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UPDATE 1-Tennis-Kvitova struggles to reach second round in Paris

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Czech fourth seed Petra Kvitova, not a natural mover on clay, dug deep to reach the French Open second round by labouring to a 6-4 3-6 6-4 win over New Zealand's Marina Erakovic on Tuesday.






Tennis-Fit-again Cilic says winning is the best healer

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic says wins are the only real recovery medicine from the shoulder injury that delayed the start of his 2015 season.






Tennis-Ferrer bustles through as Rafa time looms

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Roland Garros was abuzz as Rafa Nadal's belated first appearance at this year's French Open loomed but it was less celebrated Spaniard David Ferrer who was first in action on Tuesday, bustling through to the second round.






Tennis-Kvitova struggles to reach second round in Paris

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Czech fourth seed Petra Kvitova dug deep to reach the second round of the French Open as she laboured to a 6-4 3-6 6-4 victory against New Zealand's Marina Erakovic on Tuesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Stephens downs Venus to advance into Paris round two

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Former world number one Venus Williams suffered another early French Open exit when she was beaten 7-6(5) 6-1 by fellow American Sloane Stephens in the first round on Monday.






REFILE- Tennis-Nervy Murray through to second round

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Andy Murray opened his latest campaign for a first French Open victory with a 6-3 6-3 6-1 win over Argentine Facundo Arguello on Monday.






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Sharapova and Murray show off title credentials

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova got back in the groove at her happiest hunting ground while Andy Murray's growing love of clay blossomed as both posted easy first-round wins at the French Open on Monday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Coric leads teenage assault on Roland Garros

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Croatian Borna Coric and Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis led the teenage contingent in the men's draw at the French Open on Monday but American Frances Tiafoe's debut proved a brief one.






UPDATE 22-Tennis-French Open men's singles round 1 results

May 25th 2015
May 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Kyle Edmund (Britain) beat Stephane Robert (France) 2-6 6-4 6-3 5-7 6-2 Jurgen Melzer (Austria) beat 30-Adrian Mannarino (France) 7-6(5) 6-3 7-6(4) 31-Viktor Troicki (Serbia) beat Jan-Lennard Struff (Germany) 6-2 6-1 6-7(3) 6-1 Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) beat Andreas Haider-Maurer (Austria) 6-3 5-7 6-3 7-6(5) 3-Andy Murray (Britain) beat Facundo Argueello (Argen






Tennis-Homegrown Monfils feels no extra French Open pressure

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Former world number seven Gael Monfils is not feeling any extra weight of local expectation at the French Open, despite playing his home grand slam with a highest world ranking since a knee injury in 2012.






UPDATE 25-Tennis-French Open women's singles round 1 results

May 25th 2015
May 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Denisa Allertova (Czech Republic) beat Johanna Konta (Britain) 7-6(17) 4-6 6-2 Sloane Stephens (U.S.) beat 15-Venus Williams (U.S.) 7-6(5) 6-1 12-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat Zhang Shuai (China) 7-6(4) 6-4 Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) beat 22-Barbora Strycova (Czech Republic) 7-6(5) 6-2 Andreea Mitu (Romania) beat Alize Lim (France) 6-3 6-2






Tennis-Stephens downs Venus to advance into Paris round two

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Former world number one Venus Williams suffered another early French Open exit when she was beaten 7-6(5) 6-1 by fellow American Sloane Stephens in the first round on Monday.






Tennis-Coric leads teenage assault on Roland Garros

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Croatian Borna Coric and Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis led the teenage contingent in the men's draw at the French Open on Monday but American Frances Tiafoe's debut proved a brief one.






Tennis-French Open order of play on Tuesday

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Order of play on show courts on the third day of the French Open on Tuesday (all matches first round, times GMT, prefix numbers denote seedings):






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Coughing Sharapova canters into French Open second round

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova was feeling off colour but her game looked in good health as the French Open champion opened her title defence with a 6-2 6-4 first-round win against Estonia's Kaia Kanepi on Monday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Sharapova back in groove, Berdych powers through

May 25th 2015
* Radwanska sent packing in first round (Recasts with Sharapova win)






Tennis-Sharapova canters into French Open second round

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova's French Open title defence got off to a comfortable start as she beat Estonian Kaia Kanepi 6-2 6-4 in the first round on Monday.






CORRECTED-Tennis-Berdych begins title quest, Cornet survives

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Tomas Berdych's long march in search of a maiden grand slam title continued with a straightforward first-round victory at Roland Garros on Monday as the French Open moved up a gear after Sunday's opening skirmishes.






Tennis-Razzano serves underarm at match point, and misses

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Virginie Razzano astonished the French Open crowd on Monday when she served underarm on match point, and missed.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Outsider Berdych still knocking on door 10 years on

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (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.