Breathers for Maria Sharapova and Garbine Muguruza

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The much anticipated showdown between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova did not get underway today after Williams withdrew from the French Open with a suspected pectoral injury. The announcement was made just hours before the two ladies were supposed to … Continue reading

Roland Garros is gearing up for the Williams / Sharapova showdown tomorrow

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Whenever the Tennis world gears up for a Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova showdown, I can’t help but compare it to a Las Vegas title fight. The media and public love the hype so when these two queens of tennis … Continue reading

Halep and Muguruza breeze through as Stephens battles past Giorgi

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The top seed, Simona Halep of Romania survived a tough first set against the German player, Andrea Petkovic before steamrolling her in the second set to advance to the fourth round, 7-5 6-0. Garbine Muguruza, the 3rd seed from Spain, … Continue reading

Kvitova and Pliskova in shock exits at the French Open

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There were more shock exits in the Ladies draw at the French Open yesterday. Maria Sharapova of Russia, a two-time champion at Roland Garros, stepped onto Court Philippe Chatrier for the first time in three years, to face the 6th … Continue reading

Court 1 not kind to the fourth seeds, Dimitrov and Svitolina

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Court 1 was not kind to Grigor Dimitrov and Elina Svitolina yesterday. In an unexpected turn of events, Fernando Verdasco of Spain gave the 4th seed, Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria his marching orders, with a 7-6(4) 6-2 6-4 win. Dimitrov, … Continue reading

Serena Williams sees off Ashleigh Barty in a royal battle

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Serena Williams and Ashleigh Barty did not disappoint the tennis faithful with their much anticipated second round clash, which has just finished on Chatrier. Williams, a three-time singles champion here in Paris was a shaky starter against the 17th seeded … Continue reading

Halep, Muguruza, Pliskova and Kerber all advance on Day 5

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There were plenty of second round matches played at the French Open in Paris today. The No. 1 seed, Simona Halep of Romania put up a much better performance during her second round match against Taylor Townsend from the USA … Continue reading

Kvitova, Wozniacki and Svitolina in cruise control

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The eighth seed, Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic was given a breather after her tough first round match, when she managed to see off Lara Arruabarrena of Spain in two sets, 6-0 6-4 on Court 1 at the French Open … Continue reading

Halep sees off Riske in a delayed first round match

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World No. 1, Simona Halep and her American opponent, Alison Riske, eventually got their delayed first round match underway on Court Philippe Chatrier today. Riske got off to a good start, and aided by Halep’s string of unforced errors and … Continue reading

Serena and Sharapova overcome the first hurdle

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Former World No. 1 and three-time French Open champion, Serena Williams, playing in her first Grand Slam tournament since winning her record breaking Australian Open last year and giving birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia, stepped onto Court Philippe Chatrier … Continue reading