• Tennis-Razzano serves underarm at match point, and misses

    By Andrew Callus PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Virginie Razzano astonished the French Open crowd on Monday when she served underarm on match point, and missed. The French wildcard entry, who had dropped the first set to Paraguayan qualifier Veronica Cepede Royg in the first round match, missed her…

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  • Tennis-Wawrinka unhappy as French Open website mentions private life

    Stan Wawrinka reacted angrily on Sunday after an article on the French Open website mentioned his private life. It's the official website of a grand slam, so I hope the guy who did that article is not a journalist," the eighth-seeded Swiss told a news conference after beating Turkey's Marsel Ilhan…

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  • Berdych into second round, Radwanska crashes out

    World number four Tomas Berdych eased into the French Open second round Monday as heavyweights Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray waited to make their 2015 Roland Garros bows. Berdych, a 2010 semi-finalist, continued his solid claycourt season with a 6-0, 7-5, 6-3 win over Japanese qualifier Yoshihito…

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  • Angry Federer blasts French Open after security scare

    Roger Federer blasted French Open organisers Sunday after a fan breached tight security and raced on to court to grab a 'selfie' with the Swiss great. The 17-time Grand Slam winner had just completed a routine 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win over Colombia's Alejandro Falla when he was shocked to see a young fan…

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  • Outsider Berdych still knocking on door 10 years on

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Tomas Berdych has been seeded in grand slams for 10 years, yet the Czech, ranked fourth at the French Open, is rarely discussed as a potential champion. Hardly helped by the era in which is playing in, Berdych has reached only one grand slam final, at Wimbledon in…

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  • FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: American teen Tiafoe makes Slam debut

    PARIS (AP) -- When Frances Tiafoe steps on Court 5 at the French Open for his Grand Slam main-draw debut Monday, he'll be the first 17-year-old American man to play in the clay-court tournament since 1989, when Pete Sampras and Michael Chang did it.

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  • Tennis-Halep gets ball rolling at Roland Garros, Federer to come

    By Martyn Herman PARIS, May 24 (Reuters) - An eagerly-anticipated French Open began with a brisk Sunday morning workout for last year's women's runner-up Simona Halep as day one's star turn Roger Federer waited in the wings. Romanian Halep, seeded three, made hard work of 91st-ranked Russian…

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  • All roads lead to Rafa for Djokovic, says Courier

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Favourite Novak Djokovic will not be unduly alarmed by the prospect of facing defending champion Rafa Nadal in the quarter-final of the French Open, according to twice winner Jim Courier. Serb Djokovic has been virtually unplayable this year, amassing a 35-2…

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  • Tennis-French Open women's singles round 1 results

    May 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Sunday 7-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat Yaroslava Shvedova (Kazakhstan) 4-6 6-2 6-0 Polona Hercog (Slovenia) beat 24-Peng Shuai (China) 6-0 2-0 (Peng S retired) Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) beat Olivia…

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  • Tennis-Federer canters through first round in Paris

    The second-seeded Swiss, who has a record 17 grand slam titles to his name, barely broke sweat in his flashy pink shorts and lilac shirt as he booked a second-round meeting with either Spain's Marcel Granollers or German qualifier Matthias Bachinger. After misfiring a few backhands, Federer, who…

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  • Sharapova, Murray get French Open bids underway

    Defending champion Maria Sharapova and men's third seed Andy Murray get their French Open campaigns underway on Monday. Sharapova, second seed behind Serena Williams, tackles experienced Estonian Kaia Kanepi who was a quarter-finalist in 2012. Despite a healthy 4-0 career record over the world…

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  • Tennis-Thiem takes first career title in Nice

    May 23 (Reuters) - Austrian Dominic Thiem snatched his maiden ATP career title when he beat Argentine fourth seed Leonardo Mayer 6-7(8) 7-5 7-6(2) to win the Nice Open on Saturday. World number 42 Thiem, labelled one of the world's top prospects, lacked composure in the first set as he lost the…

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  • Tennis-French Open men's singles round 1 results

    May 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Sunday Dudi Sela (Israel) beat Mikhail Kukushkin (Kazakhstan) 7-6(5) 6-3 7-6(4) Steve Johnson (U.S. ...

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  • No mishap as Nishikori books second-round spot in Paris

    PARIS (Reuters) - Japanese fifth seed Kei Nishikori avoided a first-round mishap against local favorite Paul-Henri Mathieu to advance on the first day of the French Open with a 6-3 7-5 6-1 victory on Sunday. Nishikori, who won the claycourt Barcelona Open last month, struggled early on but he was…

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  • Halep says she's stronger now despite tough opener

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Last year's runner-up Simona Halep huffed and puffed past Russian Evgeniya Rodina to reach the second round with a 7-5 6-4 win as the French Open began on Sunday, but the Romanian was not concerned by a patchy display. The third seed was never really threatened…

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  • French Open at a glance

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

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