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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 »

June 3rd, 2009

Federer, del Potro Advance to Semi Meeting at French Open

“It’s going to be very difficult,” del Potro said of playing Federer. “We all know how he plays, and we all know what he wants to achieve here now that Rafa is no longer here.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:25 pm in French Open, Tennis | 91 Comments »

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