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PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova had given warning that she was ready for a three hour French Open final - and she was true to her word, stopping the clock at three hours two minutes to lift the trophy.
PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - Frenchmen Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin beat the Spanish pair of Marc Lopez and Marcel Granollers 6-3 7-6(1) to win the men's doubles title at the French Open on Saturday.
PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - Small details can be cruelly decisive in big matches as Simona Halep discovered after losing her composure following an umpire's call in Saturday's French Open final against Maria Sharapova.
PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - Statistics from Maria Sharapova's 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4 victory over Simona Halep in the women's singles final at the French Open on Saturday. 7-Maria Sharapova 4-Simona Halep Aces 3 1 Double faults 12 4 1st serve percentage 64 64 Fastest serve 176 kph 174 kph Net points won 8/11
PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - Simona Halep took the French Open women's final into a third set when the Romanian fourth seed won the second 7-6(5) after losing the first 6-4 against Russian seventh seed Maria Sharapova on Saturday.
PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) - This is their 42nd clash, so there will be few surprises for the world's top two players Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic when they face each other over the net in the French Open final on Sunday.
PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal knows he will have to find a way of dealing with Novak Djokovic's pressure game if he is going to beat his great rival and win a ninth French Open title, the Spaniard said on Friday.
PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) - The belated appearance of the blazing sun at what had been a cold and chilly French Open until Friday allowed Rafa Nadal to scorch past Andy Murray and set up a hotly-anticipated final with Novak Djokovic.
PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic eventually wore down mercurial Latvian Ernests Gulbis on Friday to reach the French Open final but only after a dip in form that could be punished when he takes on Rafa Nadal for the only title to elude him.
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.
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.