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  • Osaka falls short of acing a Japanese test Reuters - 20 minutes ago

    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: No-nonsense Murray eases past Karlovic in Paris
    Tennis: No-nonsense Murray eases past Karlovic in Paris Reuters - 33 minutes ago

    Andy Murray's French Open campaign gathered pace as he made light work of big serving Croatian Ivo Karlovic to reach the fourth round with a 6-1 6-4 7-6(3) victory on Friday. Murray will face either big serving American 15th seed John Isner or … More »

  • Tennis: Halep survives scare from 'a child of the internet'
    Tennis: Halep survives scare from 'a child of the internet' Reuters - 1 hour 27 minutes ago

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - Simona Halep avoided the embarrassment of falling victim to a teenager who calls herself "a child of the internet" as she huffed and puffed her way into the fourth round of the French Open with a 4-6 6-2 6-3 win … More »

  • Tennis-Nadal baffled by tennis no shows at Olympics Reuters - 18 hours ago

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal knows only too well what it's like to miss out on playing at the Olympics, hence he does not understand why so many of his fellow tennis professionals are turning their backs on the Rio Games in … More »

  • Nadal baffled by tennis no shows at Olympics
    Nadal baffled by tennis no shows at Olympics Reuters - 19 hours ago

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal knows only too well what it's like to miss out on playing at the Olympics, hence he does not understand why so many of his fellow tennis professionals are turning their backs on the Rio Games in … More »

  • Nadal and Djokovic roll on, symmetry for Williams sisters
    Nadal and Djokovic roll on, symmetry for Williams sisters Reuters - 19 hours ago

    The world number five, seeded four at the tournament he once owned, destroyed Argentina's Facundo Bagnis 6-3 6-0 6-3 to reach the third round with the loss of only nine games, chalking up a 200th match victory in grand slams. "That's only another … More »

  • My serve is a match for Murray, says ace king Karlovic Reuters - 21 hours ago

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Andy Murray's French Open has already been a hair-raising ride and things are unlikely to get much simpler on Friday as Ivo Karlovic trains his mighty serve on the world number two. Karlovic, 37, may be the … More »

  • Tomic hits back at Australian coach Rasheed Reuters - 21 hours ago

    Bernard Tomic lived up to his reputation as an outspoken player when he hit back at tennis coach Roger Rasheed who criticised his fellow Australian's behaviour. After Tomic's first-round victory over American Brian Baker at the French Open on … More »

  • Brain workouts help Bouchard along slippery path back to form
    Brain workouts help Bouchard along slippery path back to form Reuters - 21 hours 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 - 21 hours 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 - Thu, May 26, 2016 9:42 PM SGT

    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 - Thu, May 26, 2016 8:59 PM SGT

    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 - Thu, May 26, 2016 7:06 PM SGT

    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 - Thu, May 26, 2016 3:43 AM SGT

    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 - Thu, May 26, 2016 3:27 AM SGT

    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 »