Roland Garros, 2013

Wozniacki’s Woes

By DownTheTee | May 29, 2013

By Jane Voigt Caroline Wozniacki, former number one, is out of Roland Garros. It’s not a surprise.  Her clay court season has been dismal. She has lost in the first round of Brussels, Rome, Madrid, and Stuttgart before her arrival in Paris. However, she pulled out a win over British phenom, Laura Robson, in the…

The Red Clay

By DownTheTee | May 28, 2013

By Jane Voigt What comes to mind when someone mentions springtime in Paris? A blue sky dotted with puffy clouds? Couples strolling in the Bois-de-Boulogne? Fabulous meals? That’s probably what a regular person would say. Ask a couple tennis fans and they will answer Roland Garros. Roland Garros is springtime in Paris. And it is…

Unexpected

By DownTheTee | May 27, 2013

By Jane Voigt When big tournaments come around all professional athletes buckle down. More money. More prestige. And more press coverage adds fuel to the uptick in rigor.  At Roland Garros the same is true. It’s the second Major of the year so players are primed. Anyone with a measured belief has altered their mind…

Bonjour Paris et Roland Garros 2013

By DownTheTee | May 26, 2013

By Jane Voigt Think what you will about the French – they are great tennis fans, though somewhat quirky in their allegiance. But whoever put together one page of the online Spectator Guide was handed one tough assignment. As we know, walking past the turn-styles at any tournament has become complicated. We are no longer afforded the pleasure…