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June 5th, 2010

Schiavone Heimlichs Choking Stosur for French Open Title

The tight Stosur could seemingly not let loose on her biggest weapons, the forehand and the high-kicking serve, and at 4-4 in the first set threw in a doubles fault on game point to hand the Italian the first set. In the second set Schiavone tested the Aussie’s nerve by repeatedly charging the net. The payoff — Schiavone becomes the first winner of the French Open from outside the Top 10 since 1933.

Posted by Staff @ 12:02 pm in French Open, Tennis | 39 Comments »

June 4th, 2010

Stosur-Schiavone French Final a Happy Affair

Don’t get me wrong I love the ladies, lesbian or straight. On the WTA you can never tell, so I just love them all. Bring back Amelie Mauresmo who was proudly out of the closet, as this final will be played in the closet. Going to be crowded, lots of elbows flying. Will the winner run up in the crowd and plant one on their sweetie? You’ve got to hope so then all of homophobic America can gasp.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:04 pm in French Open, Tennis | 44 Comments »

June 4th, 2010

Nadal vs. Soderling French Final After Fade by Berdych

“It’s always good to have beaten a player before,” said Soderling, the first to lay down the smack. “I know that I can beat him. I showed it. But every match is a new match, and every match is different.”

Posted by Staff @ 2:23 pm in French Open, Tennis | 91 Comments »

June 3rd, 2010

Stosur, Schiavone Unlikely French Open Finalists

In the final Stosur will face Francesca Schiavone, the first Italian woman to reach a Grand Slam final, who advanced to the championship match when opponent Elena Dementieva retired after the first set with a calf muscle injury.

Posted by Staff @ 11:46 am in French Open, Tennis | 32 Comments »

May 28th, 2010

Federer Wins, Nadal Lines-up Hewitt at French Open

“I got nothing to lose out there,” Hewitt says of facing Nadal next. “It’s a matter of going out there and playing my game, and hopefully I can hit the ball well…He cleaned me up last few times. He’s obviously very dominant, especially on this surface. I’m gonna have to go out there and execute what I want to do, and do it bloody well.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:58 pm in French Open, Tennis | 327 Comments »

May 27th, 2010

Roddick Grinds, Monfils Folds at French Open

“It’s the slowest here,” Roddick said. “It’s the most challenging for me. I feel like every time I play out there it’s raining. Wet day on [court] Lenglen has been my Achilles heel. I’ve lost a lot of matches out there in conditions exactly like that. I was able to get through that one today. That was one that might have gotten away from me awhile ago. But I was just kind of staying the course.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:52 pm in French Open, Tennis | 165 Comments »

May 26th, 2010

Federer Wins, Monfils Darkness Controversy at French Open

Serving at 4-4, Fognini refused to begin the game, stopping play for more than five minutes while arguing with the chair umpire and Monfils, but eventually stepped to the service line after receiving a point penalty, starting the game at 0-15. Fognini eventually held a match point with Monfils serving at 4-5, but failed to close it out, and the match was finally halted for the day at 5-5.

Posted by Staff @ 5:29 pm in French Open, Tennis | 113 Comments »

May 24th, 2010

Federer Coasts, Murray Folds Gasquet at French Open

“The beginning is always important, coming back as defending champion and trying to get off to a good start,” Federer said. “It was a good first set for me, without any hiccups on my own serve. After that things were a bit easier. He had to push it a bit more. I could relax and towards the end I played some great dropshots. So it was a perfect match to start the French Open.”

Posted by Staff @ 5:12 pm in French Open, Tennis | 166 Comments »

May 23rd, 2010

Venus Williams Survives Tough Opener, Serena On Deck at French Open

The elder Williams sister drew whistles and cat-calls from the French fans when she took to the court in a dress of her own design, resembling a black nightie with red lace trim.

Posted by Staff @ 8:11 pm in French Open, Tennis | 3 Comments »

May 21st, 2010

Venus, Serena Williams Bookend French Open Draw: Preview

Serena Williams receives a soft draw, opening against Swiss Stefanie Voegele, and potentially meets No. 29 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the third round, and No. 13 Marion Bartoli in the fourth round. No. 7-seeded Sam Stosur is in Serena’s quarter of the draw, but the favorite to meet the younger Williams sister in the quarterfinals is No. 22-seeded Justine Henin.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:47 am in French Open, Tennis | 17 Comments »

June 14th, 2009

Federer Breaks the Curse; Sampras as Pioneer

Pete Sampras sent the message that if a player were talented, self-disciplined and professional, he could exceed the seven or eight majors that seemed to be the best one could hope for in a career.

Posted by Dan Martin @ 10:35 pm in 2009 Season, Australian Open, French Open, Grand Slams, US Open, Wimbledon, Year-End No. 1 | 168 Comments »

June 6th, 2009

Kuzy Strong, Safina Not in French Open Finale

Safina looked on the verge of tears in the last few minutes on court, smashing her racquet after the loss.

Posted by Staff @ 2:46 pm in French Open, Tennis | 17 Comments »

June 4th, 2009

Federer, French Open Semifinals Breakdown

Soderling has a new coach, a new attitude, and a little something called confidence that you get from beating Rafael Nadal in his living room, otherwise known as Roland Garros. Mats Wilander says Soderling’s strength is he “doesn’t give a sh*t,” and that’s the attitude he will need to take into the semis against the free-swinging Gonzalez.

Posted by Staff @ 10:31 pm in French Open, Tennis | 40 Comments »

June 4th, 2009

Sveta Big Underdog Again? vs Safina in French Final

Kuznetsova looked to be on the fast track to challenging for No. 1 after winning the US Open in 2004, but she hasn’t won a Slam since, failing to live up to the challenge of Justine Henin who defeated her in the 2006 Roland Garros final and in the 2007 final at the US Open.

Posted by Staff @ 10:13 pm in Tennis | 7 Comments »

June 4th, 2009

Tennis Notes: Rafa Opens School, Serena Drama Dodger

Serena Williams at the French Open: “I’m like one of those girls on a reality show that has all the drama, and everyone in the house hates them because no matter what they do, like, drama follows them. I don’t want to be that girl.”…

Posted by Staff @ 1:38 pm in Tennis | 36 Comments »

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