Two weeks ago the chilly spring air greeted the first day of Roland Garros 2015.
As the first ball was struck by Simona Halep on court Phillipe-Chatrier, the weak Parisian sunshine gave the sparse Sunday morning crowd a gentle warmth through their scarves and jackets
Men’s semi final Friday was even hotter 30 degrees plus as local hero Jo-Wilfred Tsonga broke French hearts with a heart wrenching defeat to Stan Wawrinka
Murray v Djokovic followed as the sun beat down, an epic battle stopped by the huge storm that engulfed Paris and postponed overnight.
They both came back the following day producing some amazing tennis before Djokovic became untouchable in the fifth set
They finished just in time for the scheduled Women’s final between Lucie Safarova and Serena Williams to take place with Williams winning 6-3 6-7 6-2
The final Sunday dawned to bright blue skies over the French capital
The coffee and croissants quickly turned to to a light lunch and a glass of Merlot, before the climax of the tournament , the men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Stan Warwrinka
And what a final it was. Both players produced stellar tennis continually producing shots that defied gravity, Physics and human possibility
The title evaded Novak once again and Stan proved that he was the man
So as the crowd spill out of Court Phillipe Chatrier the images of the tournament , the coffees, and the copies of L’equipe will now disappear for another year as the summer turns the red clay to green grass.
The Bois du boulogne is now in full bloom until the chill spring air returns in 2016 and it all starts all over again at Roland Garros.