Thu, August 19, 2010

The 2010 French Open tennis tournament

Nadal beats Soderling to claim French Open title

The world No. 2 Rafael Nadal from Spain defeated Swede Robin Soderling in straight sets, winning his fifth French Open title on Sunday. 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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Nadal beats Soderling to claim French Open title

2010-06-07 01:31:49 GMT Xinhua English PARIS, June 6 (Xinhua) -- The world No. 2 Rafael Nadal from Spain defeated Swede Robin Soderling in straight sets, winning his fifth French Open title on Sunday.

Schiavone, Stosur set up final clash at French Open

2010-06-04 02:13:36 GMT Xinhua English PARIS, June 3 (Xinhua) -- Italian Francesca Schiavone and Australian Samantha Stosur are going to play in the women's singles final at the French Open as both of them advanced into a Grand Slam final for the first time on Thursday.

Djokovic, Serena suffer quarterfinal exit at French Open

2010-06-03 02:27:12 GMT Xinhua English PARIS, June 2 (Xinhua) -- The men's singles third seed Novak Djokovic from Serbia and the women's singles top seed Serena Williams of the United States failed to advance into the semifinals at the French Open on Wednesday.

Federer suffers defeat to Soderling at French Open

2010-06-02 03:43:48 GMT Xinhua English PARIS, June 1 (Xinhua) -- The world No. 1 and defending champion Roger Federer was defeated by Sweden Robin Soderling 6-3, 3-6, 5-7, 4-6 on Tuesday, ending his French Open journey in the quarterfinals.

Nestor, Zimonjic win French Open men's doubles

2010-06-06 11:15:48 GMT Xinhua English Canada's Daniel Nestor (L) and Serbia's Nenad Zimonjic hold the cup after defeating Czech Republic's Lukas Dlouhy and India's Leander Paes in the men's doubles final match for the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday, June 5, 2010.

Head-to-head record of French Open men's semifinals

2010-06-03 02:33:52 GMT Xinhua English PARIS, June 3 (Xinhua) -- Following is the head-to-head record for French Open men's semifinals on Friday (prefix number denotes seeding; tabulated under year, venue, surface, round, winner, result):

Djokovic suffers quaterfinal exit at French Open

2010-06-03 02:25:47 GMT Xinhua English PARIS, June 2 (Xinhua) -- The third seed Novak Djokovic from Serbia was defeated by Jurgen Melzer from Austria in a five-set men's singles quarterfinal match on Wednesday, failing to enter the semifinals at the French Open.

Nadal advances into French Open semifinals

2010-06-03 02:21:44 GMT Xinhua English PARIS, June 2 (Xinhua) -- Four-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal fought hard to see off his Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro in straight sets in the men's singles quarterfinals at the French Open on Wednesday.

Williams sisters win French Open doubles

2010-06-07 02:41:06 GMT SINA.com Serena and Venus Williams clinched the French Open women's doubles title on Friday to become only the third team to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time.

Schiavone becomes first Italian woman to win Grand Slam title

2010-06-06 11:12:55 GMT Xinhua English PARIS, June 5 (Xinhua) -- Francesca Schiavone became the first ever Italian woman to win a Grand Slam title as the 29-year-old defeated Samantha Stosur from Australia 6-4, 7-6 (2) in the women's singles final at the French Open on Saturday.

Stosur battles into final at French Open

2010-06-04 02:19:58 GMT Xinhua English PARIS, June 3 (Xinhua) -- Australian seventh seed Samantha Stosur smashed the fourth seed Jelena Jankovic from Serbia 6-1, 6-2 on Thursday, advancing into the women's singles final at the French Open.

Paths to French Open women's semifinals

2010-06-03 02:24:28 GMT Xinhua English PARIS, June 2 (Xinhua) -- Following are the paths to Thursday's French Open women's semifinals on Thursday (prefix number denotes seeding):

Nadal celebrates victory at Disneyland Paris

2010-06-08 10:02:31 GMT Xinhua English Spain's Rafael Nadal holds the cup during a photocall at the Disneyland Paris theme park in Marne-la-Vallee, east of Paris, Monday June 7, 2010.

Henin eases through first-round match at French Open

2010-05-26 05:56:29 GMT Xinhua English Belgium's Justine Henin hits a return to Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova during their women's singles first round match at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros, Paris, capital of France, May 25, 2010. Henin won 2-0.

Venus Williams's outfit creates buzz at French Open

2010-05-25 12:46:54 GMT Xinhua English American tennis star Venus Williams made headlines after donning a revealing outfit during her Sunday straight-set rout of Patty Schnyder at the French Open. (Photo: www.scol.com.cn)

Murray beats Gasquet 3-2 at French Open

2010-05-25 10:16:03 GMT Xinhua English Andy Murray of Britain celebrates during the men's singles first round match against Richard Gasquet of France at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, capital of France, May 24, 2010. Murray won by 3-2 and advanced to the next round.