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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.

Jun 6, 2015

Tennis-Williams claims 20th grand slam with French Open win

PARIS, June 6 (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.

Jun 6, 2015

Djokovic’s armor pierced after bruising battle with Murray

PARIS (Reuters) – Having needed two days and treatment on his leg to beat an unrelenting Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic will start Sunday’s French Open final as the hot favorite, but with his armor pierced.

The world number one, who ended the reign of nine-times champion Rafa Nadal in the quarter-finals, will take on Swiss Stan Wawrinka, as he looks to complete his grand slam collection without a rest day between his semi-final thriller and the decisive showdown.

    • About Julien

      "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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