FRENCH OPEN

  • Badminton: Parupalli Kashyap upsets world No 4; easy win for Saina in French Open 22 hours 20 minutes ago

    Paris: Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap on Wednesday stunned world No 4 Kenichi Tago of Japan 21-11 21-18 in the first round of men's singles, while Saina Nehwal registered an easy victory to enter the second round of women's singles in the French Open Super Series here. However, it was...
  • Shuttlers Ashwini-Ivanov in main draw of French Open Super Series Yesterday

    Paris: India's Ashwini Ponnappa and her Russian partner Vladimir Ivanov qualified for the main draw of the mixed doubles event at the USD 275,000 French Open Super Series on Tuesday. Ashwini and Ivanov first defeated local pair of Vincent Espen and Manon Krieger 21-9 21-7 in 20 minutes before getting a...
  • Saina Nehwal to spearhead Indian challenge at French Open Super Series 2 days ago

    Paris: London Olympic bronze medal winning shuttler Saina Nehwal will be spearhead the Indian challenge in the USD 275,000 French Open Super Series, starting on Tuesday. Seeded fifth in the tournament, Saina, will face Sashina Vignes Waran of France in the first round of women's singles while compatriot P V Sindhu,...
  • Saina seeded 5th, Sindhu 8th in French Open Super Series October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace Indian female shuttler Saina Nehwal has been seeded fifth, while her compatriot PV Sindhu is seeded eighth at the French Open Super Series to be held in Paris from October 21 to 26. Apart from being the country's only two shuttlers in the women's singles event, Saina and...
  • Rafael Nadal closes in on Roger Federer's hoard June 9, 2014

    When Roger Federer won his 17th grand slam title in 2012, it seemed his record haul would last forever as it took more than a century of trying for a superhuman male athlete to come along and win that many major trophies. Yet only two years later, a younger, fitter, hungrier...
  • Rafael Nadal on cloud nine after soaring to new heights June 9, 2014

    Paris: One man's despair was another man's ecstasy as the most inopportune of double faults propelled a worldbeating Rafa Nadal into a ninetimes French Open champion on Sunday. Waiting to launch into a second serve on match point down, a yell from the stands, followed by another, left a distracted Novak...
  • Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to win ninth French Open title June 8, 2014

    At the French Open, there's just no one better than Rafael Nadal. The "King of Clay" proved that again on Sunday, winning the title at Roland Garros for the ninth time, and the fifth time in a row, by beating Novak Djokovic 36, 75, 62, 64 in the final. Nadal improved his...
  • Peng ShuaiHsieh Suwei win French Open women's doubles June 8, 2014

    Topseeded Peng Shuai of China and Hsieh Suwei of Taiwan won their second Grand Slam title together by defeating Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy 64, 61 in the final of the French Open women's doubles on Sunday. Peng and Shuai also won the women's doubles title at Wimbledon and...
  • French Open: Benneteau, RogerVasselin win men's doubles June 8, 2014

    Paris: Julien Benneteau and Edouard RogerVasselin won their first Grand Slam title by defeating Spaniards Marc Lopez and Marcel Granollers 63, 76 (1) in the men's doubles final of the French Open on Saturday. They became the first French team to win the men's doubles at Roland Garros since Yannick Noah...
  • Sharapova beats Halep to win French Open for second time June 7, 2014

    Paris: Maria Sharapova won her second French Open title in three years, overcoming some shaky serving on Saturday to beat fourthseeded Simona Halep 64, 67 (5), 64 in the final. Sharapova has struggled with her serve this week and had 12 doublefaults in the final on Court Philippe Chatrier. But she...
  • Nadal faces pressure test against rival Djokovic in French Open final June 7, 2014

    Rafael Nadal knows he will have to find a way of dealing with Novak Djokovic's pressure game if he is going to beat his great rival and win a ninth French Open title, the Spaniard said on Friday. Premature predictions that now might be a good time to face Nadal...
  • Nadal thrashes Murray to meet Djokovic in French Open final June 6, 2014

    Paris: Rafael Nadal is going for No. 9 at the French Open, and the only man that can stop him is Novak Djokovic. Nadal is already a record eighttime champion with a lifetime 651 record at Roland Garros. One more victory on the red clay will make him the first man...
  • Djokovic beats Gulbis to enter French Open final June 6, 2014

    Paris: Novak Djokovic worked his way back into the French Open final, taking care of Ernests Gulbis and his big serve 63, 63, 36, 63 on Friday on the first sunny day of this year's tournament. The secondseeded Serb was able to control the pace of the match on Court Philippe...
  • Maria Sharapova awaits Halep in French Open final June 6, 2014

    Paris: Might be easier said than done. Still, Maria Sharapova offered a tidy aphorism to sum up the formula that's carried her to a third consecutive French Open final. "It's not how you finish a first set," Sharapova said, "it's how you finish the last set." Right now, no one is a...
  • Simona Halep advances to French Open final June 5, 2014

    Paris: Simona Halep of Romania advanced to her first Grand Slam final, beating Andrea Petkovic of Germany 62, 76 (4) on Thursday. Halep will face Maria Sharapova in Saturday's final. Halep, seeded fourth at the French Open, has been steadily improving at major tournaments. She reached the fourth round at last year's...
  • Maria Sharapova makes it back to French Open final June 5, 2014

    Paris: Maria Sharapova made it back into the French Open final for the third straight year, beating Eugenie Bouchard of Canada 46, 75, 62 on Thursday. The seventhseeded Russian lost the first set for the third straight match, but again managed to turn things around. Sharapova has now won 19 straight...
  • Rojer, Groenefeld win French Open mixed doubles title June 5, 2014

    Paris: JeanJulien Rojer of the Netherlands and AnnaLena Groenefeld of Germany won the mixed doubles title at the French Open by defeating eighthseeded Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia and Julia Goerges of Germany 46, 62, 107 on Thursday. Rojer was playing his first Grand Slam final while Groenefeld won the mixed doubles...
  • Sharapova on verge of third Paris final in a row June 5, 2014

    Paris: Clay has long been Maria Sharapova's least favoured surface, but the Russian, who takes on Eugenie Bouchard on Thursday, is on the brink of reaching her third successive French Open final, a feat she has never achieved in the other grand slams. Sharapova, who won the title in Paris in...
  • Murray beats Monfils to reach French Open semifinals June 5, 2014

    Briton Andy Murray ended home hopes by beating Gael Monfils 64, 61, 46, 16, 60 in a race to beat the fading light in front of a roaring crowd on Wednesday to reach his first French Open semifinal since 2011. The last Frenchman standing in Paris sent the decibels soaring...
  • Nadal back in French Open semifinals for ninth time June 5, 2014

    Paris: Rafael Nadal rallied to advance to the French Open semifinals for the ninth time, beating David Ferrer 46, 64, 60, 61 on Wednesday. The eighttime champion at Roland Garros dropped a set at this year's tournament for the first time, but then seemed to race through the next three...
  • Andrea Petkovic, Simona Halep reach French Open semifinals June 4, 2014

    Paris: Andrea Petkovic and Simona Halep completed the French Open semifinal pairings with straightset wins Wednesday, and one of them will be in a Grand Slam final for the first time. Petkovic, a 28thseeded German, beat 2012 French Open runnerup Sara Errani of Italy 62, 62. The fourthseeded Halep defeated 2009...
  • Gael Monfils takes centre stage in Paris ahead of Nadal June 4, 2014

    Rafael Nadal has won more Roland Garros titles than anyone yet he has been shunted off the main showcourt on Wednesday to make way for Frenchman Gael Monfils who has never made a grand slam final in almost a decade of trying. Nadal will continue his pursuit of a recordextending ninth...
  • SharapovaBouchard, DjokovicGulbis in French Open semifinals June 4, 2014

    This is what Maria Sharapova does. She digs herself a big hole in a match, then figures a way out, no matter what it takes. She hits shots lefthanded. Takes her time between points. Pumps her fists and screams "Come on!" after her opponent's mistakes. And wins. Did it in the fourth...
  • Gulbis prepares for French Open semifinal against Djokovic June 4, 2014

    Paris: If tennis weren't finally going so well for Ernests Gulbis, he could probably make a living as a comedian. Or a philosopher. Or maybe even a basketball player. It doesn't really matter at this point because tennis is his job. And his next task is Novak Djokovic in the French...
  • Novak Djokovic makes it back to French Open semifinals June 3, 2014

    Paris: Novak Djokovic advanced to the French Open semifinals for the sixth time in his career, and he'll be looking for only his second win at that stage. The secondseeded Serb beat eighthseeded Milos Raonic of Canada 75, 76 (5), 64 Tuesday on Court Philippe Chatrier, the main stadium at Roland...
  • Maria Sharapova advances to French Open semifinals June 3, 2014

    Paris: Maria Sharapova again showed her resilience when she recovered from a poor start to down upandcoming Spaniard Garbine Muguruza 16 75 61 on Tuesday and reach the French Open semifinals. The 2012 champion and last year's runnerup, who will meet Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in the last four, lost the...
  • Sania MirzaCara Black bow out of French Open June 3, 2014

    Sania Mirza and Cara Black crashed out of the French Open after being humbled yet again by their nemesis SuWei Hsieh and Shuai Peng in the women's doubles quarterfinals on Tuesday. The 26, 63 and 36 defeat for the fifth seeded IndoZimbabwean pair was their third at the hands of SuWei...
  • Andy Murray advances to quarterfinals at French Open June 2, 2014

    Paris: Andy Murray held on through a tough third set and advanced to the quarterfinals of the French Open by beating Fernando Verdasco of Spain 64, 75, 76 (3) on Monday. Murray was up a break early in the third set, but a firedup Verdasco saved 11 break points before finally...
  • Defending French Open doubles champions Bryan brothers lose June 2, 2014

    Paris: Defending champions Bob and Mike Bryan lost in the French Open men's doubles quarterfinals Monday, beaten 64, 62 by the 12thseeded duo of Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez of Spain. The Bryan twins, who were seeded No. 1, have now failed to reach the final at any of the last...
  • Nadal wins again to reach French Open quarters June 2, 2014

    Paris: Rafael Nadal won a record 32nd straight match at the French Open on Monday, beating Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 61, 62, 61. Nadal is an eighttime French Open champion with a 631 record on the red clay in Paris. But his only loss came in the fourth round in 2009,...