Wednesday, April 18, 2012

French Open 2012 Poster - Love or Hate?

The French Open will be here before you know it (May 27-June 10). In addition to the usual red clay drama (will R-Fed ever win one? Will Rafa reclaim his throne?) we have a kerfuffle over this year's promotional poster. It has been called a 'piping hot mess' and 'a gang of puckered-up cyclopes'. Artist Herve Di Rosa titled his work 'Sensual mouthes and rebellious looks'. What do you think? I kinda like it.

While the focus of all Grand Slams is on the adult pros, there are also young players competing for a future spot in the limelight. 11-year-old Rachel Lim of New York (state) won the Longines Future Tennis Aces qualifier last week - in a tiebreaker! She will travel to the French Open and compete with other 12-and-unders from around the world. Sixteen girls competed in the Longines qualy. They were selected on two criteria: athletic skill and commitment to give back to the community. A 300 word essay on philanthropy was an entry requirement. So keep an eye out for a news feed in early June - fingers crossed as Ms. Lim represents the USA!