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Rafael Nadal impresses at French Open

Dave James Rafael Nadal handed out a brutal French Open lesson to highly-rated Dominic Thiem on Thursday as Roland Garros took a breather from the shocks that rocked the tournament.

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Matosevic, Dellacqua out of French Open

Advanced: Samantha Stosur is through to third round.

Once again, Samantha Stosur is the last Australian left standing at the French Open after Marinko Matosevic and Casey Dellacqua fell in the second round.

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Sam Stosur through to French Open fourth round

Linda Pearce, Paris So much is about the match-up, and this one suits Sam Stosur so marvellously well. Her fifth straight career win against diminutive Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova has propelled the...

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Svetlana Kuznetsova downs Petra Kvitova to reach last 16 in French Open

Paris Svetlana Kuznetsova won a three-hour, 13-minute thriller to defeat Petra Kvitova 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 9-7 and reach the last 16 of the French Open on Saturday as the tournament lost the fourth of its top...

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Professional tennis no place for women, says Ernests Gulbis after French Open match

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Outspoken tennis player Ernests Gulbis claimed on Friday that women should not play professional tennis and that they would be better served having children instead.

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French Open: Andy Murray beats Philipp Kohlschreiber in five sets

Relieved: Andy Murray.

After a nervous, sleepless night in Paris, Andy Murray overcame Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in five sets to move to the fourth round of the French Open.

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Latvia's Ernests Gulbis sends Roger Federer crashing out of French Open

Roger Federer

Paris Roger Federer crashed to his earliest French Open defeat since 2004 on Sunday when he was bundled out in the last 16 by controversial Latvian Ernests Gulbis.

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French Open: Andrea Petkovic pens dream Roland Garros return

Through: Andrea Petkovic of Germany.

Andrea Petkovic's decision to hold off trading in her tennis racket for a career in journalism paid off on Monday as she reached a grand slam quarter-final for the first time in three years with a...

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French Open: Rafael Nadal crushes Dusan Lajovic to set up David Ferrer clash

No sweat: Rafael Nadal.

Defending champion Rafael Nadal dismantled unseeded Serb Dusan Lajovic 6-1 6-2 6-1 on Monday to set up a French Open quarter-final clash with fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in a repeat of last year's...

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Samantha Stosur falls to Maria Sharapova at French Open

Sam Stosur

Liam FitzGibbon, Paris Samantha Stosur felt she let a golden opportunity slip in Paris.

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Andy Murray douses fiery Verdasco to reach French Open quarter-finals

Great Britain's Andy Murray.

Andy Murray put a lid on a boiling Fernando Verdasco to defeat the Spaniard and reach the French Open quarter-finals.

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Rafael Nadal sails into French Open quarterfinals

Spain's Rafael Nadal.

Naila-Jean Meyers, Paris Rafael Nadal, an eight-time French Open champion, often makes his clay court tennis look easy, but rarely has he had it this easy here.

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French Open: Australia's Sam Groth into men's doubles semi-finals

Surprise packet: Sam Groth is eyeing a grand slam doubles title.

Australian Sam Groth and Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan have reached the men's doubles semi-finals at the French Open.

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Samuel Groth into French Open men's doubles semis

Surprise run: Samuel Groth.

Australian Samuel Groth and Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan on Tuesday reached the men's doubles semifinals at the French Open in Paris.

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Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to claim ninth French Open title

Spain's Rafael Nadal moments after defeating  Serbia's Novak Djokovic to claim the 2014 French Open in Paris.

Danielle Rossingh Rafael Nadal overcame a slow start against Novak Djokovic to win a record-extending ninth French Open title.

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French Open: Novak Djokovic to face surprise packet Ernests Gulbis in Paris semis

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Bill Scott It is fair to say that Novak Djokovic and Ernests Gulbis have long held different approaches on how to become a top tennis player, yet the Serbian world number two and the reformed Latvian playboy...

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French Open: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic eager to renew hostilities

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot during a practice session on day twelve.

Andy Murray will draw on the experience of being a grand slam champion, while Ernests Gulbis is to rely on his "unhealthy diet full of ketchup" as they attempt to prevent a Rafa Nadal-Novak Djokovic...

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French Open: Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep to meet in final

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Naila-Jean Meyers It had almost become routine. Maria Sharapova was in the French Open semifinals again. Maria Sharapova forgot how to serve again. Maria Sharapova lost the first set again.

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Rising star Simona Halep shoulders Romania's hopes in French Open final

Simona Halep

Christopher Clarey One of the quirks and delights of the grand slam tennis tournaments is that the game's historical figures are often still here on site, playing in the senior events, watching from the stands or the...

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Simona Halep seeks revenge in French Open final

Simona Halep rejoices after defeating Andrea Petkovic to enter the French Open women's singles final.

The French Open final between Russian superstar Maria Sharapova and Romanian upstart Simona Halep offers a stark contrast in styles and status.