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  • Brain workouts help Bouchard along slippery path back to form
    Brain workouts help Bouchard along slippery path back to form Reuters - 1 hour 57 minutes ago

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - As a ten-game meltdown in her second-round French Open exit demonstrated, Eugenie Bouchard is still prone to losing her way on court in dramatic fashion. Bouchard, who reached the 2014 Wimbledon final, split with … More »

  • Ivanovic enters a twilight zone, aka the French Open press room
    Ivanovic enters a twilight zone, aka the French Open press room Reuters - 2 hours 8 minutes ago

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - As a former champion, Ana Ivanovic was all smiles as she sauntered in for her French Open press conference, expecting to get questions about her 7-5 6-1 second-round win over Kurumi Nara on Thursday. What do you … More »

  • Sharapova is included in Russian Olympic team
    Sharapova is included in Russian Olympic team Reuters - 4 hours ago

    By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova is one of four Russian players named to compete in women's singles at the Olympics in Rio, even though she has been suspended from competition after testing positive for the banned substance … More »

  • Nadal downs Bagnis to notch up double century
    Nadal downs Bagnis to notch up double century Reuters - 5 hours ago

    Rafael Nadal chalked up a double century of grand slam match wins by putting Argentine challenger Facundo Bagnis firmly in his place with a 6-3 6-0 6-3 demolition job in the second round of the French Open on Thursday. Playing in only his sixth … More »

  • Tennis: Bacsinszky stops Bouchard to reach third round
    Tennis: Bacsinszky stops Bouchard to reach third round Reuters - 7 hours ago

    Swiss eighth seed Timea Bacsinszky recovered from a shaky start and survived a nervy finish to beat Canada's Eugenie Bouchard 6-4 6-4 in the French Open second round on Thursday. Bacsinszky, who reached the semi-final at Roland Garros last year, … More »

  • Murray takes long road, others enjoy quick march
    Murray takes long road, others enjoy quick march Reuters - 22 hours ago

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Andy Murray survived a second close shave at the French Open on Wednesday, but his path towards what he hopes will be a maiden title in Paris is getting so circuitous he may soon find himself hacking through trees … More »

  • Murray's had his fill of five-set epics
    Murray's had his fill of five-set epics Reuters - 22 hours ago

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - Andy Murray showed a lot of heart, he definitely showed he was not a quitter but what he now wants to show is that his aching body will not let him down after he survived two bruising five-set encounters at the … More »

  • Tennis-Murray hangs tough to win another five-set thriller
    Tennis-Murray hangs tough to win another five-set thriller Reuters - Thu, May 26, 2016 1:34 AM SGT

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - Andy Murray avoided suffering his earliest grand slam defeat for eight years by clawing his way into the French Open third round with a nerve-jangling win over swashbuckling French wildcard Mathias Bourgue on … More »

  • Murray hangs tough to win another five-set thriller Reuters - Thu, May 26, 2016 1:34 AM SGT

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - Andy Murray avoided suffering his earliest grand slam defeat for eight years by clawing his way into the French Open third round with a nerve-jangling win over swashbuckling French wildcard Mathias Bourgue on … More »

  • Andy Murray avoids upset again against unknown at French Open
    Andy Murray avoids upset again against unknown at French Open Busted Racquet - Thu, May 26, 2016 12:30 AM SGT

    For the second straight match, the world No. 2 was forced to dig deep to pull off a five-set victory. … More »

  • Holder Wawrinka picks up the pace
    Holder Wawrinka picks up the pace Reuters - Wed, May 25, 2016 11:51 PM SGT

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Defending French Open champion Stan Wawrinka avoided a repeat on Wednesday of his first-round scare, though he was still made to work hard in a straight-sets win over Japan's Taro Daniel. The Swiss third seed won … More »

  • Tennis: Holder Wawrinka picks up the pace
    Tennis: Holder Wawrinka picks up the pace Reuters - Wed, May 25, 2016 11:27 PM SGT

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Defending French Open champion Stan Wawrinka avoided a repeat on Wednesday of his first-round scare, though he was still made to work hard in a straight-sets win over Japan's Taro Daniel. The Swiss third seed won … More »

  • Impressive Nishikori races into third round in Paris
    Impressive Nishikori races into third round in Paris Reuters - Wed, May 25, 2016 11:00 PM SGT

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori maintained his impressive clay-court form to outclass Russian Andrey Kuznetsov 6-3 6-3 6-3 in the second round of the French Open on Wednesday. The fifth seed, a quarter-finalist at Roland … More »

  • Muguruza provides some stability in women's draw
    Muguruza provides some stability in women's draw Reuters - Wed, May 25, 2016 10:55 PM SGT

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - With three of the top seven seeds out of the women's draw in the first round at the French Open, there was no guarantee Garbine Muguruza would stroll into the third round at Roland Garros on Wednesday. The … More »

  • Tennis: Muguruza provides some stability in women's draw Reuters - Wed, May 25, 2016 10:33 PM SGT

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - With three of the top seven seeds out of the women's draw in the first round at the French Open, there was no guarantee Garbine Muguruza would stroll into the third round at Roland Garros on Wednesday. The … More »

  • Tennis: Impressive Nishikori races into third round in Paris
    Tennis: Impressive Nishikori races into third round in Paris Reuters - Wed, May 25, 2016 10:30 PM SGT

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori maintained his impressive clay-court form to outclass Russian Andrey Kuznetsov 6-3 6-3 6-3 in the second round of the French Open on Wednesday. The fifth seed, a quarter-finalist at Roland … More »

  • Tennis: Halep keeps her wits to reach round three
    Tennis: Halep keeps her wits to reach round three Reuters - Wed, May 25, 2016 7:02 PM SGT

    Former finalist Simona Halep survived a first-set wobble to reach the third round of the French Open for only the second time in her career with a 7-6(5) 6-2 win over Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas on Wednesday. More exchanges of breaks followed in the … More »

  • French teenager served double bagel on nightmare debut Reuters - Wed, May 25, 2016 3:00 AM SGT

    French teenager Tessah Andrianjafitrimo suffered a nightmare debut at Roland Garros when she was crushed 6-0 6-0 by China's Qiang Wang on Tuesday. The 17-year-old wildcard was completely overwhelmed as she experienced the dreaded 'double bagel' on … More »

  • Djokovic calls for ranking points at Olympics
    Djokovic calls for ranking points at Olympics Reuters - Wed, May 25, 2016 2:58 AM SGT

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Tennis at the Olympics should be treated like a fifth grand slam and ranking points awarded, world number one Novak Djokovic said on Tuesday, after top American John Isner confirmed he would skip the games in Rio … More »

  • Djokovic back in Paris to mend his broken heart
    Djokovic back in Paris to mend his broken heart Reuters - Wed, May 25, 2016 2:08 AM SGT

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic hopes that his "great passion for tennis" will finally earn him the one trophy he craves more than any other -- the French Open. Twelve months after surprise champion Stan Wawrinka used his … More »