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WRAPUP 2-Tennis-Nishikori takes centre stage, Halep crashes out

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Roger Federer avoided any more security scares to move safely into the third round of the French Open on Wednesday but danger lurks ahead for the Swiss, namely in the shape of Japanese firebrand Kei Nishikori.






Tennis-Berdych sees off Stepanek to reach French Open third round

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Fourth seed Tomas Berdych fought off some stiff resistance from fellow Czech Radek Stepanek to advance to the third round of the French Open 6-3 6-7(7) 6-3 6-3 on Wednesday.






UPDATE 15-Tennis-French Open men's singles results

May 27th 2015
May 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Men's Singles matches on Wednesday Round 2 4-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beat Radek Stepanek (Czech Republic) 6-3 6-7(7) 6-3 6-3 13-Gael Monfils (France) beat Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) 4-6 6-4 4-6 6-2 6-3 14-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) beat Dudi Sela (Israel) 6-4 6-1 6-1 Nicolas Mahut (France) beat 24-Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) 6-3 3-6 7-5 6-3 Benoit Paire (France) beat 28-Fabio Fo






Tennis-Tempers flare in the crowd as Paire beats Fognini

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Temperamental Frenchman Benoit Paire's second round clash with Italian hot-head Fabio Fognini at the French Open on Wednesday always promised fireworks but it was in the Court Seven stands that tempers boiled over.






WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Nishikori takes centre stage, Halep crashes out

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Roger Federer avoided any more security scares to move safely into the third round of the French Open on Wednesday but danger lurks ahead for the Swiss, namely in the shape of Japanese firebrand Kei Nishikori.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Lightning strikes twice as Halep bows out in Paris

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Lightning struck twice for Romanian Simona Halep, last year's runner-up, as she was knocked out in a second round shock at the French Open 7-5 6-1 by Mirjana Lucic-Baroni on Wednesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Federer not worried who is in the chair

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Roger Federer does not fret about who umpires his matches and said on Wednesday all players should be treated equally by officials, whatever their ranking.






Tennis-Nishikori takes centre stage, Federer cruises on

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Roger Federer avoided any more security scares as he moved smoothly into the third round of the French Open on Wednesday but danger still lurks in the bottom half of the draw, namely in the shape of Japan's Kei Nishikori.






Tennis-Third seed Halep knocked out of French Open

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Romanian Simona Halep, last year's runner-up, was knocked out in the second round of the French Open 7-5 6-1 by Croatian Mirjana Lucic-Baroni on Wednesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Stosur swagger returns after reuniting with coach

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Sam Stosur's decision to re-hire the coach who led her to grand-slam glory four years ago is paying off at the French Open, the Australian said after she blazed into the third round for the loss of one game.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Sharapova says Fed Cup should change dates

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Defending French Open champion Maria Sharapova called for a change in schedule for the Fed Cup on Wednesday, saying playing ties after grand slam tournaments was "pointless".






Tennis-Federer dismisses Granollers to reach French Open third round

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Roger Federer overcame a few lapses in concentration to ease into the third round of the French Open with a 6-2 7-6(1) 6-3 win against Spain's Marcel Granollers on Wednesday.






Tennis-Sharapova romps into third round at French Open

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Defending champion Maria Sharapova moved easily into the third round of the French Open with a 6-3 6-1 defeat of fellow Russian Vitalia Diatchenko on Wednesday.






Tennis-Stosur blazes through to third round in Paris

May 27th 2015
PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) - Former runner-up Samantha Stosur raced into the third round of the French Open with a 6-0 6-1 victory over France's Amandine Hesse on Wednesday.






Tennis-French Open women's singles round 2 results

May 27th 2015
May 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday 26-Samantha Stosur (Australia) beat Amandine Hesse (France) 6-0 6-1 20-Sabine Lisicki (Germany) beat Daria Gavrilova (Australia) 6-1 (Gavrilova retired)






Tennis-McEnroe says French Open is too long

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - The French Open is too long and should scrap its policy of spreading the first round over three days, according to former world number one John McEnroe.






WRAPUP 2-Tennis-All seems normal as Nadal begins pursuit of No 10

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - The Eiffel Tower was still standing, the River Seine was flowing away to the sea, the traffic clogged the Peripherique and Rafa Nadal still ruled Roland Garros on Tuesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Bulgarian Dimitrov downed by Sock in first round

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Tenth seed Grigor Dimitrov fell at the first hurdle in the French Open on Tuesday, beaten in straight sets by American Jack Sock.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Djokovic narrowly avoids overtime against Finn

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic will need every last drop of energy if he goes on to meet Rafa Nadal at the French Open so the Serb was happy to avoid overtime against Jarkko Nieminen on Tuesday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Serena strolls past Hlavackova in first round

May 26th 2015
PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Twice former champion Serena Williams made a low-key start to her French Open campaign with a 6-2 6-3 victory over Czech qualifier Andrea Hlavackova on Tuesday.