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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.






Tennis-Organisers could do better handling rain, top seeds say

May 26th 2014
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - French Open organisers can't stop the rain from falling on Roland Garros, yet they could have done a better job at smoothing things out on Monday, according to Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

UPDATE 1-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 24-Tennis-French Open men's singles round 1 results

May 26th 2014
May 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spain) beat 3-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) 6-4 5-7 6-2 6-0 Leonardo Mayer (Argentina) beat James Duckworth (Australia) 5-7 6-2 6-4 7-6(2) Donald Young (U.S.) beat Dudi Sela (Israel) 6-1 2-6 6-1 6-0 Dominic Thiem (Austria) beat Paul-Henri Mathieu (France) 6-4 7-6(3) 6-2 Facundo Bagnis (Argentina) beat Julien Benneteau






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.