We weren’t sure about the rules for photography at the French Open so we only brought my little camera on the first day. Once Eric witnessed the massive camera gear hauled around by various spectators (and got over his lens envy), he decided to bring our Rebel XT on the second day.
Turns out they allow just about anything in, including food and drink, hallelujah!
Maria Sharapova and Dinara Safina getting ready to start their match…
As you can see, our seats were almost directly in the center. It was a completely different view because on television, the camera are situated behind the players.
It was cloudy all morning and even though we were hoping for the best, it just wouldn’t be the French Open without a rain delay.
Thankfully, after the (relatively short) hour-long rain delay we had sunny skies for the rest of the match.
This match went down the wire, three hard-fought sets, including two tie-breaks!
See more Roland Garros photos in our Paris Flickr photo set.