French Open 2011 in Pictures

16/06/2011 at 11:34 pm (Tennis) (, , , , , , , , )


The Philippe Chartier Court in all its glory.

 Roland Garros Centre Court

Isner’s big serving helped him into a 2-1 set lead against world no. 1 and defending champ Rafa Nadal.

John Isner

And the colour of the tall American’s cap…

John Isner Cap

…..matched Rafa’s…everything.Rafa blue

Whilst the boys meant business in blue, some of the girls looked pretty in pink. Like Daniela Hantuchova….

 Daniela Hantuchova

…Jelena Jankovic…

Jelena Jankovic

 …and Andrea Petkovic.

Andrea Petkovic

But Victoria Azarenka flew through the early rounds in a purple haze.

Vika Azarenka

 Andy Murray’s first match was somewhat of a walk on the clay.

Andrew MurrayMurray Prodon

He even had time to show off his footballing skills.

Murray football

Heather Watson pulled off a 1st round win with a gutsy performance.

 Hev Watson

World no. 1 Caroline Wozniacki came through her first few matches with relative ease.

Caroline Wozniacki

But it was Maria Sharapova who made an impression on the tournament by reaching the semi-finals.

Maria Sharapova

Speaking of the semi-finals, the battle between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer was the best semi of the tournament, across both the men’s and women’s draws.

Roger Federer Novak Djokovic

Na Li became the first Chinese player ever to win a Grand Slam singles title, when she defeated defending champion Francesca Schiavone in straight sets.

Na Li

The men’s final was a seesawing 4-set affair between Nadal and Federer….

Roger Federer Rafael NadalRoger Federer Rafael Nadal

….but in the end, victory tasted good to Rafa.

Na Li picture and last picture courtesy of the official Roland Garros website. Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer picture courtesy of Frédéric de Villamil.

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