• Federer turns up voltage in French Open

    Roger Federer rolled into the French Open third round watched by veteran AC/DC rocker Angus Young on Wednesday. Young, the schoolboy-uniform wearing lead guitarist with the veteran rock group was in the stands on Court Suzanne Lenglen to see Federer sweep past Marcel Granollers into the third…

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  • Venus Williams fined at French Open after snubbing media

    PARIS (AP) — Venus Williams has been fined $3,000 by tournament organizers for not showing up at a news conference following her first-round exit at the French Open.

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  • Federer, Wawrinka show no sympathy for Nadal in umpire row

    Roger Federer on Wednesday admitted that allowing leading players to pick and choose who umpires their matches could set a difficult precedent for tour organisers. After easing past Spain's Marcel Granollers in the second round of the French Open at Roland Garros, Federer was drawn into a debate…

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  • 'Swiss Miss' Hingis, now 34, wins French Open doubles match

    After a 15-year absence, Martina Hingis once again played - and won - a women's doubles match at the French Open. Hingis and Sania Mirza, the first woman from India to rank No. 1 in singles or doubles, are the top-seeded pairing at Roland Garros and made a successful Grand Slam debut as a…

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  • The Latest: 3 seeded players lose on Day 3 at French Open

    The Latest from the French Open: --- 8:48 p.m Three more seeded players failed to advance to the second round on Tuesday, including 10th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov who faltered at the first hurdle for the second straight year in Paris. Two of the seeded women exited: No. 6 Eugenie Bouchard, the…

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  • Tennis-Tempers flare in the crowd as Paire beats Fognini

    By Martyn Herman PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Temperamental Frenchman Benoit Paire's second round clash with Italian hot-head Fabio Fognini at the French Open on Wednesday always promised fireworks but it was in the Court Seven stands that tempers boiled over.

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  • Nishikori takes center stage, Halep crashes out

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Roger Federer avoided any more security scares to move safely into the third round of the French Open on Wednesday but danger lurks ahead for the Swiss, namely in the shape of Japanese firebrand Kei Nishikori. The perils of Roland Garros were in evidence in the…

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  • Tennis-Sharapova says Fed Cup should change dates

    (recasts with quotes) By Martyn Herman PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Defending French Open champion Maria Sharapova called for a change in schedule for the Fed Cup on Wednesday, saying playing ties after grand slam tournaments was "pointless". The Russian showed no ill-effects from a cold as she swept…

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  • The Latest: 5 more seeds, including Halep, exit French Open

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:

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  • Nadal asks that chair umpire Bernardes not work his matches

    Rafael Nadal has asked the ATP that chair umpire Carlos Bernardes not be assigned to his matches for the time being because of a dispute between the two at a tournament in February. After his first-round victory at the French Open on Tuesday, Nadal said he respects Bernardes, but it is ''better for…

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  • Tennis-I'm no macho man, says Nadal as he's quizzed on sexism

    By Julien Pretot PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal's French Open win was reduced to a sideline in his post-match news conference on Tuesday as he was quizzed on sexism and whether or not he had asked for one umpire not to be assigned to his court. The line of questioning stemmed from controversy…

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  • McEnroe says French Open is too long

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - The French Open is too long and should scrap its policy of spreading the first round over three days, according to former world number one John McEnroe. The Sunday start at Roland Garros means it was day three before defending men's champion Rafa Nadal began his…

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  • Difficult journey leads Bosnia's Dzumhur to idol Federer

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - The odds were stacked against Damir Dzumhur becoming a professional tennis player when he was born in 1992 amid the siege of Sarajevo in a smashed city cut off from the world. On Friday, the 23-year-old Bosnian will face his boyhood idol Roger Federer, probably on…

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  • French Open at a glance

    PARIS (AP) -- A look at the French Open on Wednesday:

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  • FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: Nadal wants more consistent forehand

    PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal's uppercut of a lefty forehand, thick with topspin, has flummoxed many opponents through the years and carried him to nine French Open titles in 10 previous appearances.

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  • Djokovic narrowly avoids overtime against Finn

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic will need every last drop of energy if he goes on to meet Rafa Nadal at the French Open so the Serb was happy to avoid overtime against Jarkko Nieminen on Tuesday. The 28-year-old world number one, seeking to complete a career grand slam by claiming…

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  • Serena strolls past Hlavackova in French Open first round

    Twice former champion Serena Williams made a low-key start to her French Open campaign with a 6-2 6-3 victory over Czech qualifier Andrea Hlavackova on Tuesday. Hlavackova broke the mighty Williams serve in the fifth game, but the first set was otherwise mostly one way traffic as the American…

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  • Berdych sees off Stepanek to reach French Open third round

    PARIS (Reuters) - Fourth seed Tomas Berdych fought off some stiff resistance from fellow Czech Radek Stepanek to advance to the third round of the French Open 6-3 6-7(7) 6-3 6-3 on Wednesday. Berdych, who has yet to win a grand slam title despite being in the top-10 for five years, kept his…

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  • Tennis-Sharapova romps into third round at French Open

    By Martyn Herman PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Defending champion Maria Sharapova moved easily into the third round of the French Open with a 6-3 6-1 defeat of fellow Russian Vitalia Diatchenko on Wednesday. The world number two, wearing a long-sleeved top despite the warm temperatures on Court…

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