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May 27, 2015

Sharapova says Fed Cup should change dates

PARIS (Reuters) – Defending French Open champion Maria Sharapova called for a change in schedule for the Fed Cup on Wednesday, saying playing ties after grand slam tournaments was “pointless”.

The Russian showed no ill-effects from a cold as she swept past fellow Russian Fed Cup team member Vitalia Diatchenko 6-3 6-1 on Court Philippe Chatrier to reach the third round.

May 27, 2015

Tennis-Sharapova says Fed Cup should change dates

PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) – Defending French Open champion Maria Sharapova called for a change in schedule for the Fed Cup on Wednesday, saying playing ties after grand slam tournaments was “pointless”.

The Russian showed no ill-effects from a cold as she swept past fellow Russian Fed Cup team member Vitalia Diatchenko 6-3 6-1 on Court Philippe Chatrier to reach the third round.

May 26, 2015

McEnroe says French Open is too long

PARIS (Reuters) – The French Open is too long and should scrap its policy of spreading the first round over three days, according to former world number one John McEnroe.

The Sunday start at Roland Garros means it was day three before defending men’s champion Rafa Nadal began his quest for a 10th title while women’s world number one Serena Williams was also idle for two days before taking to court.

May 26, 2015

Tennis-McEnroe says French Open is too long

PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) – The French Open is too long and should scrap its policy of spreading the first round over three days, according to former world number one John McEnroe.

The Sunday start at Roland Garros means it was day three before defending men’s champion Rafa Nadal began his quest for a 10th title while women’s world number one Serena Williams was also idle for two days before taking to court.

May 26, 2015

Tennis-All seems normal as Nadal begins pursuit of No 10

PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) – The Eiffel Tower was still standing, the River Seine was flowing away to the sea, the traffic clogged the Peripherique and Rafa Nadal still ruled Roland Garros on Tuesday.

To all intents and purposes it was a normal day at the French Open as Nadal claimed victory number 67 since making his debut in the event in 2005.

May 26, 2015

Djokovic narrowly avoids overtime against Finn

PARIS (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic will need every last drop of energy if he goes on to meet Rafa Nadal at the French Open so the Serb was happy to avoid overtime against Jarkko Nieminen on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old world number one, seeking to complete a career grand slam by claiming a first title at Roland Garros having twice fallen to nine-times Spanish champion Nadal in the final, cut it fine against Nieminen though.

May 26, 2015

Tennis-Djokovic narrowly avoids overtime against Finn

PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic will need every last drop of energy if he goes on to meet Rafa Nadal at the French Open so the Serb was happy to avoid overtime against Jarkko Nieminen on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old world number one, seeking to complete a career grand slam by claiming a first title at Roland Garros having twice fallen to nine-times Spanish champion Nadal in the final, cut it fine against Nieminen though.

May 26, 2015

Isner enjoying getting down and dirty in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – John Isner is a rare breed, a male American tennis player who enjoys getting his socks dirty on European claycourts.

The 16th seed beat Italian baseliner Andreas Seppi 7-5 6-2 6-3 at the French Open on Tuesday to join compatriots Steve Johnson and Jack Sock in the second round.

May 26, 2015

Tennis-Isner enjoying getting down and dirty in Paris

PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) – John Isner is a rare breed, a male American tennis player who enjoys getting his socks dirty on European claycourts.

The 16th seed beat Italian baseliner Andreas Seppi 7-5 6-2 6-3 at the French Open on Tuesday to join compatriots Steve Johnson and Jack Sock in the second round.

May 26, 2015

Nadal begins pursuit of number 10, all seems normal

PARIS (Reuters) – The Eiffel Tower was still standing, the River Seine was flowing away to the sea and the traffic still clogged the Peripherique — and Rafa Nadal still ruled Roland Garros on Tuesday.

To all intents and purposes it was just a normal day at the French Open then as Nadal clocked up victory number 67 in western Paris since debuting in 2005.