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MONTE CARLO, April 15 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal returned to one of his favourite hunting grounds to thrash Frenchman Lucas Pouille at the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday as his build-up to the French Open began.
PARIS, April 14 (Reuters) - Prize-money at this year's French Open will rise by 12 percent, with the lion's share of the increase for early-round losers, but the singles champions will still receive less than at the three other grand slams.
MONTE CARLO, April 13 (Reuters) - A French Open semi-finallist last year, Ernests Gulbis looked far from ready for the claycourt season when he was thrashed 6-1 6-0 by Austrian Andreas Haider Mauer in Monte Carlo on Monday.