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Tennis-Ivanovic hurries into French Open last 16

May 29th 2015
PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) - Former champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia raced into the fourth round of the French Open with a 6-0 6-3 demolition of Croatian Donna Vekic on Friday.






Tennis-Coric happy to sacrifice tiramisu on journey to the top

May 28th 2015
PARIS, May 28 (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.






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Serena escapes as women's seeds continue to fall

May 28th 2015
PARIS, May 28 (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.






Tennis-Tomic overshadowed by new Aussie young gun Kokkinakis

May 28th 2015
PARIS, May 28 (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.






UPDATE 15-Tennis-French Open men's singles round 2 results

May 28th 2015
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 (Spain) 6-3 6-2 6-1 Borna Coric (Croatia) beat 18-Tommy Robredo (Spain) 7-5 3-6 6-2 4-6 6-4 Simone Bolelli (Italy) beat 31-Viktor Troicki (Serbia)






UPDATE 15-Tennis-French Open women's singles round 2 results

May 28th 2015
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) 6-2 6-4 23-Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) beat Tereza Smitkova (Czech Republic) 6-2 6-0 Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) beat Denisa Allertova (Czech Re






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Djokovic on groin alert but safely into third round

May 28th 2015
PARIS, May 28 (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.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Murray survives first serious test to reach third round

May 28th 2015
PARIS, May 28 (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.






Tennis-French Open order of play on Friday

May 28th 2015
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Order of play on show courts on the sixth day of the French Open on Friday (all matches third round unless stated, times GMT, prefix numbers denote seeding): Court Philippe Chatrier (play starts at 0900): 29-Alize Cornet (France) v Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Croatia) Damir Dzumhur (Bosnia) v 2-Roger Federer (Switzerland) 26-Samantha Stosur (Australia) v 2-Maria Sharapova (Russia) 14-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) v Pablo Andujar (Spain) Court S






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Serena escapes as women's seeds continue to fall

May 28th 2015
* Nadal, Djokovic and Murray all reach third round (Adds quotes)






Tennis-Murray survives first serious test to reach third round

May 28th 2015
PARIS, May 28 (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.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Serena scolds herself for unprofessional display

May 28th 2015
PARIS, May 28 (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.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Schiavone outlasts Kuznetsova in another marathon duel

May 28th 2015
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.






Tennis-Djokovic on groin alert but safely into third round

May 28th 2015
PARIS, May 28 (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.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Solid Nadal dismisses Almagro to reach third round

May 28th 2015
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - If Rafa Nadal was looking for an opponent to help him find his Roland Garros rhythm, Nicolas Almagro was the perfect candidate.






Tennis-Serena Williams survives scare to reach French Open third round

May 28th 2015
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Serena Williams played with fire at the French Open on Thursday but the world number one pulled through to the third round with a 5-7 6-3 6-3 win against unheralded German Anna-Lena Friedsam.






Tennis-Solid Nadal dismisses Almagro to reach round three in Paris

May 28th 2015
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal got his usual confidence boost from Nicolas Almagro at Roland Garros, reaching the third round with a 6-4 6-3 6-1 victory -- his fourth without dropping a set against his Spanish compatriot on the Paris clay.






Tennis-Schiavone outlasts Kuznetsova in another marathon duel

May 28th 2015
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.






Tennis-Nishikori through to last 16 after Becker pulls out

May 28th 2015
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Kei Nishikori became the first player through to the fourth round of the French Open without hitting a ball on Thursday when his third-round opponent Benjamin Becker withdrew injured.






Tennis-Kvitova struggles to advance into French Open third round

May 28th 2015
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Czech fourth seed Petra Kvitova laboured into the third round of the French Open as she overcame Spain's Silvia Soler-Espinosa 6-7(4) 6-4 6-2 on Thursday.