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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.






Tennis-Sharapova blows away Ksenia to reach Paris round two

May 26th 2014
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova hurried into the second round of the French Open on Monday with a 6-1 6-2 demolition of fellow Russian Ksenia Pervak.






Tennis-Wozniacki's broken heart faces dissection at Roland Garros

May 26th 2014
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - If having a broken heart was a viable excuse for withdrawing from a grand slam tournament, Caroline Wozniacki might be tempted to use it.






Golf-Wentworth win could be my 2014 launch pad, says McIlroy

May 26th 2014
LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) - Former world number one Rory McIlroy believes the confidence he will gain from his BMW PGA Championship victory at Wentworth could act as a launch pad to get him back on top of the rankings.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-No centre court for Nadal at rain-hit start of French defence

May 26th 2014
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal, looking to extend his French Open record to nine titles, starts his Roland Garros campaign with what is likely to be his only appearance on court Suzanne Lenglen as the start of play was delayed by one hour because of rain on Monday.






Tennis - WTA Tour singles standings

May 26th 2014
May 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the WTA Tour singles Points 1 (1) Serena Williams(U.S.) 11590 2 (2) Li Na(China) 7540 3 (3) Agnieszka Radwanska(Poland) 6360 4 (4) Simona Halep(Romania) 5140 5 (5) Victoria Azarenka(Belarus) 4741 6 (6) Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 4600 7 (7)






Tennis-ATP Tour singles standings

May 26th 2014
May 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the ATP Tour singles Points 1 (1) Rafa Nadal(Spain) 12500 2 (2) Novak Djokovic(Serbia) 11850 3 (3) Stanislas Wawrinka(Switzerland) 5830 4 (4) Roger Federer(Switzerland) 5125 5 (5) David Ferrer(Spain) 5030 6 (6) Tomas Berdych(Czech Republic) 4330 7 (7) Juan Martin Del Potro(Argentina) 4125 8