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Tennis-Tsonga determined to shake off also-ran label

Jun 2nd 2015
PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has looked capable of winning grand slam titles ever since reaching the Australian Open final in 2008 but has always fallen into the category of also-ran.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Wawrinka trips up Federer in all-Swiss duel

Jun 2nd 2015
PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) - The signs that things were going horribly wrong for Roger Federer were laid bare at Roland Garros on Tuesday when the Swiss's racket flew out of his grasp after he tripped up and fell to his hands and knees on the red clay.






UPDATE 3-Tennis-French Open organisers probe metal panel incident

Jun 2nd 2015
PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) - French Open organisers are investigating how a metal panel fell on to the crowd from the upper part of Court Philippe Chatrier, tournament director Gilbert Ysern said on Tuesday.






WRAPUP 2-Tennis-Tsonga, Wawrinka prevail but Federer's gone with the wind

Jun 2nd 2015
* Ivanovic to face Safarova in semi-finals (Adds Tsonga quote)






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Tsonga, Wawrinka prevail but Federer's gone with the wind

Jun 2nd 2015
PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) - Swirling winds caused mayhem and chaos at Roland Garros on Tuesday, with Jo Wilfried Tsonga and Stan Wawrinka emerging unscathed to set up a French Open semi-final.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Tsonga holds nerve to quell Nishikori fightback

Jun 2nd 2015
PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) - Local favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga regained his composure just in time to hold off a stirring fightback from Japanese fifth seed Kei Nishikori, winning 6-1 6-4 4-6 3-6 6-3 to reach the French Open semi-finals on Tuesday.






Tennis-French Open order of play on Wednesday

Jun 2nd 2015
PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) - Order of play on show courts on the 11th day of the French Open on Wednesday (all matches quarter-finals, times GMT, prefix numbers denote seedings): Court Philippe Chatrier (play starts at 1200): 1-Serena Williams (United States) v 17-Sara Errani (Italy) 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) v 6-Rafa Nadal (Spain) Court Suzanne Lenglen (1200): 23-Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) v Alison van Uytvanck (Belgium) 3-Andy Murray (Britain) v 7-David Ferre






Tennis-Tsonga downs Nishikori to reach French Open semi-finals

Jun 2nd 2015
PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) - Local favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga regained his composure just in time to head off a stirring fightback from Japanese fifth seed Kei Nishikori, winning 6-1 6-4 4-6 3-6 6-3 to reach the semi-finals of the French Open on Tuesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-French Open men's singles quarterfinal results

Jun 2nd 2015
June 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Men's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Tuesday 14-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) beat 5-Kei Nishikori (Japan) 6-1 6-4 4-6 3-6 6-3 8-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat 2-Roger Federer (Switzerland) 6-4 6-3 7-6(4)






Tennis-Wawrinka trumps Federer in all-Swiss duel to reach semis

Jun 2nd 2015
PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) - Stanislas Wawrinka trumped fellow Swiss Roger Federer at a grand slam for the first time with a 6-4 6-3 7-6(4) victory in the French Open quarter-finals on Tuesday.






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Aggressive Ivanovic sails into French Open semi-finals

Jun 2nd 2015
PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) - Former champion Ana Ivanovic was at her brilliant, aggressive best as the seventh seed swept aside Ukraine's Elina Svitolina 6-3 6-2 on Tuesday to storm into the French Open semi-finals.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-French Open mixed doubles quarterfinal results

Jun 2nd 2015
June 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Mixed Doubles Quarterfinal matches on Tuesday Lucie Hradecka/Marcin Matkowski (Czech Republic/Poland) beat 7-Timea Babos/Alexander Peya (Hungary/Austria) 7-6(4) 3-6 10-8 2-Bethanie Mattek-Sands/Mike Bryan (U.S.) beat Anastasia Rodionova/Aisam Qureshi (Australia/Pakistan) 6-0 7-6(3)






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Safarova marches into French Open semis

Jun 2nd 2015
PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) - Lucie Safarova and her belting backhand proved a potent weapon at the French Open on Tuesday as the Czech bulldozed her way into the semi-finals with a 7-6 (3) 6-3 win over Spain's Garbine Muguruza.






REFILE-Tennis-Side panel falls on crowd at French Open

Jun 2nd 2015
PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) - A long rectangular side panel fell from a commentary box terrace on to the crowd, forcing the evacuation of two rows of seats at the upper end of Court Philippe Chatrier at the French Open on Tuesday.






Tennis-Safarova marches into French Open semis

Jun 2nd 2015
PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) - Lucie Safarova and her firecracker forehand proved a potent weapon at the French Open on Tuesday as the Czech bulldozed her way into the semi-finals with a 7-6 (3) 6-3 win over Spain's Garbine Muguruza.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-French Open men's doubles quarterfinal results

Jun 2nd 2015
June 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Men's Doubles Quarterfinal matches on Tuesday 5-Jean-Julien Rojer/Horia Tecau (Netherlands/Romania) beat 2-Vasek Pospisil/Jack Sock (Canada/United States) 6-3 6-3 1-Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (U.S.) beat 7-Marcin Matkowski/Nenad Zimonjic (Poland/Serbia) 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4






UPDATE 1-Tennis-French Open women's singles quarterfinal results

Jun 2nd 2015
June 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Tuesday 13-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat 21-Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) 7-6(3) 6-3 7-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat 19-Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 6-3 6-2






Tennis-Ivanovic sails into French Open semi-finals

Jun 2nd 2015
PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) - Former champion Ana Ivanovic was at her brilliant, aggressive best as the seventh seed swept aside Ukraine's Elina Svitolina 6-3 6-2 on Tuesday to storm into the French Open semi-finals.






PREVIEW-Tennis-Nadal and Djokovic reluctant cast in blockbuster

Jun 2nd 2015
PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic did not want it, Rafa Nadal was dreading it but fans will be transfixed when the world's two best claycourters face off in a seismic French Open quarter-final on Wednesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-French Open women's doubles quarterfinal results

Jun 2nd 2015
June 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Doubles Quarterfinal matches on Tuesday 2-Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina (Russia) beat Silvia Soler Espinosa/Maria Teresa Torro (Spain) 6-1 7-6(5) 12-Casey Dellacqua/Yaroslava Shvedova (Australia/Kazakhstan) beat 13-Michaella Krajicek/Barbora Strycova (Netherlands/Czech Republic) 6-3 7-5