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Tuesday's Wimbledon Roundup

By Jim McCoy Tue 25th June SportsTennisWimbledon
WILLIAMS WINS Serena Williams has started her Wimbledon title defense with a victory over Mandy Minella of Luxembourg, using her dominant serve to win 6-1, 6-3 on Centre Court. Williams didn't drop a single point on her serve until the start of the second set, when Minella took a 2-0 lead Tuesday after the American double-faulted on break point.Read More »

Top Men's Player Ousted in Wimbeldon's First Round

In one of Wimbledon's greatest upsets, an ailing Rafael Nadal was knocked out in straight sets Monday by a player ranked 135th - the Spaniard's first loss in the opening round of a Grand Slam event. Steve Darcis of Belgium stunned the two-time champion 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8), 6-4.Read More »

Bolt, Sanchez To Present French Open Trophies

Six-time Olympic track champion Usain Bolt and eight-time Grand Slam champion Arantxa Sanchez Vicario will present the men's and women's winners' trophies at the French Open this weekend. The French Tennis Federation says Sanchez Vicario, who won the French Open three times, will be alongside FFT President Jean Gachassin at Roland Garros for the final on Saturday.Read More »

Wednesday Roundup From The French Open

By Jim McCoy Wed 5th June SportsFrench OpenTennis
Here's what's happening Wednesday at the French Open: AZARENKA ADVANCES Third-seeded Victoria Azarenka became the first woman representing Belarus to reach the semifinals of the French Open by defeating Maria Kirilenko of Russia 7-6 (3), 6-2 on Wednesday.Read More »

Tuesday Results From The French Open

By Jim McCoy Tue 4th June SportsDavid FerrerFrench OpenTennis
FERRER WINS There was no stunning comeback for Tommy Robredo as fourth-seeded David Ferrer beat him 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 Tuesday at the French Open. Ferrer won the all-Spanish match to reach the semifinals without dropping a set. Robredo got to the quarterfinals by becoming the first man since Henri Cochet at Wimbledon in 1927 to win three straight Grand Slam matches from two sets down.Read More »

French Open: Haas Making History, Nadal Celebrates With Victory, Sharapova Advances

HAAS TRIUMPHS Tommy Haas' resurgence at age 35 reached a new peak Monday, when he became the oldest French Open men's quarterfinalist 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 U.S. Open. Seeded No.Read More »

Nadal Favored, But Not Seeded First At French Open

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd May SportsFrench OpenRafael NadalTennis
Rafael Nadal's sustained excellence on clay and Serena Williams' current winning streak mean little thought is being given to the sort of surprises the French Open used to produce regularly. Nadal already owns a record seven titles at Roland Garros. Plus, he's been nearly perfect after seven months off the tour because of a left knee injury.Read More »

Dojokovic An Upset Victim Again

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic wasted a chance to serve out the match and was beaten 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 by sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych in the Italian Open quarterfinals on Friday. It's the second consecutive week that Djokovic has struggled, having also lost to Grigor Dimitrov in the second round of the Madrid Open, where he was bothered by a right ankle injury. Djokovic said he had been pRead More »

Monday's Italian Open Highlights: Robson Takes Out Venus, Serena Up Next

Venus Williams lost in the first round of the Italian Open to Laura Robson. Now sister Serena will get a chance to even the score. Robson, a quickly improving 19-year-old British player, beat Venus Williams 6-3, 6-2 on Monday to set up a second-round match with top-ranked Serena. The 19-year-old Robson won the Wimbledon junior title at 14.Read More »

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