Taylor Townsend, of the U.S, returns the ball to France's Alize Cornet during the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Darko Vojinovic
May 29, 2014

PARIS (AP) Winning over the chic Parisians can prove to be quite a challenge in a city renowned for its fashion shows and designer shops.

But Jelena Jankovic did her best to impress the crowd at Roland Garros by wearing an elegant dress with white and navy blue stripes.

''I think it's a very unique dress. It's very classy,'' Jankovic said. ''I think it's very French. I love it.

''I have the red shoes that give a little nice contrast to it. It's a little bit different to what I used to wear, and I think it's nice to show it off here at the French Open where fashion is quite a big thing.''

- Trung Latieule


Getting athletes to open up after competing can be tricky. Some spout out the same old cliches over and over, and some prefer to keep their answers to a minimum.

Andrea Petkovic definitely kept it simple Thursday at the French Open after advancing to the third round with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 win over Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland.

Listening to a comment that she made it through, the 28th-seeded German didn't even resort to actual words.

''Uh huh,'' she said.

And you can quote her on that.

- Chris Lehourites




French Open Watch follows tennis' clay-court Grand Slam tournament in Paris as seen by journalists from The Associated Press. It will be updated throughout the day.

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