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Jun 1, 2015

Muguruza hungry for more as she makes last eight again

PARIS (Reuters) – Garbine Muguruza proved that last year’s impressive performance at the French Open was no fluke when she repeated her run to the quarter-finals on Monday but she is hungry for more.

Muguruza advanced with a 6-3 6-4 win over 28th-seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta and her claycourt skills suggested she has what it takes to become the first Spanish woman to triumph at Roland Garros since Arantxa Sanchez in 1998.

Jun 1, 2015

Tennis-Muguruza hungry for more as she makes last eight again

PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) – Garbine Muguruza proved that last year’s impressive performance at the French Open was no fluke when she repeated her run to the quarter-finals on Monday but she is hungry for more.

Muguruza advanced with a 6-3 6-4 win over 28th-seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta and her claycourt skills suggested she has what it takes to become the first Spanish woman to triumph at Roland Garros since Arantxa Sanchez in 1998.

Jun 1, 2015

Champion Sharapova bounced out by Czech Safarova

PARIS (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova’s impressive sequence of French Open results ended when the defending champion was knocked out 7-6 (3) 6-4 by 13th-seeded Czech Lucie Safarova in the fourth round on Monday.

The second-seeded Russian had reached the previous three finals at Roland Garros, winning in 2012 and 2014, but could not handle her opponent’s steely forehand.

Jun 1, 2015

Tennis-Champion Sharapova bounced out by Czech Safarova

PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova’s impressive sequence of French Open results ended when the defending champion was knocked out 7-6 (3) 6-4 by 13th-seeded Czech Lucie Safarova in the fourth round on Monday.

The second-seeded Russian had reached the previous three finals at Roland Garros, winning in 2012 and 2014, but could not handle her opponent’s steely forehand.

May 31, 2015

Nishikori makes his mark in reaching last eight

PARIS (Reuters) – Kei Nishikori reached a landmark by qualifying for the French Open quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-4 6-2 win over unseeded Russian Teymuraz Gabashvili on Sunday but may just be getting started.

The fifth seed’s success made it the first time a Japanese male player had reached the last eight at Roland Garros since Jiro Satoh made it to the semi-finals in 1931 and 1933.

May 31, 2015

Tennis-Nishikori makes his mark in reaching last eight

PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) – Kei Nishikori reached a landmark by qualifying for the French Open quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-4 6-2 win over unseeded Russian Teymuraz Gabashvili on Sunday but may just be getting started.

The fifth seed’s success made it the first time a Japanese male player had reached the last eight at Roland Garros since Jiro Satoh made it to the semi-finals in 1931 and 1933.

May 31, 2015

Tsonga beats Berdych to roar into French Open last eight

PARIS (Reuters) – Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rose to the occasion to beat Czech fourth Tomas Berdych 6-3 6-2 6-7(5) 6-3 on Sunday and reach the quarter-finals of his home slam for the third time in four years.

The 14th-seeded Tsonga, a semi-finalist at Roland Garros in 2013 who also made the last eight in 2012, produced a powerful performance on court Philippe Chatrier, relying on his booming forehand.

May 31, 2015

Cornet joins Azarenka in slamming line regulations

PARIS (Reuters) – Local favourite Alize Cornet has backed up former world number one Victoria Azarenka’s call for a review of the line call regulations at the French Open, labelling a decision against her on Sunday as “shameful”.

On Saturday, Belarussian Azarenka said she was the victim of a bad call in her third-round defeat by Serena Williams and Cornet felt the same after her exit.

May 31, 2015

French Open – Cornet joins Azarenka in slamming line regulations

PARIS (Reuters) – Local favourite Alize Cornet has backed up former world number one Victoria Azarenka’s call for a review of the line call regulations at the French Open, labelling a decision against her on Sunday as “shameful”.

On Saturday, Belarussian Azarenka said she was the victim of a bad call in her third-round defeat by Serena Williams and Cornet felt the same after her exit.

May 31, 2015

Tennis-Cornet joins Azarenka in slamming line regulations

PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) – Local favourite Alize Cornet has backed up former world number one Victoria Azarenka’s call for a review of the line call regulations at the French Open, labelling a decision against her on Sunday as “shameful”.

On Saturday, Belarussian Azarenka said she was the victim of a bad call in her third-round defeat by Serena Williams and Cornet felt the same after her exit.

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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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