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Right now the tennis world is focused on Paris, France right now for the French Open. The top tennis players of the world have made the trip to Roland Garros to play on the clay. In the early matches on the men’s side of the tournament, there have been no major upsets. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Andy Murray cruised through early matches. While American Andy Roddick came within a couple of points from a very early exit.

On the women’s side of the tournament, defending champ, Svetlana Kuznetsova made quick work of her first opponent, Sorana Cirstea, with a 6-3, 6-1 win.  The biggest surprise of the tournament thus far, last year’s runner up Dinara Safina, was upset by Japan’s Kimiko Date Krumm in a first round match. American’s Serena and Venus Williams both cruised through their first round matches.

Probably the most exciting news from early in the tournament is the return of Justine Henin. Henin won her first match at Roland Garros since 2007, where she won the tournament. In her return from retirement, she looks to add a fifth French Open title to her collection.

Check out the gear from the early action below, as well as some images from a special exhibition match that might bring back some memories.


Defending champion, Roger Federer wearing the Nike Zoom Vapor VI PE.

Last year’s winner Svetlana Kuznetsova in Fila’s Center Court Collection.

Serena Williams in the Nike Air Max Mirabella 2.

Fernando Gonzales in the adidas Barricade V.

Caroline Wozniacki in adidas by Stella McCartney.

Gael Monfils wearing his new sponsor, and the K-Swiss Speedster.

Justine Henin in adidas Barricade VI.

Andy Murray in the adidas Barricade M.

Number three in the wolrd, Novak Djokovic wearing the adidas CC Genius II.

Rafael Nadal in the Nike Court Ballistec 2.3.

Andy Roddick in Babalot Propulse2 and his own Lacoste Collection.

French DJ’s Martin Solveig (left) and Bob Sinclar (right) brought out some old school gear for an exhibition match.

French Disc Jockey Bob Sinclar in some old school Nike tennis gear, incuding the Air Tech Challenge 2.

Another shot of Bob Sinclar’s Andre Agassi inspired retro Nike gear.

via yahoo