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Tennis-Australian Open champion Wawrinka knocked out in Paris

May 26th 2014
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka was knocked out in the first round of the French Open by Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain on Monday.

Tennis-Bagnis wins 18-16 in fifth after Open roller-coaster

May 26th 2014
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Facundo Bagnis of Argentina won one of the strangest matches at the French Open 18-16 in the fifth set on Monday - 3-1/2 hours after taking the first two sets against Julien Benneteau with the loss of just three games.

UPDATE 18-Tennis-French Open women's singles round 1 results

May 26th 2014
May 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 28-Andrea Petkovic (Germany) beat Misaki Doi (Japan) 6-3 6-3 5-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) 7-5 6-2 Marina Erakovic (New Zealand) beat Nadiya Kichenok (Ukraine) 6-2 6-1 Taylor Townsend (U.S.) beat Vania King (U.S.) 7-5 6-1 Kurumi Nara (Japan) beat Anna Tatishvili (U.S.) 6-1 6-4






Tennis-Stosur stitched up after gym work goes wrong

May 26th 2014
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Samantha Stosur won her first match at the French Open on Monday with five stitches in her leg after misjudging a jump in the gym.

Tennis-French Open order of play on Tuesday

May 26th 2014
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Order of play on the third day of the French Open on Tuesday (all matches first round, prefix numbers denote seedings):






Tennis-Ruthless Nadal demolishes Ginepri at French Open

May 26th 2014
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - World No.1 Rafa Nadal started his French Open title defence in ruthless fashion, dismantling American Robby Ginepri 6-0 6-3 6-0 to reach the second round on Monday.

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Djokovic makes new friend in first round win

May 26th 2014
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Second seed Novak Djokovic distracted the Roland Garros crowd but kept his focus as he made light work of Portuguese Joao Sousa to reach the second round of the French Open with a 6-1 6-2 6-4 win on Monday.

Tennis-Joker Djokovic sails through in Paris first round

May 26th 2014
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic distracted the Roland Garros crowd but kept his focus as he made light work of Portuguese Joao Sousa to reach the second round of the French Open with a 6-1 6-2 6-4 win on Monday.

UPDATE 1-Tennis-'Red dirt girl' Sharapova eases into second round

May 26th 2014
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - The days when Maria Sharapova was struggling through the early rounds at Roland Garros are long gone as the Russian, who once described herself as a 'cow on ice' on clay, has matured into a feared competitor on the slow surface.

Tennis-Rain stops play at French Open

May 26th 2014
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Heavy rain stopped first-round action at the French Open on Monday, the second day of the grand slam tournament.






Tennis-Sharapova in the pink after French Open win

May 26th 2014
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova emerged unscathed from an all-Russian battle against Ksenia Pervak on the rain-delayed second day of the French Open on Monday.






Tennis-Sharapova blows away Ksenia to reach Paris round two

May 26th 2014
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova hurried into the second round of the French Open on Monday with a 6-1 6-2 demolition of fellow Russian Ksenia Pervak.






Tennis-Wozniacki's broken heart faces dissection at Roland Garros

May 26th 2014
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - If having a broken heart was a viable excuse for withdrawing from a grand slam tournament, Caroline Wozniacki might be tempted to use it.






Golf-Wentworth win could be my 2014 launch pad, says McIlroy

May 26th 2014
LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) - Former world number one Rory McIlroy believes the confidence he will gain from his BMW PGA Championship victory at Wentworth could act as a launch pad to get him back on top of the rankings.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-No centre court for Nadal at rain-hit start of French defence

May 26th 2014
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal, looking to extend his French Open record to nine titles, starts his Roland Garros campaign with what is likely to be his only appearance on court Suzanne Lenglen as the start of play was delayed by one hour because of rain on Monday.






Tennis - WTA Tour singles standings

May 26th 2014
May 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the WTA Tour singles Points 1 (1) Serena Williams(U.S.) 11590 2 (2) Li Na(China) 7540 3 (3) Agnieszka Radwanska(Poland) 6360 4 (4) Simona Halep(Romania) 5140 5 (5) Victoria Azarenka(Belarus) 4741 6 (6) Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 4600 7 (7)






Tennis-ATP Tour singles standings

May 26th 2014
May 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the ATP Tour singles Points 1 (1) Rafa Nadal(Spain) 12500 2 (2) Novak Djokovic(Serbia) 11850 3 (3) Stanislas Wawrinka(Switzerland) 5830 4 (4) Roger Federer(Switzerland) 5125 5 (5) David Ferrer(Spain) 5030 6 (6) Tomas Berdych(Czech Republic) 4330 7 (7) Juan Martin Del Potro(Argentina) 4125 8






Tennis-No centre court for Nadal at start of French Open defence

May 26th 2014
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal, looking to extend his French Open record to nine titles, starts his Roland Garros campaign with what is likely to be his only appearance on court Suzanne Lenglen on Monday.






UPDATE 12-Tennis-French Open women's singles round 1 results

May 25th 2014
May 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Sunday Varvara Lepchenko (U.S.) beat Petra Cetkovska (Czech Republic) 6-4 6-1 Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) beat Annika Beck (Germany) 6-7(5) 6-3 6-2 Johanna Larsson (Sweden) beat Maria Kirilenko (Russia) 6-1 6-2 Ajla Tomljanovic (Croatia) beat Francesca Schiavone (Italy) 6-3 6-3 8-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Katarzyna Piter (Poland) 6-3 6-1 Garbine Muguruza Bl






UPDATE 11-Tennis-French Open men's singles round 1 results

May 25th 2014
May 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Sunday Jeremy Chardy (France) beat Daniel Gimeno-Traver (Spain) 7-5 6-2 6-2 20-Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine) beat Albert Ramos (Spain) 7-6(4) 6-4 6-1 13-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) beat Edouard Roger-Vasselin (France) 7-6(4) 7-5 6-2 Sam Querrey (U.S.) beat Filippo Volandri (Italy) 7-6(3) 6-4 6-3 31-Dmitry Tursunov (Russia) beat Poti