PARIS (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova, seventh seed and last year’s losing finalist, won the last nine games of the match to sweep past Australia’s Samantha Stosur 3-6 6-4 6-0 into the French Open’s quarter-finals on Sunday.
The 19th seed outfought and outfired the former world No.1 in the first set and held her nerve when Sharapova broke early in the second set.
PARIS (Reuters) – Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was locked in a fifth-set fight for survival against Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in the third round of the French Open on Saturday when play was suspended due to bad light.
Kohlschreiber won his last service game, as the sun dipped below the Paris horizon, to leave the fifth set at 7-7. The match will be finished on Sunday on the same Suzanne Lenglen court.
PARIS (Reuters) – Roger Federer spent as little time as possible on court on the opening day of the French Open on Sunday, beating Lukas Lacko 6-2 6-4 6-2 before returning to his parental duties on Mother’s Day in Paris.
Watched by his wife, Mirka, and his twin girls, the Swiss former champion moved gently through the gears against the shaggy-haired Slovakian under grey skies on the Philippe Chatrier show court.