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Tennis-Mauled Murray licks wounds after worst defeat by Rafa

Jun 6th 2014
PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) - Andy Murray found no crumbs of comfort after a French Open semi-final mauling at the hands of Rafa Nadal on Friday, describing it as the toughest of his 20 meetings with the Spaniard.

UPDATE 2-Tennis-Awesome Nadal crushes Murray to earn Djokovic final

Jun 6th 2014
PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) - Defending champion Rafa Nadal played his best tennis to set up a much-awaited French Open showdown against Novak Djokovic with a 6-3 6-2 6-1 demolition of Wimbledon winner Andy Murray in the semi-finals on Friday.






Tennis-Watch out Wimbledon, Gulbis wants more

Jun 6th 2014
PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) - After flirting with a major breakthrough during a career that promised more than it has delivered Ernests Gulbis has finally tasted the tennis big time, and now he wants more.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-French Open men's singles semifinal results

Jun 6th 2014
June 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Men's Singles Semifinal matches on Friday 1-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat 7-Andy Murray (Britain) 6-3 6-2 6-1 2-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat 18-Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) 6-3 6-3 3-6 6-3






Tennis-Nadal crushes Murray to set up Djokovic showdown

Jun 6th 2014
PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) - Defending champion Rafa Nadal set up a much awaited French Open showdown against Novak Djokovic when he demolished Wimbledon champion Andy Murray 6-3 6-2 6-1 in the semi-finals on Friday.

UPDATE 1-Tennis-French Open women's doubles semifinal results

Jun 6th 2014
June 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Doubles Semifinal matches on Friday 2-Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci (Italy) beat Lucie Hradecka/Michaella Krajicek (Czech Republic/Netherlands) 6-2 6-1 1-Hsieh Su-Wei/Peng Shuai (Chinese Taipei/China) beat Garbine Muguruza Blanco/Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) 6-2 5-7 6-2






Tennis-Djokovic sets up another tilt at career slam in Paris

Jun 6th 2014
PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic eventually overpowered mercurial Latvian Ernests Gulbis 6-3 6-3 3-6 6-3 in the French Open semi-finals on Friday, using his more consistent play to set up a chance to win the only grand slam that has eluded him.






PREVIEW-Tennis-Sharapova, Halep set for guts and guile battle

Jun 6th 2014
PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) - One has nothing to lose, the other is expected to win on Saturday.






PREVIEW-Tennis-Nadal and Djokovic eager to renew hostilities

Jun 6th 2014
PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) - Andy Murray will draw on the experience of being a grand slam champion and Ernests Gulbis will rely on his "unhealthy diet full of ketchup" as they attempt to prevent a Rafa Nadal-Novak Djokovic final at the French Open.






Tennis-Halep proves she's the girl with a master plan

Jun 5th 2014
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - Simona Halep is a player with a plan. A few of them in fact.






WRAPUP 2-Tennis-Sharapova scraps into final showdown with Halep

Jun 5th 2014
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - She once posed for a photograph with an eight-year-old Eugenie Bouchard but that friendly touch was not on show on Thursday as Maria Sharapova wiped the smile off the Canadian's face to set up a French Open final with Simona Halep.






Tennis-French Open order of play on Friday

Jun 5th 2014
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - Order of play on show courts on the 13th day of the French Open on Friday (prefix number denotes seeding, all matches semi-finals, play starts at 1100 GMT/7 AM ET):






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Halep conjures more tricks to reach first slam final

Jun 5th 2014
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - Simona Halep conjured more magical shot-making to torment Andrea Petkovic and reach her first grand slam final with a 6-2 7-6(4) victory in the semi-finals of the French Open on Thursday.






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Sharapova puts Genie back in bottle in Paris

Jun 5th 2014
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - It wasn't easy and at times it wasn't pretty, but Maria Sharapova turned up the heat over three sets against up-and-coming Canadian Eugenie Bouchard on Thursday to reach her third consecutive French Open final.






Tennis-Halep beats Petkovic to reach first grand slam final

Jun 5th 2014
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - Simona Halep reached her first grand slam final when she beat Germany's Andrea Petkovic 6-2 7-6(4) in the semi-finals of the French Open on Thursday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-French Open women's singles semifinal results

Jun 5th 2014
June 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Singles Semifinal matches on Thursday 4-Simona Halep (Romania) beat 28-Andrea Petkovic (Germany) 6-2 7-6(4) 7-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat 18-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) 4-6 7-5 6-2






UPDATE 1-Tennis-French Open men's doubles semifinal results

Jun 5th 2014
June 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Men's Doubles Semifinal matches on Thursday 11-Julien Benneteau/Edouard Roger-Vasselin (France) beat Andrey Golubev/Samuel Groth (Kazakhstan/Australia) 3-6 6-3 6-4 12-Marcel Granollers/Marc Lopez (Spain) beat Marin Draganja/Florin Mergea (Croatia/Romania) 6-3 1-6 6-3






Tennis-Sharapova subdues Bouchard to reach Paris final again

Jun 5th 2014
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova booked her place in the French Open final for the third year in a row when she beat up-and-coming Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 4-6 7-5 6-2 on Thursday.






PREVIEW-Tennis-Nadal and Djokovic eager to renew hostilities

Jun 5th 2014
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - Andy Murray will draw on the experience of being a grand slam champion and Ernests Gulbis is to rely on his "unhealthy diet full of ketchup" as they attempt to prevent a Rafa Nadal-Novak Djokovic French Open final.






Tennis-Unseeded Groenefeld and Rojer lift Paris mixed doubles crown

Jun 5th 2014
PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) - Unseeded Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Dutchman Jean-Julien Rojer won the French Open mixed doubles title on Thursday.