Tribute: Fabrice Santoro, the magician

For a player of such longevity – one who played in a Grand Slam tournament across four different decades – my first memory of Fabrice Santoro was at Roland Garros in 2004. Unrivalled in their knowledge, the Eurosport commentators were clearly enjoying themselves, chuckling and gasping at the Frenchman’s array of shot-making and crowdpleasing. That […]

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Tribute: Anastasia Myskina

With those large steely eyes and an equally great resolve underneath a slight frame, Anastasia Myskina lit up the WTA tour all too briefly from 2000 to 2007. In that time the Moscow-born baseliner became the first Russian player to reach number two in the world and with her sole major title at Roland Garros […]

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