• Tennis-French Open order of play on Tuesday

    PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) - Order of play on show courts on the 10th day of the French Open on Tuesday (all matches quarter-finals, time GMT, prefix numbers denote seedings): Court Philippe Chatrier (play starts at 1200): 7-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) v 19-Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 5-Kei Nishikori (Japan)…

  • Federer speeds past Monfils, sets sights on Wawrinka

    Roger Federer polished off Gael Monfils without eating too far into his energy reserves on Monday, knowing he will need everything in his tank to face fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka in Tuesday's French Open quarter-final. Locked at one set apiece when bad light stopped on Sunday, Federer was…

  • Serena Williams advances to Roland Garros quarterfinals

    The 19-time Grand Slam champion has been tested more in Paris than at any recent Grand Slam

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  • Champion Sharapova bounced out by Czech Safarova

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova's impressive sequence of French Open results ended when the defending champion was knocked out 7-6(3) 6-4 by 13th-seeded Czech Lucie Safarova in the fourth round on Monday. The second-seeded Russian had reached the previous three finals at Roland…

  • McEnroe agrees with Azarenka about bringing replay to tennis

    PARIS (AP) — After a much-debated call in her French Open loss to Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka suggested that perhaps it's time for full-on instant replay to be used in tennis — beyond simply the Hawk-Eye line-calling technology used at other tournaments.

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  • Williams tops Stephens; Sharapova out; Djokovic-Nadal on tap

    PARIS (AP) — For the third match in a row at the French Open, Serena Williams was oddly out of sorts at the outset and dropped the opening set.

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  • Federer back into French Open quarterfinals

    PARIS (AP) — A night's rest did little to help Gael Monfils against Roger Federer at the French Open.

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  • French Open lookahead: Federer faces Wawrinka in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — Swiss fans can rub their hands in delight: They're guaranteed to have a man in the semifinals at Roland Garros.

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  • Tennis-French Open mixed doubles quarterfinal results

    June 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Mixed Doubles Quarterfinal matches on Monday Zheng Jie/Henri Kontinen (China/Finland) beat Chan Yung-Jan/John Peers (Chinese Taipei/Australia) 6-4 6-4 Katarina Srebotnik/Horia Tecau (Slovenia/Romania) beat Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez/Robert…

  • Serena 'living on the edge' in Paris

    World number one Serena Williams blasted herself for a performance "verging on unprofessionalism" after she needed another three sets to get past compatriot Sloane Stephens in the fourth round of the French Open on Monday. Williams beat the unseeded Stephens to reach the quarter-finals, but only…

  • It's on: Djokovic vs. Nadal in French Open quarterfinals

    From the moment the French Open draw was made more than a week ago, this is the match the tennis world has been awaiting: No. 1 Novak Djokovic against nine-time champion Rafael Nadal. Except instead of the final, Wednesday's blockbuster will come in the quarterfinals. ''The match that everybody…

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  • Sharapova bows out, Nadal sets up Djokovic showdown

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - A cold chill circulated around Maria Sharapova as the title holder was frozen out of the French Open on Monday but there was no stopping Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal from blazing a trail towards a scorching showdown. A day after rain played havoc with the…

  • Djokovic, Nadal set-up French Open blockbuster

    Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will clash in a French Open quarter-final blockbuster on Wednesday in one of the sport's most-eagerly awaited clashes of recent times. World number one and top seed Djokovic eased into the last eight on Monday with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-3 win over France's Richard Gasquet.…

  • Nadal ready to fight after chalking up win number 70

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - It should have been the final, it should have had a presentation ceremony at the end -- yet the only prize up for grabs for Rafa Nadal or Novak Djokovic is a semi-final place at the French Open. "The winner of the match will not be Roland Garros champion. "Novak…

  • Tennis-Ruthless Ferrer too good for Cilic, moves into last eight

    PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) - Spaniard David Ferrer slipped almost unnoticed into the French Open quarter-finals with a dismissive 6-2 6-2 6-4 win over Croatia's Marin Cilic on Monday. The 33-year-old seventh seed was at his relentless best as he suffocated the more powerful Cilic, moving easily…

  • Tennis - Nishikori has no pressure against Tsonga, says Chang

    - Kei Nishikori will face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Tuesday feeling "no pressure" despite trying to become the first Japanese man to make the French Open quarter-finals since 1933. "Kei has no pressure. Chang, in Paris for the seniors tournament, said he was confident that the Court Philippe Chatrier…

  • Tennis-Nadal chalks up win number 70 at Roland Garros

    Rafa Nadal warmed up for a possible quarter-final blockbuster against world number one Novak Djokovic with a 6-3 6-1 5-7 6-2 triumph over American tyro Jack Sock on Monday. The 22-year-old unexpectedly snatched the third set from Nadal but that only delayed the inevitable as the Spaniard became the…