Talk Tennis goes to the French Open!

Bonjour Paris! Talk Tennis takes Roland Garros! This lucky girl had the opportunity to check out one of the most beautiful tournaments of the year, the French Open Grand Slam. 

With so many of the top womens players out of the draw, This year’s French Open presented one of the biggest opportunities to date for some of the other top ranked women’s player’s who had not won a slam yet, to finally have their turn. But who takes the title?! Underdog 47th ranked, just barely 20 year old, Jelena Ostapenko! She defeated 3rd seed Simona Halep in the final. She became the first Latvian player to win a Grand Slam singles tournament and the first unseeded woman to win the French Open since 1933. Also with this win she jumped up to a career high ranking of number 12 in the world.

The King of Clay reclaimed his throne this year when he defeated Stan the stanimal Wawrinka in the finals. With this win Rafael Nadal became the first male to win a single grand slam title ten times. Also ending his 3 year drought of Grand Slam wins. So I think its safe to say . . .the bull is back!

What an experience this year’s French Open was! The intense matches, the hustle and bustle of the grounds, the excitement and energy of the crowd, mingling with the players in the player’s lounges, sipping champagne in the Moet tent, and lets not forget – finally getting to bring home one of those signature Roland Garros straw hats. I’ve been wanting one of those for years! Thanks for the adventure Paris! Now until next year, Au Revoir!