Uninspired by the prospect of a Yevgeny Kafelnikov-Sebastien Grosjean 1999 French Open final? While boring matchups and early-round flameouts have plagued men's tennis of late, the WTA tour is flush with passionate rivalries and riveting personalities. Tool around these sites to learn more about your favorite fannies as they light up the Parisian spring.
Zoom in to snap action shots of tennis divas with your virtual Slam Cam, or chat them up between matches on the French Open's official site (in English and in French), which is packed with courtside news, stats, Open history and point-by-point real-time scoring.
The tour's official site, which provides the Web's most detailed player profiles of more than 300 women, will serve up a redesign in time for Roland Garros. You'll be able to scour video clips and photo galleries of Martina and her rivals and even exchange E-mail with them.
Check out the myriad fan sites, including this unofficial homage to defending French Open champ Arantxa S�nchez-Vicario. You'll learn that the Catalonian speaks six languages, has two brothers who played on the ATP tour and a pair of canine companions, Roland and Garros, named for the first two of her three Paris victories.
If you insist, the men's tour official site offers the chance to compare any two players in head-to-head competition. You can match your favorite player against a Top 10 rival, or analyze his match strategy on color-coded maps that plot court positions.
sites we'd like to see
Tips for the last-place Orioles from Fidel Castro on how better to invest the $78 million squandered on players' salaries.
On-line fund-raiser to assist Mario Lemieux in his bid to rescue the Penguins from insolvency.