Baltacha’s Comeback Trail

By Ros Satar (May 28, 2013) You could be forgiven for thinking you were sitting in another first round winner’s news conference, but the joy of being able to compete at the top tier was evident for Elena Baltacha, despite a 6-2, 6-0 defeat to Marina … [Read more...]

French Open Results for May 28, 2013

    ROLAND GARROS Paris, France May 26-June 9, 2013 Red Clay/Outdoors Results - Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Women’s Singles - First Round (9) Samantha Stosur (AUS) d. Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) 60 62 (13) Marion Bartoli (FRA) d. Olga Govortsova … [Read more...]

Tomic: “He’s still my dad, he’s still my coach”

  (May 28, 2013) PARIS - Australia’s Bernard Tomic was forced to retire from his first round match at the French Open on Tuesday with a torn right hamstring. He was trailing Victor Hanescu 7-5, 7-6 (8), 2-1. Tomic’s father John has been in … [Read more...]

Americans in Paris – Day Three at Roland Garros

(May 28, 2013) . Americans went 1-3 in Paris on the day 2 of the French Open. Here is a look at how they all fared: (27) Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) d. Coco Vandeweghe (USA) 60 36 62 Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d. Lauren Davis (USA) 60 75 [Q] J Sock (USA) … [Read more...]

Jankovic Squeaks by the Rain and Hantuchova at French Open

By Ros Satar   (May 28, 2013) PARIS - Jelena Jankovic advanced to the second round, in a tight straight sets win over Daniela Hantuchova, in a match disrupted by rain. Both players just looked relieved to be able to get underway, and Jankovic … [Read more...]

French Open Results for May 27, 2013

ROLAND GARROS Paris, France May 26-June 8, 2013 Red Clay/Outdoors   Results - Monday, May 27, 2013 Women’s Singles - First Round (2) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. Hsieh Su-Wei (TPE) 62 61 (4) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. Shahar Peer (ISR) 61 … [Read more...]

Phone-Gate and Other Stories in Notes and Quotes From Day Two at the 2013 French Open

  Sergiy Stakhovsky and phone-gate Sergiy Stakhovsky upset by a line call during his his losing effort against Richard Gasquet, the Ukranian pulled out his phone to take a photo of the mark on the clay where ball landed. He argued with Chair … [Read more...]

Americans in Paris – Day Two at Roland Garros

(May 27, 2013). Americans went 8-4 in Paris on the day 2 of the French Open. Here is a look at how they all fared: First round: Sloane Stephens (17) (USA) def. Karin Knapp (ITA) 6-2, 7-5 In a bit of a slump since reaching the semifinals of the … [Read more...]

Sharapova Makes Quick Work of Hsieh in First Round of French Open

By Ros Satar   (May 27, 2013) PARIS - In a court change that saw the defending French Open champion sensibly moved over from Chatrier to Lenglen, Maria Sharapova made light work of Su-Wei Hsieh 6-2, 6-1.   As the temperature cooled for … [Read more...]

Wild Card Monfils Stuns Fifth Seed Berdych at Roland Garros

(May 27, 2013) Wild card Gael Monfils of France gave his home country some major excitement  at Roland Garros on Monday when he toppled fifth seed Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in the first round  7-6 (8), 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-7 (4), 7-5 on Court … [Read more...]