Roland Garros

  • Factbox: French Open champion Rafael Nadal 09-06-2013 10:17 PM

    Factbox on Rafael Nadal who won his eighth French Open tennis title on Sunday: MAKING HIS NAME - Born in Manacor, Mallorca, June 3, 1986. - His uncle Miguel Angel Nadal enjoyed a successful career as a professional footballer, notably for Barcelona and Spain. - The naturally right-handed Nadal switched...
  • Protesters, one letting off a flare, interrupt French Open final 09-06-2013 09:27 PM

    Paris: Four protesters, one letting off a flare, briefly interrupted the French Open tennis final between Rafa Nadal and fellow Spaniard David Ferrer on Sunday. Two bare-chested protesters stood up in one of the front rows behind the players' benches on court Philippe Chatrier at the end of the sixth...
  • Rafael Nadal defeats David Ferrer to win eighth French Open title 09-06-2013 08:58 PM

    Paris: Rafael Nadal's final shot at the French Open was a typically ferocious fallaway forehand, and when it landed for a winner, his momentum and emotions sent him splaying backward onto the clay he loves. The champion quickly bounded to his feet and headed for the net at a trot....
  • Serena beats Sharapova to claim her 2nd French Open title 08-06-2013 08:32 PM

    Paris: Serena Williams won her 16th Grand Slam title and her first French Open championship since 2002 when she beat familiar foil Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday. The victory completed the No. 1-ranked Williams' rebound from a shocking loss to 111th-ranked Virginie Razzano in the first round at Roland...
  • Sharapova looking for her range against Serena in the final 07-06-2013 10:56 PM

    Paris: Serena Williams gives pet names to her various character traits whereas Maria Sharapova, who will try to prevent the American claiming a 16th Grand Slam title in Saturday's French Open final, usually sticks rigidly to the ice maiden routine. Defending champion Sharapova has been quite erratic in the last...
  • Djokovic, Nadal win to set up semi-final clash at Paris 05-06-2013 10:08 PM

    Paris: Turning in his finest performance yet at this year's French Open, seven-time champion Rafael Nadal reached the semi-finals with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 victory over ninth-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka on Wednesday. Novak Djokovic too advanced to the semi-finals of the only Grand Slam tournament he is yet to win, beating...
  • Ruthless Ferrer crushes Robredo to reach semi-finals 04-06-2013 10:46 PM

    Paris: There was no escape this time for comeback king Tommy Robredo as he lost an all-Spanish French Open quarter-final against ruthless fourth seed David Ferrer 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 on Tuesday. The 31-year-old had recovered two-set deficits in all three of his previous rounds at Roland Garros but Ferrer was...
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga puts Roger Federer out of French Open 04-06-2013 09:59 PM

    Paris: By Roger Federer's standards, defeat came early in the French Open. And it came quickly. The 17-time Grand Slam champion lost on Tuesday in the quarter-finals to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France, 7-5, 6-3, 6-3. Federer was eliminated before the semi-finals for the second time in past three Grand Slam...
  • Serena Williams rallies to reach semis at Roland Garros 04-06-2013 08:33 PM

    Paris: Serena Williams came from behind in the third set on Tuesday and advanced to the French Open semi-finals for the first time since 2003 when she defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. Williams had been beaten the last four times she reached the Roland Garros quarter-finals, most recently in...
  • Errani ends Radwanska's French Open, enters semis 04-06-2013 08:21 PM

    Paris: Sara Errani of Italy showed her surprising run to last year's French Open final was no fluke, beating fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-4, 7-6 (6) on Tuesday to reach the semi-finals. Errani rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the second set to break for a 5-4 lead, but...
  • Wawrinka fights and rants his way to quarters 04-06-2013 10:05 AM

    Paris: Stanislas Wawrinka seemed on his way out of the French Open, down two sets and playing Frenchman Richard Gasquet. Then, in the next set, it seemed to get even worse. Wawrinka was fuming. He ranted at the umpire several times, demanding that the line judge be changed. Somehow, Wawrinka...
  • Sharapova beats Stephens to reach French Open quarters 03-06-2013 11:51 PM

    Paris: Defending champion Maria Sharapova returned to the French Open quarter-finals by beating 17th-seeded Sloane Stephens of the United States 6-4, 6-3 Monday. The second-seeded Sharapova handled Stephens' strong serve well, accumulating 12 break points and converting four. In 2012, Sharapova completed a career Grand Slam at the French Open,...
  • Birthday boy Rafael Nadal reaches last eight at Roland Garros 03-06-2013 10:47 PM

    Paris: Rafael Nadal earned his second straight sets victory in succession as his challenge for an eighth French Open title gathered pace with a 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 defeat of Japan's Kei Nishikori to secure a quarter-final spot on Monday. Troubled in his first two rounds where he had to come...
  • Maria Kirilenko beats Bethanie Mattek-Sands in 4th round 03-06-2013 08:47 PM

    Paris: Russia's Maria Kirilenko reached her first French Open quarter-final by ending the surprising run of 67th-ranked American Bethanie Mattek-Sands with a 7-5, 6-4 victory on Monday. The 12th-seeded Kirilenko lost in the fourth round at Roland Garros in 2010 and 2011. She trailed 4-1 at the start against Mattek-Sands,...
  • Novak Djokovic rallies past Philipp Kohlschreiber at Roland Garros 03-06-2013 08:23 PM

    Paris: In the first set, Novak Djokovic angrily busted his racket. At the end, he happily threw a punch at the red clay he's so eager to conquer. He hopes to keep swinging for three more rounds at the French Open. Djokovic lost a set for the first time in...
  • Tommy Haas outclasses Mikhail Youzhny at Roland Garros 03-06-2013 05:00 PM

    Paris: Tommy Haas' resurgence at age 35 reached a new peak Monday, when he became the oldest French Open men's quarter-finalist since 1971 by beating Mikhail Youzhny 6-1, 6-1, 6-3. Haas also became the oldest man to reach the quarters at any major event since Andre Agassi at the 2005...
  • Tommy Robredo comes from two sets down to reach last eight 02-06-2013 10:56 PM

    Paris: Ranked 470th a year ago, Tommy Robredo reached the quarter-finals of the French Open for the first time since 2009 by rallying from two sets down to stun 11th-seeded Nicolas Almagro 6-7 (5), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in an all-Spanish match. Robredo will next face another compatriot, No. 4...
  • Tsonga beats Troicki to reach French Open quarters 02-06-2013 09:27 PM

    Paris: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reached the French Open quarter-finals by beating Viktor Troicki of Serbia 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday. The sixth-seeded Frenchman converted four of 11 breakpoints, held every service game, and clinched victory with a clipped volley at the net. His quarter-final opponent will be the winner of Sunday's...
  • Serena Williams rolls into French Open quarter-finals 02-06-2013 07:05 PM

    Paris: Serena Williams earned a berth in the French Open quarter-finals and extended her career-best winning streak to 28 matches by beating Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-3 on Sunday. Williams had her toughest test yet this week but swept the last 10 points and has lost only 10 games in four...
  • Sania Mirza-Bethanie Mattek-Sands advance to Round 2 in Paris 02-06-2013 04:46 PM

    Paris: Indo-American pairing of Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands advanced to the women's doubles second round at Roland Garros here on Saturday. Playing on Court No.1, the seventh seeds defeated French duo of Alize Cornet and Virginie Razzano in straight sets in the first round. Sania-Bethanie won 6-3, 6-4 in...
  • Rafael Nadal reaches last 16 of French Open 01-06-2013 11:52 PM

    Paris: Rafael Nadal came from behind yet again at the French Open and reached the fourth round by beating Fabio Fognini of Italy 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday. After dropping the opening set in his first two matches, Nadal trailed 4-2 and was down a break at 6-5 before...
  • Leander Paes-Jurgen Melzer lose at French Open 01-06-2013 08:48 PM

    Paris: Ninth seeds Leander Paes and Jurgen Melzer were shown the door in the men's doubles second round at the French Open here on Saturday. The Indo-Austrian lost to Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas and Argentine Horacio Zeballos 7-5, 4-6, 6-7 on court 17 of Roland Garros. Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan...
  • Sloane Stephens edges Marina Erakovic to reach fourth round 01-06-2013 05:51 PM

    Paris: Sloane Stephens of the United States reached the French Open's fourth round for the second consecutive year with a 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3 victory Saturday over 92nd-ranked Marina Erakovic, who was penalized a point in the third set for getting coached. The 17th-seeded Stephens won the last three games...
  • Azarenka rallies past Cornet to enter Round 4 in Paris 01-06-2013 05:26 PM

    Paris: Former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka overcame a slow start and 10 double-faults on Saturday to rally past Frenchwoman Alize Cornet 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 and reach the fourth round of the French Open. Seeded third, Azarenka advanced despite being broken six times. She blew an easy overhead to lose the...
  • Roger Federer in a hurry at French Open 01-06-2013 11:16 AM

    Paris: Roger Federer is keeping the rallies short and finishing points early at the French Open - a combination he hopes will take him closer to a second Roland Garros title. That has been evident in the Swiss star's three victories so far, and he has lost only 23 games...
  • Nadal, Serena, Federer progress at Roland Garros 31-05-2013 11:46 PM

    Paris: Miffed about the scheduling of matches at the French Open, Rafael Nadal took the court at 11 a.m. on Friday lacking his usual intensity, and it showed. The seven-time champion had to come from behind for the second match in a row to beat Martin Klizan 4-6, 6-3, 6-3,...
  • Federer tops Benneteau in 3rd round of French Open 31-05-2013 08:43 PM

    Paris: Roger Federer reached the fourth round of the French Open by beating Julien Benneteau of France 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 on Friday. The second-seeded Federer dropped his serve in the first game of the match but broke the 30th-seeded Benneteau four times. The 17-time Grand Slam champion, who won his...
  • Novak Djokovic up for re-match against Grigor Dimitrov 31-05-2013 12:22 PM

    Paris: Two years ago, Novak Djokovic entered the French Open on a 39-match winning streak dating to the previous December. Last year, he came to Paris having won 21 consecutive matches at Grand Slam tournaments. And in 2013? Well, Djokovic arrived having lost two of his preceding four matches, both...
  • Former champion Li Na knocked out at Roland Garros 30-05-2013 08:59 PM

    Paris: China's only grand slam singles champion Li Na was bundled out of the French Open by American Bethanie Mattek-Sands on Thursday, losing a rain-interrupted match 5-7 6-3 6-2. Sixth seed Li, who became a flagbearer for Asian tennis in 2011 when she won the French Open, edged the first...
  • Stosur beats Mladenovic to enter French Open third round 30-05-2013 06:42 PM

    Paris: Ninth-seeded Sam Stosur beat Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic 6-4, 6-3 to reach the third round of the French Open on Thursday. The former U.S. Open champion saved the only break point she faced, hit 26 winners and broke Mladenovic's serve once in each set. Stosur reached the French Open final...