Tennis Today: Sharapova’s attire, help for Arsenal fans, French Open aired in 4K UHD
In Tennis Today, Maria Sharapova’s French Open dress is revealed and we are on hand to help Arsenal fans.
What’s on the site
We continue our build-up to Roland Garros with The ultimate French Open timeline from 1891 to 2017.
Then we also have the City guide: Things to do in Paris while at the French Open.
The debate surrounding French Open organisers’ decision not to seed Serena Williams continues.
Bad news for Hyeon Chung fans as he will miss Roland Garros.
What’s in the news
This year, of course, marks 50 years since the start of the Open Era and the French Open was the first professional Grand Slam. American Nancy Richey won at Roland Garros in 1968, but couldn’t accept the £422 prize money as she was still an amateur.
“It was really unbelievable,” she said. “It disgusts me… [Americans] didn’t get to play for the prize money in the first year.”
Head to BBC Sport for the full interview where Richey talks about prize money, the Paris riots, and fan mail and groupies.
As for tennis today, this is what she had to say: “The game today is ‘boom, boom, boom – and boom’ – there’s no diversity in style, there’s no serve and volley. A lot of times it gets a little boring to watch.”
It’s an interesting read so do head to BBC Sport for the full interview.
Two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova is hoping to win her first title at Roland Garros, but it wasn’t that long ago that she feared she would never be able to play tennis again after a knife attack.
The Independent’s Paul Newman has an exclusive interview with the Czech about she has returned to the top of her game.
New Arsenal (that’s the Premier League team in England in case you are not a football fan) manager Unai Emery is a fan of Padel Tennis, reveals The Sun.
Arsenal fans you can familiarise yourself with the sport as Tennis365 did a nice piece on Padel Tennis not so long ago with Kevin Palmer trying it out at The Campus at the Quinta Do Lago resort in Portugal’s Algarve.
Here is said story: If you have a tennis pulse, Padel Tennis will set it ticking
You should be celebrating if you have a 4K UHD TV as Sky Q and Virgin TV will both broadcast the French Open in ultra-high definition, according to the Daily Express.
Defending French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko has taken up boxing ahead of the defence of her title.
She talks to WTAtennis.com about her new training regime and winning at Roland Garros last year.
What’s on social media
Maria Sharapova has unveiled her tennis dress for the French Open.
— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) May 23, 2018
Not Fabio Fognini’s best effort.
This has to be the shank of the season from @fabiofogna!
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) May 23, 2018
Novak Djokovic’s opponents describe him in one word to mark his 31st birthday.
Caroline Wozniacki doing some Yoga.
Anything Caroline can do…
What’s on TV
There is action in Geneva and Lyon, but Sky Sports is not showing any of it live.
LIVE – BT Sport 1
Novak Djokovic wins first match since US Open disqualification; Rafael Nadal back with a bang
Rafael Nadal also back with a win.
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga withdraws from French Open and ends his 2020 season as injury nightmare persists
Frenchman goes back to drawing board.
Coco Gauff reveals she ‘feels quite comfortable on clay’ after recording her first ever red dirt win
Gauff up and running in Rome.
Dominic Thiem says he ‘expects’ to find Grand Slams easier after winning US Open title
Thiem has monkey off his back.
‘I don’t feel comfortable to go there and play Roland Garros’ – Nick Kyrgios goes on offensive again
Nick Kyrgios makes French Open decision.
Rafael Nadal says Novak Djokovic was ‘very unlucky’, but insists players should have ‘self-control’
Rafael Nadal adds his two cents on rival.
Two-time French Open runner-up Kim Clijsters explains why she won’t be playing at Roland Garros
Kim Clijsters not sure when she will play again.
‘Nice guy’ Dominic Thiem deserves US Open and ‘right behind Rafa’ to win French Open – Novak Djokovic
Djokovic welcomes Thiem to Grand Slam winners club.
‘I’m still not feeling 100% tennis-wise but I enjoyed it,’ says Kei Nishikori after first win in a year
Kei Nishikori gets a win under his belt in Rome.
Rafael Nadal double downs on Novak Djokovic-led PTPA criticism: ‘We should not pursue our own interests’
‘We are going through a world crisis,’ says Nadal.