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Tennis-Djokovic faces tricky second-round match

May 28th 2014
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic has a potentially tricky second-round match at the French Open on Wednesday when he faces local favourite Jeremy Chardy - the man who beat Roger Federer at this year's Rome Masters.






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Li self-destructs as injury, poor form hits seeds

May 27th 2014
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Li Na, the Australian Open champion, followed her male counterpart Stanislas Wawrinka out of the French Open in the first round when she lost 7-5 3-6 6-1 to local favourite Kristina Mladenovic on Tuesday.






Tennis-Murray happy to be Mr Reliable as seeds crash

May 27th 2014
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Andy Murray was just pleased to be Mr Reliable and swerve a first-round banana skin at the French Open on Tuesday as he avoided the fate suffered by two other reigning grand slam champions.






UPDATE 23-Tennis-French Open women's singles round 1 results

May 27th 2014
May 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday 10-Sara Errani (Italy) beat Madison Keys (U.S.) 7-5 3-6 6-1 23-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Mandy Minella (Luxembourg) 6-3 7-5 Casey Dellacqua (Australia) beat Lourdes Dominguez Lino (Spain) 7-5 6-3 Coco Vandeweghe (U.S.) beat Iveta Melzer (Czech Republic) 7-6(6) 6-2






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Wozniacki vows to move on after engagement heartache

May 27th 2014
* Dane returning after breakup with McIlroy (Adds Wickmayer quotes)

Tennis-French Open order of play on Wednesday

May 27th 2014
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Order of play on the fourth day of the French Open on Wednesday (all matches second round, prefix numbers denote seedings):






UPDATE 20-Tennis-French Open men's singles round 1 results

May 27th 2014
May 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Marinko Matosevic (Australia) beat Dustin Brown (Germany) 7-6(5) 6-4 6-7(1) 7-5 Jan-Lennard Struff (Germany) beat Albano Olivetti (France) 6-1 6-4 6-4 23-Gael Monfils (France) beat Victor Hanescu (Romania) 6-2 4-6 6-4 6-2 7-Andy Murray (Britain) beat Andrey Golubev (Kazakhstan) 6-1 6-4 3-6 6-3 24-Fernando Verdasco (Spain) beat Michael Llodra (France) 6-2 7-6(4) 7-6






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Second seed Li self-destructs, Murray through in Paris

May 27th 2014
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Li Na, the Australian Open champion, followed her male counterpart Stan Wawrinka out of the French Open in the first round when she lost 7-5 3-6 6-1 to local favourite Kristina Mladenovic on Tuesday.






Tennis-Stephens ridicules coach's digital skill set

May 27th 2014
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Like most young people, Sloane Stephens is amazed by the older generation's lack of 21st century skills.

Tennis-Murray shakes Golubev off his back to advance in Paris

May 27th 2014
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Andy Murray survived a minor scare to advance to the second round of the French Open on Tuesday, beating Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev 6-1 6-4 3-6 6-3.

Tennis-Wozniacki loses on return after engagement heartache

May 27th 2014
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Caroline Wozniacki's return to tennis and the public eye after her breakup with golfer Rory McIlroy ended in more pain on Tuesday when the 13th seed was knocked out in the French Open first round by Yanina Wickmayer.






Tennis-Mladenovic goes back to childhood to move career forwards

May 27th 2014
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - After a promising start to her career, Kristina Mladenovic looked set to join the long list of talented French tennis players who failed to make it to the top - until a shock French Open win against Li Na put her back on the launchpad.

UPDATE 2-Tennis-Li downed by French youngster in Paris first round

May 27th 2014
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Australian Open champion Li Na, of China, was knocked out of the French Open in the first round when she suffered an embarrassing 7-5 3-6 6-1 defeat by France's Kristina Mladenovic on Tuesday.

Tennis-Halep shows intent with first-round demolition in Paris

May 27th 2014
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Simona Halep knows the claycourts of Paris well after winning the juniors' title here six years ago, and she showed a firm intent to shake up the main tournament with a first-round demolition of Alisa Kleybanova.

Tennis-Australian Open champion Li beaten at French Open

May 27th 2014
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Li Na, the Australian Open champion, followed her male counterpart Stanislas Wawrinka out of the French Open in the first round when she lost 7-5 3-6 6-1 to local favourite Kristina Mladenovic on Tuesday.

RPT-Tennis-Australian Open champion Li knocked out in Paris first round

May 27th 2014
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Australian Open champion Li Na of China was knocked out of the French Open in the first round when she suffered a 7-5 3-6 6-1 defeat against France's Kristina Mladenovic on Tuesday.

Tennis-Tennis-Li Na, Wozniacki feature on French Open's third day

May 27th 2014
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - China's Li Na will hope to avoid a similar fate to Stanislas Wawrinka when she begins her French Open campaign on Tuesday against home player Kristina Mladenovic but the media spotlight will fall on Caroline Wozniacki.






WRAPUP 1-Wawrinka woe, Djokovic lifts mood at damp Open

May 26th 2014
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka came back to earth with a thump on the sodden clay at the French Open when he was beaten by Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first round on Monday to become the tournament's first big casualty.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Struggling Wawrinka needs to solve puzzle

May 26th 2014
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka was preparing for a period of deep introspection after a shock French Open first-round defeat against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on Monday.






UPDATE 4-Tennis-Wawrinka crushed, Nadal and Djokovic untroubled

May 26th 2014
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka was found seriously wanting on the wet clay at the French Open when he was beaten 6-4 5-7 6-2 6-0 by Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first round on Monday.