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UPDATE 1-Tennis-Halep conjures more tricks to reach first slam final

Jun 5th 2014
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - Simona Halep conjured more magical shot-making to torment Andrea Petkovic and reach her first grand slam final with a 6-2 7-6(4) victory in the semi-finals of the French Open on Thursday.






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Sharapova puts Genie back in bottle in Paris

Jun 5th 2014
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - It wasn't easy and at times it wasn't pretty, but Maria Sharapova turned up the heat over three sets against up-and-coming Canadian Eugenie Bouchard on Thursday to reach her third consecutive French Open final.






Tennis-Halep beats Petkovic to reach first grand slam final

Jun 5th 2014
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - Simona Halep reached her first grand slam final when she beat Germany's Andrea Petkovic 6-2 7-6(4) in the semi-finals of the French Open on Thursday.






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

Jun 5th 2014
June 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Singles Semifinal matches on Thursday 4-Simona Halep (Romania) beat 28-Andrea Petkovic (Germany) 6-2 7-6(4) 7-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat 18-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) 4-6 7-5 6-2






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

Jun 5th 2014
June 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Men's Doubles Semifinal matches on Thursday 11-Julien Benneteau/Edouard Roger-Vasselin (France) beat Andrey Golubev/Samuel Groth (Kazakhstan/Australia) 3-6 6-3 6-4 12-Marcel Granollers/Marc Lopez (Spain) beat Marin Draganja/Florin Mergea (Croatia/Romania) 6-3 1-6 6-3






Tennis-Sharapova subdues Bouchard to reach Paris final again

Jun 5th 2014
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova booked her place in the French Open final for the third year in a row when she beat up-and-coming Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 4-6 7-5 6-2 on Thursday.






PREVIEW-Tennis-Nadal and Djokovic eager to renew hostilities

Jun 5th 2014
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - Andy Murray will draw on the experience of being a grand slam champion and Ernests Gulbis is to rely on his "unhealthy diet full of ketchup" as they attempt to prevent a Rafa Nadal-Novak Djokovic French Open final.






Tennis-Unseeded Groenefeld and Rojer lift Paris mixed doubles crown

Jun 5th 2014
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - Unseeded Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Dutchman Jean-Julien Rojer won the French Open mixed doubles title on Thursday.






Tennis-French Open mixed doubles final result

Jun 5th 2014
June 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the French Open Mixed Doubles Final on Thursday Anna-Lena Groenefeld/Jean-Julien Rojer (Germany/Netherlands) beat 8-Julia Goerges/Nenad Zimonjic (Germany/Serbia) 4-6 6-2 10-7






Tennis-Sharapova on verge of third Paris final in a row

Jun 5th 2014
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - Clay has long been Maria Sharapova's least favoured surface, but the Russian, who takes on Eugenie Bouchard on Thursday, is on the brink of reaching her third successive French Open final, a feat she has never achieved in the other grand slams.






WRAPUP 2-Tennis-Nadal and Murray beat fading light to set up semi-final

Jun 4th 2014
PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) - There is not much that spooks Rafa Nadal at the French Open but David Ferrer managed to do just that - for 49 bewitching minutes - before watching in despair as his fellow Spaniard turned into a man possessed to set up a semi-final with Andy Murray.






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Murray in hurry to silence French roar

Jun 4th 2014
PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) - Briton Andy Murray ended home hopes by beating Gael Monfils 6-4 6-1 4-6 1-6 6-0 in a race to beat the fading light in front of a roaring crowd on Wednesday to reach his first French Open semi-final since 2011.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Philosopher Petkovic finds zone to reach first slam semi

Jun 4th 2014
PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) - For a woman who admires 19th century philosophy, Andrea Petkovic says she did not need to think at all to reach her first grand slam semi-final on Wednesday.






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Nadal devours Ferrer after shaky start to reach last four

Jun 4th 2014
PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) - Defending champion Rafa Nadal survived David Ferrer's early fury to reach the French Open semi-finals with a 4-6 6-4 6-0 6-1 win in a repeat of last year's all-Spanish final on Wednesday.






Tennis-I threw in the towel, says Ferrer after losing to Nadal

Jun 4th 2014
PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) - David Ferrer admitted he effectively 'threw in the towel' on the way to a 4-6 6-4 6-0 6-1 quarter-final defeat by defending champion Rafa Nadal at the French Open on Wednesday.

Tennis-French Open order of play on Thursday

Jun 4th 2014
PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) - Order of play on show courts on the 12th day of the French Open on Thursday (prefix number denotes seeding, all matches semi-finals, play starts at 1300 GMT/9 AM ET):






Tennis-Murray snuffs out French hopes in Paris

Jun 4th 2014
PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) - Briton Andy Murray ended home hopes by beating Gael Monfils 6-4 6-1 4-6 1-6 6-0 in front of a roaring crowd on Wednesday to reach his first French Open semi-final since 2011.






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

Jun 4th 2014
June 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Men's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Wednesday 7-Andy Murray (Britain) beat 23-Gael Monfils (France) 6-4 6-1 4-6 1-6 6-0 1-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat 5-David Ferrer (Spain) 4-6 6-4 6-0 6-1






Tennis-Nadal bitten, then devours Ferrer to reach last four

Jun 4th 2014
PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) - Defending champion Rafa Nadal survived David Ferrer's early fury to advance into the French Open semi-finals with a 4-6 6-4 6-0 6-1 win in a repeat of last year's final on Wednesday.






Tennis-Diminutive Halep has all the angles covered

Jun 4th 2014
PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) - So why not Simona Halep? After all, the diminutive Justine Henin won the French Open four times.