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UPDATE 1-Tennis-Ivanovic rolls back years to reach French last eight

May 31st 2015
PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) - When a 20-year-old Ana Ivanovic won the French Open in 2008 and the number one ranking followed shortly afterwards the world appeared to be at her feet.






Tennis-Cornet joins Azarenka in slamming line regulations

May 31st 2015
PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) - Local favourite Alize Cornet has backed up former world number one Victoria Azarenka's call for a review of the line call regulations at the French Open, labelling a decision against her on Sunday as "shameful".






Tennis-Nishikori hurries past Gabashvili into quarter-finals

May 31st 2015
PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori blazed into the quarter-finals of the French Open with a 6-3 6-4 6-2 defeat of unseeded Russian Teymuraz Gabashvili on Sunday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Svitolina ends Cornet's French Open run to reach last eight

May 31st 2015
PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) - Alize Cornet fought tooth and nail but the local favourite's French Open run came to an end when she was knocked out 6-2 7-6(9) in the fourth round by Ukrainian 19th seed Elina Svitolina on Sunday.






Tennis-Svitolina ends Cornet's French Open run to reach last eight

May 31st 2015
PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) - Local favourite Alize Cornet's French Open run came to an end when she was knocked out 6-2 7-6(9) in the fourth round by Ukrainian 19th seed Elina Svitolina on Sunday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-French Open women's singles round 4 results

May 31st 2015
May 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Singles Round 4 matches on Sunday 19-Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) beat 29-Alize Cornet (France) 6-2 7-6(9) 7-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat 9-Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) 7-5 3-6 6-1






Tennis-Ivanovic through to last eight at Roland Garros

May 31st 2015
PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) - Former champion Ana Ivanovic battled wind, rain and tough Russian opponent Ekaterina Makarova to reach the quarter-finals of the French Open on Sunday, winning a weather-interrupted match 7-5 3-6 6-1.






Tennis-Chardy turns up heat on Murray, ahead of last 16 clash

May 31st 2015
PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) - If Frenchman Jeremy Chardy needed any extra motivation when he takes on Britain's Andy Murray in the last 16 of the French Open he will only have to cast his mind back a few weeks to Rome.






Tennis-Rain stops play at Roland Garros with Cornet trailing

May 31st 2015
PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) - Rain stopped play at the French Open on Sunday with home favourite Alize Cornet in trouble against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina on Court Philippe Chatrier.






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Williams finds fire just in time to beat Azarenka

May 30th 2015
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams needed all her fighting qualities to beat Victoria Azarenka 3-6 6-4 6-2 and reach the last 16 of the French Open on Saturday.






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Serena survives as Djokovic, Murray down young guns

May 30th 2015
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - Serena Williams's survival instincts dug her out of trouble against a familiar foe on Saturday after Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray slapped down pesky Australian upstarts on day seven of the French Open.






Tennis-Azarenka calls for rule review after controversial call

May 30th 2015
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - Victoria Azarenka called for a "damn review" of tennis rules after falling foul of what she perceived to be a terrible umpiring decision in her French Open fourth-round defeat by Serena Williams.






Tennis-Ferrer through but Spanish brigade on the slide

May 30th 2015
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - Spain are experiencing their worst French Open campaign for almost 20 years despite having Rafa Nadal and David Ferrer through to the fourth round.






Tennis-French Open order of play on Sunday

May 30th 2015
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - Order of play on show courts on the eighth day of the French Open on Sunday (all matches fourth round, times GMT, prefix numbers denote seedings):






UPDATE 7-Tennis-French Open women's singles round 3 results

May 30th 2015
May 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Singles Round 3 matches on Saturday 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat 27-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) 3-6 6-4 6-2 Sloane Stephens (U.S.) beat Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) 6-4 6-1 Julia Goerges (Germany) beat Irina Falconi (U.S.) 6-4 6-1 Alison Van Uytvanck (Belgium) beat Kristina Mladenovic (France) 6-4 6-1 23-Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) beat 16-Madison Keys (U.S.) 6-4 6-2 Andreea Mitu (Romania) beat






Tennis-Williams hits back to beat Azarenka and reach last 16 in Paris

May 30th 2015
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams dug deep to advance into the last 16 of the French Open with a 3-6 6-4 6-2 win against Belarussian 27th seed Victoria Azarenka on Saturday.






Tennis-Lone American Jack ready to Sock it to Nadal

May 30th 2015
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - Jack Sock flew the Stars and Stripes as the lone American male into the last 16 of the French Open after a convincing win against rising Croatian teenager Borna Coric on Saturday.






Tennis-French Open feeling really French for a change

May 30th 2015
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - For the first time since 1971, six French players will play the last 16 at their home slam after Richard Gasquet displayed admirable sang froid to down South African Kevin Anderson at Roland Garros on Saturday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Nadal making all the right noises as form surges

May 30th 2015
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - Listen closely and you can hear the difference, defending champion Rafa Nadal said on Saturday as the Spaniard continued his upsurge in form to reach the last 16 of the French Open.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Djokovic, Murray cut Aussie trailblazers down to size

May 30th 2015
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - Top seed Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray slapped down a pair of Australian upstarts at the French Open but Rafa Nadal showed he is still the man to beat as he powered into the last 16 of the French Open on Saturday.