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SAMANTHA Stosur has been dealt a tough French Open draw, landing in the same quarter as defending champion Maria Sharapova.
Li Na's momentous French Open title win of 2011 was expected to open the floodgates for Asian -- and in particular Chinese -- players in world tennis.
While anticipating the announcement of the 2013 French Open draws on Friday, May 24, it is natural for tennis fans to ponder who other than Rafael Nadal or Serena Williams will be left standing at the end of Week 1. Grand Slam aficionados are accustomed to the top-four men marching through the draw as they have done frequently over the past few ... (more)
Fourth-seeded American Sloane Stephens was a mild quarterfinal upset victim on a rainy Thursday at the $690,000 Brussels Open, a final clay-court French Open tune-up. Eighth-seeded Chinese Peng Shuai ousted the 20-year-old Stephens 6-2, 6-3 at Royal Primerose Tennis Club.
Major Titles: 15 - French Open , Wimbledon , U.S. Open , Australian Open Topspin: On a career-high 24-match winning streak that includes titles on European red clay at Madrid and Rome.
Scan the list of past winners and runners-up. There's Gaston Gaudio and Albert Costa, Guillermo Coria and Martin Verkerk, Andres Gomez and Mariano Puerta.
HENMAN, a former semi-finalist at the French Open, says Andy's back problem would only get worse if the Scot took part in the clay court tournament.
Qualifier Guido Pella of Argentina advanced to his first semifinal match on the ATP Tour by beating seventh-seeded Viktor Troicki 7-6 , 7-5 in the Power Horse Cup on Thursday.
Watching Rafa Nadal churn his way through the claycourt season over the past few weeks, it seems nothing much has changed since his French Open triumph a year ago despite a lengthy injury layoff.
While Roger Federer has begun to look more and more human in recent years, few have ever questioned his ability to reach the late stages of a Grand Slam.
After 30 years without a male grand-slam winner, France's tennis establishment is beginning to question whether the absence of success is purely down to a lack of natural-born winners.
Konta, the British number three, beat China's Saisai Zheng 6-1 6-3 and will meet Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan next.
Roger Federer 's latest struggle against Rafael Nadal in the Italian Open finals was a microcosm of eight frustrating years of French Open futility against his Spanish nemesis.
It has perhaps never been more clear that Serena Williams is the most dominant force in women's tennis.
Whether Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams can live up to their favorite status in the world's preeminent clay-court tournament remains to be seen.
Edina native Mardy Fish has pulled out of the upcoming French Open because of a heart condition, tournament organizers said Wednesday.
Canada's Eugenie Bouchard smiles as she looks over at her coach while facing Bouchard Shahar Peer from Israel during first round of play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Wednesday, August 8, 2012 in Montreal.