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REFILE-Tennis-Side panel falls on crowd at French Open

Jun 2nd 2015
PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) - A long rectangular side panel fell from a commentary box terrace on to the crowd, forcing the evacuation of two rows of seats at the upper end of Court Philippe Chatrier at the French Open on Tuesday.






Tennis-Safarova marches into French Open semis

Jun 2nd 2015
PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) - Lucie Safarova and her firecracker forehand proved a potent weapon at the French Open on Tuesday as the Czech bulldozed her way into the semi-finals with a 7-6 (3) 6-3 win over Spain's Garbine Muguruza.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-French Open men's doubles quarterfinal results

Jun 2nd 2015
June 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Men's Doubles Quarterfinal matches on Tuesday 5-Jean-Julien Rojer/Horia Tecau (Netherlands/Romania) beat 2-Vasek Pospisil/Jack Sock (Canada/United States) 6-3 6-3 1-Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (U.S.) beat 7-Marcin Matkowski/Nenad Zimonjic (Poland/Serbia) 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4






UPDATE 1-Tennis-French Open women's singles quarterfinal results

Jun 2nd 2015
June 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Tuesday 13-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat 21-Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) 7-6(3) 6-3 7-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat 19-Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 6-3 6-2






Tennis-Ivanovic sails into French Open semi-finals

Jun 2nd 2015
PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) - Former champion Ana Ivanovic was at her brilliant, aggressive best as the seventh seed swept aside Ukraine's Elina Svitolina 6-3 6-2 on Tuesday to storm into the French Open semi-finals.






PREVIEW-Tennis-Nadal and Djokovic reluctant cast in blockbuster

Jun 2nd 2015
PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic did not want it, Rafa Nadal was dreading it but fans will be transfixed when the world's two best claycourters face off in a seismic French Open quarter-final on Wednesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-French Open women's doubles quarterfinal results

Jun 2nd 2015
June 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Doubles Quarterfinal matches on Tuesday 2-Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina (Russia) beat Silvia Soler Espinosa/Maria Teresa Torro (Spain) 6-1 7-6(5) 12-Casey Dellacqua/Yaroslava Shvedova (Australia/Kazakhstan) beat 13-Michaella Krajicek/Barbora Strycova (Netherlands/Czech Republic) 6-3 7-5






Games-Tamarine pursues more success on court, rather than in one

Jun 2nd 2015
SINGAPORE, June 2 (Reuters) - Thai trailblazer Tamarine Tanasugarn is well prepared for life after tennis having completed a law degree but retirement talk remains on hold while the 38-year-old chases more success on the court rather than in one.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Nadal ready to fight after chalking up win number 70

Jun 1st 2015
PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) - It should have been the final, it should have had a presentation ceremony at the end -- yet the only prize up for grabs for Rafa Nadal or Novak Djokovic is a semi-final place at the French Open.






Tennis-French Open order of play on Tuesday

Jun 1st 2015
PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) - Order of play on show courts on the 10th day of the French Open on Tuesday (all matches quarter-finals, time GMT, prefix numbers denote seedings):






WRAPUP 4-Tennis-Sharapova bows out, Nadal sets up Djokovic showdown

Jun 1st 2015
PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) - A cold chill circulated around Maria Sharapova as the title holder was frozen out of the French Open on Monday but there was no stopping Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal from blazing a trail towards a scorching showdown.






UPDATE 5-Tennis-French Open women's singles round 4 results

Jun 1st 2015
June 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Singles Round 4 matches on Monday 23-Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) beat 4-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 2-6 6-0 6-3 Alison Van Uytvanck (Belgium) beat Andreea Mitu (Romania) 6-1 6-3 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Sloane Stephens (U.S.) 1-6 7-5 6-3 17-Sara Errani (Italy) beat Julia Goerges (Germany) 6-2 6-2 13-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat 2-Maria Sharapova (






Tennis-Kvitova tamed by unheralded Bacsinszky in Paris

Jun 1st 2015
PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) - Czech fourth seed Petra Kvitova was sent packing from the French Open when she lost 2-6 6-0 6-3 to Swiss Timea Bacsinszky in the fourth round on Monday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Djokovic thrashes Gasquet to set up Nadal clash

Jun 1st 2015
PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) - With a monster clash against claycourt machine Rafa Nadal looming, Novak Djokovic wasted no time in executing an awe-inspiring demolition of Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-1 6-2 6-3 on Monday to reach the French Open quarter-finals.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-On-edge Serena beats Stephens to reach last eight

Jun 1st 2015
PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) - Serena Williams has been living on the edge at the French Open and once again on Monday she survived, huffing and puffing into the quarter-finals with a 1-6 7-5 6-3 win over fellow American Sloane Stephens.






Tennis-Djokovic thrashes Gasquet to set up Nadal clash

Jun 1st 2015
PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic demolished Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-1 6-2 6-3 in an awe-inspiring performance at the French Open on Monday to set up a much-anticipated quarter-final clash with Rafa Nadal.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Victorious Murray silences Chardy with racket work

Jun 1st 2015
PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) - Andy Murray let his racket, rather than his mouth, do the talking when he silenced Jeremy Chardy with a 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-2 win in the fourth round of the French Open on Monday.






UPDATE 4-Tennis-French Open men's singles round 4 results

Jun 1st 2015
June 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Men's Singles Round 4 matches on Monday 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat 20-Richard Gasquet (France) 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat Jack Sock (U.S.) 6-3 6-1 5-7 6-2 3-Andy Murray (Britain) beat Jeremy Chardy (France) 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-2 7-David Ferrer (Spain) beat 9-Marin Cilic (Croatia) 6-2 6-2 6-4 2-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat 13-Gael Monfils (France) 6-3 4-6 6-4 6-1






Tennis-Nadal chalks up win number 70 at Roland Garros

Jun 1st 2015
PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal warmed up for a possible quarter-final blockbuster against world number one Novak Djokovic with a 6-3 6-1 5-7 6-2 triumph over American tyro Jack Sock on Monday.






REFILE-UPDATE 1-Tennis-Federer speeds past Monfils, sets sights on Wawrinka

Jun 1st 2015
PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) - Roger Federer polished off Gael Monfils without eating too far into his energy reserves on Monday, knowing he will need everything in his tank to face fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka in Tuesday's French Open quarter-final.