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May 28, 2015

Coric happy to sacrifice tiramisu on journey to the top

PARIS (Reuters) – Borna Coric would like to eat a tiramisu, perhaps even explore some of Paris’s night spots like most 18-year-olds, but what the Croatian really wants is to become the best player in the world.

As progress goes, he is making huge strides towards that goal and took another leap on Thursday when he beat Spain’s Tommy Robredo, the 18th seed, in five sets at the French Open to reach the third round of a grand slam for the first time.

May 28, 2015

Tennis-Coric happy to sacrifice tiramisu on journey to the top

PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) – Borna Coric would like to eat a tiramisu, perhaps even explore some of Paris’s night spots like most 18-year-olds, but what the Croatian really wants is to become the best player in the world.

As progress goes, he is making huge strides towards that goal and took another leap on Thursday when he beat Spain’s Tommy Robredo, the 18th seed, in five sets at the French Open to reach the third round of a grand slam for the first time.

May 28, 2015

Tomic overshadowed by new Aussie young gun Kokkinakis

PARIS (Reuters) – Australian men’s tennis relied too heavily for years on former world number one Lleyton Hewitt but suddenly the traditional heavyweight nation in the sport is awash with young trail-blazers.

Nick Kyrgios, 20, has already broken through, reaching the Wimbledon quarter-finals last year after taking out Rafa Nadal and now 19-year-old Thanasi Kokkinakis is threatening to do the same at the French Open.

May 28, 2015

Tennis-Tomic overshadowed by new Aussie young gun Kokkinakis

PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) – Australian men’s tennis relied too heavily for years on former world number one Lleyton Hewitt but suddenly the traditional heavyweight nation in the sport is awash with young trail-blazers.

Nick Kyrgios, 20, has already broken through, reaching the Wimbledon quarter-finals last year after taking out Rafa Nadal and now 19-year-old Thanasi Kokkinakis is threatening to do the same at the French Open.

May 28, 2015

Murray survives first serious test to reach third round

PARIS (Reuters) – Third seed Andy Murray overcame his first mini-crisis at this year’s French Open to beat Portugal’s Joao Sousa 6-2 4-6 6-4 6-1 on Thursday and move into the third round.

The twice semi-finalist took his winning run on clay to 12 matches, starting and finishing the second round clash in fine style, but there was a period in the middle when it went awry.

May 28, 2015

Tennis-Murray survives first serious test to reach third round

PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) – Third seed Andy Murray overcame his first mini-crisis at this year’s French Open to beat Portugal’s Joao Sousa 6-2 4-6 6-4 6-1 on Thursday and move into the third round.

The twice semi-finalist took his winning run on clay to 12 matches, starting and finishing the second round clash in fine style, but there was a period in the middle when it went awry.

May 28, 2015

Serena escapes as women’s seeds continue to fall

PARIS (Reuters) – The pre-tournament shortlist of favourites for the French Open women’s crown continues to shrink and for a while it looked as though the name of top seed Serena Williams would also vanish on Thursday.

Shortly after former world number one Caroline Wozniacki was knocked out by Julia Goerges, meaning the third, fifth and sixth women’s seeds have all departed before round three, 33-year-old Williams stepped on Court Suzanne Lenglen to face unheralded 21-year-old German Anna-Lena Friedsam.

May 28, 2015

Tennis-Serena escapes as women’s seeds continue to fall

PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) – The pre-tournament shortlist of favourites for the French Open women’s crown continues to shrink and for a while it looked as though the name of top seed Serena Williams would also vanish on Thursday.

Shortly after former world number one Caroline Wozniacki was knocked out by Julia Goerges, meaning the third, fifth and sixth women’s seeds have all departed before round three, 33-year-old Williams stepped on Court Suzanne Lenglen to face unheralded 21-year-old German Anna-Lena Friedsam.

May 28, 2015

Schiavone outlasts Kuznetsova in another marathon duel

PARIS (Reuters) – Svetlana Kuznetsova and Francesca Schiavone have got history when it comes to tennis marathons and the two claycourt warriors were at it again at the French Open on Thursday.

Sent out to the so-called Bullring court, a claustrophobic circular arena tucked away at the edge of Roland Garros, the two former French Open champions produced easily the best women’s match of the tournament so far, going toe-to-toe like a couple of middleweight boxers before Italian Schiavone finally prevailed 7-6(11) 5-7 10-8 in 10 minutes under four hours.

May 28, 2015

Tennis-Schiavone outlasts Kuznetsova in another marathon duel

PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) – Svetlana Kuznetsova and Francesca Schiavone have got history when it comes to tennis marathons and the two claycourt warriors were at it again at the French Open on Thursday.

Sent out to the so-called Bullring court, a claustrophobic circular arena tucked away at the edge of Roland Garros, the two former French Open champions produced easily the best women’s match of the tournament so far, going toe-to-toe like a couple of middleweight boxers before Italian Schiavone finally prevailed 7-6(11) 5-7 10-8 in 10 minutes under four hours.