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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 »

June 3rd, 2009

Stosur, Cibulkova Set Up Thrilling(?) French Open Semis

Serena, of course, says she lost the match rather than the Russian winning.

Posted by Staff @ 11:09 pm in French Open, Tennis | 9 Comments »

June 2nd, 2009

Soderling Real Deal at French Open; Federer Up Wednesday

“I always knew that I could play really, really good tennis when I’m on top of my game,” said Soderling.

Posted by Staff @ 6:38 pm in French Open, Tennis | 89 Comments »

June 1st, 2009

Jankovic Janked; Safina, Sharapova On Tuesday at French Open

On tap for Tuesday quarterfinal play are (1) Dinara Safina vs. (9) Victoria Azarenka, and (20) Dominika Cibulkova vs. unseeded former No. 1 Maria Sharapova.

Posted by Staff @ 10:55 pm in French Open, Tennis | 12 Comments »

May 31st, 2009

Defending Champs Nadal, Ivanovic Beaten at French Open

“He didn’t surprise me because I know how he plays and how dangerous he can be,” Nadal told reporters. “I didn’t play my best. I played very short and I couldn’t attack. I made it easy for him to play at his level. But I lost. It’s not a tragedy, I had to lose one day. I must accept my defeats with the same level of calm that I accept my victories.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:23 pm in French Open, Tennis | 41 Comments »

May 30th, 2009

Nadal Wins; Federer, Roddick Saturday at French Open

“For sure it was my best match here so far,” Nadal said. “I felt much better today and a win against Lleyton is always a great win. It was an amazing result.”

Posted by Staff @ 1:32 am in French Open, Tennis | 137 Comments »

May 29th, 2009

Venus Williams Fed Bagel in French Open Exit

It had to be little consolation for the elder Williams when she saw herself on the latest cover of the American TENNIS magazine, touted as a favorite for Wimbledon.

Posted by Staff @ 8:41 pm in French Open, Tennis | 2 Comments »

May 28th, 2009

Serena Sound, Venus Vacillates at French Open

No. 2-seeded Serena Williams pummeled Spaniard Virginia Ruano Pascual 6-2, 6-0, while No. 3-seeded Venus Williams barely escaped a rain-delayed three-set encounter, beating Czech Lucie Safarova 6-7(5), 6-2, 7-5.

Posted by Staff @ 9:11 pm in French Open, Tennis | 12 Comments »

May 28th, 2009

Federer Passes Wet Test, Roddick Strong at French Open

Federer will next face Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu, the No. 32 seed who advanced on Thursday with a straight-set win over Pabl Andujar.

Posted by Staff @ 9:07 pm in French Open, Tennis | 22 Comments »

May 27th, 2009

Murray Rises, Safin Flops at French Open

French wildcard Josselin Ouanna ousted former No. 1 Marat Safin 7-6(2), 7-6(4), 4-6, 3-6, 10-8 in the biggest upset of the day.

Posted by Staff @ 11:30 pm in French Open, Tennis | 90 Comments »

May 27th, 2009

Venus in Trouble, Sharapova Struggles Through at French Open

“These types of matches are really important for me,” Sharapova said. “I’m spending more time out there than I want to, but I’m learning so many new things as well. When you haven’t played for such a long time and you’re put in these situations, many things come back to you.”

Posted by Staff @ 11:00 pm in French Open, Tennis | Comments Off