Jelena Jankovic

Nadal survives fright on parade of champions


LONDON - Rafa Nadal and Maria Sharapova led a parade of former champions into the Wimbledon second round on Tuesday after Marion Bartoli briefly lit up Centre Court without swinging her racket.

Azarenka endures losing return in Eastbourne

EASTBOURNE England - Former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka made a disappointing return from injury when she lost to plucky Italian Camila Giorgi 4-6 6-3 7-5 in the first round of the Aegon International grasscourt tournament on Tuesday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 17 Jun 2014

Nadal shows no sign of relinquishing King of Clay crown

PARIS - Concerns that Rafa Nadal's reign as king of Roland Garros might be in jeopardy due to an aching back proved wide of the mark on Monday as the world number one led a mini Spanish charge into the French Open quarter-finals.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 02 Jun 2014

Errani dumps out sixth seed Jankovic in Paris

PARIS - Battling Italian 10th seed Sara Errani survived an 81 minute first set to reach the French Open quarter-finals on Monday with a 7-6(5) 6-2 win against Jelena Jankovic, the sixth seed from Serbia.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 02 Jun 2014

Petkovic pens dream Roland Garros return by reaching quarters

PARIS - 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 1-6 6-2 7-5 win over Dutch qualifier Kiki Bertens.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 02 Jun 2014

Unstoppable Nadal marches on in Paris

PARIS - Rafa Nadal once again showed he is the man to beat at the French Open after putting down a brief rebellion from Argentine Leonardo Mayer to win 6-2 7-5 6-2 and reach the fourth round despite a sore back on Saturday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 31 May 2014

Harry Potter fan Halep glides into French Open fourth round

PARIS - No wonder Harry Potter is her bedside book - Simona Halep had too many tricks up her sleeve for Spaniard Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor as the fourth seed glided into the fourth round of the French Open with a 6-3 6-0 win on Saturday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 31 May 2014

Nadal masters young apprentice, Murray hits form

PARIS - Rafa Nadal provided a claycourt lesson for one of the game's young apprentices at the French Open when he crushed rising Austrian Dominic Thiem with a masterly display to reach the third round on Thursday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 29 May 2014

Nadal faces 20-year-old Thiem in second round

- World number one Rafael Nadal faces highly-rated 20-year-old Dominic Thiem in the second round on Thursday as he continues his quest for a record-extending ninth French Open title.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 28 May 2014

Williams in the mood for French Open title defense

- Six different champions in the last six years suggests that tipping a French Open women's champion is something of a lottery, but those backing world No.1 Serena Williams are surely investing wisely.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 21 May 2014
Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot to Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic during their match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows in New York, in this August 31, 2008 file photo.  REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/Files

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