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  1. 2012 French Open -- Maria Sharapova cherishing her No. 1 ranking

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    Maria Sharapova knows life without tennis. And she has no intention on revisiting that gloomy place again.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2012
  2. 2012 French Open -- Sharapova sensational in win for the record b...

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    Maria Sharapova joins elite company by becoming only the tenth woman in the Open era to win a career Grand Slam.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2012
  3. The city of goose bumps

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    PARIS -- Maria Sharapova has it right: Paris is one of the best places on Earth to just observe the world around you. Some of the things I have seen so far: a cute young couple from Prague getting engaged by the Eiffel Tower, and then tearfully c...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  4. 2012 French Open -- Five things to know about women's final

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    Does Sara Errani have a chance against Maria Sharapova, one of the sport's titans? Five things to know about the French Open final.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2012
  5. 2012 French Open -- Maria Sharapova back at the top of her game

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    Maria Sharapova has battled back from a major injury to reach her first French Open final, which will make her No. 1 again and give her a shot at a career slam.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2012
  6. 2012 French Open -- French Tennis Federation misses mark with Lad...

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    Thursday marked the first Ladies' Day at Roland Garros, but in all the pink trappings -- the court, the manis, the champagne -- the French Tennis Federation only proved it struggles with patriarchal ideals as the rest of French culture.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2012
  7. A feast for the eyes

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    PARIS -- One of the fantastic things in Europe is to stumble upon farmer's markets. Today, in my daily Metro-combo-walking voyage to get to Roland Garros, there was a lovely market set up on the corner of my subway stop. The market is held every ...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  8. 2012 French Open -- Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova set up showdo...

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    A calm Maria Sharapova and an erratic Petra Kvitova took different routes to French Open victories and will meet in the semifinals.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2012
  9. French Open draws interesting crowd

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    PARIS -- The tennis fans who come to watch the French Open are a passionate group. The cheering sections tend to break down by national lines -- with the majority of fans being French -- and they go wild for their home country players. There have als...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  10. 2012 French Open -- Sara Errani, Samantha Stosur short and sweet

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    Not the tallest players, Sara Errani and Samantha Stosur use other gifts to win and set up a meeting in the semifinals.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2012
  11. Murray causes a stir

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    PARIS -- I was weaving my way through the noon crowds at Roland Garros, trying to get to the media work room, when I heard the shrieks. They seemed to come from teen girls, sounding high -- pitched, insistent and loud. I couldn't exactly make out...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  12. 2012 French Open -- Varvara Lepchenko falls but likely gains Olym...

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    Varvara Lepchenko, the last American woman standing, is ousted on a chilly day in Paris but likely attains her Olympic dream.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2012
  13. Gray skies at the French Open

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    PARIS -- It had to happen sometime. Rain and cool weather have finally hit the French Open, and I have no right to complain. It's in the mid-60s here, with a 60 percent chance of rain Sunday, according to the French weather service. There hav...

    Blog | June 03, 2012
  14. 2012 French Open -- Better get your swagger back, Victoria Azaren...

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    Victoria Azarenka did not play or act like a world No. 1 in Paris. And that's going to be a problem moving forward.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2012
  15. Red courts need care

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    Clay courts are messy, dusty, and can be quite fussy. A couple of things that can happen to a hard court, leaves piling up or bird droppings, can be washed away with a hose. The red clay courts of Roland Garros, the very thing that makes the F...

    Blog | June 02, 2012
  16. 2012 French Open -- Varvara Lepchenko overpowers Francesca Schiav...

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    Recent U.S. citizen Varvara Lepchenko ousts former champ Francesca Schiavone to advance to the fourth round.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2012