Roland Garros/French Open
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It's that time again.
Yes, time for clay court tennis on the brick-colored clay of the tennis courts at Roland Garros in rainy Paris. Time, in fact, for the final matches on both the women's and men's side.
For the women's final, to be played later today, Serena Williams goes for yet another French Open title, as she meets Garbine Muguruza.
In the men's final, Novak Djokovic will make his fourth French Open final appearance, although he hopes to win his first title, which will complete a career Grand Slam for him should he succeed. He will meet Andy Murray, who claims to be quite surprised to be at the French Open final.
However, I ran into this article about a woman who was a long-time champion herself in this tournament, and thought it was good timing to publish a link to this right now.
Raymonde Veber Jones can recall her period of greatness on these clay courts, and this article, which really seems to be about World War II and the German occupation as much as it is about anything else, is really quite fascinating.
Take a look by clicking on the link below:
ROLAND GARROS AT WAR THE OLDEST LIVING FRENCH TENNIS CHAMPION TELLS ALL by Rob Weintraub, May 27, 2015: