Mon, June 08, 2009

The 2009 French Open tennis tournament

Federer completes Grand Slam sweep

Roger Federer completed a sweep of all four Grand Slam titles on Sunday after beating Swede Robin Soderling 6-1, 7-6(1), 6-4 to lift his first French Open trophy. Full story

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French Open

The French Open is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks between mid-May and early June in Paris, France, at the Stade Roland Garros.

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French Open final intruder facing prison term

2009-06-08 05:37:34 GMT China Daily PARIS - The spectator who confronted Roger Federer during Sunday's French Open final insisted he had only wanted to express his support for the Swiss star in his bid for Grand Slam glory.

Six men to win all four tennis grand slam titles

2009-06-08 05:00:54 GMT Xinhua English PARIS, June 7 (Xinhua) -- Following are the six men to win all four grand slam titles after Roger Federer won his first French Open on Sunday to add his name to the list:

Everybody loves Roger

2009-06-05 07:36:10 GMT China Daily PARIS: Roger Federer knows this is his best chance to win the French Open.

Serena Williams accuses opponent of cheating

2009-05-31 02:45:53 GMT SINA.com PARIS – Serena Williams was sure the ball went off her opponent's arm, a no-no in tennis. The opponent, Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, insisted the ball went off her racket.

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Federer completes Grand Slam sweep

2009-06-07 16:45:52 GMT Xinhua English PARIS, June 7 (Xinhua) -- Roger Federer completed a sweep of all four Grand Slam titles on Sunday after beating Swede Robin Soderling 6-1, 7-6(1), 6-4 to lift his first French Open trophy.

Federer into 20th consecutive Grand Slam semi

2009-06-04 03:04:40 GMT China Daily PARIS - Getting into a groove at the French Open, Roger Federer is two victories from completing a career Grand Slam and tying Pete Sampras' record for major titles.

Federer comes back to beat Haas in 5 sets in Paris

2009-06-02 08:16:05 GMT SINA.com PARIS – Roger Federer knows full well, of course, that Rafael Nadal is no longer around this year to befuddle him, to beat him, to stand between him and a French Open title.

French Open men's singles fourth round results

2009-06-02 00:25:33 GMT Xinhua English PARIS, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Following are the French Open men's singles fourth round results here on Monday (prefix number denotes seeding):

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Kuznetsova beats Safina to win first time at French Open

2009-06-06 23:08:15 GMT Xinhua English PARIS, June 6 (Xinhua) -- Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova waited five year to win her second Grand Slam title at French Open after a surprising lopsided win over top-seeded compatriot Dianara Safina on Saturday.

French final, Russian accent: Safina-Kuznetsova

2009-06-05 02:33:29 GMT SINA.com PARIS – Dinara Safina cursed at herself in English, muttered to herself in Russian and generally carried on in much the same manner of older brother Marat Safin.

Dark horse Cirstea out of French Open

2009-06-03 23:45:37 GMT Xinhua English PARIS, June 3 (Xinhua) -- Teenager Sorana Cirstea bowed out of the French Open on Wednesday after a 6-1, 6-3 defeat to 30th-seeded Samantha Stosur in the quarterfinals.

Sharapova loses at French, barely avoids shutout

2009-06-03 03:23:06 GMT SINA.com PARIS – The final score of Maria Sharapova's stunning loss in the French Open quarterfinals Tuesday did not look quite as embarrassing as it nearly did: Her opponent led 6-0, 5-0. That Sharapova saved a match point in the 12th game and wound up delaying her defeat for 15 minutes was of no consolation, of course. All that mattered was that her bid to complete a career Grand Slam this year ended when she was beaten 6-0, 6-2 by 20th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova.

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China's Peng and Hsieh advance to semifinals at French Open

2009-06-03 03:41:10 GMT Xinhua English Peng Shuai of China and Hsieh Su-Wei of Chinese Taipei won 2-1 the women's doubles quarterfinal against Agnieszka Radwanska/Urszula Radwanska of Poland at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, June 2, 2009.

Sharapova suffers defeat at French quarters

2009-06-03 03:36:05 GMT Xinhua English Maria Sharapova of Russia lost 0-2 to Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia during the women's singles quarterfinals at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, June 2, 2009. Sharapova was disqualified for the semifinals.

China's Li Na loses to Sharapova of Russia 1-2

2009-06-01 05:45:35 GMT Xinhua English Li Na of China lost to Maria Sharapova of Russia 1-2 during the women's singles fourth round match at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, May 31, 2009.

Stosur of Australia wins Dementieva of Russia 2-1 at French Open

2009-05-30 23:43:10 GMT Xinhua English Samantha Stosur of Australia wins Elena Dementieva of Russia 2-1 at a third-round match of the women's singles at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, May 30, 2009.