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May 31, 2015

Svitolina ends Cornet’s French Open run to reach last eight

PARIS (Reuters) – Alize Cornet fought tooth and nail but the local favorite’s French Open run came to an end when she was knocked out 6-2 7-6(9) in the fourth round by Ukrainian 19th seed Elina Svitolina on Sunday.

The 29th-seeded Cornet, in uncharted territory after reaching the last 16 for the first time, gave herself a mountain to climb when she went 5-0 down as 20-year-old Svitolina peppered the court with winners.

May 31, 2015

Tennis-Svitolina ends Cornet’s French Open run to reach last eight

PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) – Alize Cornet fought tooth and nail but the local favourite’s French Open run came to an end when she was knocked out 6-2 7-6(9) in the fourth round by Ukrainian 19th seed Elina Svitolina on Sunday.

The 29th-seeded Cornet, in uncharted territory after reaching the last 16 for the first time, gave herself a mountain to climb when she went 5-0 down as 20-year-old Svitolina peppered the court with winners.

May 31, 2015

Noves tasked with mission to restore French style

PARIS (Reuters) – Toulouse coach Guy Noves will take over as France head coach after this year’s World Cup, attempting to give back Les Bleus some of the grace they have lost in recent years.

The French rugby federation said on Sunday that the 61-year-old had agreed to a four-year contract to replace Philippe Saint-Andre, who took over after the side lost the 2011 World Cup final to hosts New Zealand.

May 31, 2015

Rugby-Noves tasked with mission to restore French style

PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) – Toulouse coach Guy Noves will take over as France head coach after this year’s World Cup, attempting to give back Les Bleus some of the grace they have lost in recent years.

The French rugby federation said on Sunday that the 61-year-old had agreed to a four-year contract to replace Philippe Saint-Andre, who took over after the side lost the 2011 World Cup final to hosts New Zealand.

May 30, 2015

Azarenka calls for rule review after controversial call

PARIS (Reuters) – Victoria Azarenka called for a “damn review” of tennis rules after falling foul of what she perceived to be a terrible umpiring decision in her French Open fourth-round defeat by Serena Williams.

Former world number one Azarenka was one set up on the red clay but facing a set point in the second when she drove a forehand on to the baseline with too much power for the American to handle.

May 30, 2015

Tennis-Azarenka calls for rule review after controversial call

PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) – Victoria Azarenka called for a “damn review” of tennis rules after falling foul of what she perceived to be a terrible umpiring decision in her French Open fourth-round defeat by Serena Williams.

Former world number one Azarenka was one set up on the red clay but facing a set point in the second when she drove a forehand on to the baseline with too much power for the American to handle.

May 30, 2015

Ferrer through but Spanish brigade on the slide

PARIS (Reuters) – Spain are experiencing their worst French Open campaign for almost 20 years despite having Rafa Nadal and David Ferrer through to the fourth round.

The duo, who met in the 2013 final, are the only two male Spaniards in the last 16, a rarity for the claycourt specialists who last suffered an annus horribilis in Paris in 1996 when Francisco Clavet was their only representative at the same stage.

May 30, 2015

Tennis-Ferrer through but Spanish brigade on the slide

PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) – Spain are experiencing their worst French Open campaign for almost 20 years despite having Rafa Nadal and David Ferrer through to the fourth round.

The duo, who met in the 2013 final, are the only two male Spaniards in the last 16, a rarity for the claycourt specialists who last suffered an annus horribilis in Paris in 1996 when Francisco Clavet was their only representative at the same stage.

May 30, 2015

French Open feeling really French for a change

PARIS (Reuters) – For the first time since 1971, six French players will play the last 16 at their home slam after Richard Gasquet displayed admirable sang froid to down South African Kevin Anderson at Roland Garros on Saturday.

The blue wave, however, could crash onto the fourth-round wall at the French Open as four of the five men will play against the tournament’s leading quartet for a place in the quarter-finals.

May 30, 2015

Tennis-French Open feeling really French for a change

PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) – For the first time since 1971, six French players will play the last 16 at their home slam after Richard Gasquet displayed admirable sang froid to down South African Kevin Anderson at Roland Garros on Saturday.

The blue wave, however, could crash onto the fourth-round wall at the French Open as four of the five men will play against the tournament’s leading quartet for a place in the quarter-finals.

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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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