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May 24, 2015

Security breach as fan attempts selfie with Federer

PARIS (Reuters) – A security breach marred Roger Federer’s first-round win at the French Open on Sunday when a fan walked on to Court Philippe Chatrier and attempted to take a selfie with the 17-times grand slam champion.

The Swiss appeared startled as the fan appeared on court as Federer walked off having defeated Alejandro Falla in straights sets. Security staff then whisked the offender away.

May 24, 2015

Tennis-Security breach as fan attempts selfie with Federer

PARIS, May 24 (Reuters) – A major security breach marred Roger Federer’s first-round win at the French Open on Sunday when a fan walked on to Court Philippe Chatrier and attempted to take a selfie with the 17-times grand slam champion.

The Swiss appeared startled as the fan appeared on court as Federer walked off having defeated Alejandro Falla in straights sets. Security staff then whisked the offender away.

May 24, 2015

Halep says she’s stronger now despite tough opener

PARIS (Reuters) – Last year’s runner-up Simona Halep huffed and puffed past Russian Evgeniya Rodina to reach the second round with a 7-5 6-4 win as the French Open began on Sunday, but the Romanian was not concerned by a patchy display.

The third seed was never really threatened but let her guard down too many times for comfort against a willing opponent on a sun-drenched court Philippe Chatrier.

May 24, 2015

Tennis-Halep says she’s stronger now despite tough opener

PARIS, May 24 (Reuters) – Last year’s runner-up Simona Halep huffed and puffed past Russian Evgeniya Rodina to reach the second round with a 7-5 6-4 win as the French Open began on Sunday, but the Romanian was not concerned by a patchy display.

The third seed was never really threatened but let her guard down too many times for comfort against a willing opponent on a sun-drenched court Philippe Chatrier.

May 23, 2015

Stars aligned as Djokovic chases career slam in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic may never have a better chance to win a maiden French Open title and complete a rare career grand slam.

The world number one enters this year’s Roland Garros on a 22-match unbeaten run having claimed the Monte Carlo and Rome Masters titles.

May 23, 2015

Tennis-Stars aligned as Djokovic chases career slam in Paris

PARIS, May 23 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic may never have a better chance to win a maiden French Open title and complete a rare career grand slam.

The world number one enters this year’s Roland Garros on a 22-match unbeaten run having claimed the Monte Carlo and Rome Masters titles.

May 22, 2015

Rome withdrawal was right decision, says Serena

PARIS (Reuters) – World number one Serena Williams believes she was right to withdraw from the Italian Open to rest a sore elbow and is now ready to start her quest for a 20th grand slam title at the French Open.

The American withdrew before her third-round match in Rome last week because of a right elbow injury, avoiding the same kind of mistake that hampered her Roland Garros chances last year.

May 22, 2015

Tennis-Rome withdrawal was right decision, says Serena

PARIS, May 22 (Reuters) – World number one Serena Williams believes she was right to withdraw from the Italian Open to rest a sore elbow and is now ready to start her quest for a 20th grand slam title at the French Open.

The American withdrew before her third-round match in Rome last week because of a right elbow injury, avoiding the same kind of mistake that hampered her Roland Garros chances last year.

May 22, 2015

Disrespectful to talk about Nadal’s downfall, says Sharapova

PARIS (Reuters) – Predicting Rafa Nadal’s downfall as he prepares to try and win a record-extending 10th French Open title is disrespectful to the Spaniard, double Roland Garros champion Maria Sharapova said on Friday.

For the first time in the build-up to the tournament Nadal has failed to win a claycourt title in Europe, his best result being a defeat in the final of the Madrid Masters against Briton Andy Murray this month.

May 22, 2015

Tennis-Disrespectful to talk about Nadal’s downfall, says Sharapova

PARIS, May 22 (Reuters) – Predicting Rafa Nadal’s downfall as he prepares to try and win a record-extending 10th French Open title is disrespectful to the Spaniard, double Roland Garros champion Maria Sharapova said on Friday.

For the first time in the build-up to the tournament Nadal has failed to win a claycourt title in Europe, his best result being a defeat in the final of the Madrid Masters against Briton Andy Murray this month.

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      "I have been with Reuters for nine years, working as a sports reporter in Paris. I have covered Olympics in Turin, Beijing and Vancouver, African Nations Cup in Ghana and Angola. As a cycling correspondent, I have been covering the Tour de France since 2006."
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