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Sam Stosur into Strasbourg quarters

Samantha Stosur is through to the quarters.

Australia's top-ranked player Samantha Stosur has easily accounted for Madison Brengle to reach the last eight at the WTA's Strasbourg International.

Thiem ends Nadal's unbeaten run on clay

Rafael Nadal of Spain

Austria's Dominic Thiem dumped seven-times champion Rafael Nadal out of the Italian Open 6-4 6-3 on Friday to reach the semi-finals, but will have to wait to find out his opponent at the Foro Italico.

Sharapova shunned by Grand Slam organisers

Missing out: Maria Sharapova.

Maria Sharapova will not play at this year's French Open, after organisers opted to not grant the Russian player a wild-card entry into the tournament.

Kuznetsova ends Bouchard's Madrid exploits

Kuznetsova only ceded one break point, which she saved, against Bouchard.

Eugenie Bouchard's Madrid Open campaign ended with a whimper as she was thrashed 6-4 6-0 by eighth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova to exit at the quarter- final stage on Thursday.

Kyrgios sets up Madrid meeting with Nadal

Nick Kyrgios plays a backhand in his match against Ryan Harrison of USA during day five of the Mutua Madrid Open.

The toughest assignment in men's tennis - Rafael Nadal on clay - looms next for Nick Kyrgios after a breezy win by the Australian at the Madrid Open on Thursday.

'Inspired' Bouchard wins Sharapova grudge match

Maria Sharapova wipes the sweat away during her match against Eugenie Bouchard

Motivated more than usual, Eugenie Bouchard used her game to send a message to Maria Sharapova by defeating the Russian 7-5 2-6 6-4 in a thrilling second-round match at the Madrid Open.