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French Open
Sports  /  Published 07.10.20

End of the road for Thiem & Svitolina

Argentina caused quite a stir on the red clay of Roland Garros, with qualifier Nadia Podoroska and 12th seed Diego Schwartzman ending the runs of third seeds Elina Svitolina and Dominic Thiem,  i...
By Reuters in Paris

Sports  /  Published 06.10.20

Novak Djokovic survives deja vu and Russian

Czech left-hander Petra Kvitova reached the last-eight stage for the first time in eight years as she overpowered China’s Zhang Shuai 6-2, 6-4. On yet another chilly day in the French capital, ...
By Reuters in Paris

Sports  /  Published 05.10.20

French Open: Seeds fall on clay

Rafa Nadal blew away American qualifier Sebastian Korda 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 to romp into the quarter finals and close in on a record-extending 13th title at Roland Garros.  With the sun out and the wi...
By Reuters in Paris

Sports  /  Published 04.10.20

$1-million watch for Rafa’s wrist

World No.2 Rafael Nadal is chasing his 13th French Open title and keeping time for the Spaniard is a custom-made Richard Mille wach worth, hold your breath, approximately Rs 7.3 crore. The luxury wat...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 04.10.20

Novak lays pitch for last 16

Novak Djokovic demolished Colombian lucky loser Daniel Galan to reach the Roland Garros last 16 for an 11th successive year on Saturday. World No. 1 Djokovic swept past 153rd-ranked Galan 6-0, 6-3, 6...
By Reuters in Paris

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Sports  /  Published 03.10.20

Wild card Hugo stuns Wawrinka

India’s challenge came to an end late on Thursday after Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov went down 2-6, 2-6 in a first round doubles match to Jack Sock and Vasek Pospisil. ...
By Agencies in Paris

Sports  /  Published 02.10.20

Ostapenko ends Pliskova’s run

India’s Divij Sharan and South Korean Kwon Soon-woo were ousted following a hard-fought opening-round loss in men’s doubles. The unseeded pair lost 2-6, 6-4, 4-6 to 16th seeded Croatian-Am...
By Reuters in Paris

Sports  /  Published 01.10.20

Svitolina lives to fight another day

Elina Svitolina, the third seed, recovered from a mid-match meltdown to defeat  Mexican qualifier Renata Zarazua 6-3, 0-6, 6-2 and advance to the third round of the French Open on Wednesday. The...
By Agencies in Paris

Sports  /  Published 01.10.20

Bad timing and bad luck: Serena

Serena Williams, the three-time champion, pulled out of the French Open on Wednesday with an injury shortly before she was scheduled to play a second-round match, and then suggested the issue might ke...
By Karen Crouse in Paris

Sports  /  Published 30.09.20

French Open: Scare and an epic victory

Novak Djokovic got his quest for an 18th Grand Slam title back on track as he commenced his French Open campaign with a drama-free 6-0, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Mikael Ymer on Tuesday. Czech second seed...
By Agencies in Paris


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