Archive for May, 2019

Court Simonne Mathieu

Roland Garros has a glassy new court: Simonne-Mathieu – instantly my fave.


… and the little village & greenies


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Day 3 @ French Open

2019 trip: Tuesday, Day of Court Simonne Mathieu @ the Open.

Jasmine Paolini vs Daria Kasatkina (2, 3) @ Court 1 (kind of like USO’s Court 17.

StefanoTravaglia vs Adrian MannarinoSimonne Mathieu

Jeļena Ostapenko vs Victoria Azarenka @ Simonne MathieuLots of breaks


Aryna Sabalenka vs Dominika Cibulková @ Simonne Mathieu


Zheng Saisai vs Wang Qiang @ Court 12. The last point. The giant lens seems can zoom the moon down to earth -:). The photographer is from Xinhua News Agency.


Day 2 here.

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Day 2 @ French Open

2019 trip.

Day of Serena @ the Open

It’s heart breaking to see Serena has to struggle to win in three sets. But she prevailed. She’s mentally strong and determined – all the power to her.

I lounged by Court 7 (the bathroom is modern and clean), then went to watch Serena from high seat.

Court 6: Maxime Janvier vs Pablo Cuevas (4, 4, 2)

Su-Wei Hsieh (4, 6, 0) vs Viktorija Golubic @ Court 12

Day 3

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French Open 2019

This year it began on Sunday, May 26 in Paris, till June 9. I attended the next two days, on Monday and Tuesday with my gang.

~ Anisimova and Thiem
~ Sportsmanship 体育精神 & Mahut

First, something new: the center court – Philippe Chatrier that seats 15,225, a red clay wall, and a 5,000 seat court Simonne-Mathieu – my favorite and I spend much of my second day there. Tennis, as whole must have some banner years for them to expand so much recently, New York for example,


Second, I got to watch Serena play on the new center court. It is the last one to add a retractable roof, by next year, 2020.


Third, the security check is tight: checking bag and patting down. Then there is another layer: they issue you the ticket at the entry with your name printed (same as 2017), and you need to present your photo ID with your ticket to finally get in.


Court Suzanne Lenglen has 10,068 seats.


Court Simonne-Mathieu holds 5,000 spectators:


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