Prantsis wrote:I've just googled "bright spot in the gloomy" and found plenty of results:
"And the Celtics were the only bright spot in the gloomy sports skies that swirled over New England."
"There is at least one bright spot in the gloomy economic landscape: mobile gaming."
Hmm, good point. The first example could serve as a model, but it’s too wordy for a headline. “Landscape,” like in the second example is pretty common. Unfortunately, “gloomy French tennis landscape” sounds unwieldy.
But, you know, something that could work is “bright spot in French tennis’s gloom.”