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Day 11 at Roland-Garros by Joseph Jabbour

The Roland-Garros stadium was pretty crowded on thursday june 6th.

The sun granted us with its warm presence, cheering up the spirits and allowing matches that did not take place yesterday to happen!

Sunny weather and approaching the finals led to a very busy stadium, full of excitement and SPF 50.

 

At only 17 years, Amanda Anisimova is the special surprise of the tournament. It only took her 1h08 minutes to eliminate the tenant of the last year’s title, Roumania’s Simona Halep. Today, Roland-Garros surely witnessed the future of the female tennis, and we might be looking at the first American winner since the one and only queen, Serena Williams.

Between quarter final games, I decided to avoid the crowd for a moment, by visiting annex courts and activity spaces. I enjoyed some powerful Paratennis matches at courts 7 and 8, where games were beautifully performed on wheelchairs.

Then I hardly made it through the very populated central aisle, looking for something different, out of the quarter-finals and headline games excitement.

I found myself intrigued by a white tent behind the court 1 and decided to go in, to discover what’s inside this “TENUP” space.

3 miniature courts aligned one after the other: one for Paddle, the other for Tennis beach and the third for Galaxie Tennis. The TENUP tent is Indeed dedicated to those three FFT disciplines. They are teached and practiced in a fun, vibrant and colourful way in here. Kids are playing together or with their parents, and beginners are handling rackets with no pressure. After this tiny escape, I went back to the village, and enjoyed a Moët Mini , a special edition of Moët’s emblematic cuvée, made to celebrate its 150th birthday!

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