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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 -- 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
  6. 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
  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. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 2012 French Open -- Sloane Stephens can't write fairytale ending ...

    Joanne C. Gerstner

    Sloane Stephens put together an impressive run at Roland Garros, but it came to an end in Sunday's fourth round and with it, perhaps, a chance at an Olympic berth.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 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