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Jun 6, 2015

Tennis-Djokovic downs Murray to reach French Open final

PARIS, June 6 (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic rediscovered a ruthless streak when it mattered most to stay on course for a career slam with a nail-biting 6-3 6-3 5-7 5-7 6-1 win over Andy Murray to reach the French Open final on Saturday.

The Serb, looking to win the only major missing from his collection, was leading 6-3 6-3 5-7 3-3 when play was interrupted by rain and dusk after the British third seed had clawed his way back into contention on Friday.

Jun 5, 2015

Djokovic shaken by resilient Murray as storm halts play

PARIS (Reuters) – What looked like a stroll into the French Open final turned into an uphill battle for Novak Djokovic as the world number one’s stranglehold on Friday’s duel with Andy Murray was loosened by a determined fightback from the third seed.

The Serb, looking to win the only major missing from his collection, was leading 6-3 6-3 5-7 3-3 in their semi-final clash when play was suspended for the day because of a storm after Murray had clawed his way back into contention.

Jun 5, 2015

Tennis-Djokovic shaken by resilient Murray as storm halts play

PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) – What looked like a stroll into the French Open final turned into an uphill battle for Novak Djokovic as the world number one’s stranglehold on Friday’s duel with Andy Murray was loosened by a determined fightback from the third seed.

The Serb, looking to win the only major missing from his collection, was leading 6-3 6-3 5-7 3-3 in their semi-final clash when play was suspended for the day because of a storm after Murray had clawed his way back into contention.

Jun 5, 2015

Wawrinka faces boos again at the French Open

PARIS (Reuters) – As if playing Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray in the French Open final was not a tough enough task, Stan Wawrinka will probably have to deal with a hostile Roland Garros crowd on Sunday.

The Swiss eighth seed beat France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semi-finals on Friday, facing boos from sections of the court Philippe Chatrier crowd after the match.

Jun 5, 2015

Tennis-Wawrinka faces boos again at the French Open

PARIS, June 5 (Reuters) – As if playing Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray in the French Open final was not a tough enough task, Stan Wawrinka will probably have to deal with a hostile Roland Garros crowd on Sunday.

The Swiss eighth seed beat France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semi-finals on Friday, facing boos from sections of the court Philippe Chatrier crowd after the match.

Jun 4, 2015

Serena behavior not a problem, says Bacsinszky

PARIS (Reuters) – Serena Williams’s health and gamesmanship were the subjects on everyone’s lips at the French Open after the ailing world number one beat Timea Bacsinszky in the semi-finals on Thursday.

Williams prevailed 4-6 6-3 6-0, recovering from a set and a break down despite looking unwell throughout, wrapping iced towels around her neck and ending the post-match on-court interview because of a coughing fit.

Jun 4, 2015

Tennis-Serena behaviour not a problem, says Bacsinszky

PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) – Serena Williams’s health and gamesmanship were the subjects on everyone’s lips at the French Open after the ailing world number one beat Timea Bacsinszky in the semi-finals on Thursday.

Williams prevailed 4-6 6-3 6-0, recovering from a set and a break down despite looking unwell throughout, wrapping iced towels around her neck and ending the post-match on-court interview because of a coughing fit.

Jun 4, 2015

Ailing Serena beats Bacsinszky to reach French Open final

PARIS (Reuters) – An ailing Serena Williams stayed on course for a 20th grand slam singles title as she came back from the brink to reach the final of the French Open with a 4-6 6-3 6-0 win against Swiss power hitter Timea Bacsinszky on Thursday.

The American, who looked unwell throughout the match, putting iced towels around her neck and against her forehead at changeovers, fell a set and a break down as the 23rd-seeded Bacsinszky peppered the court with backhand winners.

Jun 4, 2015

Tennis-Ailing Serena beats Bacsinszky to reach French Open final

PARIS, June 4 (Reuters) – An ailing Serena Williams stayed on course for a 20th grand slam singles title as she came back from the brink to reach the final of the French Open with a 4-6 6-3 6-0 win against Swiss power hitter Timea Bacsinszky on Thursday.

The American, who looked unwell throughout the match, putting iced towels around her neck and against her forehead at changeovers, fell a set and a break down as the 23rd-seeded Bacsinszky peppered the court with backhand winners.

Jun 4, 2015

Djokovic still faces rocky road to French glory

PARIS (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic’s muted celebrations after ending Rafa Nadal’s reign as claycourt king were partly out of respect for his Spanish victim but mainly due to the fact the his French Open mission is far from accomplished.

In beating nine-times champion Nadal, Djokovic scaled what had previously been an insurmountable barrier at Roland Garros.

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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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