Men have been coaching prominent women's sports for decades. So why was it so gasp worthy when Andy Murray hired former top-ranked player Ameile Mauresmo as his coach? Because it's precedent setting. And frankly it's about time.
Like a fine cognac that gets better with age, so did the French Open as the women's matches played out concluding with a piece de resistance final between Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep with the more seasoned of the two emerging victorious.
As she prepares to face Maria Sharapova in the French Open final, it's time to forget about Simona Halep's breast reduction surgery from five years ago and focus on this: At 22, she's become one of the best players in the world.
After injuries caused her to consider a career in politics or even journalism, Andrea Petkovic is writing a comeback story that has landed her in the semifinals of the French Open with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Sara Errani.
Eugenie Bouchard posed for photos with Maria Sharapova as a child, but the now 20-year-old is hardly dazzled as she prepares to face the four-time Grand Slam champion in Thursday's French Open semifinal.
Sloane Stephens doesn't know why she routinely goes further in Grand Slams than in lesser tournaments. But reaching the fourth round in the past six majors means the media won't stop pestering her about it.
Tennis news conference questions aren't limited to the competition that just transpired. Novak Djokovic's questions after French Open victories this week included floods in the Balkans, the World Cup, where he does his laundry and his gluten-free diet.