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 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 ...

Rivals wary of Nadal backlash

May 24, 2014

Rivals wary of Nadal backlash

French Open Rafael Nadal might be seen by some as losing his grip on the French Open crown, but his main rivals for the title don’t share that view ahead of Sunday’s opening day at Roland Garros. The 27-year-old Spaniard has been strangely subdued ...

Nishikori seeded ninth for French Open

May 23, 2014

Nishikori seeded ninth for French Open

Kei Nishikori received the ninth seed in the men’s singles draw at the French Open getting under way Sunday for a career high at a Grand Slam tournament. The 24-year-old Nishikori, who is currently ranked 10th in the world, will play World No. 62 ...

Nadal no lock for ninth French Open crown

May 22, 2014

Nadal no lock for ninth French Open crown

Rafael Nadal targets a ninth French Open title with his lethal clay-court game and enduring confidence facing their biggest crisis in a decade. The Spaniard, whose stirring comeback from a seventh-month injury layoff was one of 2013′s headline acts, boasts a formidable record of ...

Nishikori eyes top five; hopeful of Paris return

May 14, 2014

Nishikori eyes top five; hopeful of Paris return

Kei Nishikori, whose ascent to No. 9 in the latest world tennis rankings made him the first Japanese man to break into the top ten, spoke on Tuesday about his anticipated return from injury for the year’s second Grand Slam event and his commitment ...