Tsonga out in first round on clay in Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Third-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was beaten 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 by Brazilian Thiago Monteiro in the first round of the Rio Open on Wednesday. Tsonga has had a tough week in Brazil. The Frenchman's doubles match was rained out on Monday and his match against the Brazilian in singles on clay was washed out Tuesday. In late matches, No. 5 Dominic Thime of Austria faced...
Via Associated Press
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Tennis Player Jo-Wilfriend Tsonga Kindly Helps Ball Girl In Distress (Video)

It’s been a good couple of weeks for sportsmanship and doing the right thing in the tennis world. A couple of weeks ago, it was American tennis player Jack Sock who made headlines for an impressive display of sportsmanship in a match with Lleyton Hewitt. This week, at the Australian Open, it’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga who deserves a round of applause for his act of kindness toward...
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Tsonga to the rescue of ailing ball girl

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga came to the aid of a ball girl in distress and won accolades on social media from fans who called him a gentleman. The No. 9-seeded Frenchman said he noticed the ball girl was unwell during the third set of his match Wednesday, so he paused before serving and walked over to see what was wrong. He put his hand on her back, and the ball...
Via Associated Press
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Tsonga stops in third set, tends to clearly distressed ball girl

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was a winner on Wednesday, and it had little to do with beating Omar Jasika in straight sets at the Australian Open.The French star took notice of a clearly distressed ball girl in the third set and stopped to check on her. He almost immediatley called for help, then took her arm in his own and led her off the court.You can watch the video embedded below:It's a...
Via Fox Sports
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Jo-Wilfried Tsgona girlfriend: Noura El Shwekh

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has a new girlfriend, and it is our duty to keep you updated on the goings-on of his personal life. Tsonga was previously dating Charlotte Deon, but that relationship has ended. Since late 2014, a new woman — Noura El Shwekh — has been supporting him at his matches. El Shwekh is Swiss and has made public appearances with Tsonga, in addition to attending his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Frenchmen Gael Monfils, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Thrive At Roland Garros

PARIS — Gael Monfils delivered one final ace, his 21st, and closed out his latest raucous, five-set victory on Court Philippe Chatrier to the delight of roaring, partisan spectators. An entertainer at heart, Monfils pounded his chest with his right fist repeatedly and, after hugging opponent Diego Schwartzman at the net, used his right shoe to etch a...
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Tsonga criticizes French crowd for lack of Davis Cup support

LILLE, France -- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rued the lack of support of his home crowd Friday after losing to Stan Wawrinka in the opening singles match of the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland. Despite the presence of a record crowd of 27,432 spectators in the stands of the Pierre Mauroy stadium, Tsonga said after his 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 loss to the fourth-ranked Swiss that...
Via Associated Press
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

It was so hot at the Australian Open on Thursday you could fry an egg … literally (photo)

Hisenae arena @australianopen. Mate, could I please order a t-bone — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (@tsonga7) January 16, 2014 The entire continent Australia is apparently under a massive heat wave — the hottest that’s it has been on 100 years, according to Australian authorities. Temperatures reportedly reached a severe 110 degrees on Thursday, which created...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tsonga into third round at Australian Open

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga started his match under the blazing sun and finished it with a roof over the court in beating Thomaz Bellucci 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-4 Thursday on a chaotic day of searing temperatures at the Australian Open. The tournament's Extreme Heat Policy was put into effect during the match when the temperature exceeded 42 Celsius (108F), meaning a brief delay while the roof...
Via Associated Press
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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