Roland Garros & Wimbledon Recollections

Every spring, players with ties to Southern California, either because it’s their birthplace or the location where they train, become newsmakers at Roland Garros and/or Wimbledon. Taylor Fritz emerged as a global name in the game, a year ago in … Read More

Roland Garros – Last Look

The final Saturday of Roland Garros, June 6th, was weather perfect. The day was made even better because Southern California had players with local ties in trophy battles. (This doesn’t even include Serena Williams, who began playing in the LA84 … Read More

Roland Garros – Against The Wind

Roland Garros, the yearly spring Grand Slam tournament stop in Paris is from a weather standpoint, as predictable as the weather prognostication seen on the nightly news. It varies beyond the simple definition of variable. Yesterday, it was rain. Today, … Read More

Roland Garros-Steve Johnson Survives

For the first two sets, it appeared that Steve Johnson was the terre battue expert while his opponent, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain, the No. 26 seed, had grown up playing on the hard courts in Orange, California – (Johnson’s hometown). … Read More