Easy starts for Nadal and Sharapova in Paris

2012-05-30 10:33:19

Rafa Nadal's campaign for a record seventh French Open title began with a straight-sets victory over outclassed Italian Simone Bolelli on Tuesday, while Maria Sharapova opened with a whitewash of Romanian Alexandra Cadantu.

High drama as Serena crashes out of French Open

2012-05-30 10:00:03

A shell-shocked Serena Williams crashed to her earliest defeat at a grand slam when she was beaten 4-6 7-6 6-3 by French darling Virginie Razzano.

Wins give Federer food for thought

2012-05-29 11:02:55

First-round victories at the French Open put Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in reflective mood on Monday, with the Swiss chalking up a new landmark and the Serbian world number one considering the pressure of always trying to win.

Li Na eases past first round in French Open

2012-05-29 10:37:44

Chinese reigning champion Li Na eased past Romania's Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 6-1 in the first round of 2012 French Open on Monday.

Venus silences young fan, Roddick loses in Paris

2012-05-28 10:12:36

Venus Williams tamed a plucky teenaged fan who once emailed her for playing tips while fellow American Andy Roddick found himself off target as he bowed out in the first round of the French Open on Sunday.

Li Na bouncing back

2012-05-27 11:15:23

Asia's first Grand Slam champion, Li Na, is full of confidence as she sets about defending her title at Roland Garros.

Vive Le French Open

2012-05-27 07:48:20

Novak Djokovic will arrive at Roland Garros seven wins away from becoming the first man for 43 years to hold all four Grand Slam titles concurrently.

I lost focus after French Open title: Li

2012-05-26 14:50:03

The distractions of being French Open champion led to six wasted months, said 2011 winner Li Na, who has finally found her form again in time to defend her title next week.

Uniqlo signs Djokovic as looks to expand abroad

2012-05-24 09:24:32

Fast Retailing's Uniqlo has signed tennis star Novak Djokovic to a five-year contract in an attempt to increase its brand appeal among European and US-based shoppers.

Nishikori pulls out of French Open

2012-05-23 09:31:43

World number 18 Kei Nishikori has pulled out of the French Open because of a stomach injury, the Japanese said on Tuesday.

Clay king reigns in Rome

2012-05-23 08:06:59

Nadal claims sixth Italian Open title with emphatic win over world No 1 Djokovic, AFP reports

Nadal beats Djokovic to regain Rome title

2012-05-22 10:58:32

Rafa Nadal enjoyed the perfect fillip ahead of his French Open defence by downing world number one Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-3 in the delayed Rome Masters final on Monday.