Ostapenko falls prey to the defending champion “curse”

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The defending champion “curse” strikes again! We knew it was going to be a tough first round match for the 20 year old Jelena Ostapenko (5) of Latvia when she walked onto Court Philippe Chatrier to face the unseeded Kateryna Kozlova … Continue reading

Wang shocks Venus on Day 1

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It was third time lucky for the unseeded Chinese player, Qiang Wang today when she defeated the ninth seed, Venus Williams, 6-4 7-5 on Court Suzanne Lenglen during their first round match at this year’s French Open in Paris. Williams, … Continue reading

Day 1 action for Alexander Zverev, Dimitrov, Goffin and Nishikori

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In French Open Day 1 action, the second seed, Alexander “Sascha” Zverev of Germany will open his campaign against Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania. Zverev, who has already played in four finals this year, winning two of them, must be considered the … Continue reading

Svitolina, Ostapenko, Venus Williams and Stephens in French Open action today

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The 2018 French Open gets underway today with some big Ladies draw names in action First up, Elina Svitolina (4) from the Ukraine against Ajla Tomljanović from Australia. Svitolina is certainly the danger player at this year’s French Open. The … Continue reading

Rafael Nadal’s Masterclass 10th French Open title

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Spain’s Rafael Nadal today produced a 2 hour and 5 minute Masterclass performance against the 3rd seed, Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland, to capture his record-breaking 10th French Open title in Paris. The Spaniard, despite being seeded 4th, was considered the … Continue reading

Previewing the French Open Men’s semi-final matches

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Tomorrow is Men’s semi-finals day at the French Open and we can expect fireworks on Court Philippe Chatrier. Andy Murray vs Stan Wawrinka First up will be the No. 1 seed, Andy Murray from Britain versus the No. 3 seed, Stan … Continue reading

Ostapenko wins the Birthday girl battle, and into the Final

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Jelena Ostapenko from Latvia celebrated her 20th birthday in style when she defeated fellow birthday girl, Timea Bacsinszky 7-6(4) 3-6 6-3 on Court Philippe Chatrier today, to reach her first French Open final. The crowd was treated to 2 hours … Continue reading

Previewing the French Open Ladies semi-final matches

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Tomorrow is the Ladies semi-finals day at the French Open and we should be in for some great action. Timea Bacsinszky vs Jelena Ostapenko First up will be the birthday girls – the 30th seed, Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland and … Continue reading