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WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Nadal masters young apprentice, Murray hits form

May 29th 2014
PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal provided a claycourt lesson for one of the game's young apprentices at the French Open when he crushed rising Austrian Dominic Thiem with a masterly display to reach the third round on Thursday.






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Murray giving nothing away, on or off court

May 29th 2014
PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) - Andy Murray's post-match press conference at the French Open on Thursday turned into a who's who of tennis greats as he was again quizzed about who will be his next coach in the wake of his split with Ivan Lendl.






UPDATE 16-Tennis-French Open women's singles round 2 results

May 29th 2014
May 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the French Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday 11-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 7-5 6-2 4-Simona Halep (Romania) beat Heather Watson (Britain) 6-2 6-4 5-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Marina Erakovic (New Zealand) 6-4 6-4 26-Sorana Cirstea (Romania) beat Teliana Pereira (Brazil) 6-2 7-5






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Top guns are on the way out, but not yet - Nadal

May 29th 2014
PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal and the other members of the "big four" know that a new band of brash youngsters are on the horizon, but the Spaniard showed on Thursday they will not be handing over the keys to the game's trophy cabinet just yet.

Tennis-Stephens poised to make most of Williams sisters' exit

May 29th 2014
PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) - The sudden exit of the Williams sisters offers Sloane Stephens the chance to lift herself out of the American supporting cast at the French Open and prepare for the leading role.

Tennis-French Open order of play on Friday

May 29th 2014
PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) - Order of play on show courts on the sixth day of the French Open on Friday (all matches third round, prefix number denotes seeding):

Tennis-Chicago 'brother and sister' reach third round in Paris

May 29th 2014
PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) - A brother joined his sister in the French Open third round on Thursday when Donald Young beat 26th seed Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-3 7-6(1) 6-3.

Tennis-Nadal finds form to surge into French Open third round

May 29th 2014
PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) - Eight-times champion Rafa Nadal showed glimpses of his awe-inspiring best as he beat Austrian sensation Dominic Thiem 6-2 6-2 6-3 to reach the French Open third round on Thursday.

Tennis-Wawrinka given wildcard into Queen's Club tournament

May 29th 2014
LONDON, May 29 (Reuters) - Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka has been handed a wildcard entry into the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club starting on June 9 as he looks to shake off a surprise defeat at Roland Garros.






Tennis-Stephens lifts U.S. spirits at French Open, Ferrer powers on

May 29th 2014
PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) - In the absence of the Williams sisters, 15th seed Sloane Stephens raised American morale at the French Open by easing past Slovenian Polona Hercog 6-1 6-3 on Thursday to reach the third round.

Tennis-Nadal faces 20-year-old Thiem in second round

May 29th 2014
May 29 (Reuters) - World number one Rafael Nadal faces highly-rated 20-year-old Dominic Thiem in the second round on Thursday as he continues his quest for a record-extending ninth French Open title.






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.