Former champion Maria Sharapova was one game away from elimination before coming back to beat Garbine Muguruza and move to her fourth straight French Open tennis semifinal.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal and fellow Spaniard David Ferrer will meet in the quarterfinals of tennis’s French Open in a rematch of last year’s final.
Agnieszka Radwanska’s loss at the French Open leaves the second week of a Grand Slam without the top three women’s seeds for the first time since tennis turned professional in 1968.
Defending women’s champion Serena Williams dropped her serve five times in an upset loss at the French Open as former men’s champion Roger Federer and second- seeded Novak Djokovic advanced.
Li Na’s French Open loss to a player ranked 101 places below her means both Australian Open singles champions were ousted in the first round of the next Grand Slam event for the first time in tennis history.
Defending champion Serena Williams overcame an error-strewn start yesterday to join her sister Venus and former winner Roger Federer in the second round of the French Open.
Even at his worst, Rafael Nadal heads to Roland Garros as the favorite to win a record-extending ninth French Open tennis championship.
Men’s No. 1 Rafael Nadal will open the defense of his French Open tennis title against Robby Ginepri of the U.S., while women’s champion Serena Williams faces France’s Alize Lim.
Top-ranked Rafael Nadal beat Tomas Berdych yesterday to maintain his perfect start at the season finale of men’s tennis as Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka won to join the Spaniard in the semifinals.
Mardy Fish, Tomas Berdych and Jo- Wilfried Tsonga will join top-ranked Novak Djokovic at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London.