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Jun 6, 2014

Watch out Wimbledon, Gulbis wants more

PARIS (Reuters) – After flirting with a major breakthrough during a career that promised more than it has delivered Ernests Gulbis has finally tasted the tennis big time, and now he wants more.

The Latvian showman came off the loser against second seed Novak Djokovic in their French Open semi-final on Friday but after felling Swiss master Roger Federer and Czech Tomas Berdych during his deepest run into a major, he is poised to move into the world’s top 10 for the first time.

Jun 6, 2014

Tennis-Watch out Wimbledon, Gulbis wants more

PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) – After flirting with a major breakthrough during a career that promised more than it has delivered Ernests Gulbis has finally tasted the tennis big time, and now he wants more.

The Latvian showman came off the loser against second seed Novak Djokovic in their French Open semi-final on Friday but after felling Swiss master Roger Federer and Czech Tomas Berdych during his deepest run into a major, he is poised to move into the world’s top 10 for the first time.

Jun 6, 2014

Sharapova, Halep set for guts and guile battle

PARIS (Reuters) – One has nothing to lose, the other is expected to win on Saturday.

Even though Romania’s Simona Halep is the higher seed, at four, Maria Sharapova is the household name, the face on the billboards and is playing in her third successive French Open final.

Jun 6, 2014

Tennis-Sharapova, Halep set for guts and guile battle

PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) – One has nothing to lose, the other is expected to win on Saturday.

Even though Romania’s Simona Halep is the higher seed, at four, Maria Sharapova is the household name, the face on the billboards and is playing in her third successive French Open final.

Jun 5, 2014

Sharapova subdues Bouchard to reach Paris final again

PARIS (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova booked her place in the French Open final for the third year in a row when she beat up-and-coming Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 4-6 7-5 6-2 on Thursday.

The Russian seventh seed, who lifted the Suzanne Lenglen Cup in 2012 and lost in last year’s final, will take on either Romanian fourth seed Simona Halep or German Andrea Petkovic, the 28th seed.

Jun 5, 2014

Tennis-Sharapova subdues Bouchard to reach Paris final again

PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova booked her place in the French Open final for the third year in a row when she beat up-and-coming Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 4-6 7-5 6-2 on Thursday.

The Russian seventh seed, who lifted the Suzanne Lenglen Cup in 2012 and lost in last year’s final, will take on either Romanian fourth seed Simona Halep or German Andrea Petkovic, the 28th seed.

Jun 4, 2014

Murray in hurry to silence French roar

PARIS (Reuters) – Briton Andy Murray ended home hopes by beating Gael Monfils 6-4 6-1 4-6 1-6 6-0 in a race to beat the fading light in front of a roaring crowd on Wednesday to reach his first French Open semi-final since 2011.

The last Frenchman standing in Paris sent the decibels soaring when he stole back the third and fourth sets, but Wimbledon champion Murray was in a hurry to take the fifth and ensure it did not become his second two-day match of the tournament.

Jun 4, 2014

Tennis-Murray in hurry to silence French roar

PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) – Briton Andy Murray ended home hopes by beating Gael Monfils 6-4 6-1 4-6 1-6 6-0 in a race to beat the fading light in front of a roaring crowd on Wednesday to reach his first French Open semi-final since 2011.

The last Frenchman standing in Paris sent the decibels soaring when he stole back the third and fourth sets, but Wimbledon champion Murray was in a hurry to take the fifth and ensure it did not become his second two-day match of the tournament.

Jun 4, 2014

Philosopher Petkovic finds zone to reach first slam semi

PARIS (Reuters) – For a woman who admires 19th century philosophy, Andrea Petkovic says she did not need to think at all to reach her first grand slam semi-final on Wednesday.

The 20-year-old German credited her thrashing of Italian 10th seed Sara Errani 6-2 6-2 at the French Open to being “in a real zone”.

Jun 4, 2014

Tennis-Philosopher Petkovic finds zone to reach first slam semi

PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) – For a woman who admires 19th century philosophy, Andrea Petkovic says she did not need to think at all to reach her first grand slam semi-final on Wednesday.

The 20-year-old German credited her thrashing of Italian 10th seed Sara Errani 6-2 6-2 at the French Open to being “in a real zone”.