In Photos: Best of Roland Garros Kids’ Day
(May 25, 2013) Kids’ Day at any tennis tournament is a welcome attraction for fans of all ages and Roland Garros was no exception on Saturday as fans filed into a jam-packed Philippe Chatrier stadium. The pros enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, playing some match points and signing autographs, while acrobats performed all around the grounds adding to the festivities. It included appearances from Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Ana Ivanovic, Victoria Azarenka, Jelena Jankovic, Sara Errani, Kristina Mladenovic, Richard Gasquet, Benoit Paire, Lukas Rosol and many more!
Getting the party started, Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka both tried their hands at DJing, with Djokovic learning from Big Ali and Azarenka with famed Frechman and self-proclaimed tennis fan, Bob Sinclar.
World No. 8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Fabio Fognini participated in a fun adidas challenge game with young fans, and a deserved champion was crowned in the end.
Jelena Jankovic and Sara Errani also took the court for a fun battle in singles play — all smiles in the end.
Meanwhile, Kristina Mladenovic was busy multi-tasking her part for Kids’ Day. She first enjoyed the court action as a fan in the stands …
… then took on 2008 Roland Garros singles champion Ana Ivanovic in a fun doubles match …
… and finished it off with a fun all-star doubles match with world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, which also included French Olympic judo gold medalist Teddy Riner as the chair umpire.
Seven-time Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal also arrived on scene and signed some photographs for the young fans.
But the best picture of the day comes courtesy of Novak Djokovic and Fabio Fognini’s hilarious attempt at a windmill chest bump. Thanks for the fun and laughs, Kids’ Day!