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Day 9 at Roland-Garros


This day of the tournament will remain one of those surprising ones, marked by the disappointing withdrawal of Serena Williams From the French Open.

Earlier today, SW revealed that she has suffered a pectoral muscle injury, forcing her to withdraw shortly before the beginning of her fourth-round match facing Maria Shaparova.

Although, in the first days of the tournament, the Queen made a knockout return to court, sixteen months since her last match and only nine months after giving birth to her daughter. But while Williams got qualified to the 2nd tour facing Pliskova in straight sets, fans were even more excited about her outfit. Her bodysuit stole the show. The “catsuit” in reference to her previous bodysuit worn in  2002, is a sleek black Skintight, all-in-one bodysuit with a red waistband and branding on the chest, making the Queen feel like a Superhero, passing the conventional dress code, in Style.


Style, one of those words that defines so well the Roland Garros spirit. Tennis is arguably the most elegant and beautiful of all sports, particularly when it takes place in Paris.


Today’s major game was involving this year’s favorite. Rafa won against Maximilian Marterer, going for another record by getting closer to his 11th Roland-Garros title. Nadal wears a design intended to make him feel omnipotent on clay, the blue hues of his outfit pop out sharply as set against the crushed–red-brick surface.  

Off-court, Almost everyone around here looks fashionable, it seems that a majority of the RG attendees and staff got it right, balancing between comfort and style.

Glimpses of Parisian chic are detectable in the stadium, light colors, shades of white, Dresses combined with blazers for women, medium to high heels, and a lot of timeless ballet flats for an ensured comfort. One should never forget that despite seating for most of the game, long queues and walks are a non-negligible part of the RG experience.

A majority of Men, same as women, seems to avoid wearing Denim. It’s a quite logical thing  regarding the high temperatures in this period of the year.

A lot of light-blue and white shirts are spotted, shorts and chinos are the most popular among the masculine crowd. Flashy colors are rare but very remarkable when present.

Umbrellas, hats and sunglasses are the main RG accessories, also fans are being distributed at the Moet Henessy Lounge, helping visitors beat-up the heat-wave at the courts and on the Village terraces.

But the winning accessory of this year’s edition is definitely the Smartphone. Tennis fans wanting to have a souvenir of their experience by snapping through the whole day, also sharing it  through Social-media. The #rolandgarros Hashtag is already counting 300K shares on Instagram!

Style is seriously everywhere! Even when it comes to food, Especially the gastronomic creations served by Potel et Chabot. Their high-end catering adds a refined gourmet touch to this beautiful experience!


Joseph Jabbour

Crédit Photos: @jabbourjoseph

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