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PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) - Although Gael Monfils would prefer to win his matches in routine fashion he cannot help but play thrilling five-setters at the French Open, advancing to the fourth round just before dusk on Friday.
PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) - Just after lunch Alize Cornet collapsed on her back in joy and several hours later as dusk arrived Gael Monfils danced a jig of delight as home hopes soared at the French Open on Friday.
PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova knows the pitfalls of being a prodigy and after easing into the fourth round at Roland Garros on Friday the seasoned grand slam champion offered some sage advice to the new generation in women's tennis.
PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) - In-form Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro became the latest fancied player to exit the women's singles at the French Open when she lost to Italian Flavia Pennetta 6-3 6-4 on Friday.
PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) - Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova made smooth progress into the last 16 of the French Open and Alize Cornet celebrated as if she had won the title as she led a home charge at Roland Garros on Friday.
PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) - Defending French Open champion Maria Sharapova passed her first serious test with flying colours, dismissing Australian 26th seed Samantha Stosur 6-3 6-4 to reach the last 16 on Friday.