Serena Williams Makes It Sweet 16

By Ros Satar   (June 8, 2013) PARIS - How does Maria Sharapova solve a problem like Serena?   The answer is she doesn't, at least not today as the head-to-head between them grew to 14-2, when Serena Williams regained the title she won … [Read more...]

Sharapova Edges Jankovic, Meets Azarenka in Semifinal

By Ros Satar   (June 5, 2013) PARIS - Defending champion Maria Sharapova edged out Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic in a nervy three-setter to book her slot in the women’s semifinals - 0-6 6-4, 6-3.   Certainly the start of the match slipped … [Read more...]

Tsonga Ousts Federer at French Open

By Ros Satar (June 4, 2013) PARIS - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga pulled off arguably the biggest upset of the French Open tournament, putting Roger Federer out, in straight sets 7-5 6-3 6-3 in the quarterfinals.   For many, the fact that Tsonga beat … [Read more...]

Serena Williams Battles into Semifinal

By Ros Satar (June 4, 2013) PARIS - No. 1 seed Serena Williams overcame a spirited comeback by 2009 French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova to complete the semi-final line up for the top half of the draw 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.   It started very … [Read more...]

Errani Edges Radwanska for Semifinal Spot

By Ros Satar (June 4, 2013) PARIS - 2012 finalist Sara Errani was the first of the women to book her slot in the semi-finals, with a tight straight sets 6-4, 7-6(6)win over fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska.   Errani started on the offensive … [Read more...]

Ferrer Defeats Qualifier Janowicz for Paris Masters Title

(November 4, 2012) World No. 5 David Ferrer won his first Masters 1000 of his career by defeating qualifier Jerzy Janowicz 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday for BNP Paribas Masters crown. This was the Spaniard’s fourth masters final. Poland’s Janowicz, ranked 69th … [Read more...]

Why Slowed Down Courts are Hurting Tennis

Britain's Andy Murray returns the ball to Andy Roddick of the U.S. during the Paris Masters tennis tournament, November 10, 2011. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen (FRANCE - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)   By Tumaini Carayol (November 8, 2011) PARIS - Over the … [Read more...]

Bercy – “Roger is Coming!”

By Guillaume Willecoq and Marijo Marugan The press room is about to crack. Seven cameras and more than twenty photographers are pointing in the direction of the player's seat for the interviews. The professionals are setting up their microphones and … [Read more...]

Bercy – Gilles Simon Looking Ahead

Transcription by Guillaume Willecoq and Marijo Marugan Q. (Reporter) Gilles you went back to the habit of winning matches after the loss of the first setÂ…. A. (Simon) (Smile) Maybe! I was lucky to go through Golubev. I was afraid it would go all … [Read more...]

Bercy – First Rounds, First Words with Murray and Nalbandian

By Guillaume Willecoq and Marijo Marugan On Monday, Andy Murray arrived fresh from winning his first title with his brother Jamie, asked if he was ready for Bercy, after winning the doubles title with his brother Jamie in Valencia, he said, … [Read more...]