On a day when youth and audacity threatened genius, one moment illuminated Roland Garros above the many others. It arrived a little after 6pm, with the sun aching to crack the milky cloud cover over Court Suzanne Lenglen.... more »
Becoming a Grand Slam champion can present new and anxiety-inducing challenges and pressures, as Sam Stosur learned after she won the U.S. Open last September. But it also yields many benefits beyond the two most obvious ones, fame and fortune.
In Stosur's case, the dividend she cashed today in her fourth-round match with Sloane Stephens was the advantage called experience. The match was moved from Court Philippe Chatrier to Court 1, which is called the Bullring because of its oval shape and the proximity of the spectators to the...