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Roland Garros 2013 Schedule for Day 5: Thursday, 30 May 2013 Court Philippe Chatrier 11:00 AM Start Time Women’s Singles – 2nd Round Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) vs Samantha Stosur (AUS)  Men’s Singles – 2nd Round Novak Djokovic (SRB)  vs. Guido Pella (ARG) Women’s Singles – 2nd Round Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) vs. Maria Sharapova [...]
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As the saying goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. And so it is with Novak Djokovic who has changed apparel contracts like a chameleon over the past 5 + years, first adidas, then Sergio Tacchini, now UNIQLO. His shoes however have stayed the same all the way through, without contract. “The adidas Barricade is my favorite shoe. I have been wearing it for many...
Novak Djokovic received a visit from a trainer late in his third-round match Saturday at the French Open, then completed a victory over No. 26-seeded Grigor Dimitrov, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3.
Walking to his changeover chair at 4-3 in the last set, Djokovic stretched his right arm several times and then was treated by the trainer, who applied ointment and massaged the Serb's upper arm...
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic began his bid to win his first French Open title with a 7-6 (5), 6-4, 7-5 victory Tuesday against 58th-ranked David Goffin of Belgium.
The key moment came in the first-set tiebreaker, with Goffin serving at 5-all. After he faulted once, a fan yelled, ''Allez, David!'' Goffin then proceeded to miss his second serve, too, for a double-fault...
(May 30, 2013) Through the rain delays, Novak Djokovic made quick work of Argentina’s Guido Pella 6-2, 6-0, 6-2 to move into the third round of the French Open on Thursday. The win sets up a clash with rising star Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria. Djokovic lost to Dimitrov in the second round of the Madrid [...]
(May 28, 2013) One person thrilled about a future roofed stadium at Roland Garros is No. 1 Novak Djokovic. For most of the day on Tuesday in Paris the Serb he wondered if he would ever get on court to play his first round match, due to the rain. Djokovic did make it on [...]
Not even rain could stop the world No. 1 today, much less Guido Pella.
For the second time in three days, inclement weather limited the action in Paris. This rewind tilts more towards the women’s side, which featured more headlines and more matches overall.
Match of the day: In a sequel to the Battle of the Sexes between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, Mother Nature...
By Ros Satar (May 31, 2013) PARIS – Fans who braved the constant downpour were unlucky not enough to see the completion of No. 2 seed Maria Sharapova’s match against Canadian teen Eugenie Bouchard at Roland Garros on Friday. Bouchard held her opening serve, but from then on it was one-way traffic in [...]
Flying under the radar, Stosur owns one of the tournament’s biggest forehands.
Our Thursday preview discusses eight matches from each singles draw, starting this time with the WTA.
Kristina Mladenovic vs. Samantha Stosur: Her opening victory over Kimiko Date-Krumm looked impressive on paper with the loss of just two games. Now, however, Stosur must face a Frenchwoman much...
The first round of Roland Garros 2013 is already well underway, but Tuesday's slate promises some of the best matches so far. Here's a quick look at what to watch for on the televised courts:
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Novak Djokovic will begin his French Open campaign against David Goffin, who burst onto the tennis scene at last year's tournament, before finally...
photo via Edward Linsmier for The Wall Street Journal
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The world No. 1 is racing toward a revenge match with Grigor Dimitrov.
Here’s the breakdown of matches to watch as the first round concludes.
Novak Djokovic vs. David Goffin: The baby-faced Belgian spurred a flurry of headlines last year when he reached the second week of Roland Garros and took a set from Roger Federer there. Goffin has mustered barely any quality wins...
ROLAND GARROS Paris, France May 26-June 8, 2013 Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Monday, May 27, 2013 Women’s Singles – First Round (2) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) 62 61 (4) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Shahar Peer (ISR) 61 61 (6) Li Na (CHN) d. Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 63 64 (8) Angelique [...]
Roland Garros 2013 Schedule for Day 6: Friday, 31 May 2013 Court Philippe Chatrier 11:00 AM Start Time Women’s Singles – 2nd Round Marion Bartoli (FRA)  vs. Mariana Duque-Marino (COL) Not Before: 12:00 PM Women’s Singles – 2nd Round Maria Sharapova (RUS)  vs. Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) To Finish 6-2 4-2 Men’s Singles – [...]
ROLAND GARROS Paris, France May 26-June 9, 2013 Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Women’s Singles – First Round (9) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) 60 62 (13) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. Olga Govortsova (BLR) 76(8) 46 75 (16) Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) d. Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 61 64 (18) [...]
At the start of every major tournament, a draw of 128 randomly placed names can be daunting to even the most experienced of tennis fans. It helps to know how to separate the melting pot of names into three categories, thereby organizing them by expectation.
The favorites and the also-rans make up the extreme ends of this three-tiered cake gauging Slam success. The favorites, small...