Thursday, May 27, 2010

Paris and Roland Garros

We loved Roland Garros so much last year that we decided to go again this year! So, this past weekend we hopped in our trusty Daewood and headed to Paris. On the first day of the tournament, Monday, we roamed the grounds and were able to see some good matches and lots of great players practicing (including Roger Federer, Jelena Jankovic, Andy Murray, etc!). But it was Tuesday for which we really had to warm up those neck muscles! With tickets to Court Suzanne Lenglen (the second biggest stadium court), we were in store for an amazing day of tennis starting with Fernando Verdasco. The second match of the day had the entire stadium on the edge of their seats with the 39-year-old Kimiko Date Krumm finally upsetting former #1 Dinara Safina. The match of the day, however, was Rafeal Nadal. The score did not reflect the battle between one of the world's greatest and a young Frenchman appearing in his first Roland Garros. It was truly amazing to watch one of history's most talented tennis players in his element. The fourth and last match of the day featured Maria Sharapova. Wow, is she intense! In between all those great matches on Suzanne Lenglen we also caught a parts of a few other great matches on the outside courts. With so much tennis happening throughout the grounds, our senses were on overload the entire two days!

While we did go to Paris mainly for Roland Garros, we did have some free time to re-visit the city that is quickly becoming one of our favorites. We enjoyed some sushi in the lively Latin Quartier and joined millions of others to check out the agriculture fair on Avenue Champ Elysee. If you want have a craving for some delicious, authentic Napoli pizza while in Paris, we know where to send you! Jignesh is also now in love with the business district and the Grand Arche. Despite the fact that we drove home in the middle of the night and arrived back in Geneva after 4am, it was well worth it! What a weekend!

Au Revoir.

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