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Damp fans learn French Open roof still years away

By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Two days of rain delays at Roland Garros have had tennis fa…

Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros - Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka vs Czech Republic's Lukas Rosol

Wawrinka happy to avoid making unwanted history

By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Defending champion Stan Wawrinka diced with danger but mana…

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  • Wawrinka survives Rosol scare at French Open
    Wawrinka survives Rosol scare at French Open Reuters - 20 hours ago

    Defending champion Stan Wawrinka diced with danger but managed to avoid an ignominious first-round exit at the French Open on Monday, scrambling past Czech Lukas Rosol in five sets. Twice the Swiss third seed trailed by a set on a cold and damp … More »

  • Nick Kyrgios got testy with chair umpire at French Open
    Nick Kyrgios got testy with chair umpire at French Open Busted Racquet - Mon, May 23, 2016 7:39 AM SGT

    Kyrgios was assessed a code violation for forcefully yelling at a ball boy to hand him a towel and took exception to the ruling. … More »

  • Kyrgios lights up damp first day at French Open
    Kyrgios lights up damp first day at French Open Reuters - Mon, May 23, 2016 1:39 AM SGT

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Australian Nick Kyrgios did his best to enliven a damp and dismal Parisian day with eye-catching play and habitual rants as the French Open began without some of its familiar settings on Sunday. The volatile 17th … More »

  • Kyrgios lights up damp opening day at French Open
    Kyrgios lights up damp opening day at French Open Reuters - Mon, May 23, 2016 12:42 AM SGT

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Australian Nick Kyrgios did his best to enliven a damp and dismal Parisian day with some eye-catching play and colorful language as the French Open began without part of the usual furniture on Sunday. The … More »

  • WADA chief Reedie says meldonium found in 47 of 49 failed Russian dope tests
    WADA chief Reedie says meldonium found in 47 of 49 failed Russian dope tests Reuters - Mon, May 23, 2016 12:26 AM SGT

    World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president Craig Reedie has disclosed that most of the Russian sportsmen and women who have failed drug tests in the last six months did so because meldonium was detected in their system. Reedie said the drug, which … More »

  • Late arriving Wawrinka ready for title defence
    Late arriving Wawrinka ready for title defence Reuters - Sun, May 22, 2016 11:51 PM SGT

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Stan Wawrinka has never arrived so late for a grand slam but believes his extended stay in Geneva where he won the claycourt title on Saturday was perfect preparation for his attempted defence of the French Open … More »

  • 2016 French Open viewers guide: TV schedule, livestream info
    2016 French Open viewers guide: TV schedule, livestream info Busted Racquet - Sun, May 22, 2016 4:38 AM SGT

    After 13 years, ESPN has said farewell to the French Open and there's a new home for all the action from Roland Garros. … More »

  • I could not take things any further with Murray - Mauresmo
    I could not take things any further with Murray - Mauresmo Reuters - Sat, May 21, 2016 7:54 PM SGT

    Amelie Mauresmo ended her coaching relationship with Andy Murray because she felt she could not improve the world number two any further, the former world number one said on Saturday. The Frenchwoman and Murray announced the end of an almost … More »

  • Watch: Andy Murray reveals how he wants to beat the world - when he was just 13
    Watch: Andy Murray reveals how he wants to beat the world - when he was just 13 Yahoo Sport UK - Fri, May 20, 2016 9:02 PM SGT

    Double Grand Slam tennis champion Andy Murray reflects on the life changing decisions and sacrifices that he and his family made so he could achieve his dreams in a a film just released by Standard Life. … More »

  • Five storylines to watch at the 2016 French Open
    Five storylines to watch at the 2016 French Open Busted Racquet - Fri, May 20, 2016 7:53 PM SGT

    From Serena getting her groove back to Novak Djokovic's quest for his first singles title at Roland Garros, the next two weeks should provide plenty of drama. … More »

  • Infographic: Gender pay gap narrower on professional tennis circuit
    Infographic: Gender pay gap narrower on professional tennis circuit Busted Racquet - Fri, May 20, 2016 6:32 AM SGT

    While the gender pay gap among professional athletes is striking, male and female tennis players appear to be on a more level playing field. … More »

  • Federer out of French Open; will he win another Grand Slam?
    Federer out of French Open; will he win another Grand Slam? Busted Racquet - Fri, May 20, 2016 3:44 AM SGT

    Nagging injuries forced the 17-time Grand Slam winner to withdraw from the French Open. … More »

  • Sharapova may not play again, says Russia's Tarpishchev
    Sharapova may not play again, says Russia's Tarpishchev Reuters - Thu, May 19, 2016 9:55 PM SGT

    Maria Sharapova may not play again after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium, the president of the Russian tennis federation was quoted as saying on Thursday. Shamil Tarpishchev told the R-Sport news agency that Sharapova's … More »

  • Serena the figurehead as rivals struggle
    Serena the figurehead as rivals struggle Reuters - Thu, May 19, 2016 9:34 PM SGT

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Challengers to Serena Williams' throne have proved as fickle as a Paris spring and as the year's second grand slam starts the veteran American is again seemingly in a league of her own. The 34-year-old's charge … More »

  • Sharapova may never play again after positive doping test - Russian tennis chief
    Sharapova may never play again after positive doping test - Russian tennis chief Reuters - Thu, May 19, 2016 6:22 PM SGT

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The situation of Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova is "bad" after she tested positive for the banned substance meldonium and she may never play again, R-Sport news agency quoted Shamil Tarpishchev, the president of the Russian … More »

  • Sharapova to face anti-doping hearing in London
    Sharapova to face anti-doping hearing in London Reuters - Wed, May 18, 2016 5:10 PM SGT

    (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova will attend an International Tennis Federation anti-doping hearing in London on Wednesday, British media reported, with the Russian facing a possible ban of up to four years for failing a drugs test at the Australian … More »

  • Sharapova to face meldonium hearing in London
    Sharapova to face meldonium hearing in London Reuters - Wed, May 18, 2016 2:11 PM SGT

    Maria Sharapova will attend an International Tennis Federation anti-doping hearing in London on Wednesday, British media reported, with the Russian facing a possible ban of up to four years for failing a drugs test at the Australian Open. The … More »

  • Next generation of tennis stars ready to break out of the shadows
    Next generation of tennis stars ready to break out of the shadows Reuters - Tue, May 17, 2016 12:28 PM SGT

    At Indian Wells this year the men's Tour launched its ATP#NextGen campaign to promote rising stars aged 21 and under. Volatile but dazzling 21-year-old Australian Nick Kyrgios, Borna Coric, a Croatian teenager with uncanny similarities to a young … More »

  • The young lions to watch this year
    The young lions to watch this year Reuters - Tue, May 17, 2016 11:47 AM SGT

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - The top of the men's game has been set in stone for a decade with first Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, then joined by Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray dominating the top of the ATP rankings. Here are the ones to … More »

  • Next generation in tennis ready to break out of the shadows
    Next generation in tennis ready to break out of the shadows Reuters - Tue, May 17, 2016 10:43 AM SGT

    At Indian Wells this year the men's Tour launched its ATP#NextGen campaign to promote rising stars aged 21 and under. Volatile but dazzling 21-year-old Australian Nick Kyrgios, Borna Coric, a Croatian teenager with uncanny similarities to a young … More »