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May 29, 2015

Thrilling Monfils survives yet another five-setter

PARIS (Reuters) – Although Gael Monfils would prefer to win his matches in routine fashion he cannot help but play thrilling five-setters at the French Open, advancing to the fourth round just before dusk on Friday.

The French showman, seeded 13th, featured in his sixth five-setter in 11 outings on the Roland Garros clay, beating Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas 4-6 7-6 (1) 3-6 6-4 6-3.

May 29, 2015

Tennis-Thrilling Monfils survives yet another five-setter

PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) – Although Gael Monfils would prefer to win his matches in routine fashion he cannot help but play thrilling five-setters at the French Open, advancing to the fourth round just before dusk on Friday.

The French showman, seeded 13th, featured in his sixth five-setter in 11 outings on the Roland Garros clay, beating Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas 4-6 7-6 (1) 3-6 6-4 6-3.

May 29, 2015

Sharapova advances with advice for prodigies

PARIS (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova knows the pitfalls of being a prodigy and after easing into the fourth round at Roland Garros on Friday the seasoned grand slam champion offered some sage advice to the new generation in women’s tennis.

The French Open defending champion, seeded second, showed all her maturity when she beat Australian 26th seed Samantha Stosur 6-3 6-4 to stay on course for a possible third Roland Garros title, 11 years after winning Wimbledon as a teenager.

May 29, 2015

Tennis-Sharapova advances with advice for prodigies

PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova knows the pitfalls of being a prodigy and after easing into the fourth round at Roland Garros on Friday the seasoned grand slam champion offered some sage advice to the new generation in women’s tennis.

The French Open defending champion, seeded second, showed all her maturity when she beat Australian 26th seed Samantha Stosur 6-3 6-4 to stay on course for a possible third Roland Garros title, 11 years after winning Wimbledon as a teenager.

May 29, 2015

Cornet reaches last eight sparking wild celebrations

PARIS (Reuters) – The pressure is so high on French women at Roland Garros that a third-round win can be celebrated like a final victory, as Alize Cornet demonstrated wildly on Friday.

The 29th seed lay on her back on the red clay, unleashed a scream and burst into tears after her 4-6 6-3 7-5 defeat of unseeded Croatian Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.

May 29, 2015

Tennis-Cornet reaches last eight sparking wild celebrations

PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) – The pressure is so high on French women at Roland Garros that a third-round win can be celebrated like a final victory, as Alize Cornet demonstrated wildly on Friday.

The 29th seed lay on her back on the red clay, unleashed a scream and burst into tears after her 4-6 6-3 7-5 defeat of unseeded Croatian Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.

May 29, 2015

Ivanovic hurries into French Open last 16

PARIS (Reuters) – Ana Ivanovic’s French Open campaign picked up momentum when the former champion raced into the fourth round with a 6-0 6-3 demolition of Croatian Donna Vekic on Friday.

The seventh seed, who won the Roland Garros title in 2008, suffered a minor glitch in the second set when she lost eight points in a row as Vekic moved a break up at 2-1.

May 29, 2015

Tennis-Ivanovic hurries into French Open last 16

PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) – Ana Ivanovic’s French Open campaign picked up momentum when the former champion raced into the fourth round with a 6-0 6-3 demolition of Croatian Donna Vekic on Friday.

The seventh seed, who won the Roland Garros title in 2008, suffered a minor glitch in the second set when she lost eight points in a row as Vekic moved a break up at 2-1.

May 28, 2015

Djokovic on groin alert but safely into third round

PARIS (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic’s hopes of completing a career grand slam by winning the French Open suffered a scare when he needed a medical timeout during a 6-1 6-4 6-4 win over Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller at Roland Garros on Thursday.

The top seed slipped on the clay in the second set of the second round match and stretched his right groin, calling for the physio at the change of ends after the ninth game.

May 28, 2015

Tennis-Djokovic on groin alert but safely into third round

PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic’s hopes of completing a career grand slam by winning the French Open suffered a scare when he needed a medical timeout during a 6-1 6-4 6-4 win over Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller at Roland Garros on Thursday.

The top seed slipped on the clay in the second set of the second round match and stretched his right groin, calling for the physio at the change of ends after the ninth game.

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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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