enter Second Round

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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...
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May 28th, 2012
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Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer both began their French Open campaigns with straight-sets victories to book their placed in the second round, reports the BBC. World number one Djokovic took his time to grind down Italian Potito Starace with a 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 6-1 win. That followed third seed Federer&#...