• The Latest: Gasquet haunted by French Open pigeon

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

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  • Tennis - Djokovic survives injury scare at French Open

    - Top seed Novak Djokovic survived a worrying injury scare to reach the French Open third round on Thursday with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 win over Gilles Muller of Luxemburg. It was Djokovic's 24th consecutive win this year as he took another step towards a first ever Roland Garros title and a career Grand…

  • Nadal, Murray call for Blatter change

    Tennis superstars Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray waded into the great football corruption scandal Thursday, suggesting the game would be better served without FIFA chief Sepp Blatter's iron grip on power. Nadal, who is the nephew of former Spanish international Miguel Angel Nadal, believes that for…

  • 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…

  • Serena scolds herself for unprofessional display

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Defeat is never an option for Serena Williams, but the world number one came close to an embarrassing second-round exit at the French Open after an 'unprofessional' display on Thursday. The American eventually beat unheralded German Anna-Lena Friedsam 5-7 6-3 6-3…

  • Nishikori into last 16 in Paris after Becker pull-out

    Japanese fifth seed Kei Nishikori reached the French Open fourth round on Thursday when scheduled last-32 opponent Benjamin Becker withdrew with a shoulder injury.

  • Coric happy to sacrifice tiramisu on journey to the top

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Borna Coric would like to eat a tiramisu, perhaps even explore some of Paris's night spots like most 18-year-olds, but what the Croatian really wants is to become the best player in the world. As progress goes, he is making huge strides towards that goal and took…

  • Serena escapes as women's seeds continue to fall

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - The pre-tournament shortlist of favourites for the French Open women's crown continued to shrink and for a while on Thursday it looked as though top seed, Serena Williams, would also vanish. Shortly after former world number one Caroline Wozniacki was knocked out…

  • Ivanovic into French Open fourth round

    Former champion Ana Ivanovic reached the French Open fourth round on Friday with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Croatia's Donna Vekic. Serbian seventh seed Ivanovic, the 2008 champion at Roland Garros, won the first seven games of the match before her 18-year-old opponent got on the board. Vekic, the world…

  • Tennis-French Open women's singles round 2 results

    May 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday Alison Van Uytvanck (Belgium) beat 32-Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) 0-6 6-1 6-4 Kristina Mladenovic (France) beat Danka Kovinic (Montenegro) 6-3 7-5 Sloane Stephens (U.S.) beat Heather Watson (Britain)…

  • Federer, Ivanovic through to 4th round at French Open

    PARIS (AP) — Stepping on center court to take on 88th-ranked Damir Dzumhur, Roger Federer was on his guard.

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  • Tomic overshadowed by new Aussie young gun Kokkinakis

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Australian men's tennis relied too heavily for years on former world number one Lleyton Hewitt but suddenly the traditional heavyweight nation in the sport is awash with young trail-blazers. Nick Kyrgios, 20, has already broken through, reaching the Wimbledon…

  • Djokovic on groin alert but safely into third round

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic's hopes of completing a career grand slam by winning the French Open suffered a scare when he needed a medical timeout during a 6-1 6-4 6-4 win over Luxembourg's Gilles Muller at Roland Garros on Thursday. "Thankfully it's nothing major so it's not…

  • Murray survives first serious test to reach third round

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Third seed Andy Murray overcame his first mini-crisis at this year's French Open to beat Portugal's Joao Sousa 6-2 4-6 6-4 6-1 on Thursday and move into the third round. "And I did.

  • Tennis-French Open men's singles round 2 results

    May 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday 15-Kevin Anderson (South Africa) beat Lu Yen-Hsun (Taiwan) 5-7 6-4 6-4 6-4 Jack Sock (U.S.) beat Pablo Carreno (Spain) 6-7(2) 7-6(4) 6-1 7-6(4) 7-David Ferrer (Spain) beat Daniel Gimeno-Traver…

  • 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…

  • Tennis-Schiavone outlasts Kuznetsova in another marathon duel

    (Adsd quotes) By Martyn Herman PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Svetlana Kuznetsova and Francesca Schiavone have got history when it comes to tennis marathons and the two claycourt warriors were at it again at the French Open on Thursday. Out on the so-called Bullring, a claustrophobic circular arena…