PARIS - A cold chill circulated around Maria Sharapova as the title holder was frozen out of the French Open on Monday but there was no stopping Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal from blazing a trail towards a scorching showdown.
PARIS - Serena Williams has been living on the edge at the French Open and once again on Monday she survived, huffing and puffing into the quarter-finals with a 1-6 7-5 6-3 win over fellow American Sloane Stephens.
PARIS - World number one Serena Williams needed all her fighting qualities to beat Victoria Azarenka 3-6 6-4 6-2 and reach the last 16 of the French Open on Saturday.
PARIS - Serena Williams's survival instincts dug her out of trouble against a familiar foe on Saturday after Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray slapped down pesky Australian upstarts on day seven of the French Open.
PARIS - Victoria Azarenka called for a "damn review" of tennis rules after falling foul of what she perceived to be a terrible umpiring decision in her French Open fourth-round defeat by Serena Williams.
PARIS - Top seed Novak Djokovic and third seed Andy Murray slapped down a pair of Australian upstarts at the French Open to reach the last 16 in impressive fashion on Saturday.
PARIS - The pre-tournament shortlist of favorites for the French Open women's crown continued to shrink and for a while on Thursday it looked as though top seed, Serena Williams, would also vanish.
PARIS - Defeat is never an option for Serena Williams, but the world number one came close to an embarrassing second-round exit at the French Open after an 'unprofessional' display on Thursday.
PARIS - The French Open is too long and should scrap its policy of spreading the first round over three days, according to former world number one John McEnroe.