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PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) - Eight-times champion Rafa Nadal showed glimpses of his awe-inspiring best as he beat Austrian sensation Dominic Thiem 6-2 6-2 6-3 to reach the French Open third round on Thursday.
LONDON, May 29 (Reuters) - Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka has been handed a wildcard entry into the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club starting on June 9 as he looks to shake off a surprise defeat at Roland Garros.
PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) - In the absence of the Williams sisters, 15th seed Sloane Stephens raised American morale at the French Open by easing past Slovenian Polona Hercog 6-1 6-3 on Thursday to reach the third round.
May 28 (Reuters) - It is not something Maria Sharapova would confess to publicly, but Serena Williams's early downfall at the French Open means the statuesque Russian can now skip around Paris with an extra spring in her step.
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Serena Williams was caught cold at the French Open on Wednesday by a Spanish 20-year-old who trounced the defending champion 6-2 6-2 in the second round to provide the shock of the tournament.
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Roger Federer was kept on his toes before he eventually subdued Argentine journeyman Diego Sebastian Schwartzman 6-3 6-4 6-4 to reach the third round of the French Open on Wednesday.
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - World No.1 and defending champion Serena Williams was eliminated in the second round of the French Open when she suffered a 6-2 6-2 defeat against Spain's Garbine Muguruza on Wednesday.
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Venus Williams felt the chill of defeat in the French Open on Wednesday when she became the first seed to lose in the second round, falling 2-6 6-3 6-4 to Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia.
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Slovakian teenager Anna Schmiedlova deprived Venus Williams of a likely third-round meeting with her sister Serena at the French Open when she beat the American 2-6 6-3 6-4 in the second round on Wednesday.