I don't think I've ever seen Roger Federer this angry! While in a second set tiebreaker against Juan Martin del Potro he yelled "SHUT UP!" at someone in the crowd for yelling "out" during the point. Check him out at around the 30 sec mark. Yikes!
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I guess we are making it a "thing" by doing a recap every other day. This one is short but sweet. Enjoy!
by Teraesa Vinson
Sloane!: Well Americans on Chatrier have been….well….miserable. So what to do? Stick an American teenager out there against a French woman? Sure! Doh. Thankfully, Sloane Stephens lived up to the challenge, taking out Mathilde Johansson in straight sets.
Yes, I am well aware that we skipped Day 3. I blame my busy schedule and I blame Serena Williams for leaving me dumbfounded for over 24 hours. Thankfully we have Teraesa here to keep us updated on the happenings of Day 4.
And you’re out!….and YOU’RE out!: Okay, let's be honest, we knew it wouldn’t last - all those American women in Paris. Now that I think about it, we could call it….The Curse of Jamie Hampton. Now, I like Jamie Hampton, but since she retired and broke the unbeaten streak for the ladies from the USA, all hell has broken loose. Yesterday was the crazytown match involving Serena Williams (which I’m sure my sister has mentioned above).
It feels like years ago I was typing out my fashion blog for the Australian Open while eating takeaways after a long day at the tennis. My tan’s faded and Melbourne is chilly, but the tennis goes on. Roland Garros is usually a Slam that struggles to inspire the absolute best in fashion, possibly due to the lack of night session and proximity to Wimbledon, but this year some of the top players have really stepped it up. One lady in particular has made a comeback both on and off the court with her self-designed label. You know who I’m talking about. Read on and let me know if you agree with my choices in the comments box below.
First there were rumours he’d gone to Nike. That opened a discussion about Sergio Tacchini, and how they’d failed to capitalise on the success of the world No.1 player. But Novak Djokovic stuck with them for a little while longer and in Rome played in an outfit that was little more than a Serbian flag. After that shambles, most Djokovic fans felt ready for the inevitable split and when it did happen chat started again about which company Djokvoic would represent come Roland Garros. I doubt anyone guessed it would be the brand that was revealed just hours after the announcement of the ST split, but Djokovic surprised by signing with Uniqlo, a Japanese company that also sponsors Kei Nishikori and will be looking to make a better job of providing Djokovic fans with quality clothing than ST ever did. Djokovic’s inaugural Uniqlo outfit isn’t all that different from ST; Serbian colours and a collar still feature. However where ST could be a bit gaudy come the Serbian theme, Uniqlo has toned it down to just a few red and white stripes. They may be going for a classic look, but it’s also a bit boring and the man who currently holds three of four Slams surely deserves to stand out a little more. Or maybe they’re just letting Djokovic’s tennis do the talking. Regardless, it’s a solid if not outstanding debut.
by Teraesa Vinson
Bonjour! We’re mushing together Day 1 and 2 because, I don’t know why. Why not? But let’s get to it:
Primal Scream: Remember Melanie Oudin? Believe? Had that great run at the US Open and then kinda flamed out for a bit? Yeah, well, she won her first main draw match in a slam since that 2010 US Open yesterday. She must have been as frustrated as we were, because when she won her match Sunday, she screamed like she had either 1) won a major, 2) found her man in bed with someone else, or 3) gave birth (quickly, to a small baby). Judge for yourself from the video above, won’t you? (around 5:06)
It's that time again! If you are not familiar with the Road to Roland-Garros I'll give you a quick overview: The players (possibly your FAVORITE player) will be picked up by the Road to Roland-Garros team, and while being driven to the site they will answer YOUR questions in the back of the car, and it is all caught on video. So, "What do I need to do?" you ask. It's simple.
Courtesy of Adidas, here are several of the kits that will be displayed when Roland Garros starts next week!
P.S. My favorites are Fernando's (can you believe it!) and Petko's - it's too bad we won't see her in it...
What are your favorite kits?