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  • Serena roars into fourth round, tears for Tsonga
    Serena roars into fourth round, tears for Tsonga Reuters - 6 hours ago

    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 - 6 hours ago

    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 - 13 hours ago

    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 »

  • Tennis: Sunshine girl Muguruza blooming in Paris Reuters - Fri, May 27, 2016 9:57 PM SGT

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Spanish fourth seed Garbine Muguruza flourished in the Roland Garros sunshine as her power game proved too much for Belgium's Yanina Wickmayer in a 6-3 6-0 third-round win on Friday. With the ball bouncing high … More »

  • Tennis-Nadal baffled by tennis no shows at Olympics Reuters - Fri, May 27, 2016 3:25 AM SGT

    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 - Fri, May 27, 2016 3:16 AM SGT

    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 - Fri, May 27, 2016 3:02 AM SGT

    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 - Fri, May 27, 2016 1:16 AM SGT

    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 - Fri, May 27, 2016 12:37 AM SGT

    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 - Fri, May 27, 2016 12:29 AM SGT

    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 - Fri, May 27, 2016 12:18 AM SGT

    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 »