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Tennis-Wawrinka faces boos again at the French Open

Jun 5th 2015
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - As if playing Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray in the French Open final was not a tough enough task, Stan Wawrinka will probably have to deal with a hostile Roland Garros crowd on Sunday.






Tennis-Djokovic v Murray French semi-final suspended as storm approaches

Jun 5th 2015
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - The French Open semi-final between Noval Djokovic and Andy Murray was suspended on Friday as a thunderstorm approached Roland Garros.






Soccer-FIFA leads the field on pay

Jun 5th 2015
LONDON, June 5 (Reuters) - Soccer's international administrators, like players on the field, are collecting salaries that outstrip most of their peers in other sports, and no less so than at FIFA, annual accounts from governing bodies show.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Ill Serena faces race against time to get fit for final

Jun 5th 2015
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - Illness prevented Serena Williams from practising on the eve of the French Open final and the world number one admitted she faces a race against time to get fit for Saturday's showpiece against Lucie Safarova.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Wawrinka scorches Tsonga to reach French Open final

Jun 5th 2015
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - Stan Wawrinka took on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and 15,000 of his most passionate fans and silenced them all to reach the French Open final for the first time with a 6-3 6-7(1) 7-6(3) 6-4 victory on Friday.






PREVIEW-Tennis-Serena favourite to cough up third French title

Jun 5th 2015
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - Serena Williams is overwhelming favourite to win her third French Open on Saturday but after a tournament of surprises and an untimely bout of illness for the American, Czech Lucie Safarova will sense a rare opportunity.






Tennis-French Open men's singles semifinal results

Jun 5th 2015
June 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Men's Singles Semifinal matches on Friday 8-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat 14-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) 6-3 6-7(1) 7-6(3) 6-4






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

Jun 5th 2015
June 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Doubles Semifinal matches on Friday 12-Casey Dellacqua/Yaroslava Shvedova (Australia/Kazakhstan) beat 2-Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina (Russia) 6-3 6-2 7-Bethanie Mattek-Sands/Lucie Safarova (United States/Czech Republic) beat 9-Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka (Czech Republic) 6-2 5-7 6-4






Tennis-Wawrinka scorches Tsonga to reach French Open final

Jun 5th 2015
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - Stan Wawrinka took on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and 15,000 of his most passionate fans and silenced them all to reach the French Open final for the first time with a 6-3 6-7(1) 7-6(3) 6-4 victory on Friday.






Tennis-Williams skips practice ahead of French open final

Jun 5th 2015
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - Serena Williams is skipping practice on the eve of the French Open final as the world number one battles with illness, organisers said on Friday.






WRAPUP 2-Tennis-Sick Serena battles on to set up Safarova final

Jun 4th 2015
PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) - Serena Williams did not smile, celebrate or even acknowledge the standing ovation she was receiving from the roaring crowd as she watched Timea Bacsinszky's backhand float out on match point at the French Open on Thursday.






Tennis-Serena behaviour not a problem, says Bacsinszky

Jun 4th 2015
PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) - Serena Williams's health and gamesmanship were the subjects on everyone's lips at the French Open after the ailing world number one beat Timea Bacsinszky in the semi-finals on Thursday.






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Ailing Serena beats Bacsinszky to reach French Open final

Jun 4th 2015
PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) - An ailing Serena Williams stayed on course for a 20th grand slam singles title as she came back from the brink to reach the final of the French Open with a 4-6 6-3 6-0 win against Swiss power hitter Timea Bacsinszky on Thursday.






Tennis-French Open order of play for Friday

Jun 4th 2015
PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) - Order of play on court Philippe Chatrier on the 13th day of the French Open on Friday (prefix numbers denote seedings):






Tennis-French Open mixed doubles final result

Jun 4th 2015
June 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the French Open Mixed Doubles Final on Thursday 2-Bethanie Mattek-Sands/Mike Bryan (U.S.) beat Lucie Hradecka/Marcin Matkowski (Czech Republic/Poland) 7-6(3) 6-1






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Safarova silences Ivanovic to reach first slam final

Jun 4th 2015
PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) - Lucie Safarova became the first Czech woman in 34 years to reach the French Open final after she fought back to topple 2008 champion Ana Ivanovic 7-5 7-5 on Thursday.






Tennis-Ailing Serena beats Bacsinszky to reach French Open final

Jun 4th 2015
PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) - An ailing Serena Williams stayed on course for a 20th grand slam singles title as she came back from the brink to reach the final of the French Open with a 4-6 6-3 6-0 win against Swiss power hitter Timea Bacsinszky on Thursday.






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

Jun 4th 2015
June 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Singles Semifinal matches on Thursday 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat 23-Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) 4-6 6-3 6-0 13-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat 7-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) 7-5 7-5






Tennis-Safarova silences Ivanovic to reach first slam final

Jun 4th 2015
PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) - Lucie Safarova became the first Czech woman in 34 years to reach the French Open final after she produced a sensational fightback to topple 2008 champion Ana Ivanovic 7-5 7-5 on Thursday.






PREVIEW-Tennis-Djokovic still faces rocky road to French glory

Jun 4th 2015
PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic's muted celebrations after ending Rafa Nadal's reign as claycourt king were partly out of respect for his Spanish victim but mainly due to the fact the his French Open mission is far from accomplished.