Five set victories for Dimitrov, Zverev and Nishikori

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There were plenty of long matches played in the Men’s draw of the French Open in Paris today. The fourth seed, Grigor Dimitrov found himself in a “royal battle” when he managed to survive a tough five set match against … Continue reading

Halep sees off Riske in a delayed first round match

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World No. 1, Simona Halep and her American opponent, Alison Riske, eventually got their delayed first round match underway on Court Philippe Chatrier today. Riske got off to a good start, and aided by Halep’s string of unforced errors and … Continue reading

Serena and Sharapova overcome the first hurdle

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Former World No. 1 and three-time French Open champion, Serena Williams, playing in her first Grand Slam tournament since winning her record breaking Australian Open last year and giving birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia, stepped onto Court Philippe Chatrier … Continue reading

Cilic, Anderson and Del Potro cruise through on Day 3

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There was plenty of action on Day 3 at the French Open in Paris today as more first round matches were being played. The top seed, Rafael Nadal completed his match against Simone Bolelli, with a 6-4 6-3 7-6(9) victory, … Continue reading

Wozniacki, Pliskova and Kvitova all through, Sharapova has to wait

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There were no surprises for the Top 10 Ladies seeds on Day 2 of the French Open, as rain interrupted proceedings later in the afternoon in Paris. The second seed, Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark saw off a brave effort from … Continue reading

Thiem and Djokovic advance as rain halts Nadal’s match

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The seventh seed, Dominic Thiem of Austria got off to a flying start at the French Open today when he sailed past llya Ivashka of Belarus 6-2 6-4 6-1. Thiem, who is one of the hopefuls to de-throne Nadal in … Continue reading

Last minute change of opponent, no sweat for Dimitrov

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The fourth seed, Grigor Dimitrov found himself having a change of tactic shortly before he was about to play his opening round match at the French Open today. Dimitrov was scheduled to play Viktor Troicki, but the Serbian withdrew with … Continue reading

Ostapenko falls prey to the defending champion “curse”

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The defending champion “curse” strikes again! We knew it was going to be a tough first round match for the 20 year old Jelena Ostapenko (5) of Latvia when she walked onto Court Philippe Chatrier to face the unseeded Kateryna Kozlova … Continue reading

Wang shocks Venus on Day 1

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It was third time lucky for the unseeded Chinese player, Qiang Wang today when she defeated the ninth seed, Venus Williams, 6-4 7-5 on Court Suzanne Lenglen during their first round match at this year’s French Open in Paris. Williams, … Continue reading