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Safarova ousts 2008 French Open champ Ivanovic

May 31, 2014

Safarova ousts 2008 French Open champ Ivanovic

Former French Open title holder Ana Ivanovic was knocked out of the third round at Roland Garros as 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova got past fifth seed Petra Kvitova. The 11th-seeded Ivanovic, a former top-ranked player, was beaten 6-3, 6-3 by Czech Lucie Safarova on ...

Federer on to next round

May 31, 2014

Federer on to next round

In what seemed like a flash, and in what surely felt like a flash of pain for his opponent, Roger Federer went from vulnerable to commanding. It was that quick. Federer lost a second-set tiebreaker Friday to Dmitry Tursunov, and that surely did not ...

Nadal storms into 3rd round

May 30, 2014

Nadal storms into 3rd round

Rafael Nadal provided a claycourt lesson for one of the game’s young apprentices at the French Open when he crushed rising Austrian Dominic Thiem with a masterly display to reach the third round on Thursday. The eight-time champion showed flashes of his intimidating best ...

Jankovic beats Nara in straight sets

May 29, 2014

Jankovic beats Nara in straight sets

Kurumi Nara fell in the second round at the French Open on Thursday, losing to Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic, the women’s sixth seed, in the second round. Nara, ranked 44th in the world, lost 7-5, 6-0. It was the third straight time the former world ...

Serena shocked in 2nd round

May 29, 2014

Serena shocked in 2nd round

Defending champion and world No. 1 Serena Williams was knocked out of the French Open by Spain’s Garbine Muguruza on Wednesday as the American star stumbled to her second worst Grand Slam defeat ever. The top seed lost 6-2, 6-2 in the second round ...

Serena, Venus both knocked out of French Open in second round

May 28, 2014

Serena, Venus both knocked out of French Open in second round

Instead of looking forward to playing each other this week at the French Open, Serena and Venus Williams will both be heading home early. The American sisters both lost in the second round on Wednesday, each being outplayed by little-known opponents at Roland Garros. ...

Li self-destructs as poor form plagues French Open seeds

May 28, 2014

Li self-destructs as poor form plagues French Open seeds

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 favorite Kristina Mladenovic on Tuesday. The No. 2 seed from China, who won the Roland ...

Kei bounced in first round

May 27, 2014

Kei bounced in first round

Still not fully recovered from injury, ninth-seeded Kei Nishikori lost 7-6 (7-4), 6-1, 6-2 to 59th-ranked Martin Klizan of Slovakia in the first round of the French Open on Monday. A year ago, Nishikori became the first Japanese man in 75 years to reach ...

Date-Krumm handed first-round defeat at French Open

May 27, 2014

Date-Krumm handed first-round defeat at French Open

Kimiko Date-Krumm was sent to a first-round defeat in women’s singles at the hands of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia at the French Open on Tuesday. Pavlyuchenkova beat the 43-year-old Date-Krumm 6-3, 0-6, 6-2, sending Date-Krumm out in her first match at Roland Garros for ...

Nishikori exits French Open in first round

May 26, 2014

Nishikori exits French Open in first round

Ninth seed Kei Nishikori crashed out of the French Open in the first round on Monday, clearly still suffering from his recent back injury. Nishikori, 24, was the first Japanese man in 75 years to make the fourth round in Paris in 2013. But ...

Federer, Williams sisters cruise as French Open gets started

May 26, 2014

Federer, Williams sisters cruise as French Open gets started

Roger Federer’s 4-year-old twins, Myla and Riva, hung in there for about 20 minutes Sunday in his guest box at Court Philippe Chatrier, long enough to see Daddy take control of his French Open match. Wearing matching white dresses with black polka dots, the ...

Federer moves into second round at French Open

May 25, 2014

Federer moves into second round at French Open

With his twin daughters watching from the stands, Roger Federer moved into the second round of the French Open after a 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 win over Lukas Lacko on Sunday. Federer has played in only two clay-court tournaments this season. He reached the final ...