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Tennis-Isner enjoying getting down and dirty in Paris

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - John Isner is a rare breed, a male American tennis player who enjoys getting his socks dirty on European claycourts.






Tennis-Serena strolls past Hlavackova in French Open first round

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Twice former champion Serena Williams made a low-key start to her French Open campaign with a 6-2 6-3 victory over Czech qualifier Andrea Hlavackova on Tuesday.






UPDATE 17-Tennis-French Open men's singles round 1 results

May 26th 2015
May 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Pablo Carreno (Spain) beat Victor Estrella (Dominican Republic) 6-3 6-1 6-0 Jack Sock (U.S.) beat 10-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) 7-6(7) 6-2 6-3 Carlos Berlocq (Argentina) beat Illya Marchenko (Ukraine) 4-6 3-6 6-3 7-5 6-2 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Jarkko Nieminen (Finland) 6-2 7-5 6-2 Andrea Arnaboldi (Italy) beat James Duckworth (A






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Nadal begins pursuit of number 10, all seems normal

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - The Eiffel Tower was still standing, the River Seine was flowing away to the sea and the traffic still clogged the Peripherique -- and Rafa Nadal still ruled Roland Garros on Tuesday.






Tennis-Bouchard's miserable run continues with early French exit

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Eugenie Bouchard's mediocre run continued when the sixth-seeded Canadian was knocked out of the French Open 6-4 6-4 in the first round by local favourite Kristina Mladenovic on Tuesday.






-Tennis-Djokovic sees off Nieminen in entertaining opener

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Tournament favourite Novak Djokovic beat Finnish veteran Jarkko Nieminen 6-2 7-5 6-2 on Tuesday, kicking off his quest for a first ever Paris trophy to add to his eight other grand slams.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Forehand could be better, says Nadal after win

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Chasing a record-extending 10th French Open crown on the back of his worst claycourt season since prevailing for the first time, Rafa Nadal acknowledged another weakness on Tuesday -- his best shot is not that solid.






Tennis-Townsend lets cat out of the bag, why hotels are best

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - American player Taylor Townsend, when deciding whether to stay in a cramped Parisian hotel or rent a private apartment during Roland Garros, opted for the former.






Tennis-Nadal pulls through French Open first round

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal received a decent workout from French teenager Quentin Halys as he began his quest for a 10th French Open title with a 6-3 6-3 6-4 first-round win on Tuesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Kvitova struggles to reach second round in Paris

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Czech fourth seed Petra Kvitova, not a natural mover on clay, dug deep to reach the French Open second round by labouring to a 6-4 3-6 6-4 win over New Zealand's Marina Erakovic on Tuesday.






Tennis-Fit-again Cilic says winning is the best healer

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic says wins are the only real recovery medicine from the shoulder injury that delayed the start of his 2015 season.






Tennis-Ferrer bustles through as Rafa time looms

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Roland Garros was abuzz as Rafa Nadal's belated first appearance at this year's French Open loomed but it was less celebrated Spaniard David Ferrer who was first in action on Tuesday, bustling through to the second round.






Tennis-Kvitova struggles to reach second round in Paris

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Czech fourth seed Petra Kvitova dug deep to reach the second round of the French Open as she laboured to a 6-4 3-6 6-4 victory against New Zealand's Marina Erakovic on Tuesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Stephens downs Venus to advance into Paris round two

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Former world number one Venus Williams suffered another early French Open exit when she was beaten 7-6(5) 6-1 by fellow American Sloane Stephens in the first round on Monday.






REFILE- Tennis-Nervy Murray through to second round

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Andy Murray opened his latest campaign for a first French Open victory with a 6-3 6-3 6-1 win over Argentine Facundo Arguello on Monday.






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Sharapova and Murray show off title credentials

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova got back in the groove at her happiest hunting ground while Andy Murray's growing love of clay blossomed as both posted easy first-round wins at the French Open on Monday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Coric leads teenage assault on Roland Garros

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Croatian Borna Coric and Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis led the teenage contingent in the men's draw at the French Open on Monday but American Frances Tiafoe's debut proved a brief one.






UPDATE 22-Tennis-French Open men's singles round 1 results

May 25th 2015
May 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Kyle Edmund (Britain) beat Stephane Robert (France) 2-6 6-4 6-3 5-7 6-2 Jurgen Melzer (Austria) beat 30-Adrian Mannarino (France) 7-6(5) 6-3 7-6(4) 31-Viktor Troicki (Serbia) beat Jan-Lennard Struff (Germany) 6-2 6-1 6-7(3) 6-1 Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) beat Andreas Haider-Maurer (Austria) 6-3 5-7 6-3 7-6(5) 3-Andy Murray (Britain) beat Facundo Argueello (Argen






Tennis-Homegrown Monfils feels no extra French Open pressure

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Former world number seven Gael Monfils is not feeling any extra weight of local expectation at the French Open, despite playing his home grand slam with a highest world ranking since a knee injury in 2012.






UPDATE 25-Tennis-French Open women's singles round 1 results

May 25th 2015
May 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Denisa Allertova (Czech Republic) beat Johanna Konta (Britain) 7-6(17) 4-6 6-2 Sloane Stephens (U.S.) beat 15-Venus Williams (U.S.) 7-6(5) 6-1 12-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat Zhang Shuai (China) 7-6(4) 6-4 Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) beat 22-Barbora Strycova (Czech Republic) 7-6(5) 6-2 Andreea Mitu (Romania) beat Alize Lim (France) 6-3 6-2