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Jun 13, 2015

Froome rebounds with stage win, Van Garderen takes lead

SAINT-GERVAIS MONT BLANC, France (Reuters) – Chris Froome won the penultimate stage of the Criterium du Dauphine on Saturday, but the Briton is still someway short of his peak with the Tour de France looming.

A day after looking vulnerable in the rain, the Team Sky rider and 2013 Tour champion made his decisive move 1.5 kilometres from the finish.

Jun 12, 2015

Froome likely to sleep on wheels during Tour de France

VILLARD DE LANS, France (Reuters) – Team Sky leader Chris Froome is likely to sleep in a private motorhome during the Tour de France instead of French hotels, team principal Dave Brailsford said on Friday.

The British outfit tried out the set-up in last month’s Giro d’Italia with Richie Porte, who abandoned the race injured after two weeks.

Jun 7, 2015

Djokovic falls at Paris final hurdle again

PARIS (Reuters) – Ending Rafa Nadal’s Roland Garros reign was not enough for Novak Djokovic to win the French Open as the world number one suffered his third defeat in the final of the claycourt grand slam on Sunday.

The Serb was the hot favourite going into the contest against Swiss Stan Wawrinka but the eighth seeded outsider, after an average start, went for the throat and hit a flurry of winners to claim his second major with a 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 win.

Jun 7, 2015

Tennis-Djokovic falls at Paris final hurdle again

PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) – Ending Rafa Nadal’s Roland Garros reign was not enough for Novak Djokovic to win the French Open as the world number one suffered his third defeat in the final of the claycourt grand slam on Sunday.

The Serb was the hot favourite going into the contest against Swiss Stan Wawrinka but the eighth seeded outsider, after an average start, went for the throat and hit a flurry of winners to claim his second major with a 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 win.

Jun 7, 2015

Inspired Wawrinka tames Djokovic to win French Open

PARIS (Reuters) – There were no jeers this time as Swiss Stan Wawrinka defied the odds to win the French Open with a courageous 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 victory over world number one Novak Djokovic in an enthralling final on Sunday.

The eighth seed, booed by the crowd when he played French opponents this year, handed Serbian Djokovic his third defeat in three Roland Garros finals to add a second major to his 2014 Australian Open title.

Jun 7, 2015

Tennis-Inspired Wawrinka tames Djokovic to win French Open

PARIS, June 7 (Reuters) – There were no jeers this time as Swiss Stan Wawrinka defied the odds to win the French Open with a courageous 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 victory over world number one Novak Djokovic in an enthralling final on Sunday.

The eighth seed, booed by the crowd when he played French opponents this year, handed Serbian Djokovic his third defeat in three Roland Garros finals to add a second major to his 2014 Australian Open title.

Jun 6, 2015

New beginning as Safarova goes deep in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – It took Lucie Safarova 40 attempts to contest a grand slam final but her French Open performance suggested the Czech should not have to wait too long before reaching that level again.

Safarova appeared to be heading for a quick execution by world number one Serena Williams on Saturday but she fought back into contention only to lose 6-3 6-7(2) 6-2.

Jun 6, 2015

New beginning for Safarova after Paris powershow

PARIS (Reuters) – It took Lucie Safarova 40 attempts to contest a grand slam final but her French Open performance suggested the Czech should not have to wait too long before reaching that level again.

Safarova appeared to be heading for a quick execution by world number one Serena Williams on Saturday but she fought back into contention only to lose 6-3 6-7(2) 6-2.

Jun 6, 2015

Tennis-New beginning for Safarova after Paris powershow

PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) – It took Lucie Safarova 40 attempts to contest a grand slam final but her French Open performance suggested the Czech should not have to wait too long before reaching that level again.

Safarova appeared to be heading for a quick execution by world number one Serena Williams on Saturday but she fought back into contention only to lose 6-3 6-7(2) 6-2.

Jun 6, 2015

Williams claims 20th grand slam with French Open win

PARIS (Reuters) – World number one Serena Williams survived a mid-match meltdown to beat Czech Lucie Safarova 6-3 6-7(2) 6-2 to win the French Open on Saturday, her 20th grand slam singles trophy.

The American, who skipped practice on Friday because of a bout of flu, opened up a 6-3 4-1 lead but suddenly slumped as the 13th-seeded Safarova stormed back into contention, even moving 2-0 up in the decider.

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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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