With the French Open set to begin this week, the entire focus of the tennis world will be upon the clay courts of the Roland Garros stadium.  For fans, this is not only a great time to witness the sport of tennis played at a Grand Slam event, but also gives a chance to take a last-minute trip to Paris in the middle of spring.  A city rich of history and the prospects of romance, the French capital makes a serene setting for the high-stakes tennis tournament.

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On the court will be high drama in both the Men’s and Women’s tournament.  Clay-court king Rafael Nadal has returned well from injuries and would love to cap off his return with an 8th French Open title.  However, as evidenced by his defeat to Novak Djokovic in the Monte Carlo Masters final, Nadal can be beaten on clay.  With Nadal seeded low because of his extended time off, the path to French Open glory will be treacherous and could feature an early matchup with someone like Roger Federer.

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The Women’s tournament will be hotly contested and is likely to feature a showdown between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, who have both won recent clay-court tournaments in the buildup to the French Open.  However, a newcomer or perhaps Victoria Azarenka, champion of the Astralian Open, could find a way to the French Open title!

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In addition to providing complete French Open trip packages with match tickets, hotel reservations, and a wide variety of exciting day trips around the Paris area, Tennis Tours provides a fully planned trip to the French Open at a great value!  For a wonderful and romantic spring trip, the French Open is your answer!

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Nicholas Spiller

Nicholas Spiller

Nicholas Spiller has enjoyed the sport of tennis for many years.An enthusiast who covers all major sports, he finds tennis to be one of the most pleasant and inspirational games around to watch. He also spends his time as a musician in Los Angeles.
Nicholas Spiller

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