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Jun 1, 2014

Tour is no place for making friends, says Bouchard

PARIS (Reuters) – French open quarter-finalist Eugenie Bouchard is in the market for collecting tennis titles, not friends.

The 20-year-old Canadian underlined her burgeoning reputation on Sunday with a clinical 6-1 6-2 thrashing of Germany’s Angelique Kerber to reach the last eight of a second successive grand slam event.

Jun 1, 2014

Tennis-Tour is no place for making friends, says Bouchard

PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) – French open quarter-finalist Eugenie Bouchard is in the market for collecting tennis titles, not friends.

The 20-year-old Canadian underlined her burgeoning reputation on Sunday with a clinical 6-1 6-2 thrashing of Germany’s Angelique Kerber to reach the last eight of a second successive grand slam event.

Jun 1, 2014

Confident Bouchard through to last eight at French Open

PARIS (Reuters) – Eugenie Bouchard’s meteoric rise continued on Sunday when the baby-faced Canadian demolished Angelique Kerber 6-1 6-2 to claim a quarter-final spot at the French Open.

The 18th seeded Bouchard, who reached the Australian Open semi-final this year, blazed away with 30 winners in just 52 minutes on court Philippe Chatrier.

Jun 1, 2014

Tennis-Confident Bouchard through to last eight at French Open

PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) – Eugenie Bouchard’s meteoric rise continued on Sunday when the baby-faced Canadian demolished Angelique Kerber 6-1 6-2 to claim a quarter-final spot at the French Open.

The 18th seeded Bouchard, who reached the Australian Open semi-final this year, blazed away with 30 winners in just 52 minutes on court Philippe Chatrier.

Jun 1, 2014

Unstoppable Nadal marches on in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal once again showed he is the man to beat at the French Open after putting down a brief rebellion from Argentine Leonardo Mayer to win 6-2 7-5 6-2 and reach the fourth round despite a sore back on Saturday.

Mayer went for his shots in a tense second set and broke the world No.1 back for 4-4, only for the Spaniard to regain control in commanding fashion.

May 31, 2014

Tennis-Solid Nadal through to French Open last 16

PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) – Eight-times champion Rafa Nadal produced yet another rock solid performance to see off Argentine Leonardo Mayer 6-2 7-5 6-2 and reach the fourth round of the French Open on Saturday.

The world No.1, who is undefeated at Roland Garros since his only loss in 2009, extended his record to 62-1 on the Paris clay having not dropped a set at this year’s event.

May 31, 2014

Nadal quells brief uprising to march on in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal put down an attempted coup at the French Open as the eight-times champion saw off Argentine Leonardo Mayer 6-2 7-5 6-2 to reach the fourth round in commanding fashion on Saturday.

Mayer went for his shots in a tense second set and broke the world No.1 back for 4-4, only for the Spaniard to show why he is still the man to beat in Paris.

May 31, 2014

Tennis-Harry Potter fan Halep glides into French Open fourth round

PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) – No wonder Harry Potter is her bedside book – Simona Halep had too many tricks up her sleeve for Spaniard Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor as the fourth seed glided into the fourth round of the French Open with a 6-3 6-0 win on Saturday.

The wily Romanian, the highest seed left in the draw after Serena Williams, Li Na and Agnieszka Radwanska were knocked out early, found perfect angles and defended superbly to counter Torro-Flor’s powerful forehand in Paris.

May 31, 2014

Harry Potter fan Halep glides into French Open fourth round

PARIS (Reuters) – No wonder Harry Potter is her bedside book – Simona Halep had too many tricks up her sleeve for Spaniard Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor as the fourth seed glided into the fourth round of the French Open with a 6-3 6-0 win on Saturday.

The wily Romanian, the highest seed left in the draw after Serena Williams, Li Na and Agnieszka Radwanska were knocked out early, found perfect angles and defended superbly to counter Torro-Flor’s powerful forehand in Paris.

May 30, 2014

Everything falling into place for Federer in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – Although he struggled at times to reach the fourth round with a 7-5 6-7(7) 6-2 6-4 win over Russian Dmitry Tursunov on Friday, Roger Federer believes the stars are aligning for him at the French Open.

The fourth-seeded Swiss, gunning for a record-extending 18th grand slam title, wasted 17 break points before setting up a meeting with Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis but did not seem too bothered.

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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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