The city of goose bumps

685 days ago

PARIS -- Maria Sharapova has it right: Paris is one of the best places on Earth to just observe the world around you. Some of the things I have seen so far: a cute young couple from Prague getting engaged by the Eiffel Tower, and then tearfully calling their parents to share the happy news. Read more ...

French Open misses mark with Ladies' Day

686 days ago

Thursday marked the first Ladies' Day at Roland Garros, but in all the pink trappings -- the court, the manis, the champagne -- the French Tennis Federation only proved it struggles with patriarchal ideals as the rest of French culture. Read more ...

Maria Sharapova back at the top of her game

686 days ago

Maria Sharapova has battled back from a major injury to reach her first French Open final, which will make her No. 1 again and give her a shot at a career slam. Read more ...

A feast for the eyes

687 days ago

PARIS -- One of the fantastic things in Europe is to stumble upon farmer's markets. Today, in my daily Metro-combo-walking voyage to get to Roland Garros, there was a lovely market set up on the corner of my subway stop. Read more ...

French Open draws interesting crowd

688 days ago

PARIS -- The tennis fans who come to watch the French Open are a passionate group. The cheering sections tend to break down by national lines -- with the majority of fans being French -- and they go wild for their home country players. Read more ...