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  • Cash tells Kyrgios to ditch Twitter, train harder
    Cash tells Kyrgios to ditch Twitter, train harder Reuters - Tue, May 31, 2016 11:12 AM SGT

    Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash has urged Nick Kyrgios to cut out distractions such as social media and practice harder to fulfil his potential, but the Australian firebrand responded by telling Cash to mind his own business -- via Twitter. A … More »

  • Rain wipes out play at French Open; first washout since 2000
    Rain wipes out play at French Open; first washout since 2000 Reuters - Tue, May 31, 2016 12:53 AM SGT

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - Persistent rain accompanied by a flood warning washed out an entire day's play at the French Open on Monday for the first time since 2000, throwing an unwelcome spotlight on delayed plans to build a retractable … More »

  • Rain interruption was crucial, says Gasquet Reuters - Mon, May 30, 2016 4:15 AM SGT

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - If it was not for a rain delay, Richard Gasquet said, he would not have made it to the last eight of his home grand slam for the first time in 13 attempts on Sunday. The Frenchman was 4-2 down in the opening set … More »

  • U.S. dark horse Rogers jumps from back of queue to final eight Reuters - Mon, May 30, 2016 1:06 AM SGT

    By John Stonestreet PARIS (Reuters) - When this year's French Open draw was made just over a week ago, American Shelby Rogers was right near the back of the queue, just avoiding the qualifiers by scraping in on the direct entry list. On Sunday the … More »

  • Wawrinka keeps up winning run to reach Paris quarters
    Wawrinka keeps up winning run to reach Paris quarters Reuters - Mon, May 30, 2016 12:27 AM SGT

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - The weather was dull and wet but that did not stop a beaming Stan Wawrinka from having plenty of fun on Sunday as he enjoyed a mid-match rally with a ballboy before twirling 360 degrees on court to take a … More »

  • McEnroe's vision can help Raonic to see the light on grass
    McEnroe's vision can help Raonic to see the light on grass Reuters - Mon, May 30, 2016 12:15 AM SGT

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Now that his claycourt season is over, Canadian Milos Raonic is re-adjusting his sights on to Wimbledon's lawns with grasscourt great John McEnroe providing "another set of eyes". American McEnroe, who won three … More »

  • Tennis-Raonic sent packing by Spaniard Ramos-Vinolas
    Tennis-Raonic sent packing by Spaniard Ramos-Vinolas Reuters - Sun, May 29, 2016 9:54 PM SGT

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Subdued eighth seed Milos Raonic's French Open came to an abrupt halt when he was swept aside 6-2 6-4 6-4 by Spanish claycourter Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the fourth round on Sunday. The big-serving Canadian could … More »

  • Latvia's Gulbis calls Olympics 'tennis tourism'
    Latvia's Gulbis calls Olympics 'tennis tourism' Reuters - Sun, May 29, 2016 3:50 AM SGT

    Latvia's former world number 10 Ernests Gulbis will not be going to this year's Rio Olympics as a "tennis tourist" saying he has no real interest in the playing for medals at the Games. Gulbis, will move higher than his current ranking of 80th … More »

  • Tsonga retires injured from French Open Reuters - Sun, May 29, 2016 3:49 AM SGT

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - French sixth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retired with a groin injury from his French Open third-round match against Latvia's Ernests Gulbis on Saturday. Tsonga, who reached the semi-finals at Roland Garros last year, … More »

  • Fearless Mladenovic gets Serena hot and bothered Reuters - Sun, May 29, 2016 2:18 AM SGT

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - When Kristina Mladenovic was asked if she was shaking in her designer boots at the prospect of facing "the monument of women's tennis" that is Serena Williams, the fearless Frenchwoman looked astonished. The word … More »

  • Serena roars into fourth round, tears for Tsonga
    Serena roars into fourth round, tears for Tsonga Reuters - Sun, May 29, 2016 1:34 AM SGT

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Thunderclaps, rain delays, an inspired home favourite roared on by a partisan crowd -- it was all in a day's work for reigning champion Serena Williams as the world number one roared into the second week of the … More »

  • Want more spotlight? Get better, Bacsinszky tells women
    Want more spotlight? Get better, Bacsinszky tells women Reuters - Sun, May 29, 2016 1:15 AM SGT

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Timea Bacsinszky has a simple message for women players wanting more of the media spotlight -- get better. The Swiss eighth seed is used to living in the shadow of Roger Federer and reigning French Open champion … More »

  • Nadal pull-out stuns French Open but show goes on
    Nadal pull-out stuns French Open but show goes on Reuters - Sat, May 28, 2016 6:59 PM SGT

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal went down fighting on his favourite battleground a year ago but this time his quest for an unprecedented 10th French Open title ended sitting glumly in front of a microphone. With third-round action … More »

  • Nishikori survives five-set scrap against Verdasco Reuters - Sat, May 28, 2016 3:40 AM SGT

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - Kei Nishikori puffed out his cheeks in relief after he beat Spanish dangerman Fernando Verdasco 6-3 6-4 3-6 2-6 6-4 in a French Open third-round tussle that featured 16 breaks of serve on Friday. The result left … More »

  • Former ball girl Rogers sends sleepy Kvitova packing Reuters - Sat, May 28, 2016 2:58 AM SGT

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - A few years ago American Shelby Rogers was scurrying around court as a ball girl to the biggest names in tennis in her hometown WTA tournament. On Friday, the Charleston resident was the one being chased by a … More »

  • Confident Stosur says she is back to her best Reuters - Sat, May 28, 2016 1:20 AM SGT

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Samantha Stosur said she was playing some of the best claycourt tennis of her career after beating last year's runner-up Lucie Safarova 6-3 6-7 (0) 7-5 on Friday to reach the fourth round of the French Open. … More »

  • Nadal pulls out of French Open with wrist injury
    Nadal pulls out of French Open with wrist injury Reuters - Sat, May 28, 2016 12:35 AM SGT

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - Nine-times champion Rafael Nadal sent shockwaves around Roland Garros on Friday when he unexpectedly pulled out of the French Open because of an injury to his left wrist. A day after notching up his 200th grand … More »

  • Osaka falls short of acing Japanese test
    Osaka falls short of acing Japanese test Reuters - Fri, May 27, 2016 11:32 PM SGT

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - A third-round loser in her debut appearance at Roland Garros, Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka is not yet the household name she aspires to be. Despite the 18-year-old's claims that "the Internet has raised me" she … More »

  • Tennis-Osaka falls short of acing Japanese test Reuters - Fri, May 27, 2016 11:07 PM SGT

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - A third-round loser in her debut appearance at Roland Garros, Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka is not yet the household name she aspires to be. Despite the 18-year-old's claims that "the Internet has raised me" she … More »

  • Tennis: American Rogers, world number 108, sends Kvitova packing Reuters - Fri, May 27, 2016 10:02 PM SGT

    PARIS (Reuters) - Shelby Rogers produced one of the biggest shocks at this year's French Open when she knocked out twice Wimbledon champion and 10th seed Petra Kvitova in the third round on Friday. The 23-year-old American, ranked 108th in the … More »