The city of love comes alive with a frantic fortnight of tennis action starting this Sunday and FOX SPORTS will capture all the drama and glory with live daily coverage throughout the 2011 French Open Tennis Championships.
The famous clay courts of Roland Garros have conjured some of the most memorable images and events in tennis history and, with the stunning backdrop of the city of Paris, were the inspiration behind a spectacular promotional campaign for the 2011 French Open Championships which is now airing on FOX SPORTS.
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The link above takes you behind the scenes on the promotional shoot featuring two rising female tennis stars in Moulin Rouge-inspired outfits, being filmed at up to 1000 frames per second at the historic White City tennis centre in Sydney, which was visually transformed into a clay court venue in the heart of Paris.
The shoot was designed to capture the beauty and power of the year’s second Grand Slam, where the world’s best players will once again converge on Paris to conquer the game’s toughest surface.
FOX SPORTS will deliver LIVE coverage every day of the 2011 French Open Championships, beginning this Sunday 22 May from 7pm AEST on FOX SPORTS 3HD & FOX SPORTS 3.
LIVE coverage will continue throughout the finals and will culminate with the women’s final on Saturday 4 June and the men’s decider on Sunday 5 June.
Australia will be represented by seven players in the main draw at Roland Garros, including World No.8 and last year’s finalist Sam Stosur and rising star Jarmila Gajdosova, who hit a career high ranking of 25 this week.
Anastasia Rodionova and Jelena Dokic round out the women’s main draw entries, while Lleyton Hewitt makes his return to action following foot surgery and is Australia’s top men’s hope. Most eyes at the tournament however will be on Serbian star Novak Djokovic as he looks to continue his remarkable winning streak.
FOX SPORTS News and the FOX SPORTS website, www.foxsports.com.au, will keep fans in the know throughout the tournament with analysis, live match updates and highlights, including previews and regular interviews with FOX SPORTS tennis expert Wally Masur from Paris.
FOX SPORTS View, the FOX SPORTS iPad app, will also deliver video news reports of all the French Open action and live scores will also be available on the FOX SPORTS mobile site, m.foxsports.com.au.
FOX SPORTS coverage of the 2011 French Open Championships is available to FOXTEL and AUSTAR subscribers.