• So far, so very good for Roger Federer at the French Open

    One of Roger Federer's 5-year-old twin daughters had her nose buried in a comic book. Shame, really, that they didn't look up, because the tennis their father wove on the French Open center court verged on art. The canvas for Federer's strokes, the backhand as smooth as a cat's paw and the forehand…

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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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  • 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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  • Sharapova advances with advice for prodigies

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova knows the pitfalls of being a prodigy and after easing into the fourth round at Roland Garros on Friday the seasoned grand slam champion offered some sage advice to the new generation in women's tennis. The French Open defending champion, seeded…

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

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

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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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  • Emotional Sharapova, Ivanovic into French Open fourth round

    Defending champion Maria Sharapova reached the French Open last-16 on Friday although she appeared on the verge of tears at the end of her straight-sets win over Samantha Stosur. The world number two made the fourth round for the 11th time with a 6-3, 6-4 win over the 26th seeded Australian. It was…

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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, Wawrinka advance a French Open

    - Swiss pair Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka both eased into the last 16 of the French Open on Friday as hopes of a first home winner in 32 years were boosted. Second-seeded Federer, whose sole title win in Paris came in 2009, reached the fourth round for the 11th straight year with a…

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  • The Latest: 9 seeded players go out on French Open day 5

    The Latest from the French Open: --- 9:55 p.m. Nine more seeded players have been sent packing on Day 5 at the French Open. Five of them were in the men's draw - No. 16 John Isner, No. 18 Tommy Robredo, No. 22 Philipp Kohlschreiber, No. 27 Bernard Tomic and No. 31 Viktor Troicki. Among the women,…

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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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  • 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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  • Tennis - Federer into last 16 at French Open

    - Roger Federer reached the last 16 of the French Open for the 11th straight year on Friday, coasting past Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia-Herzegovina 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. The Swiss second seed, whose only title win at Roland Garros came in 2009, held his serve throughout as he made it to the fourth round…

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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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  • 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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  • Sharapova into French Open last-16

    Paris (AFP) - Defending champion Maria Sharapova reached the French Open fourth round for the 11th time on Friday with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Australia's Samantha Stosur.

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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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  • French Open At A Glance

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

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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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