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Tennis-Hope burns brightly for Sharapova after Serena exit

May 28th 2014
May 28 (Reuters) - It is not something Maria Sharapova would confess to publicly, but Serena Williams's early downfall at the French Open means the statuesque Russian can now skip around Paris with an extra spring in her step.






Tennis-Townsend only one who thought Serena won in Paris

May 28th 2014
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Taylor Townsend was so wrapped up preparing for her own match at the French Open she did not realise that her fellow American, world No. 1 Serena Williams, had lost.






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Serena shocked at French Open, Djokovic and Federer cruise

May 28th 2014
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Serena Williams was caught cold at the French Open on Wednesday by a Spanish 20-year-old who trounced the defending champion 6-2 6-2 in the second round to provide the shock of the tournament.






UPDATE 16-Tennis-French Open men's singles results

May 28th 2014
May 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Men's Singles matches on Wednesday Round 2 10-John Isner (U.S.) beat Mikhail Kukushkin (Kazakhstan) 6-7(6) 7-6(4) 6-3 7-6(4) 22-Jerzy Janowicz (Poland) beat Jarkko Nieminen (Finland) 7-6(4) 7-6(4) 6-4 13-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) beat Jurgen Melzer (Austria) 6-2 6-3 6-4 17-Tommy Robredo (Spain) beat Kenny De Schepper (France) 6-2 6-3 6-3 Martin Klizan (Slovakia) beat






UPDATE 4-Tennis-Serena follows Venus out of French Open after shock loss

May 28th 2014
* Fourth seed Federer breezes into third round (Adds Sharapova victory)






UPDATE 12-Tennis-French Open women's singles round 2 results

May 28th 2014
May 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday 3-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) 6-3 6-4 Ajla Tomljanovic (Croatia) beat 32-Elena Vesnina (Russia) 7-6(6) 6-2 Taylor Townsend (U.S.) beat 20-Alize Cornet (France) 6-4 4-6 6-4 7-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria) 7-5 6-2 Mona Barthel (Germany) beat 16-Sabine Lisicki (Germany) 6-1 3-0






Tennis-French Open order of play on Thursday

May 28th 2014
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Order of play on show courts on the fifth day of the French Open on Thursday (all matches second round, prefix numbers denote seedings):






Tennis-Goerges's innovation heralds data-based future

May 28th 2014
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Ten minutes after Julia Goerges finishes a match, she can analyse how many forehands she played and why her second serve may have been giving her problems.

Tennis-Federer kept on his toes in French Open second-round win

May 28th 2014
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Roger Federer was kept on his toes before he eventually subdued Argentine journeyman Diego Sebastian Schwartzman 6-3 6-4 6-4 to reach the third round of the French Open on Wednesday.

UPDATE 2-Tennis-Youngsters crash Williams party in Paris

May 28th 2014
* Champion Serena beaten 6-2 6-2 by Muguruza (Adds quotes)

UPDATE 2-Tennis-Serena's love of Paris turns sour after Open defeat

May 28th 2014
* Defending champion loses 6-2 6-2 (Writes through with quotes)






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Champion Serena follows Venus Williams out of French Open

May 28th 2014
* Venus goes out to Schmiedlova (Recasts after Serena Williams defeat)

Tennis-Serena Williams knocked out in French Open second round

May 28th 2014
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - World No.1 and defending champion Serena Williams was eliminated in the second round of the French Open when she suffered a 6-2 6-2 defeat against Spain's Garbine Muguruza on Wednesday.

Tennis-Venus Williams feels chill of defeat in Paris

May 28th 2014
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Venus Williams felt the chill of defeat in the French Open on Wednesday when she became the first seed to lose in the second round, falling 2-6 6-3 6-4 to Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia.

Tennis-Schmiedlova beats Venus to spoil Williams family party

May 28th 2014
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Slovakian teenager Anna Schmiedlova deprived Venus Williams of a likely third-round meeting with her sister Serena at the French Open when she beat the American 2-6 6-3 6-4 in the second round on Wednesday.






Tennis-Djokovic faces tricky second-round match

May 28th 2014
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic has a potentially tricky second-round match at the French Open on Wednesday when he faces local favourite Jeremy Chardy - the man who beat Roger Federer at this year's Rome Masters.






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Li self-destructs as injury, poor form hits seeds

May 27th 2014
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Li Na, the Australian Open champion, followed her male counterpart Stanislas Wawrinka out of the French Open in the first round when she lost 7-5 3-6 6-1 to local favourite Kristina Mladenovic on Tuesday.






Tennis-Murray happy to be Mr Reliable as seeds crash

May 27th 2014
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Andy Murray was just pleased to be Mr Reliable and swerve a first-round banana skin at the French Open on Tuesday as he avoided the fate suffered by two other reigning grand slam champions.






UPDATE 23-Tennis-French Open women's singles round 1 results

May 27th 2014
May 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday 10-Sara Errani (Italy) beat Madison Keys (U.S.) 7-5 3-6 6-1 23-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Mandy Minella (Luxembourg) 6-3 7-5 Casey Dellacqua (Australia) beat Lourdes Dominguez Lino (Spain) 7-5 6-3 Coco Vandeweghe (U.S.) beat Iveta Melzer (Czech Republic) 7-6(6) 6-2






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Wozniacki vows to move on after engagement heartache

May 27th 2014
* Dane returning after breakup with McIlroy (Adds Wickmayer quotes)