suntimes
BUMPY 
Weather Updates

Prince attended French Open with a cane and supermodel Damaris Lewis

U.S. pop singer Prince left watches fourth round match French Open tennis tournament between Spain's Rafael Nadal Serbia's Dusan Lajovic

U.S. pop singer Prince, left, watches the fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament between Spain's Rafael Nadal and Serbia's Dusan Lajovic at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Monday, June 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

storyidforme: 67241086
tmspicid: 23965487
fileheaderid: 11783058
Article Extras
Story Image

Updated: June 2, 2014 1:28PM



PARIS — So “King of Clay” Rafael Nadal’s record 32nd consecutive French Open victory was fit for a prince. Well, actually, Prince.

The American musician known for hits such as “Purple Rain” and “1999” was nearly hidden in the stands Monday, sitting in the very back row of the presidential box in the main stadium at Roland Garros and clutching a shiny cane. Next to Prince was Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Damaris Lewis.

Prince stayed ‘til the last note of Nadal’s easy win, too.

When the match ended, Prince rose to leave. As he walked toward the exit, though, he paused and paid his respects by applauding.



© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit www.suntimesreprints.com. To order a reprint of this article, click here.