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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&#...
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May 28th, 2012
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The current US Open, Australian Open and Wimbledon champion, Novak Djokovic opens his campaign to become the first player since Rod Laver to hold all four Grand Slam titles against unfancied Italian veteran Potito Starace on Court Philippe Chatrier on Monday. Djokovic begins his challenge for the Rol...
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May 27th, 2012
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The world No. 1 has three daunting challenges facing him on the tawny clay of Roland Garros. The first of them is a familiar one: Rafael Nadal. The second demands that he walk in the footsteps of Nadal and his other great rival, Roger Federer. The third takes him into territory very few players have ...
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May 27th, 2012
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Juan Martin Del Potro survived an injury scare to secure a spot in the second round. Bothered by a left knee injury, the no.9 seed required treatment, dropped a set, before confounding his fans’ fears to close out the match. In truth, Montanes’ hopes of winning this encounter can never have been high...