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Tennis-Under-par Serena advances to French Open last eight

Jun 1st 2015
PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) - Serena Williams continued to struggle through the French Open draw on Monday, huffing and puffing her way into the quarter-finals with a 1-6 7-5 6-3 win over fellow American Sloane Stephens.






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Champion Sharapova bounced out by Czech Safarova

Jun 1st 2015
PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova's impressive sequence of French Open results ended when the defending champion was knocked out 7-6(3) 6-4 by 13th-seeded Czech Lucie Safarova in the fourth round on Monday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Triumphant Ferrer lurking dangerously, as always

Jun 1st 2015
PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) - Ever-reliable Spaniard David Ferrer slipped almost unnoticed into the French Open quarter-finals with a dismissive 6-2 6-2 6-4 win over Croatia's Marin Cilic on Monday.






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.






Tennis-Ruthless Ferrer too good for Cilic, moves into last eight

Jun 1st 2015
PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) - Spaniard David Ferrer slipped almost unnoticed into the French Open quarter-finals with a dismissive 6-2 6-2 6-4 win over Croatia's Marin Cilic on Monday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Muguruza hungry for more as she makes last eight again

Jun 1st 2015
PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) - Garbine Muguruza proved that last year's impressive performance at the French Open was no fluke when she repeated her run to the quarter-finals on Monday but she is hungry for more.






Tennis-Federer dismisses Monfils to reach last eight

Jun 1st 2015
PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) - Roger Federer reached the quarter-finals of the French Open with a 6-3 4-6 6-4 6-1 defeat of local favourite Gael Monfils on Monday.






Tennis-Sharapova knocked out of French Open

Jun 1st 2015
PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) - Defending champion Maria Sharapova was knocked out of the French Open in the fourth round following a 7-6(3) 6-4 defeat by Czech 13th seed Lucie Safarova on Monday.






Tennis-Efficient Muguruza repeats run to French Open quarters

Jun 1st 2015
PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) - Spain's Garbine Muguruza proved last year's impressive performance at the French Open was no fluke when she repeated her run to the quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-4 win over 28th-seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta on Monday.






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Tsonga lights up Paris to reach last eight, Cornet out

May 31st 2015
PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) - Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga illuminated a grey day in Paris with a thrilling win over Tomas Berdych to reach the French Open quarter-finals on Sunday but Maria's Sharapova's title defence was put on hold by the rain.






Tennis-French Open order of play on Monday

May 31st 2015
PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) - Order of play on show courts on the ninth day of the French Open on Monday (all matches fourth round unless stated, times GMT, prefix numbers denote seedings):






Tennis-Wawrinka bulldozes into French Open last eight

May 31st 2015
PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) - Swiss eighth seed Stan Wawrinka raced into the French Open quarter-finals by hammering Frenchman Gilles Simon 6-1 6-4 6-2 on Sunday.






UPDATE 2-Tennis-French Open men's singles round 4 results

May 31st 2015
May 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Men's Singles Round 4 matches on Sunday 8-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat 12-Gilles Simon (France) 6-1 6-4 6-2 14-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) beat 4-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) 6-3 6-2 6-7(5) 6-3 5-Kei Nishikori (Japan) beat Teymuraz Gabashvili (Russia) 6-3 6-4 6-2






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Nishikori makes his mark in reaching last eight

May 31st 2015
PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) - Kei Nishikori reached a landmark by qualifying for the French Open quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-4 6-2 win over unseeded Russian Teymuraz Gabashvili on Sunday but may just be getting started.






Tennis-Tsonga beats Berdych to roar into French Open last eight

May 31st 2015
PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) - Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rose to the occasion to beat Czech fourth Tomas Berdych 6-3 6-2 6-7(5) 6-3 on Sunday and reach the quarter-finals of his home slam for the third time in four years.






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.