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Jun 3, 2014

Composure comes as second nature to Sharapova

PARIS (Reuters) – Been there, done that. Maria Sharapova had just too much experience for the talented, yet still green, Garbine Muguruza at the French Open on Tuesday.

The Russian ice queen was 6-1 5-4 down against the up-and-coming Spaniard in their quarter-final on center court but used all her experience to come through 1-6 7-5 6-1.

Jun 3, 2014

Tennis-Sharapova grinds into last four in Paris

PARIS, June 3 (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova again showed her resilience when she recovered from a poor start to down up-and-coming Spaniard Garbine Muguruza 1-6 7-5 6-1 on Tuesday and reach the French Open semi-finals.

The 2012 champion and last year’s runner-up, who will meet Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in the last four, lost the first four games as she conceded the first set before regaining her composure against a player who knocked holder Serena Williams out in the second round.

Jun 3, 2014

Sharapova grinds into last four in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova again showed her resilience when she recovered from a poor start to down up-and-coming Spaniard Garbine Muguruza 1-6 7-5 6-1 and reach the French Open semi-finals on Tuesday.

The 2012 champion and last year’s runner-up, who will meet Eugenie Bouchard after the Canadian beat Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro in three sets, lost the first four games as she conceded the first set before regaining her composure against a player who knocked holder Serena Williams out in the second round.

Jun 2, 2014

Monfils sets up last-eight battle with Murray

PARIS (Reuters) – Home favourite Gael Monfils reached the quarter-finals of the French Open for the fourth time when he ended the run of unseeded Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez with a 6-0 6-2 7-5 win on Monday.

The 23rd seed, who also made it to the last eight in 2008, 2009 and 2011, blazed through the first two sets and held off the world number 41 in the third, ending the contest on a sun-drenched court Philippe Chatrier with an ace.

Jun 2, 2014

Tennis-Monfils sets up last-eight battle with Murray

PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) – Home favourite Gael Monfils reached the quarter-finals of the French Open for the fourth time when he ended the run of unseeded Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez with a 6-0 6-2 7-5 win on Monday.

The 23rd seed, who also made it to the last eight in 2008, 2009 and 2011, blazed through the first two sets and held off the world number 41 in the third, ending the contest on a sun-drenched court Philippe Chatrier with an ace.

Jun 2, 2014

Halep reaches last eight and ends U.S. presence

PARIS (Reuters) – Romania’s Simona Halep, the highest seed left in the women’s singles draw, outwitted American 15th seed Sloane Stephens to reach the quarter-finals at the French Open with a 6-4 6-3 victory on Monday.

Stephens made too many unforced errors as Halep, the fourth seed, won through to set up a clash with either 27th seeded former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia or Czech 23rd seed Lucie Safarova.

Jun 2, 2014

Tennis-Halep reaches last eight and ends U.S. presence

PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) – Romania’s Simona Halep, the highest seed left in the women’s singles draw, outwitted American 15th seed Sloane Stephens to reach the quarter-finals at the French Open with a 6-4 6-3 victory on Monday.

Stephens made too many unforced errors as Halep, the fourth seed, won through to set up a clash with either 27th seeded former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia or Czech 23rd seed Lucie Safarova.

Jun 2, 2014

Nadal crushes Lajovic to set up Ferrer clash

PARIS (Reuters) – Defending champion Rafa Nadal dismantled unseeded Serbian Dusan Lajovic 6-1 6-2 6-1 on Monday to set up a French Open quarter-final clash with fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in a repeat of last year’s final.

Eight-times champion and world No.1 Nadal improved his Roland Garros win-loss record to a remarkable 63-1 to advance having not dropped a set in Paris this year.

Jun 2, 2014

Tennis-Nadal crushes Lajovic to set up Ferrer clash

PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) – Defending champion Rafa Nadal dismantled unseeded Serbian Dusan Lajovic 6-1 6-2 6-1 on Monday to set up a French Open quarter-final clash with fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in a repeat of last year’s final.

Eight-times champion and world No.1 Nadal improved his Roland Garros win-loss record to a remarkable 63-1 to advance having not dropped a set in Paris this year.

Jun 2, 2014

Federer hits 10-year low, Djokovic eases through

PARIS (Reuters) – Roger Federer suffered his earliest defeat at the French Open for a decade on Sunday when he lost to Latvian Ernests Gulbis in the fourth round but Novak Djokovic made light work of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to reach the quarter-finals in a flash.

The Swiss fourth seed, who won the title in 2009, seemed to have the match in his grasp against the unpredictable Gulbis but faded badly to lose 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 6-2 4-6 6-3.

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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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