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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.

May 28, 2015

Wozniacki joins exodus of women’s seeds in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki joined the exodus of women’s seeds at the French Open on Thursday when the Dane was bundled out in the second round by Germany’s Julia Goerges.

Wozniacki, seeded five, joined Romanian third seed Simona Halep, last year’s runner-up, and number six Eugenie Bouchard of Canada, after a 6-4 7-6(4) defeat on a blustery Phillipe Chatrier court.

May 28, 2015

Caroline Wozniacki joins exodus of women’s seeds in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki joined the exodus of women’s seeds at the French Open on Thursday when the Dane was bundled out in the second round by Germany’s Julia Goerges.

Wozniacki, seeded five, joined Romanian third seed Simona Halep, last year’s runner-up, and number six Eugenie Bouchard of Canada, after a 6-4 7-6(4) defeat on a blustery Phillipe Chatrier court.

May 28, 2015

Tennis-Wozniacki joins exodus of women’s seeds in Paris

PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) – Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki joined the exodus of women’s seeds at the French Open on Thursday when the Dane was bundled out in the second round by Germany’s Julia Goerges.

Wozniacki, seeded five, joined Romanian third seed Simona Halep, last year’s runner-up, and number six Eugenie Bouchard of Canada, after a 6-4 7-6(4) defeat on a blustery Phillipe Chatrier court.

May 27, 2015

Difficult journey leads Bosnia’s Dzumhur to idol Federer

PARIS (Reuters) – The odds were stacked against Damir Dzumhur becoming a professional tennis player when he was born in 1992 amid the siege of Sarajevo in a smashed city cut off from the world.

His early tennis experiences were at the shell-ravaged Zetra Olympic Hall which was used as a temporary morgue during the war.

May 27, 2015

Tennis-Difficult journey leads Bosnia’s Dzumhur to idol Federer

PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) – The odds were stacked against Damir Dzumhur becoming a professional tennis player when he was born in 1992 amid the siege of Sarajevo in a smashed city cut off from the world.

His early tennis experiences were at the shell-ravaged Zetra Olympic Hall which was used as a temporary morgue during the war.

May 27, 2015

Tempers flare in the crowd as Paire beats Fognini

PARIS (Reuters) – Temperamental Frenchman Benoit Paire’s second round clash with Italian hot-head Fabio Fognini at the French Open on Wednesday always promised fireworks but it was in the Court Seven stands that tempers boiled over.

With a football-style atmosphere producing roars that could be heard across the complex, Paire beat the 28th seed 6-1 6-3 7-5 to reach the third round for the second time.

May 27, 2015

Nishikori takes centre stage, Halep crashes out

PARIS (Reuters) – Roger Federer avoided any more security scares to move safely into the third round of the French Open on Wednesday but danger lurks ahead for the Swiss, namely in the shape of Japanese firebrand Kei Nishikori.

The perils of Roland Garros were in evidence in the women’s draw too where last year’s runner-up Simona Halep, the third seed, bowed out 7-5 6-1 to Croatia’s Mirjana Lucic-Baroni to become the biggest casualty so far.

May 27, 2015

Tennis-Tempers flare in the crowd as Paire beats Fognini

PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) – Temperamental Frenchman Benoit Paire’s second round clash with Italian hot-head Fabio Fognini at the French Open on Wednesday always promised fireworks but it was in the Court Seven stands that tempers boiled over.

With a football-style atmosphere producing roars that could be heard across the complex, Paire beat the 28th seed 6-1 6-3 7-5 to reach the third round for the second time.

May 27, 2015

Tennis-Nishikori takes centre stage, Halep crashes out

PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) – Roger Federer avoided any more security scares to move safely into the third round of the French Open on Wednesday but danger lurks ahead for the Swiss, namely in the shape of Japanese firebrand Kei Nishikori.

The perils of Roland Garros were in evidence in the women’s draw too where last year’s runner-up Simona Halep, the third seed, bowed out 7-5 6-1 to Croatia’s Mirjana Lucic-Baroni to become the biggest casualty so far.