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Roland Garros…Rafa, Iga et autres triandises (Rafa, Iga And Other Treats)

The 126th Internationaux de France de Tennis (or as the tournament prefers – Roland Garros – rather than the French Open) filled the May 22nd–June 5th calendar. The play at Stade Roland Garros updated the celebrated saying “There was something … continue reading

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Roland Garros…Then There Was Léolia Jeanjean

Around the US, college/university graduation ceremonies were taking place while Roland Garros was underway. Few, if any of those parading across the campus stages to accept their diplomas, came close to earning the accolades Léolia Jeanjean received.

The 26-year-old wild … continue reading

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Roland Garros…Kids’ Day Returns

On May 21st, the day before the tournament began, Kids’ Day made a comeback.

Having not taken place for the past two years because of the pandemic, more than 25,000 people sauntered around Stade Roland Garros participating in … continue reading

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Roland Garros…Mon Dieu

“We Can Always Hope…” as former French standout Fabrice Santoro said in a May 19th Reuters feature about men’s tennis in France “…but having anyone reach the second week of Roland Garros would not be logical…”

Gaël Monfils, who … continue reading

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Roland Garros…Their Own Path

Some Grand Slam participants are touted when they are still in “nappies…” as future stars. There are those who are “launched” by tennis clubs and academies.

Many become members of federation training programs and as a result receive significant financial … continue reading