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WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Shrieking Sharapova silences Halep in Paris

Jun 7th 2014
PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - Her 12 double faults were a nuisance and the non-stop shrieks that punctured the air for more than three hours even made a baby wail, yet all Maria Sharapova will want to remember from the French Open is the moment she sunk to her knees in triumph.






Tennis-Queen of endurance Sharapova wins it in three ... hours

Jun 7th 2014
PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova had given warning that she was ready for a three hour French Open final - and she was true to her word, stopping the clock at three hours two minutes to lift the trophy.






Tennis-Frenchmen Benneteau and Roger-Vasselin win Paris doubles title

Jun 7th 2014
PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - Frenchmen Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin beat the Spanish pair of Marc Lopez and Marcel Granollers 6-3 7-6(1) to win the men's doubles title at the French Open on Saturday.






Tennis-Nervous Halep admits losing her cool after umpire's call

Jun 7th 2014
PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - Small details can be cruelly decisive in big matches as Simona Halep discovered after losing her composure following an umpire's call in Saturday's French Open final against Maria Sharapova.






Tennis-French Open men's doubles final result

Jun 7th 2014
June 7 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the French Open Men's Doubles Final on Saturday 11-Julien Benneteau/Edouard Roger-Vasselin (France) beat 12-Marcel Granollers/Marc Lopez (Spain) 6-3 7-6(1)






Tennis-Statistics for Sharapova v Halep French Open final

Jun 7th 2014
PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - Statistics from Maria Sharapova's 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4 victory over Simona Halep in the women's singles final at the French Open on Saturday. 7-Maria Sharapova 4-Simona Halep Aces 3 1 Double faults 12 4 1st serve percentage 64 64 Fastest serve 176 kph 174 kph Net points won 8/11






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Sharapova floors Halep to win second French Open title

Jun 7th 2014
PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova claimed her second French Open title when she floored Romanian fourth seed Simona Halep 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4 after a marathon encounter in Saturday's final.






French Open champion Maria Sharapova

Jun 7th 2014
June 7 (Reuters) - Factbox on Russia's Maria Sharapova, who won her second French Open singles title on Saturday with a 6-4 6-7 6-4 win over Romania's Simona Halep






Tennis-List of French Open women's singles champions

Jun 7th 2014
PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - List of women's singles champions: 2014: Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Simona Halep (Romania) 6-4 6-7 6-4 2013 Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Maria Sharapova (Russia) 6-4 6-4 2012 Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Sara Errani (Italy) 6-3 6-2 2011 Li Na (China) beat Francesca Schiavone (Italy) 6-4 7-6 2010 Francesca Schiavone (Italy) beat Samantha Stosur (Australia) 6-4 7-6(2) 2009 Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) beat Dinara Safina (Russia) 6-4 6-2 2008 Ana Ivanovic (S






Tennis-French Open women's singles final result

Jun 7th 2014
June 7 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the French Open Women's Singles Final on Saturday 7-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat 4-Simona Halep (Romania) 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4






Tennis-Sharapova beats Halep to win second French Open title

Jun 7th 2014
PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova beat Romanian fourth seed Simona Halep 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4 to win her second French Open title on Saturday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Halep level with Sharapova in French Open final

Jun 7th 2014
PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - Simona Halep took the French Open women's final into a third set when the Romanian fourth seed won the second 7-6(5) after losing the first 6-4 against Russian seventh seed Maria Sharapova on Saturday.






Tennis-Sharapova takes French Open final first set 6-4

Jun 7th 2014
PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - Russia's Maria Sharapova took the first set of the French Open final 6-4 against Romanian fourth seed Simona Halep on Saturday.






PREVIEW-Tennis-Old hands Nadal and Djokovic do battle in Paris

Jun 7th 2014
PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - This is their 42nd clash, so there will be few surprises for the world's top two players Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic when they face each other over the net in the French Open final on Sunday.






PREVIEW-Tennis-Sharapova, Halep set for guts and guile battle

Jun 7th 2014
PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - One has nothing to lose, the other is expected to win on Saturday.






Tennis-Nadal faces pressure test against rival Djokovic

Jun 6th 2014
PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal knows he will have to find a way of dealing with Novak Djokovic's pressure game if he is going to beat his great rival and win a ninth French Open title, the Spaniard said on Friday.






WRAPUP 2-Tennis-Nadal and Djokovic set up Sunday scorcher

Jun 6th 2014
PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) - The belated appearance of the blazing sun at what had been a cold and chilly French Open until Friday allowed Rafa Nadal to scorch past Andy Murray and set up a hotly-anticipated final with Novak Djokovic.






Tennis-French Open order of play on Saturday

Jun 6th 2014
PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) - Order of play for the women's final on the 14th day of the French Open on Saturday (prefix number denotes seeding, play starts at 1300 GMT/9 AM ET):






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Djokovic sets up another tilt at career slam in Paris

Jun 6th 2014
PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic eventually wore down mercurial Latvian Ernests Gulbis on Friday to reach the French Open final but only after a dip in form that could be punished when he takes on Rafa Nadal for the only title to elude him.






Tennis-Mauled Murray licks wounds after worst defeat by Rafa

Jun 6th 2014
PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) - Andy Murray found no crumbs of comfort after a French Open semi-final mauling at the hands of Rafa Nadal on Friday, describing it as the toughest of his 20 meetings with the Spaniard.