Found May 29, 2013 on Tennis Grand Stand:
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. 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 more worthy of her steel.  Mladenovic caught fire on home soil in February when she reached the semifinals of the Paris Indoors, although she faces an uphill battle against an opponent more accomplished on clay and much more experienced at this level. Maria Sharapova vs. Eugenie Bouchard:  Teenagers have troubled Sharapova in the first week of majors before, from the Melanie Oudin catastrophe at the US Open to a hard-fought encounter with Laura Robson at Wimbledon and a narrowly avoided stumble against Caroline Garcia here.  Bouchard reached the semifinals of Strasbourg last week, where she threatened eventu...

Sharapova Completes Rain-Delayed Victory over Bouchard

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 [...]

Nadal Wins in Four Sets, Criticizes Scheduling

By Ros Satar (May 31, 2013) PARIS – Defending champion Rafael Nadal started slowly again on Friday, first on Chatrier, after the rain-sodden disruption of last night’s play. Bumped from the schedule after continual interruptions to heavy rain, it was at least dry, if not very cool and cloudy as he took to the court [...]

2013 Roland Garros – Day Five Schedule of Play

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) [9] Men’s Singles – 2nd Round Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] vs. Guido Pella (ARG) Women’s Singles – 2nd Round Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) vs. Maria Sharapova [...]

Roland Garros Fashion Grades: Ivanovic, Wozniacki, Lopez Stun, Nadal, Stephens Double Fault

As Roland Garros gets underway, it’s time to dissect the Slam’s many fashion hits and misses, and assign grades. We cover Nike, adidas, Wilson Tennis, Asics, Fila, Uniqlo, Lotto, Lacoste and Under Armour, and include athletes such as Ana Ivanovic, Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, Sloane Stephens, Dominika Cibulkova, Feliciano Lopez and many more. Adidas: Same Styles, New Colors...

Roland Garros Rewind: Djokovic, Dimitrov, Azarenka, Stosur Beat the Rain on Thursday; Li Falls

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. ATP: Match of the day:  In a sequel to the Battle of the Sexes between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, Mother Nature...

Roland Garros Day 3: Links Roundup with Nadal, Sock, Gulbis, Stephens and more

Roland Garros Roundup takes you through the Slam’s hot stories of the day, both on and off the court. Tommy Haas during his match against Guillaume Rufin Shot of the day: A stormy view of Suzanne Lenglen court where Tommy Haas took out  Guillaume Rufin in straight sets “while sick and on antibiotics” as tweeted by his proud wife, Sara Foster. Rain, Rain, Go Away: Day 3 of...

French Open Results for May 28, 2013

    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) [...]

Roland Garros Day 6: Links Roundup with Nadal, Paire, Djokovic, Isner and more

Roland Garros Roundup takes you through the Slam’s hot stories of the day, both on and off the court. Tommy Robredo after his win over Gael Monfils Shot of the Day: Newly-resurgent Spaniard Tommy Rebredo collapses on the court from exhaustion after his 3 hour 46 minute match against Frenchman Gael Monfils. Robredo came back from two sets down to win it 2-6, 6-7(5), 6-2, 7-6(3...

2013 Roland Garros – Day Six Schedule of Play

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) [13] vs. Mariana Duque-Marino (COL) Not Before: 12:00 PM Women’s Singles – 2nd Round Maria Sharapova (RUS) [2] vs. Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) To Finish 6-2 4-2 Men’s Singles – [...]

The Three Tiers of Triumph at Roland Garros

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...

2013 Roland Garros – Day Seven Schedule of Play

  Roland Garros 2013 Schedule for Day 7: Saturday, 1 June 2013   Court Philippe Chatrier 11:00 AM Start Time Women’s Singles – 3rd Round Alize Cornet (FRA) [31] vs. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) [3] Women’s Singles – 3rd Round Jie Zheng (CHN) vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS) [2] Men’s Singles – 3rd Round Rafael Nadal (ESP) [...]
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