A boys’ champion in 1980 and a men’s doubles winner four years later with Yannick Noah, Henri Leconte talks about his rise to glory at Roland-Garros before reflecting on his 1988 final defeat to Mats Wilander, a match in which his relationship with the Paris crowd turned a little sour. The fans were right behind him, however, during his “masked avenger” exploits in a famous 1992 run, which came just a few months after he had helped France win the Davis Cup.
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A look back at the 2003 Roland-Garros semi-final between Justine Henin and Serena Williams, a clash of styles between the Belgian, who was looking for her first Grand Slam title, and the American, the world No. 1 at the time and the winner of the previous four Grand Slam events.
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Memories of a champion: Gabriela Sabatini
A five-time Roland-Garros semi-finalist (1985, 1987, 1988, 1991 and 1992), Gabriela Sabatini talks about her special relationship with the Parisian Grand Slam event. Though she had her fair share of frustrating defeats on the red clay, her memories of the tournament are mostly positive, such as the emotions she shared with a crowd that always cheered her on.See more