Thiem reaches Nice final; Bellucci into Geneva final

May 22, 2015

Open de Nice Côte d’Azur, Nice, France

Semifinal results:

(4) L Mayer defeats B Coric 64 63
D Thiem defeats (2) J Isner 76(5) 63

*****

Geneva Open, Geneva, Switzerland

Semifinal results:

T Bellucci defeats S Giraldo 63 64
(6) J Sousa defeats F Delbonis 63 26 64

French Open 2015: Men’s and Women’s singles draws

May 22, 2015

The men’s and women’s singles draws for the 2015 French Open from Paris, France can be found at the links below.

Link: Men’s Draw.

Link: Women’s Draw.

French Open 2015: TV Schedule

May 22, 2015

In Canada: Link.

In USA:

Date Time (ET) Event Network
May 24 5 a.m. – 10 a.m. First round ESPN 2
May 24 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. First round Tennis Channel
May 24 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. First round NBC
May 25 5 a.m. – 10 a.m. First round ESPN 2
May 25 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. First round Tennis Channel
May 25 Noon – 3 p.m. First round NBC
May 26 5 a.m. – 10 a.m. First round ESPN 2
May 26 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. First round Tennis Channel
May 27 5 a.m. – 10 a.m. Second round ESPN 2
May 27 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Second round Tennis Channel
May 28 5 a.m. – 10 a.m. Second round ESPN 2
May 28 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Second round Tennis Channel
May 29 5 a.m. – 10 a.m. Third round ESPN 2
May 29 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Third round Tennis Channel
May 30 5 a.m. – noon Third round Tennis Channel
May 30 Noon – 3 p.m. Third round NBC
May 31 5 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fourth round Tennis Channel
May 31 Noon – 3 p.m. Fourth round NBC
June 1 5 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fourth round ESPN 2
June 1 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Fourth round Tennis Channel
June 2 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Quarterfinals Tennis Channel
June 2 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Quarterfinals ESPN 2
June 3 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Quarterfinals ESPN 2
June 4 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. Mixed doubles final Tennis Channel
June 4 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Women’s semifinals ESPN 2
June 4 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Women’s semifinals NBC
June 5 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. Men’s semifinals Tennis Channel
June 5 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Men’s semifinals NBC
June 6 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Women’s final NBC
June 7 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Men’s final NBC

Milos Raonic withdraws from French Open

May 21, 2015

World No. 6 Milos Roanic has withdrawn from next weeks French Open because of a nerve problem in his foot. The Canadian recently had surgery on the nerve and intends on returning to the Tour during the grass season.

Janko Tipsarevic and Julien Benneteau have also withdrawn from the event.

Rafael Nadal will move to the No. 6 seed as a result of Raonic’s absence.

Isner reaches Nice semifinals; Delbonis upsets Wawrinka in Gevena

May 21, 2015

Open de Nice Côte d’Azur, Nice, France

Quarterfinal results:

D Thiem defeats (3) E Gulbis 62 64
B Coric defeats J Duckworth 63 76(3)
(2) J Isner defeats D Lajovic 76(3) 64
(4) L Mayer defeats (8) J Monaco 63 64

*****

Geneva Open, Geneva, Switzerland

Quarterfinal results:

F Delbonis defeats (1) S Wawrinka 67(5) 64 64
S Giraldo defeats (2) M Cilic 75 63
T Bellucci defeats A Ramos-Vinolas 60 16 63
(6) J Sousa defeats (3) P Andujar 64 26 76(6)

Fila at the 2015 French Open

May 20, 2015

FILA Goddess Women’s Collection:

Confidence, empowerment and bliss are the qualities that the FILA Goddess collection encapsulates. FILA’s sponsored female athletes will wear styles from the Goddess collection on-court at the French Open and at Wimbledon. Feminine ruching and draping gorgeously embrace the body’s curves, while ethereal shades, including a beaming sunny lime, keep focus on the sense of heavenly movement and flow.

The highlight of the collection is the Goddess dress, available in both black and white hues. The piece has a wrap panel with ruching at the wearer’s left side, with a pleated hem, inside bra, and 31 1/2″ body length.

The Goddess collection features five different silhouettes of tops, in black, white and sunny lime colorways. The Goddess cami tank features ruching at the center front, adjusable elastic straps, and an inside bra. The strappy back tank includes covered elastic back straps and an inside bra. The wrap tank was created with a mock wrap front and ruching at the side. The cap sleeve top has an overlap back with shirring and keyhole at the top. The Goddess long sleeve top was designed with a boatneck and ruching detail.

The line features two skorts to coordinate with the tops. The Goddess handkershief skort features a 13 1/2″ center back length, forza ball short, and COOLMAX® EVERYDAY fabric crotch lining. The zip slit skort also has a 13 1/2″ center back length, with an invisible zipper on the wearer’s left size, forza ball short, and COOLMAX® EVERYDAY fabric crotch lining. All tops and bottoms are decorated with the silver cut out F-Box logo.

The Goddess collection retails from $60 to $95 and is available on TennisWarehouse.com.

*****

FILA Heritage Men’s Collection:

In this Spring 2015 men’s collection, iconic styles and colorways are explored from a nautical perspective. Classic stripe motifs and clean pops of turquoise elevate FILA’s signature navy blue, while modern touches like laser perforation and friction-free, no-sew seams work to keep FILA’s signature line more relevant than ever. FILA’s sponsored athletes will debut pieces from the Heritage collection at the French Open in Roland Garros.

The Heritage collection includes three different styles of tops. The Heritage short sleeve crew neck features perforated laser cut holes, with logo design on side panels and embossed neck tape. The body mapped crew was designed with tonal knit mesh jacquard body mapping at the back panel, sutash tape at the center back neck band and embossed neck tape. The polo shirt was created with a rib knit collar and cuff, no-sew placket with perforated laser cut logos and three buttons, and side vents with sutash taping. Each of the tops can be paired with the Heritage short, which features contrast color binding on the side seams, an elastic waistband with inside drawcord, and a 9” inseam / 20 3/4” outseam. All of the items above are embellished with the raised rubber FILA and F logos.

The Heritage collection retails from $50 to $60 and is available on TennisWarehouse.com.

*****

FILA Spirit Women’s Collection:

Tennis styles take on a playful, flirty twist, with the new FILA Spirit collection. Fun meets functional, as pieces are made with super-soft jersey and tons of pockets, while featuring bright colorways in pink surprise, royal spirit and lemon twist hues. A range of FILA Spirit fashions will be worn by FILA’s sponsored athletes on-court at the French Open.

The FILA Spirit collection includes two different silhouettes of tops. The FILA Spirit double layer tank features a contrast color inside bra with a center front pocket and adjustable straps. The triangle back tank was designed with an inside bra and contrast color binding at the armhole and neck.

The collection also includes a variety of bottoms, with a skort, short, ¾ capri, and lounge capri among the options. The drawcord skort has a 13” center back length, COOLMAX® EVERYDAY fabric crotch lining, and design details such as a tie and ruching on the wearer’s left side. The double layer short features a 3 ½” inseam as well as a contrast color knit waistband, undershort, and side panel. The ¾ capri was created with contrast color inserts and coverstitiching, with a pocket on the wearer’s left side. The lounge capri is embellished with a FILA jacquard elastic at the inside waistband with inside drawcord, elastic bottom cuffs, and a 25” inseam. The Spirit bra rounds out the collection. With contrast color binding at the armhole and neck and a FILA jacquard elastic, it’s the perfect complement to the lounge capri. All items within the line feature the silver cut out F-Box logo.

The FILA Spirit collection retails from $28 to $45 and is available on TennisWarehouse.com.

Gulbis reaches Nice quarterfinals; Wawrinka advances to Geneva quarterfinals

May 20, 2015

Open de Nice Côte d’Azur, Nice, France

Second-round results:

(3) E Gulbis defeats A Dolgopolov 75 46 61
J Duckworth defeats Q Halys 76(0) 76(5)
D Thiem defeats (6) N Kyrgios 43
(4) L Mayer defeats L Pouille 64 60
D Lajovic defeats P Carreno Busta 63 46 75
B Coric defeats G Mina 76(4) 63

*****

Geneva Open, Geneva, Switzerland

Second-round results:

(3) P Andujar defeats A Mannarino 36 76(2) 62
A Ramos-Vinolas defeats (4) B Becker 76(2) 62
(1) S Wawrinka defeats L Rosol 64 36 63
(6) J Sousa defeats J Melzer 64 64
F Delbonis defeats A Kuznetsov 63 64
T Bellucci defeats D Istomin 64 64

Serena, Sharapova, Azarenka & Bouchard’s Nike Tennis French Open 2015 apparel and footwear availability

May 20, 2015

The second Grand Slam of the season in Paris is always a focal point for the ladies of the WTA. Looking to raise their profile and ranking with a confident performance, the latest Nike Tennis Summer 2015 collection for Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka and Eugenie Bouchard will surely aid in their respective progression throughout the event.

Set to launch her latest Summer Touch Tank in rio with fuchsia glow, Serena will aim for title No. 3 in France courtesy of Summer Slam Printed Short in Fuchsia glow with hot lava (pink) and fuchsia flash. Featuring a poly-cotton blend, Serena’s top will feature a scoop neck, racerback, burnout cheetah print on upper body, and a heat transfer Swoosh at left chest.

Going for a three-peat in the City of Lights, Sharapova never seems to disappoint when it comes to Grand Slam looks. Scheduled to wear the Premier Maria Dress (pictured to the right) in white and blue legend,  Sharapova’s functional outfit will feature a racerback profile and ergonomic seams for natural range of motion on the court. Mesh lining at the back straps and mesh panels lend to breathability throughout the garment. The Russian’s court shoes in Paris will be a custom pair of Vapor 9 ID by Colette.

Improving her base level play as she continues to fight back from injury, Azarenka’s court presence is always taken seriously. Expected to wear the Advantage Dri-FIT Cool Tank in hot lava, fuchsia glow and hot lava, Azarenka will pair her top with the Nike Victory Printed Skirt in bold berry, fuchsia flash and white. Vika’s daring outfit in France will be completed with the Zoom Cage 2 in fuchsia flash, white, classic charcoal and hot lava.

Always playing her best tennis at the Majors, Bouchard’s will hope to repeat her semifinal appearance of a year ago when she unveils her latest ensemble. Looking chic and refined as always, Bouchard’s Premier Maria Jacquard Strappy top in fuchsia flash and white will be paired with the Woven Pleated Skirt in fuchsia glow and hot lava and will feature built-in shorts for coverage and support, flat seams to minimise irritation caused by chafing, and contrast panels for athletic style. The Canadian’s quick and fashionable Zoom Vapor 9.5 will be highlighted in fuchsia glow, dove grey and hot lava.

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, Lucie Safarova, Madison Keys, Sabine Lisicki, Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci will also debuting the latest Summer 2015 collection for Nike Tennis during the French Open.

For our North American readers, the following TennisWarehouse.com link will take you to the newest apparel and footwear from Nike. For our European readers, you can shop the same great selection through the following TennisWarehouse-Europe.com link. Enjoy the red clay in Europe.

Federer, Nadal, Dimitrov & Kyrgios’ Nike Tennis French Open 2015 apparel and footwear availability

May 20, 2015

The premier clay court tournament of the season at Roland Garros is set to get underway and the Nike Tennis team of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Grigor Dimitrov and Nick Kyrgios are ready to unveil the latest Nike collection for Summer 2015.

Once a former champion in Paris, Federer will light up the City of Lights with his all-new RG outfit. Set to debut the Summer Premier RF Polo in persian violet and hot lava, which will be paired with eye-catching Summer Gladiator Premier 7″ Short in hot lava, aluminium and black, Federer’s warm up jacket in France will be the Summer Premier RF N98 Jacket in classic charcoal, black and persian violet. The latest colorway of second seed’s  Zoom Vapor 9.5 will be seen in persian violet, white and hot lava.

Aiming for an incredible 10th title at the French Open, Nadal will be ultra motivated to begin his campaign in Paris. Eager to launch his Challenger Premier Rafa Crew in blue gradient (pictured to the right), Nadal will continue to impress on the dirt with his Summer Gladiator Premier 7″ Short also in blue gradient. The Spaniard’s comfortable warm up jacket will be the Summer Premier Rafa Windrunner Jacket in light blue lacquer with hot lava (pink). Perhaps the best item of Nadal’s latest look will be the Nike Lunar Ballistec 1.5 in persian violet, midnight navy, black and hot lava.

Growing his fan-base and shot-selection with each passing year, Dimitrov enters Roland Garros with great aspirations. Looking his best in the Advantage Dri-FIT Cool Polo in persian violet and hot lava, Dimitrov will complete his kit with the Gladiator 9” Printed Short in white and black. The Bulgarian’s shoe in France will be a custom made pair of Vapor 9 ID.

Known for his flamboyant game, Kygrios comes into Paris with his best clay-court season to date. Slated to wear the Summer Challenger Print Crew in white with persian violet and black, Kyrgios’ power-game will be aided by the Summer Gladiator 9″ Short in daring red. The 20-year-old will finish his look with the Zoom Vapor 9.5 in persian violet, white and hot lava.

Thanasi Kokkinakis and Bernard Tomic will also be outfitted in the all-new 2015 Summer collection from Nike Tennis. Borna Coric, Ryan Harrison and Filip Krajinovic will also be players to watch for as they continue to rise up the rankings in their Nike gear.

For our North American readers, the following TennisWarehouse.com link will take you to the latest Summer 2015 group from Nike. For our European readers, you can shop from the same great selection through the following TennisWarehouse-Europe.com link. Enjoy the second Grand Slam of the season in Paris!


Isner reaches Nice quarterfinals; Cilic beats Rublev in Geneva

May 19, 2015

Open de Nice Côte d’Azur, Nice, France

First-round results:

L Pouille defeats T Smyczek 63 60
G Mina defeats (5) B Tomic 62 00
(6) N Kyrgios defeats M Kukushkin 76(5) 62
J Duckworth defeats F Tiafoe 67(5) 75 62
A Dolgopolov defeats S Stakhovsky 36 75 62
D Lajovic defeats (7) J Sock 57 75 61

Second-round results:

(2) J Isner defeats S Johnson 76(3) 46 63
(8) J Monaco defeats S Querrey 63 61

*****

Geneva Open, Geneva, Switzerland

First-round results:

A Mannarino defeats C Berlocq 46 61 64
D Istomin defeats J Tipsarevic 60 62
F Delbonis defeats T Gabashvili 63 64
L Rosol defeats Y Lu 16 76(1) 75

Second-round results:

S Giraldo defeats (8) M Youzhny 64 64
(2) M Cilic defeats A Rublev 46 76(7) 61

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