Sharon Fichmans first memory of the French Open was watching Jennifer Capriati knock off Kim Clijsters to win the 2001 title. Malik Jefferson Bengals Jersey . Fichman was 10 years old at the time. She printed out a photo of a smiling Capriati holding the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen winners trophy. She then cut out a photo of her own face and pasted it over Capriatis. "That was really funny," Fichman said from Paris on Friday. It was also the beginning of her love affair with Roland Garros that will reach new heights next week when the 23-year-old from Toronto plays in the tournaments main draw -- the first time shes earned a direct entry into a Grand Slam main draw in her career. "I knew after that (Capriati victory) that I wanted to win the French Open, that was the Grand Slam when I was that age, that I really wanted to win," Fichman said on a conference call. "Ever since then, when Ive played (here) as a junior and now as a pro, I just feel more comfortable every single year. I love it here, I love Paris, I love the tournament. I really enjoy going out and competing and playing good tennis and getting better, and winning matches. Just really good memories every time Im here." Fichman, ranked a career-high 77th, faces a tough first-round opponent in sixth-seeded Serb Jelena Jankovic. Fichman is one of four Canadians who earned direct entry. Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., seeded No. 18, will open against Shahar Peer of Israel. On the mens side, eighth-seeded Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., will open against Australian wildcard Nick Krygios, and Vasek Pospisil of Vancouver takes on No. 60 Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia. "Its very cool for me, . . . that this is going to be the first time Ive been in the Grand Slam main draw playing here as a professional," Fichman said. "I worked really hard so Im just happy that the hard work is paying off." Fichman will also play doubles with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, the Russian she partnered with to win the junior doubles title at the French Open in 2006. "Its going to be fun, hopefully we can make another good memory," she said. Fichman, who finished 2013 ranked 106th, is enjoying easily the best season of her career. She defeated Peer in the first round at Indian Wells, Calif., in March, before being eliminated by world No. 10 Sara Errani in the second round. She reached her first singles final of the season earlier this month at the $100,000 International Tennis Federation event in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France. Her victory over Switzerlands Timea Bacsinszky in the final was the biggest of her career. Fichman credits her switch to coach Larry Jurovich in the summer of 2012 -- and all the changes in her game and in training that came with it -- for her improvement. "I think its a lot of things," she said. "I think mentally Ive changed, Ive definitely gotten stronger. Physically Ive changed. . . and also my game has changed. Were working on different things than Im used to. Its coming close to two years now (with Jurovich) and before that I was focusing on different things. "So honestly I think its a bit of everything. But the most important thing is I really believe in what Im doing, and I believe in myself, so I think thats helping the most out of everything." Fichman knows what shes up against with Jankovic. The Serbian star defeated the Canadian 6-4, 7-6 in the second round of last summers Rogers Cup. "I have a lot of respect for her, shes an accomplished player," she said "It was a close match (at the Rogers Cup), and I know I had some chances, especially in the second set. Its going to be a tough opponent but I also think that Im playing well and I know that I did well last time, so Im just going to focus on my game and I think if I continue to fight and I execute what were working on, I have just as good a chance as any." Bouchard, meanwhile, faces Peer for the fourth time in her career -- Bouchard has won all three previous meetings. At last years French Open, the 20-year-old was defeated by Maria Sharapova in the second round. Raonic faces a rising star in Krygios. The 19-year-old Aussie was crowned champion of the International Junior Tennis Open in Repentigny, Que., in 2012. Raonic is having a strong clay court season, highlighted by a semifinal appearance at the Rome Masters last week. Hell be looking to improve on his third-round showing in Paris last year where he fell to Kevin Anderson of South Africa. Logan Woodside Bengals Jersey . Jones, from Winnipeg, built a 3-0 advantage after three ends by scoring two in the second and one in the third. Chinas skip Bingyu Wang cut that lead to 3-1 in the fourth before Canada added another three in the fifth for a 6-1 lead. Jessie Bates III Bengals Jersey . "Its way better than running gassers, thats for sure," the inside linebacker said Monday, when the Chargers started their third and final week of organized team activities, which are practices in shorts, jerseys and helmets. http://www.nflbengalsgearofficial.com/mark-walton-jersey/ .S. Basketball Writers Association. McDermott, who finished his career at Creighton as college basketballs fifth-leading scorer, accepted the honour from Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson at AT&T Stadium, site of the Final Four.1. A steady supply of refreshmentsLets face it: looking down a tournament consisting of 68 teams, 67 games, and 134 halves of exciting basketball, you have time for a beverage or two. Draw up your own personal version of the Washington Posts celebrated March Madness beer bracket. If youre not passed out by the time Kansas gets eliminated, youre doing it wrong. 2. Your finest throwback jersey The Wilt? The Kareem? The Laettner? Whatever your style, no March Madness would be complete unless youre decked out in some properly sleeveless vintage threads (And in the process, take a trip down memory lane to the days when Vince Carter still bothered to dunk). 3. NCAA snuggies But why stop with jerseys? If the plan is not to leave the sofa til somebody cuts the net down, you might as well stay cozy in one of these terribly comfortable (and terribly gaudy) college hoops snuggies. 4. A mini hoop for your living room Do you sit around daydreaming about draining a three at the buzzer? Well, forget about going outside to prove that you could have nailed it—if only coach had put you in. Instead, take the time to perfect your flick, re-create unforgettable dunks, and re-live the tourneys most brutal posterizations--all without putting your pants on. For more serious in-home hoopsters, set up both an NBA and college three-point line. 5. This insanely awesome 90s basketball pen This year, youll need two brackets. One is the TSN Tournament Challenge, where you compete online against your friends. The other is the hard copy version, which will stare you down from your coffee table throughout the tourney. To check off your genius upset picks as they happen, look no further than this insanely cool basketball pen. 6. The best basketball movies When the last buzzer sounds and your insatiable craving for hoops remains thooroughly unquenched, the best basketball movies of all time are here to fill the void. Cordy Glenn Jersey. We recommend starting with this classic trifecta: Hoosiers, He Got Game, and White Men Cant Jump. If youre still wired after 13 hours of Madness and three feature films, well, theres always Space Jam. 7. Star-tracking resources Youre going to hear a lot of new names over the next couple weeks, and at times it can feel like information overload. Youll definitely require some background info on where each tournament-conquering scorer might fall in the upcoming NBA Draft. For all that and much, much nerdier stats and information, look to two resources: NBADraft.net and DraftExpress.com. Track the stars, keep tabs on whose draft stock is rising or falling, and find out who could be the next Amare Stoudemire (with the heart of a champion, of course). 8. A March Madness map Just where is Gonzaga, anyway? What the heck is Creighton? And where exactly might one find Stephen F. Austin State University? March Madness geography questions require answers. This interactive map is a handy geographical guide to college basketballs biggest programs, and it also outlines how much each teams coach is paid per tournament win. 9. March Madness Bingo A blog called For All Momkind came up with this genius idea to make the tourney a touch more exciting: March Madness bingo cards. Employ them to add a much-needed layer of intrigue to the impending deluge of college hoops clichés. 10. TSN GO Naturally, wed be remiss not to close with a reminder that the whole tourney is available to all TSN subscribers on the networks newly-launched digital live streaming service. If youre somehow tied up away from the big screen due to work-related commitments, its the perfect antidote to that whole having-a-career thing. Cheap Canadiens Jerseys Cheap Predators Jerseys Cheap Devils Jerseys Cheap Islanders Jerseys Cheap Rangers Jerseys Cheap Senators Jerseys Cheap Flyers Jerseys Cheap Penguins Jerseys Cheap Sharks Jerseys Cheap Blues Jerseys Cheap Lightning Jerseys Cheap Maple Leafs Jerseys Cheap Canucks Jerseys Cheap Golden Knights Jerseys Cheap Capitals Jerseys Cheap Winnipeg Jets Jerseys ' ' '