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May 27th, 2016

Rafael Nadal Withdraws from French Open with Left Wrist Injury

Rafael Nadal will not finish the French Open. What a shock.

Posted by Staff @ 11:02 am in French Open, Tennis | 153 Comments »

May 23rd, 2016

Petra Kvitova Avoids French Open Upset; Monday With Halep, Radwanska And Muguruza

“I think that in the second set when I was serving to make it 4-1, I missed four easy backhands and I felt like that was kind of the turning point and I was kind of down mentally after this game,” Kvitova said. “I think she just came back and tried to play more aggressive. I was I think running too far behind the baseline. I was just trying to put the ball in, but it’s not really my game. It was a very difficult match today. But in the end, I think that the end of the match was kind of sorry from my side. It was a big fight again. I’m happy that I won it.”

Posted by Staff @ 12:01 am in French Open | 3 Comments »

May 22nd, 2016

Seeds Krygios, Paire Advance on Rainy French Open-ing Day; Wawrinka, Murray Monday

“A code violation for saying ‘towel’ loud?” Kyrgios told the chair umpire. “Now I’ve seen it all. That’s bullshit…are you kidding?”

Posted by Staff @ 11:53 pm in French Open | 27 Comments »

May 17th, 2016

Wozniacki Joins Sharapova, Growing List to Miss French Open

Now former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki has pulled out of the French citing her ongoing ankle injury.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:13 pm in French Open | 1 Comment »

June 1st, 2015

Serena Wakes in Time But Sharapova, Kvitova Exit at French Open

The Czech’s biggest career win equaled two other career wins over world No. 2-ranked players — Justine Henin at the Paris indoors in 2007, and Caroline Wozniacki at Stuttgart in 2010. She will now tomorrow meet No. 21 seed Garbine Muguruza, who overpowered No. 28 Flavia Pennetta 6-3, 6-4.

Posted by Staff @ 4:44 pm in French Open | 1 Comment »

May 22nd, 2015

French Open Women’s Preview: Serena Williams Tough Draw Could Mean No Final

Possible (5) Woz vs. (25) Jelena Jankovic in the 3rd rd., with Serena looming two rounds later. All in all a potential tough road for the world No. 1 through possibly three former No. 1s in her quarter.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 10:45 am in French Open, Tennis | 5 Comments »

May 29th, 2013

Wozniacki, 4 Women Seeds Flop Wednesday at French Open

“It’s always tough to say, but I definitely feel like clay is probably not my favorite surface,” said Wozniacki, who added she will now start her Wimbledon preparation. “It hasn’t been the best clay season for me. Obviously I would have liked to play longer and play better, but it wasn’t to be.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:59 pm in French Open, Tennis | 36 Comments »

May 28th, 2013

Monfils, Woz Hot, Berdych Not at French Open

Needing a wildcard to get into the event, the former Top 10er took a 2-0 sets lead on No. 5 seed Tomas Berdych, then held on to defeat the Czech 7-5 in the fifth set.

Posted by Staff @ 12:10 am in Tennis | 131 Comments »

May 25th, 2013

French Preview: It’s Serena’s World, You’re Just Along for the Ride

The younger Williams sister is the top seed, and opens against Anna Tatishvili. Her stiffest opposition will come…I don’t know, never? Maybe Maria Sharapova or Victoria Azarenka in the final, two players she rolls on red clay. Yawn.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:27 am in French Open, Tennis | 29 Comments »

June 4th, 2011

Li Beats Schiavone, 1st Asian Slam Winner

“Francesca is a claycourt player — she hits topspin and slice so well, so I just tried to play my tennis and keep her running,” Li said. “She’s a top player so you never know what will happen and when she will come back in the match, but when we went into the tiebreak I told myself it was my chance to do it. Before this tournament, people said I couldn’t do well on claycourts. Now I think they will change their minds.”

Posted by Staff @ 9:42 pm in French Open, Tennis | 13 Comments »

June 2nd, 2011

Schiavone, Li Reach French Final; Bryans Upset in Doubles

Schiavone beat France’s own Marion Bartoli 6-3, 6-3, mixing up her game to confound the two-hander who committed 18 unforced errors to 11 winners.

Posted by Staff @ 9:45 pm in French Open, Tennis | 122 Comments »

May 30th, 2011

Sharapova, Li Win; Former Champs Schiavone, Kuznetsova Up at French Open

Li will next face No. 4 seed Victoria Azarenka, who advanced easily 6-2, 6-3 over unseeded Russian Ekaterina Makarova.

Posted by Staff @ 9:53 pm in French Open, Tennis | 4 Comments »

May 28th, 2011

Djokovic Wins, Faces Gasquet; Schiavone v Jankovic Sunday at French Open

“Solutions don’t come from heaven,” Nadal said. “I mean, you can’t change everything in one day. And you know what? I had not forgotten how to play tennis for a week, but I played better today.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 pm in French Open, Tennis | 309 Comments »

May 27th, 2011

Wozniacki Follows Clijsters’ Confident-less Slide at French Open

Was the pressure too much for Wozniacki, the clear favorite once Clijsters lost, who is still searching for a first Slam title?

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 4:14 pm in French Open, Tennis | 3 Comments »

May 25th, 2011

Wozniacki, Zvonareva Survive Drama; Men Yawners at French Open

“I didn’t have much in my mind,” Zvonareva said of facing down a match point. “I was just trying to focus one point at a time and fight like I did since the very first point. I got a little lucky and was able to turn the match around.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:20 pm in French Open, Tennis | 181 Comments »