Roland Media, Day 2: “Disco Balls, Powerade and Underarm Serves…”
In Roland Media, TTI looks back at some of the best reactions, oddest occurrences and everything else that happened at the French Open.
Agnieszka Radwanska(‘s Sparkly Dress) Shines
It’s yet another disappointment for the Pole, who slipped out of the Top 10 for the first time in three years earlier this month. After losing to Germany’s Annika Beck in three sets earlier today, the No. 14 seed said afterwards that her game isn’t really coming together on what already isn’t her favorite surface.
Even if her game wasn’t sparkling, her Lotto kit certainly was — and it had plenty of people talking on social media.
Tweet of the Day:
Virginie Razzano’s Swiss Miss Serve
Suddenly, Virginie Razzano found herself channeling Michael Chang and Martina Hingis in Paris. Halfway through the second set, the Frenchwoman served underarm (ostensibly at random), much to the confusion of everyone watching.
But things got even wilder in the final set.
Serving for the match, Razzano hit an underarm second serve(!) on match point(!!) – and double faulted(!!!!!!!):
This was some SportCenter worthy stuff. Razzano later said that she served underhand to surprise her opponent, and maybe because there might be an issue with an abdominal muscle.
Yulia Putintseva’s Emotional Demonstration
Read all about it in TTI’s post-match summary of the spectacle.
Nick Kyrgios’ Powerade-gate
Nick Kyrgios might have won his first round match in straight sets, but it wasn’t drama free. And he wasn’t particularly happy with his performance.
The young Aussie had countless conversations with umpire Marijana Veljovic, which was probably at its most bizarre when he questioned the lack of ready-made Powerade at the French Open.
At last Kyrgios was having his Powerade — but it didn’t stop there.
Sloane Stephens’ Little Bird
Oh, Paris! It’s something new every day with you, isn’t it?
Yesterday we had a fan invade Chatrier, today a bird dive-bombs into Lenglen, scaring Sloane Stephens in one of tennis’ more unusual hindrances. Never change, RG, never change.
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