2012 french open tennis tournament

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Jun 6th, 2012
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Novak Djokovic has survived his biggest challenge of the French Open so far by beating home crowd favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1 5-7 5-7 7-6 at Roland Garros. Djokovic proved his world number one status in the opening set of the clash by storming to a 6-1 lead in just over 20 minutes with little ch...
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Jun 5th, 2012
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World No. 2 Maria Sharapova is eyeing to win the first Grand Slam championship, since winning 2008 Australian Open at Rod Laver Arena. 24-year-old Sharapova has been playing great tennis right now and moving closer to lift the 2012 French Open championship at Roland Garros. Russian beauty is going to...
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Jun 5th, 2012
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The former World No. 1 Roger Federer and five-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic have moved inch close to battle in 2012 French Open semi finals at Roland Garros this week. 16-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic has reached 2012 French Open quarter finals, after beating the...
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Jun 4th, 2012
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If motivation is the key to Richard Gasquet’s fourth-round meeting with Andy Murray at the 2012 French Open on Monday, then the Frenchman has bags of the stuff at his disposal. As soon as the draw for the men’s tournament was made, this likely match-up between the No.4 and No.17 seeds was...
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May 30th, 2012
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Seven-time Slam winner Venus Williams was no match for Agnieszka Radwanksa, as the no.3 seed won through to the third round 6-2, 6-3. Sometimes at a Grand Slam, a first or second round match comes out of the hat that looks positively entrancing. That was how it seemed when Venus Williams was drawn to...
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May 30th, 2012
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A charged-up Roger Federer won his record 234th Grand Slam match in the second round, taking a 6-3 6-2 6-7 (9) 6-3 victory over Adrian Ungur. The 30-year-old Swiss surpassed the Open Era record that he had co-owned with Jimmy Connors, who played past the age of 40. While Federer was far from perfect ...
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May 29th, 2012
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Serena Williams was many analysts’ favorite to win her second Roland Garros as she came into the tournament on a 17 match-winning streak on clay. But the 13-time Grand Slam champion did not expect an out of this world performance from French veteran Virginie Razzano, who handed the fifth seed her fir...
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May 29th, 2012
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Generally speaking, it’s an uphill battle to carve out victory in tennis if you produce no outright winners at all during a match. Such was the bleak state of affairs for Alexandra Cadantu on Suzanne Lenglen court today, and given that her opponent was Maria Sharapova, it all added up to a very bad d...
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May 29th, 2012
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Enough with the talking about a possible history-making seventh title here. Rafael Nadal must have been highly relieved to get on with some actual tennis, having cooled his heels until the late afternoon on day three before getting his campaign underway. Judging by the first round scoreline, he is ra...
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May 29th, 2012
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Fifth seed Serena Williams takes on French outsider Virginie Razzano on Tuesday in her opening match at this year’s French Open, and any outcome other than a comfortable win for the American would constitute a huge upset. Serena Williams is back, big time, and woe betide any opponent who underestimat...