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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.






Tennis-Wozniacki joins exodus of women's seeds in Paris

May 28th 2015
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki joined the exodus of women's seeds at the French Open on Thursday when the Dane was bundled out in the second round by Germany's Julia Goerges.






Tennis-Ivanovic survives late-night scare in Paris

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Former champion Ana Ivanovic avoided a second round upset at the French Open when the Serb battled back from a set down to beat lowly-ranked Japanese player Misaki Doi on Wednesday.






UPDATE 16-Tennis-French Open women's singles round 2 results

May 27th 2015
May 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday 7-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat Misaki Doi (Japan) 3-6 6-3 6-4 9-Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) beat Teliana Pereira (Brazil) 6-2 5-7 6-3 28-Flavia Pennetta (Italy) beat Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) 6-2 6-0 8-Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) beat Virginie Razzano (France) 6-3 1-0 (Razzano retired) 21-Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) beat






Tennis-Kyrgios gets walkover over injured Edmund

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Australian Nick Kyrgios was given another day off when his second round opponent Kyle Edmund withdrew from the French Open on Wednesday with an abdominal injury.






Tennis-French Open order of play on Thursday

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Order of play on show courts on the fifth day of the French Open on Thursday (all matches second round, times GMT, prefix numbers denote seedings):






Tennis-Difficult journey leads Bosnia's Dzumhur to idol Federer

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - The odds were stacked against Damir Dzumhur becoming a professional tennis player when he was born in 1992 amid the siege of Sarajevo in a smashed city cut off from the world.






Tennis-Five out of five as Frenchmen enjoy perfect day

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - With no standout leader of the pack, French men progressed en masse to the third round at Roland Garros on Wednesday, scoring a perfect five out of five on their home clay.






WRAPUP 2-Tennis-Nishikori takes centre stage, Halep crashes out

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Roger Federer avoided any more security scares to move safely into the third round of the French Open on Wednesday but danger lurks ahead for the Swiss, namely in the shape of Japanese firebrand Kei Nishikori.






Tennis-Berdych sees off Stepanek to reach French Open third round

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Fourth seed Tomas Berdych fought off some stiff resistance from fellow Czech Radek Stepanek to advance to the third round of the French Open 6-3 6-7(7) 6-3 6-3 on Wednesday.






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

May 27th 2015
May 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Men's Singles matches on Wednesday Round 2 4-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beat Radek Stepanek (Czech Republic) 6-3 6-7(7) 6-3 6-3 13-Gael Monfils (France) beat Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) 4-6 6-4 4-6 6-2 6-3 14-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) beat Dudi Sela (Israel) 6-4 6-1 6-1 Nicolas Mahut (France) beat 24-Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) 6-3 3-6 7-5 6-3 Benoit Paire (France) beat 28-Fabio Fo






Tennis-Tempers flare in the crowd as Paire beats Fognini

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Temperamental Frenchman Benoit Paire's second round clash with Italian hot-head Fabio Fognini at the French Open on Wednesday always promised fireworks but it was in the Court Seven stands that tempers boiled over.






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Nishikori takes centre stage, Halep crashes out

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Roger Federer avoided any more security scares to move safely into the third round of the French Open on Wednesday but danger lurks ahead for the Swiss, namely in the shape of Japanese firebrand Kei Nishikori.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Lightning strikes twice as Halep bows out in Paris

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Lightning struck twice for Romanian Simona Halep, last year's runner-up, as she was knocked out in a second round shock at the French Open 7-5 6-1 by Mirjana Lucic-Baroni on Wednesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Federer not worried who is in the chair

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Roger Federer does not fret about who umpires his matches and said on Wednesday all players should be treated equally by officials, whatever their ranking.






Tennis-Nishikori takes centre stage, Federer cruises on

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Roger Federer avoided any more security scares as he moved smoothly into the third round of the French Open on Wednesday but danger still lurks in the bottom half of the draw, namely in the shape of Japan's Kei Nishikori.






Tennis-Third seed Halep knocked out of French Open

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Romanian Simona Halep, last year's runner-up, was knocked out in the second round of the French Open 7-5 6-1 by Croatian Mirjana Lucic-Baroni on Wednesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Stosur swagger returns after reuniting with coach

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Sam Stosur's decision to re-hire the coach who led her to grand-slam glory four years ago is paying off at the French Open, the Australian said after she blazed into the third round for the loss of one game.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Sharapova says Fed Cup should change dates

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Defending French Open champion Maria Sharapova called for a change in schedule for the Fed Cup on Wednesday, saying playing ties after grand slam tournaments was "pointless".