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Tennis Grand Stand:
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The schedule of play in singles has shrunk to two courts as the second week starts at Roland Garros. Categories have started to shrink as well in the latter stages of these recaps.
Match of the day: That pesky Gilles Simon just won’t do the decent thing and retreat respectfully from Roger Federer, bowing every two steps. Simon has defeated Federer twice and now taken him to a fifth set in both of their major meetings. Reeling off 10 of 13 games in one stretch, the Frenchman even led the former champion by two sets to one until Federer compiled a seven-game surge of his own and eased through the final set without drama.
Comeback of the day: Maybe we should rename this category the “Tommy Robredo Comeback of the Day.” The Spanish veteran became the first man in the Open era to win three consecutive matches at a major after losing the first two sets. At least Robredo did not need to save match points this time, as he did against Gael Monfils, bu...
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Chasing a shot, Roger Federer caught his right shoe in the French Open's red clay, twisting that foot awkwardly and tumbling to the ground.
Soon enough, he was in a real rut, in danger of his earliest exit from a Grand Slam tournament in nine years.
Federer regrouped and restored order eventually, coming back from a two-sets-to-one deficit to beat 15th-seeded Gilles Simon of...
Fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska beat 2008 champion Ana Ivanovic of Serbia 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday to reach the French Open quarterfinals.
The Pole converted five of her nine break-point opportunities to reach the last eight at Roland Garros for the first time.
The 14th-seeded Ivanovic has now lost seven straight matches to Radwanska, who next plays last year's runner-up, Sara...
Sara Errani proved her run to last year’s French Open final was no fluke as she toppled Polish fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4 7-6 (6) to reach the semi-finals on Tuesday.
David Ferrer reached the quarterfinals for the sixth Grand Slam
in a row by beating Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-1, 6-1 Sunday at the
By Ros Satar (June 4, 2013) PARIS – 2012 finalist Sara Errani was the first of the women to book her slot in the semi-finals, with a tight straight sets 6-4, 7-6(6)win over fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska. Errani started on the offensive early, breaking Radwanska in the third game, only to lose the advantage. [...]
By Roger Federer's standards, defeat came early in the French Open. And it came quickly.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion lost Tuesday in the quarterfinals to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France, 7-5, 6-3, 6-3.
Federer was eliminated before the semifinals for the second time in his past three major events, but only the fifth time in the past nine years at a Grand Slam tournament. Tsonga...
Roger Federer seeks revenge on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after 2011 Wimbledon loss.
By Yeshayahu Ginsburg
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is responsible for one of the most shocking defeats of Roger Federer’s career. Federer was cruising towards the Wimbledon semifinals in 2011, one year after his shocking quarterfinal exit to Tomas Berdych. Federer had been dominant until that point, only losing...
(June 2, 2013) Roger Federer was pushed to five sets on Sunday and had to recover from a fall on the clay, as well as a loss of focus in rallying to defeat Frenchman Gilles Simon, 6-1, 4-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the fourth round of the French Open. “I didn’t hurt myself or anything,” [...]
The first quarterfinal pair of the 2013 French Open is a clash of two women who had already lifted the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen. Serena Williams and Svetlana Kuznetsova clash
By Ros Satar (June 4, 2013) PARIS – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga pulled off arguably the biggest upset of the French Open tournament, putting Roger Federer out, in straight sets 7-5 6-3 6-3 in the quarterfinals. For many, the fact that Tsonga beat him may not have been the surprise. He had not dropped a set [...]
Agnieszka Radwanka returns by tweener against Ana Ivanovic in the fourth round at the 2013 French Open.
The fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska beat 2008 champion Ana Ivanovic 6-2,...
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ROLAND GARROS Paris, France May 26-June 9, 2013 Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Sunday, June 2, 2013 Women’s Singles – Fourth Round (1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (15) Roberta Vinci (ITA) 61 63 (4) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. (14) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 62 64 (5) Sara Errani (ITA) d. (20) Carla Suárez Navarro (ESP) 57 [...]
The Babolat Pure Drive has a chic new look for the French Open. The stick is a 7th generation version of the iconic Pure Drive and is adorned with the Roland Garros logo and colors of the French flag. Pure Drive is used by Na Li, Sara Errani and Julien Benneteau. The newly dressed racquet is also available as a Babolat Pure Drive Lite and JR26 (for juniors) Add a Babolat Team French...
ROLAND GARROS Paris, France May 26-June 9, 2013 Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Friday, May 31, 2013 Singles – Third Round (1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (26) Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 60 62 (4) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. (Q) Dinah Pfizenmaier (GER) 63 64 (5) Sara Errani (ITA) d. (32) Sabine Lisicki (GER) 60 64 (8) [...]