• The Latest: Berdych being tested by Paire at French Open

    The Latest from the French Open: --- 6:25 p.m. Fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic is having a tough time on Court 1 against unseeded Frenchman Benoit Paire in the French Open third round. Berdych, who reached the last four at Roland Garros in 2010, easily took the first set 6-1. The…

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  • 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…

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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…

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  • 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…

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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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  • Federer, Sharapova advance at French Open

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

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  • Coric reminds me of me, says Djokovic

    World number one Novak Djokovic gave teenage French Open trailblazer Boran Coric a ringing endorsement Thursday by declaring: "He reminds me of me". Coric, 18, became the youngest player to reach the third round in Paris since Marat Safin in 1998 when he defeated veteran Spaniard Tommy Robredo, a…

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  • 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…

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  • 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)…

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  • 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…

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  • Smooth Federer ends Dzumhur's dream day

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - For Bosnia's Damir Dzumhur it was the day he had dreamed of while for Roger Federer it was just another day at the office. The two, from vastly different tennis backgrounds, met across the net for the first time on Friday when Federer's class told in a 6-4 6-3 6-2…

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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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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.

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  • 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…

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  • Federer, Sharapova take French Open centre stage

    Paris (AFP) - Former winner and second seed Roger Federer and women's champion Maria Sharapova take top billing Friday as they target places in the French Open fourth round.

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  • 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…

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