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Tennis-Chardy turns up heat on Murray, ahead of last 16 clash

May 31st 2015
PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) - If Frenchman Jeremy Chardy needed any extra motivation when he takes on Britain's Andy Murray in the last 16 of the French Open he will only have to cast his mind back a few weeks to Rome.






Tennis-Rain stops play at Roland Garros with Cornet trailing

May 31st 2015
PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) - Rain stopped play at the French Open on Sunday with home favourite Alize Cornet in trouble against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina on Court Philippe Chatrier.






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Williams finds fire just in time to beat Azarenka

May 30th 2015
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams needed all her fighting qualities to beat Victoria Azarenka 3-6 6-4 6-2 and reach the last 16 of the French Open on Saturday.






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Serena survives as Djokovic, Murray down young guns

May 30th 2015
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - Serena Williams's survival instincts dug her out of trouble against a familiar foe on Saturday after Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray slapped down pesky Australian upstarts on day seven of the French Open.






Tennis-Azarenka calls for rule review after controversial call

May 30th 2015
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - Victoria Azarenka called for a "damn review" of tennis rules after falling foul of what she perceived to be a terrible umpiring decision in her French Open fourth-round defeat by Serena Williams.






Tennis-Ferrer through but Spanish brigade on the slide

May 30th 2015
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - Spain are experiencing their worst French Open campaign for almost 20 years despite having Rafa Nadal and David Ferrer through to the fourth round.






Tennis-French Open order of play on Sunday

May 30th 2015
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - Order of play on show courts on the eighth day of the French Open on Sunday (all matches fourth round, times GMT, prefix numbers denote seedings):






UPDATE 7-Tennis-French Open women's singles round 3 results

May 30th 2015
May 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Singles Round 3 matches on Saturday 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat 27-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) 3-6 6-4 6-2 Sloane Stephens (U.S.) beat Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) 6-4 6-1 Julia Goerges (Germany) beat Irina Falconi (U.S.) 6-4 6-1 Alison Van Uytvanck (Belgium) beat Kristina Mladenovic (France) 6-4 6-1 23-Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) beat 16-Madison Keys (U.S.) 6-4 6-2 Andreea Mitu (Romania) beat






Tennis-Williams hits back to beat Azarenka and reach last 16 in Paris

May 30th 2015
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams dug deep to advance into the last 16 of the French Open with a 3-6 6-4 6-2 win against Belarussian 27th seed Victoria Azarenka on Saturday.






Tennis-Lone American Jack ready to Sock it to Nadal

May 30th 2015
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - Jack Sock flew the Stars and Stripes as the lone American male into the last 16 of the French Open after a convincing win against rising Croatian teenager Borna Coric on Saturday.






Tennis-French Open feeling really French for a change

May 30th 2015
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - For the first time since 1971, six French players will play the last 16 at their home slam after Richard Gasquet displayed admirable sang froid to down South African Kevin Anderson at Roland Garros on Saturday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Nadal making all the right noises as form surges

May 30th 2015
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - Listen closely and you can hear the difference, defending champion Rafa Nadal said on Saturday as the Spaniard continued his upsurge in form to reach the last 16 of the French Open.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Djokovic, Murray cut Aussie trailblazers down to size

May 30th 2015
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - Top seed Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray slapped down a pair of Australian upstarts at the French Open but Rafa Nadal showed he is still the man to beat as he powered into the last 16 of the French Open on Saturday.






UPDATE 7-Tennis-French Open men's singles round 3 results

May 30th 2015
May 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Men's Singles Round 3 matches on Saturday 20-Richard Gasquet (France) beat 15-Kevin Anderson (South Africa) 4-6 7-6(4) 7-5 6-4 7-David Ferrer (Spain) beat Simone Bolelli (Italy) 6-3 1-6 5-7 6-0 6-1 6-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat Andrey Kuznetsov (Russia) 6-1 6-3 6-2 Jack Sock (U.S.) beat Borna Coric (Croatia) 6-2 6-1 6-4 Jeremy Chardy (France) beat 17-David Goffin (Belgium) 6






Tennis-Nadal crushes Kuznetsov to reach last 16 in style

May 30th 2015
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal's attempt to win the French Open for a 10th time picked up pace with a 6-1 6-3 6-2 third round demolition of unseeded Russian Andrey Kuznetsov at Roland Garros on Saturday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Ruthless Djokovic downs Kokkinakis to reach last 16

May 30th 2015
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic continued his smooth progress in his bid for a maiden French Open title with a 6-4 6-4 6-4 win over Australian prodigy Thanasi Kokkinakis to reach the fourth round on Saturday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Murray tames Kyrgios to reach last 16

May 30th 2015
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - Andy Murray tamed Australian wildchild Nick Kyrgios to reach the last 16 of the French Open on Saturday, winning an entertaining tussle 6-4 6-2 6-3 on Court Suzanne Lenglen.






Tennis-Djokovic and Murray cut Aussie trailblazers down to size

May 30th 2015
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - Top seed Novak Djokovic and third seed Andy Murray slapped down a pair of Australian upstarts at the French Open to reach the last 16 in impressive fashion on Saturday.






Tennis-Federer wary of dangerman Monfils

May 30th 2015
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - Roger Federer will need to snap a two-match losing streak against French showman Gael Monfils on Sunday if he wants to stay in the hunt for a second French Open title.






Tennis-Djokovic dismisses up-and-coming Kokkinakis to advance

May 30th 2015
PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic continuted his smooth progression htowards a maiden French Open title with a 6-4 6-4 6-4 dismissal of Australian prodigy Thanasi Kokkinakis to reach the fourth round on Saturday.