Month: May 2014

10 Things To Do to Truly Experience Paris While At The French Open

By worldtennistravel.com “ Enjoy first class tennis experiences around the world”   What are the ‘10 things to do’ as part of your itinerary while you are enjoying Paris and the French Open. The idea behind these tips is to make your trip to the Grand Slam even more memorable by introducing you to the beautiful world of the Parisian charm and taking you away from the touristic “Must-do” that you have may have already visited several times. Here are 10 suggestions to enjoy a pure Parisian experience…. Immerse in the soulful music at Le Vieux Belleville They say a…

Wimbledon first round losers set to be financial winners

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) – First-round singles losers at this year's Wimbledon championships will receive 27,000 pounds ($45,400) prize money as organizers continue to help the sport's lesser lights make ends meet. Outlining how the grasscourt grand slam's increased 25 million pounds prize pot will be distributed, the All England Club announced a 14.9 percent raise for first-round losers in the main draw of the men's and women's singles. At the top end this year's singles champions will bank 1.76 million pounds ($2.9 million), a 10 percent increase on the 1.6 million pounds Andy Murray and Marion Bartoli earned…

Tennis-Wimbledon first-round losers set to be financial winners

(Adds quotes, detail) By Martyn Herman LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) – First-round singles losers at this year’s Wimbledon championships will receive 27,000 pounds ($45,400) prize money as organisers continue to help the sport’s lesser lights make ends meet. Outlining how the grasscourt grand slam’s increased 25 million pounds prize pot will be distributed, the All England Club announced a 14.9 percent raise for first-round losers in the main draw of the men’s and women’s singles. At the top end this year’s singles champions will bank 1.76 million pounds ($2.9 million), a 10 percent increase on the 1.6 million pounds Andy…