstar Serena Williams got her French Open title defense off to the perfect start on Tuesday, dropping just two games as she dispatched Magadlena Rybarikova in quick time. And already, the 34-year-old starlet will have her eyes focused [see more]

Viva la France!

Many of you know I have been in France for a few weeks and I intended to post something everyday! Well, you know that hasn’t worked out for several reasons one being that wi-fi is not as “available” as I thought, and, I had a real issue with my phone service in general. Eric and [see more]

Nadal Wins 9th French Open

Rafa Nadal leaves no doubt as to who is king on the clay, beating Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 to take his 9th French Open and 14th major, tying him with Pete Sampras and leaving him 3 shy of tying Federer. Nadal dropped the first set but came back strong to win 3 in [see more]

Sharapova wins French Open

Maria Sharapova has emerged victorious, 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 over Simona Halep in the 2014 French Open final. This was the first women’s final to go 3 sets since 2001 and without a doubt, one of the most exciting women’s finals in years. Sharapova, even when she appeared down, showed the will of a true champion by [see more]

Into the 3rd Round of the French Open Despite “Health” Controversy?

Could Taylor Townsend be the next Serena Williams? First things first: This 18-year-old from Chicago must continue to employ everything she learned about conditioning. Townsend is a surprise at the French Open following her victory over Alize Cornet. That victory, no small thing against a veteran French player in what amounts to her home court, [see more]

Serena Prevails but Sharapova Goes Down Swinging

Last year Maria Sharapova ruled the dirt in Paris and walked away with another Grand Slam title but in 2013 as defending champion, she was up against a very different opponent. Serena Williams stood across the net and as far as she was concerned, Sharapova was going down. Since her first round exit in Paris [see more]