This year, the tournament, organized by Longines since 2010, was held at an exceptional venue, on the Champ de Mars, with the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop.
After a week filled with emotional and thrilling moments for the 16 talented players under 13 years old coming from all over the world, the 2014 Longines Future Tennis Aces tournament went to a prefect close on Saturday, May 31st, with the victory of Federica Rossi (Italy) who defeated Daria Frayman (Russia).
The Longines Future Tennis Aces, organized by the Swiss watch brand for the fifth consecutive year, is supported by the FFT (French Federation of Tennis) and is in compliance with the French Open of Roland-Garros, of which Longines is Official Partner and Official Timekeeper. This year, the tournament was held for the first time on the Champ de Mars, in front of the Eiffel Tower.
Federica Rossi was presented with a trophy from the hands of Jean Gachassin, President of the FFT (French Federation of Tennis) – just like the winner of Roland-Garros next weekend – as well as a Longines watch. Both finalists received an annual bursary of 2000$ until their 16th birthday for their tennis equipment, and to top off their great achievement, participated in an exhibition match with the patron of the tournament Marion Bartoli and Nathalie Dechy, both former French professional tennis players.
Longines is Official Partner and Official Timekeeper of Roland-Garros since 2007.