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Tennis-Kvitova struggles to reach second round in Paris

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Czech fourth seed Petra Kvitova dug deep to reach the second round of the French Open as she laboured to a 6-4 3-6 6-4 victory against New Zealand's Marina Erakovic on Tuesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Stephens downs Venus to advance into Paris round two

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Former world number one Venus Williams suffered another early French Open exit when she was beaten 7-6(5) 6-1 by fellow American Sloane Stephens in the first round on Monday.






REFILE- Tennis-Nervy Murray through to second round

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Andy Murray opened his latest campaign for a first French Open victory with a 6-3 6-3 6-1 win over Argentine Facundo Arguello on Monday.






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Sharapova and Murray show off title credentials

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova got back in the groove at her happiest hunting ground while Andy Murray's growing love of clay blossomed as both posted easy first-round wins at the French Open on Monday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Coric leads teenage assault on Roland Garros

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Croatian Borna Coric and Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis led the teenage contingent in the men's draw at the French Open on Monday but American Frances Tiafoe's debut proved a brief one.






UPDATE 22-Tennis-French Open men's singles round 1 results

May 25th 2015
May 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Kyle Edmund (Britain) beat Stephane Robert (France) 2-6 6-4 6-3 5-7 6-2 Jurgen Melzer (Austria) beat 30-Adrian Mannarino (France) 7-6(5) 6-3 7-6(4) 31-Viktor Troicki (Serbia) beat Jan-Lennard Struff (Germany) 6-2 6-1 6-7(3) 6-1 Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) beat Andreas Haider-Maurer (Austria) 6-3 5-7 6-3 7-6(5) 3-Andy Murray (Britain) beat Facundo Argueello (Argen






Tennis-Homegrown Monfils feels no extra French Open pressure

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Former world number seven Gael Monfils is not feeling any extra weight of local expectation at the French Open, despite playing his home grand slam with a highest world ranking since a knee injury in 2012.






UPDATE 25-Tennis-French Open women's singles round 1 results

May 25th 2015
May 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Denisa Allertova (Czech Republic) beat Johanna Konta (Britain) 7-6(17) 4-6 6-2 Sloane Stephens (U.S.) beat 15-Venus Williams (U.S.) 7-6(5) 6-1 12-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat Zhang Shuai (China) 7-6(4) 6-4 Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) beat 22-Barbora Strycova (Czech Republic) 7-6(5) 6-2 Andreea Mitu (Romania) beat Alize Lim (France) 6-3 6-2






Tennis-Stephens downs Venus to advance into Paris round two

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Former world number one Venus Williams suffered another early French Open exit when she was beaten 7-6(5) 6-1 by fellow American Sloane Stephens in the first round on Monday.






Tennis-Coric leads teenage assault on Roland Garros

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Croatian Borna Coric and Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis led the teenage contingent in the men's draw at the French Open on Monday but American Frances Tiafoe's debut proved a brief one.






Tennis-French Open order of play on Tuesday

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Order of play on show courts on the third day of the French Open on Tuesday (all matches first round, times GMT, prefix numbers denote seedings):






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Coughing Sharapova canters into French Open second round

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova was feeling off colour but her game looked in good health as the French Open champion opened her title defence with a 6-2 6-4 first-round win against Estonia's Kaia Kanepi on Monday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Sharapova back in groove, Berdych powers through

May 25th 2015
* Radwanska sent packing in first round (Recasts with Sharapova win)






Tennis-Sharapova canters into French Open second round

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova's French Open title defence got off to a comfortable start as she beat Estonian Kaia Kanepi 6-2 6-4 in the first round on Monday.






CORRECTED-Tennis-Berdych begins title quest, Cornet survives

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Tomas Berdych's long march in search of a maiden grand slam title continued with a straightforward first-round victory at Roland Garros on Monday as the French Open moved up a gear after Sunday's opening skirmishes.






Tennis-Razzano serves underarm at match point, and misses

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Virginie Razzano astonished the French Open crowd on Monday when she served underarm on match point, and missed.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Outsider Berdych still knocking on door 10 years on

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Tomas Berdych has been seeded in grand slams for 10 years, yet the Czech, ranked fourth at the French Open, is rarely discussed as a potential champion.






Tennis-Suarez Navarro lurking as dark horse at Roland Garros

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - When potential dark horses were being discussed before this year's French Open the name of Carla Suarez Navarro cropped up frequently and she looked every bit a serious challenger with an easy first round win on Monday.






Tennis-Berdych storms into French Open second round

May 25th 2015
PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Czech fourth seed Tomas Berdych bulldozed his way into the second round of the French Open by thrashing Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka 6-0 7-5 6-3 on Monday.






Tennis - WTA Tour singles standings

May 25th 2015
May 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the WTA Tour singles Points 1 (1) Serena Williams(U.S.) 9361 2 (2) Maria Sharapova(Russia) 7710 3 (3) Simona Halep(Romania) 7360 4 (4) Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 6760 5 (5) Caroline Wozniacki(Denmark) 4940 6 (6) Eugenie Bouchard(Canada) 3888 7 (7) Ana Ivanovic(Serbia) 3655 8