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May 30, 2014

Tennis-Everything falling into place for Federer in Paris

PARIS, May 30 (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.

May 30, 2014

Federer, Djokovic struggle through in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic ran into a spot of bother at the French Open, dropping a set each and needing over three hours to reach the fourth round on Friday.

Third seed Agnieszka Radwanska was knocked out 6-4 6-4 by Croatian Ajla Tomljanovic, becoming the latest victim of a new generation of talent sweeping through the women’s draw.

May 30, 2014

Tennis-Radwanska latest victim of new wave in Paris

PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) – Third seed Agnieszka Radwanska was knocked out of the French Open 6-4 6-4 by unseeded Croatian Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round on Friday, becoming the latest victim of a new generation of talent sweeping through the draw.

The top three seeds have now been sent packing following the first-round exit of Chinese Li Na and the second-round elimination of defending champion and world No.1 Serena Williams of the United States.

May 30, 2014

Radwanska loses as women’s draw opens up further in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – The French Open women’s draw opened up further on Friday when third seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland was knocked out 6-4 6-4 by unseeded Croatian Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round.

The top three seeds have now been sent packing following the first-round exit of Chinese Li Na and the second-round elimination of defending champion and world No.1 Serena Williams of the United States.

May 30, 2014

Tennis-Radwanska loses as women’s draw opens up further in Paris

PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) – The French Open women’s draw opened up further on Friday when third seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland was knocked out 6-4 6-4 by unseeded Croatian Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round.

The top three seeds have now been sent packing following the first-round exit of Chinese Li Na and the second-round elimination of defending champion and world No.1 Serena Williams of the United States.

May 29, 2014

Top guns are on the way out, but not yet: Nadal

PARIS (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal and the other members of the “big four” know that a new band of brash youngsters are on the horizon, but the Spaniard showed on Thursday they will not be handing over the keys to the game’s trophy cabinet just yet.

The Spaniard was up against Austrian wunderkind Dominic Thiem in the second round of the French Open and while the 6-2 6-2 6-3 scoreline did not do his opponent justice, Nadal was clearly the master as he took another step towards a record-extending ninth title at the claycourt slam.

May 29, 2014

Tennis-Top guns are on the way out, but not yet – Nadal

PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal and the other members of the “big four” know that a new band of brash youngsters are on the horizon, but the Spaniard showed on Thursday they will not be handing over the keys to the game’s trophy cabinet just yet.

The Spaniard was up against Austrian wunderkind Dominic Thiem in the second round of the French Open and while the 6-2 6-2 6-3 scoreline did not do his opponent justice, Nadal was clearly the master as he took another step towards a record-extending ninth title at the claycourt slam.

May 29, 2014

Tennis-Nadal gains momentum in Paris, Ferrer eases through

PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal passed his French Open second-round test with flying colours on Thursday, showing flashes of his intimidating best in a 6-2 6-2 6-3 win over talented Austrian youngster Dominic Thiem.

The eight-times champion from Spain applauded his 20-year-old opponent after being tested on court Philippe Chatrier more than the scoreline suggested.

May 29, 2014

Stephens lifts U.S. spirits at French Open, Ferrer powers on

PARIS (Reuters) – In the absence of the Williams sisters, 15th seed Sloane Stephens raised American morale at the French Open by easing past Slovenian Polona Hercog 6-1 6-3 on Thursday to reach the third round.

Last year’s runner-up David Ferrer of Spain, the fifth seed, bulldozed his way into the last 32 by demolishing Italian Simone Bolelli 6-2 6-3 6-2.

May 29, 2014

Tennis-Stephens lifts U.S. spirits at French Open, Ferrer powers on

PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) – In the absence of the Williams sisters, 15th seed Sloane Stephens raised American morale at the French Open by easing past Slovenian Polona Hercog 6-1 6-3 on Thursday to reach the third round.

Last year’s runner-up David Ferrer of Spain, the fifth seed, bulldozed his way into the last 32 by demolishing Italian Simone Bolelli 6-2 6-3 6-2.

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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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