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WRAPUP 2-Tennis-All seems normal as Nadal begins pursuit of No 10

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - The Eiffel Tower was still standing, the River Seine was flowing away to the sea, the traffic clogged the Peripherique and Rafa Nadal still ruled Roland Garros on Tuesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Bulgarian Dimitrov downed by Sock in first round

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Tenth seed Grigor Dimitrov fell at the first hurdle in the French Open on Tuesday, beaten in straight sets by American Jack Sock.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Djokovic narrowly avoids overtime against Finn

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic will need every last drop of energy if he goes on to meet Rafa Nadal at the French Open so the Serb was happy to avoid overtime against Jarkko Nieminen on Tuesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Serena strolls past Hlavackova in first round

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Twice former champion Serena Williams made a low-key start to her French Open campaign with a 6-2 6-3 victory over Czech qualifier Andrea Hlavackova on Tuesday.






UPDATE 18-Tennis-French Open women's singles round 1 results

May 26th 2015
May 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Lourdes Dominguez Lino (Spain) beat Christina McHale (U.S.) 3-6 7-6(4) 6-4 Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) beat Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia) 6-3 6-3 Danka Kovinic (Montenegro) beat Klara Koukalova (Czech Republic) 6-3 7-6(4) Anna-Lena Friedsam (Germany) beat Alexa Glatch (U.S.) 6-2 4-6 6-4 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Andrea Hlavackova (C






Tennis-I'm no macho man, says Nadal as he's quizzed on sexism

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal's French Open win was reduced to a sideline in his post-match news conference on Tuesday as he was quizzed on sexism and whether or not he had asked for one umpire not to be assigned to his court.






Tennis-French Open order of play on Wednesday

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Order of play on show courts on the fourth day of the French Open on Wednesday (all matches second round, times GMT, prefix numbers denote seeding):






Tennis-Dimitrov downed by Sock in first round of French

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Tenth seed Grigor Dimitrov fell in the first round of the French Open on Tuesday, beaten in straight sets by American Jack Sock.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Bouchard's woeful run continues with early exit

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Eugenie Bouchard's miserable run of form continued with a French Open first-round exit on Tuesday but the Canadian golden girl believes she just needs to start trusting herself to get back in the groove.






Tennis-Isner enjoying getting down and dirty in Paris

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - John Isner is a rare breed, a male American tennis player who enjoys getting his socks dirty on European claycourts.






Tennis-Serena strolls past Hlavackova in French Open first round

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Twice former champion Serena Williams made a low-key start to her French Open campaign with a 6-2 6-3 victory over Czech qualifier Andrea Hlavackova on Tuesday.






UPDATE 17-Tennis-French Open men's singles round 1 results

May 26th 2015
May 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Pablo Carreno (Spain) beat Victor Estrella (Dominican Republic) 6-3 6-1 6-0 Jack Sock (U.S.) beat 10-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) 7-6(7) 6-2 6-3 Carlos Berlocq (Argentina) beat Illya Marchenko (Ukraine) 4-6 3-6 6-3 7-5 6-2 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Jarkko Nieminen (Finland) 6-2 7-5 6-2 Andrea Arnaboldi (Italy) beat James Duckworth (A






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Nadal begins pursuit of number 10, all seems normal

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - The Eiffel Tower was still standing, the River Seine was flowing away to the sea and the traffic still clogged the Peripherique -- and Rafa Nadal still ruled Roland Garros on Tuesday.






Tennis-Bouchard's miserable run continues with early French exit

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Eugenie Bouchard's mediocre run continued when the sixth-seeded Canadian was knocked out of the French Open 6-4 6-4 in the first round by local favourite Kristina Mladenovic on Tuesday.






-Tennis-Djokovic sees off Nieminen in entertaining opener

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Tournament favourite Novak Djokovic beat Finnish veteran Jarkko Nieminen 6-2 7-5 6-2 on Tuesday, kicking off his quest for a first ever Paris trophy to add to his eight other grand slams.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Forehand could be better, says Nadal after win

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Chasing a record-extending 10th French Open crown on the back of his worst claycourt season since prevailing for the first time, Rafa Nadal acknowledged another weakness on Tuesday -- his best shot is not that solid.






Tennis-Townsend lets cat out of the bag, why hotels are best

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - American player Taylor Townsend, when deciding whether to stay in a cramped Parisian hotel or rent a private apartment during Roland Garros, opted for the former.






Tennis-Nadal pulls through French Open first round

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal received a decent workout from French teenager Quentin Halys as he began his quest for a 10th French Open title with a 6-3 6-3 6-4 first-round win on Tuesday.






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.