Bonjour from Roland Garros!
Roland Garros is over and how much fun it has been!
A lot of crazy matches as well as some really intense ones!
This year The French Open stepped it up and remodeled their site.. from the locker rooms, player cafe, practice site and gym to the beautiful grounds for all the fans to enjoy! The new Simonne-Mathieu court, which is nicknamed the greenhouse court, was built in the botanical gardens that adjoins Roland Garros. It is one of the most unique, beautiful courts that I have seen.
A beautiful wall of clay lines the walkway through the grounds now for you to take a souvenir picture.. it really is amazing how they put it together.
You can enjoy a bottle of French wine and some fine cheese while watching your favorite players on the big screens if you decide to take a break from the real thing.
...and don’t forget to bring a sweater or an umbrella as the Paris weather can change in an instant!
Apart from the tennis I don’t need to tell you that Paris is the place to be! So much to do! No matter how many times you’ve been there .. you never run out of things to do! Whether you are into Art, Food, Architecture, wine, shopping etc you will find it there!!
I can’t finish this entry without talking about Rafa. He won his 12th French Open title! Absolutely incredible! He is definitely the undisputed GOAT on Clay. He has won 93 matches at Roland Garros and only lost 2 in his career....pretty good record I would say :)
Clay court season has now come to a close and we are heading to the grass. Talk to you soon from England!
- Lilly Russell