• Family life dramas inspire Sock at French Open

    Jack Sock became the youngest American man to reach the French Open last-16 since Pete Sampras 22 years ago, with a spirit fired by a pair of frightening family health scares. At the start of the year, Sock, the world number 37, was at the bedside of his brother Eric who had been diagnosed with…

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  • Djokovic, Nadal race into French Open 4th round

    Novak Djokovic seems in a hurry as he chases his ninth Grand Slam title - and the only one he's never won - racing into the French Open fourth round with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win against 19-year-old Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis. Rafael Nadal also is through. Nadal was on court for just over two hours.

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  • The Latest: Azarenka-Williams battling at French Open

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

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  • Federer wary of dangerman Monfils

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Roger Federer will need to snap a two-match losing streak against French showman Gael Monfils on Sunday if he wants to stay in the hunt for a second French Open title. The elastic-limbed Monfils has caused Federer trouble throughout his career and will be full of…

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  • Ivanovic in hurry, Cornet wins error show

    Former champion Ana Ivanovic reached the French Open last 16 in just 53 minutes Friday while Alize Cornet kept home hopes alive by making the second week for the first time. In dramatic contrast, 29th seeded Frenchwoman Cornet needed two and a half hours to defeat 33-year-old Croatian Mirjana…

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    Photos of the day - May 30, 2015 (23 photos)

    A woman walks alongside dachshunds dressed as astronauts during a dachshund parade in St. Petersburg, Russia, Italy's Francesca Schiavone returns the ball to Romania's Andreea Mitu during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium and participants…

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  • Nadal crushes Kuznetsov to reach last 16 in style

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal's attempt to win the French Open for a 10th time picked up pace with a 6-1 6-3 6-2 third round demolition of unseeded Russian Andrey Kuznetsov at Roland Garros on Saturday. "Things are going better," Nadal said on court. "Fourth round is very good news…

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  • Kvitova, Stephens both find form at French Open

    Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova powered into the last 16 at the French Open on Saturday after early round struggles at Roland Garros, while Sloane Stephens revived flagging American hopes. Kvitova, the fourth seed from the Czech Republic, finally found her form to outplay Romanian Irina-Camelia…

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  • The Latest: Gael Monfils into French 4th round the hard way

    The Latest from the French Open: --- 9:18 p.m. Gael Monfils likes doing things the hard way at the French Open, where five-setters are becoming his trademark. The 13th-seeded Frenchman trailed Pablo Cuevas 2-1 in sets on Suzanne Lenglen court, before rallying to win 4-6, 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 to…

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  • Suarez Navarro is latest favorite to fall in Paris

    In-form Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro became the latest fancied player to exit the women's singles at the French Open when she lost to Italian Flavia Pennetta 6-3 6-4 on Friday. Twice a quarter-finalist at Roland Garros, Suarez Navarro was being strongly tipped for a long run this year after…

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  • Tennis-Federer dismayed by FIFA scandal

    By Martyn Herman PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) - Switzerland's favourite sporting son Roger Federer expressed his disappointment over the corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body FIFA on Friday. The 33-year-old Federer, a keen fan of his local team FC Basel, gave his thoughts on the…

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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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  • From Winnetka to Wimbledon for new hope Kokkinakis

    When Nick Kyrgios was making history with his stunning Wimbledon win over Rafael Nadal last year, Thanasi Kokkinakis was losing a first round match in the wilds of Illinois. Almost 12 months on, 19-year-old Kokkinakis is in the world top 100 and was Saturday mixing it with world number one Novak…

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  • Tennis-Gasquet survives fearful brush with a pigeon

    By Julien Pretot PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) - Richard Gasquet probably feared defeat in his French Open second-round five-set thriller against Argentine Carlos Berlocq. The bird was trapped in an overhead camera on court Suzanne Lenglen on Thursday when the game was interrupted. Gasquet admitted he…

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  • Djokovic, Nadal, Serena in Saturday special

    Paris (AFP) - Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams as well as nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and in-form Andy Murray serve up a Saturday special at the French Open.

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  • Djokovic dismisses up-and-coming Kokkinakis to advance

    PARIS (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic continuted his smooth progression htowards a maiden French Open title with a 6-4 6-4 6-4 dismissal of Australian prodigy Thanasi Kokkinakis to reach the fourth round on Saturday. The world number one from Serbia showed no ill effects from a groin problem he faced…

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  • Thrilling Monfils survives yet another five-setter

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Although Gael Monfils would prefer to win his matches in routine fashion he cannot help but play thrilling five-setters at the French Open, advancing to the fourth round just before dusk on Friday. The French showman, seeded 13th, featured in his sixth five-setter…

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