Roger Federer posted the above picture to his Facebook page this morning from Paris, saying “Had to stop practice for a few minutes….what the hail is going on here……”
The GOAT has jokes.
Also, the GOAT has Twitter! Roger already has more Facebook fans than Switzerland has people, but now he’s taking Twitter by (hail)storm. In just under 6 hours, Roger has managed to crack the 100,000 mark. His first tweet? This gem:
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) May 23, 2013
(Photo: Roger Federer)
Novak Djokovic stopped by the UNIQLO store in Paris to launch his tennis collection and meet with fans. The store even surprised Nole with a belated birthday cake! Shop the collection here. View more pictures from the event.
— UNIQLO France (@UNIQLO_France) May 23, 2013
Nole’s French Open kit:
(Photos: UNIQLO France; Image: Tennis Warehouse)
Maria Sharapova chatted with Women’s Wear Daily during her event at Colette in Paris yesterday and had some great things to say.
About her fans:
“I have really passionate fans that follow me in the middle of the night and watch me play tennis from their computers, so it means a lot to just be able to spend time with them.”
Sugarpova has been a hit. So what’s next?
“Down the line, I see it going into cosmetics and beauty, and maybe fashion in some sort of way, but I really want to get my feet on the ground worldwide with candy.”
(Photo: Getty Images)
Today in Paris, Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Roger Federer attended the Nike Night Tennis event to play some mixed doubles. The foursome (with 47 Grand Slam titles between them) delighted the crowd with some lights-out tennis, literally.
Here’s a look at what it looked like with the lights out:
— Daniel Becker (@danxbecker) May 23, 2013
(Photos: Getty Images)
Head and (PRODUCT)RED™ have partnered to help fight AIDS. Love this ad to promote the partnership starring Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray and more, and find out how you can win the red bag they packed! Learn more about the partnership here.
Juan Martin del Potro has withdrawn from the French Open due to a virus.
Andy Roddick has come out of retirement! Sort of… Andy has been hired as one of the co-hosts of Fox Sports Live.
Novak Djokovic celebrated his birthday yesterday with a cake at Roland Garros. Even champions splurge every now and then!
A great read on how Andrea Petkovic has come back from her numerous injuries into a new stage of her tennis career (she also loves the Louvre!).
Rafael Nadal is excited to announce he’s coming to Buenos Aires in November to play an exhibition with David Nalbandian.
Learn more about Maria Sharapova’s French Open apparel and shoes.
Roger Federer is one of many global icons featured in the new Rolex ad.
Nice photos of Grigor Dimitrov in a fashionesque Nike shoot.
Garbine Muguruza is a new name to know on the WTA. The 19-year-old from Spain won her first WTA title this year (in Hobart in doubles), which is sure to be the first of many. Since turning pro in 2011, she’s played her best in Miami, beating players such as Vera Zvonareva and Flavia Pennetta in 2012 and Caroline Wozniacki in 2013. In a few days, she’ll play in her first main draw match at Roland Garros, so get to know a little bit more about Garbi in this quick Q&A:
Q: What’s your most memorable career moment so far?
GM: When I won Wozniacki this year in Miami.
Q: Do you have any match superstitions?
GM: No superstitions.
Q: What do you never leave home without when you’re travelling to tournaments?
GM: I never leave my iPad and my phone.
Q: What do you like to do most when you’re home and/or not playing tennis?
GM: I like to go shopping and to the cinema.
Q: Since you like to cook, what are your favorite dishes to make (and eat)?
GM: I like to cook cakes and cookies, everything with sugar and of course to eat them.
Q: What music are you listening to right now?
GM: I listen to Shakira and Rihanna a lot.
Q: Finish this sentence: Before I turn 20, I want to _________________
GM: Enjoy more with my work.
Wishing Garbi buena suerte at the French Open!
(Photo: Getty Images)
Ana Ivanovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga attended a fan event together at the Adidas sportswear store in Paris today. The pair posed for pictures, signed autographs and spoke with the media. Some lucky fans got to do some shopping with Ana:
— adidas France (@adidasFR) May 22, 2013
One fan had her miAdidas design selected out of tons of entries to be created for Jo to wear!
Check out more pictures from the event here!
(Photos: Getty Images, Adidas Instagram)
Maria Kirilenko beautifully graces the June 2013 cover of Russia’s Women’s Health. Can’t read Russian? You don’t need to know the language to love the pictures inside the pages of Maria dressed up and rocking out (with her racquet!).