Really really sad turn of events for Virginie Razzano. Her fiancee passed away today from a brain tumor that was diagnosed nine years ago. He told her to play Roland Garros for him. She's going to. That's a picture I took of them walking around Indian Wells last year.
"Four or five days ago, I asked him: 'Do you want me to go and play at Roland Garros?" the Frenchwoman told Tuesday's edition of L'Equipe newspaper. "He answered: 'Yes, you need to play.' Because his intention is that I keep on going in my life, that I play for him and that I continue to be strong and to fight."
I'm already tearing up imagining what the reception will be like for her when she takes the court next week, let alone if she wins. Courageous stuff, woman.
(Pic: Forty Deuce)