On Court
1 On Court Sources: Tennis.Life

Mahut, Roger-Vasselin to team on grass

The partnership between Nicolas Mahut and Jürgen Melzer seems to have ended with their first-round loss at Roland Garros. And as men's doubles is playing musical chairs mid-season, Mahut has ended up with the summer partner he may have wanted all along, countryman Edouard Roger-Vasselin. The two have signed on for Queen's and Wimbledon. Manwhile, Melzer is teaming up with countryman Oliver Marach at Halle and Wimbledon (Marach just broke up with partner Mate Pavic). And what of Ivan Dodig, Roger-Vasselin's longtime partner? He'll play with countryman Marin Cilic at Queen's. Wimbledon? No word yet.

2 On Court Sources: Instagram

A decade of pain for Ana Konjuh

Croatia's Ana Konjuh has been in pain for a decade. The former US Open and Australian Open junior champion, who did the Eddie Herr/Orange Bowl double at 14, Konjuh had three surgeries on her right elbow – the third right after she hit the top 20 at age 19. In this Behind the Racket post, he talks about playing with pain since she was ... 12   As a last resort, Konjuh – only 21– had ulnar lateral ligament reconstruction (Tommy John) surgery in March.  Brian Baker needed three years to recover. (Pic of Konjuh, with fellow '97 Belinda Bencic in the '12 Wimbledon junior girls doubles final).

3 On Court Sources: France TV

Roland Garros finalist partner-hunting

Fabrice Martin, the 32-year-old who reached the Roland Garros men's doubles final with lifelong friend Jérémy Chardy, is already single again. He raised his ranking 30 spots to a career high No. 28. But he's hard up for a Wimbledon partner. The five-set format at Wimbledon eliminates his partner in neck-beard crime, as Chardy has singles aspirations. Martin told France TV Sunday the search is on (he could ask fellow Frenchman Nicolas Mahut for tips). The 6-foot-6 Frenchman has a good partner for Halle: Kei Nishikori, who will be the 10th player Martin has teamed with this season.

4 On Court Sources: Tennis.Life

Bouchard hits Lausanne clay for one-off

Eugenie Bouchard didn't play any clay-court tournaments leading up to the French Open, where she lost in the first round to Lesia Tsurenko. But she is playing one after, in Lausanne immediately following Wimbledon. The 25-year-old reached the semifinals there a year ago when it was held in Gstaad. And so, she has 110 ranking points to defend. Bouchard hasn't entered either of the two clay-court events the following week, in Palermo, Italy and Jurmala, Latvia. So it's a clay one-off, between Wimbledon and the hard-court tournaments in the U.S. and Canada this summer.

5 On Court Sources: Algemeen Dagblad

Bertens back, at home and a little lighter

When we last saw Kiki Bertens, she was waiting for Roger Federer to finish his press conference in Paris, trying not to hurl. The world No. 4, a pre-Roland Garros favorite, had to retire during her second-round match with a case of gastro. Imagine how differently the women's event might have played out. It took another five days before she ate. And she dropped nearly five pounds, Bertens said at the draw ceremony in 's-Hertogenbosch.  The home-country favorite is the top seed and easily dispatched good friend and former doubles partner Johanna Larsson in the first round Tuesday.

Off Court
1 Off Court Sources: Reuters

“Simone” or “Simonne”? That is the question

When the trophy was awarded to women's doubles champions Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic, it was obvious the spelling of "Simone Mathieu" was different than the spelling on the new Roland Garros court, "Simonne-Mathieu." Most assumed the error is on the engraved trophy, and not on the court.  A tournament official told Reuters the "errors would be fixed". Neither may be "wrong". Dozens of historical references to the former player and war hero spell her first name with one "n". Like here. And here. And here. And here. But the scrutiny revealed other issues as well.

2 Off Court Sources: WTA Tour

WTA announces two new board reps

With a fair bit less attention and ... opinion compared to a similar vote ongoing on the ATP Tour side, the WTA announced two new player representatives to its board of directors. The first is Croatian Iva Majoli, the former French Open champion and current Croatia Fed Cup captain. Majoli will represent the top 20. The second is New York lawyer Michael Segal, who has chaired the WTA's pension committee for 14 years. He will represent the 21–100 players. They replace Gary Brody (two-year term) and Lisa Grattan (who had been on the board since 1998). Neither stood for re-election.

3 Off Court Sources: adidas, Instagram, Twitter

With G.E.M.S. history, MladenoThiem a power

The only thing that could have made Sunday better for Dominic Thiem and Kristina Mladenovic would have been for Thiem to beat Rafael Nadal and win Roland Garros Otherwise, the low-key couple of nearly two years had a great fortnight. Mladenovic won the women's doubles after logging hours courtside supporting her beau. She also took over the No. 1 ranking. It's not all "love" out there, though. G.E.M.S.life, the Instagram account started by lovebirds Gaël Monfils and Elina Svitolina, is defunct. Avid Insta watchers also note their respective accounts have been "scrubbed" of each other's existence.  

4 Off Court Sources: FFT

Fernandez RG win worth $$ to Tennis Canada

The French Tennis Federation's Trophée International Philippe Chatrier disburses funds to federations based on their results in the Roland Garros junior events. It's a million Euros ($1.13 million USD, $1.5 million CAD), divided amongst the boys and girls, although the exact distribution is a French federation secret. Canada, with only champion Leylah Annie Fernandez in the main draw, finished second just behind Russia on the girls' side. So hopefully they share the ... love with her. The other question, as you see Russian federation president Shamil Tarpischev (looking thrilled with the 2018 trophy): did they give Tarpischev a second trophy?

5 Off Court Sources: Wimbledon

“Wimbledon rematch 1980” coming up

If you're in London for Wimbledon, this show sounds like a hoot. "Wimbledon rematch 1980" will play for three days, June 28-30, at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre.  Tickets are not cheap (about $70). But the show, which encourages people to show up in 80s' retro wear,  is a "live re-creation" that will "incorporate a mix of broadcast footage, live actors, projection and period props." It will use 3D projection and feature an original soundtrack. And if Wimbledon endorses it, you know it's top-class. It all culminates with the iconic men's final between John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg.