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UPDATE 1-Tennis-Nice Open men's singles semifinal results

May 23rd 2014
May 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Nice Open Men's Singles Semifinal matches on Friday 7-Federico Delbonis (Argentina) beat 4-Gilles Simon (France) 6-2 6-4 2-Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) beat Albert Montanes (Spain) 6-0 6-3






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Nuremberg Cup women's singles semifinal results

May 23rd 2014
May 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Nuremberg Cup Women's Singles Semifinal matches on Friday 2-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) beat Karin Knapp (Italy) 6-4 6-3 Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat 4-Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 2-6 6-1 6-2






Tennis-Serena aims for more pleasure and less pain in Paris

May 23rd 2014
PARIS, May 23 (Reuters) - Pain and pleasure go hand-in-hand for Serena Williams when it comes to the French Open and the American hopes she will get an overdose of happiness in one of her favourite cities as she targets a third Roland Garros title.






Tennis-Early Rome defeat was a blessing for Sharapova

May 23rd 2014
PARIS, May 23 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova is not the sort to take defeat lightly yet the former world number one believes her early exit at the Italian Open could be a blessing in disguise for the French Open.






Tennis-Wawrinka is now part of 'Big Five', says Djokovic

May 23rd 2014
PARIS, May 23 (Reuters) - The so-called Big Four of men's tennis is now the Big Five according to long-standing member of the elite Novak Djokovic, but Stanislas Wawrinka is not so sure.






INTERVIEW-Golf-Jacklin urges McIlroy to keep mum on private life

May 23rd 2014
LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) - Twice major winner Tony Jacklin has urged Rory McIlroy to take a leaf out of world number one Adam Scott's book and keep his own counsel on some of his off-the-course issues.






Tennis-Nerves have settled, Nadal warns ahead of French Open

May 23rd 2014
PARIS, May 23 (Reuters) - After admitting to struggling with his self-confidence last month, Rafa Nadal believes his frazzled nerves have now been consigned to history as he launches his bid for a record extending ninth French Open title.

Tennis-Tired? Father of four Federer says he's full of beans for French Open

May 23rd 2014
PARIS, May 23 (Reuters) - Roger Federer could be excused for feeling groggy as he prepares for the French Open after becoming father to a second set of twins but instead the Swiss says he is fully-charged for a run deep into the tournament.






Tennis-French Open draw offers Nadal chance of quick revenge

May 23rd 2014
PARIS, May 23 (Reuters) - Two fellow Spaniards who have already beaten him on his favourite clay surface could lie in wait for favourite and defending champion Rafael Nadal at the French Open.






WRAPUP 1-Golf-Record 62 by Bjorn-again Dane, two eagles for McIlroy

May 22nd 2014
* Round of 68 cheers McIlroy after relationship woes (Adds details)






Golf-Pained McIlroy shuts down lines of outside communication

May 22nd 2014
VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 22 (Reuters) - A distraught Rory McIlroy decided to switch off his mobile phone and give away his laptop after ending his relationship with tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, the Northern Irishman said on Thursday.

UPDATE 3-Tennis-Nice Open men's singles quarterfinal results

May 22nd 2014
May 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Nice Open Men's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Thursday 4-Gilles Simon (France) beat Carlos Berlocq (Argentina) 6-4 6-1 7-Federico Delbonis (Argentina) beat 1-John Isner (U.S.) 6-4 5-7 7-6(6) 2-Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) beat 5-Dmitry Tursunov (Russia) 6-3 3-6 7-6(5) Albert Montanes (Spain) beat Leonardo Mayer (Argentina) 6-7(6) 6-4 6-4






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Nuremberg Cup women's singles quarterfinal results

May 22nd 2014
May 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Nuremberg Cup Women's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Thursday 2-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) beat Yaroslava Shvedova (Kazakhstan) 7-6(3) 7-6(6) 4-Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) beat Mona Barthel (Germany) 6-4 6-4 Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat 1-Angelique Kerber (Germany) 7-6(5) 6-4 Karin Knapp (Italy) beat 7-Caroline Garcia (France) 6-7(9) 6-4 6-4






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Strasbourg International women's singles quarterfinal results

May 22nd 2014
May 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Strasbourg International Women's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Thursday Monica Puig (Puerto Rico) beat 4-Andrea Petkovic (Germany) 6-4 6-4 Madison Keys (U.S.) beat Julia Goerges (Germany) 6-2 2-6 6-2 Silvia Soler Espinosa (Spain) beat Camila Giorgi (Italy) 3-6 6-4 7-5 Christina Mchale (U.S.) beat Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) 6-2 3-1 (Diyas retired)






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Duesseldorf Cup men's singles quarterfinal results

May 22nd 2014
May 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Duesseldorf Cup Men's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Thursday Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) beat 3-Andreas Seppi (Italy) 6-3 6-4 7-Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) beat Juan Monaco (Argentina) 6-4 3-6 6-3 Jiri Vesely (Czech Republic) beat Jurgen Melzer (Austria) 6-1 6-1






Tennis-Serena peaking in time for French Open, says Evert

May 22nd 2014
LONDON, May 22 (Reuters) - Serena Williams can match Steffi Graf's record of 22 grand slam titles and is favourite to take another step towards that milestone at next week's French Open, according to fellow American Chris Evert.






Golf-Wozniacki takes comfort from Liverpool connection

May 22nd 2014
VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 22 (Reuters) - Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki said she was drawing comfort from her fellow supporters of Liverpool football club in her first public comments since golfer Rory McIlroy announced their wedding had been called off.






Tennis-Evert not surprised by McIlroy's split with Wozniacki

May 22nd 2014
LONDON, May 22 (Reuters) - Golfer Rory McIlroy's decision this week to call off his wedding with former world number one tennis player Caroline Wozniacki is no surprise, according to Chris Evert who suffered similar heartache 40 years ago.






INTERVIEW-Tennis-Bartoli happy to be on the outside looking in

May 22nd 2014
LONDON, May 22 (Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli will enjoy the French Open from the safety of a television commentary box this year, free from the pressure loaded on the shoulders of the home brigade.






PREVIEW-Tennis-Williams in the mood for French Open title defence

May 22nd 2014
May 22 (Reuters) - Six different champions in the last six years suggests that tipping a French Open women's champion is something of a lottery, but those backing world No.1 Serena Williams are surely investing wisely.