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Safarova marches into French Open semis

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PARIS - Lucie Safarova and her belting backhand proved a potent weapon at the French Open on Tuesday as the Czech bulldozed her way into the semi-finals with a 7-6 (3) 6-3 win over Spain's Garbine Muguruza.

Sharapova bows out, Nadal sets up Djokovic showdown

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.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 01 Jun 2015

On-edge Serena beats Stephens to reach last eight

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.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 01 Jun 2015

Williams finds fire just in time to beat Azarenka

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.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 30 May 2015

Serena survives as Djokovic, Murray down young guns

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.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 30 May 2015

Azarenka calls for rule review after controversial call

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.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 30 May 2015

Djokovic and Murray cut Aussie trailblazers down to size

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.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 30 May 2015

Serena escapes as women's seeds continue to fall

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.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 28 May 2015

Serena scolds herself for unprofessional display

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.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 28 May 2015

McEnroe says French Open is too long

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.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 26 May 2015
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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