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2006-06-05 08:01:54

By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Former world number one Martina Hingis stuttered to a 6-3 2-6 6-3 win over Israel's Shahar Peer and a place in the quarter-finals of the French Open on Monday. The Swiss, back to Roland Garros after a three-year self-imposed exile from the game, dropped her first set on the Paris clay, where in her last five appearances she has always made it to the semi-finals. Hingis, seeded 12th, will meet Belgian world number two Kim Clijsters in the next round...

2006-06-05 07:46:01

PARIS (Reuters) - Former world number one Martina Hingis stuttered to a 6-3 2-6 6-3 win over Israel's Shahar Peer and a place in the quarter-finals of the French Open on Monday. The Swiss, back to Roland Garros after a three-year self-imposed exile from the game, dropped her first set on the Paris clay, where in her last five appearances she has always made it to the semi-finals. Hingis, seeded 12th, will meet Belgian world number two Kim Clijsters in the next round on Tuesday and...

2006-06-04 15:25:50

By Bill Barclay PARIS (Reuters) - Amelie Mauresmo once more crumbled like a clay figurine at the French Open on Sunday, beaten in the fourth round by a Czech teenager nearly 10 years her junior. Nicole Vaidisova embarrassed the world number one 6-7 6-1 6-2, exposing the fragility of the 26-year-old Frenchwoman who has never gone beyond the quarter-finals of her home grand slam. Earlier Dinara Safina upset fellow Russian Maria Sharapova, women's fourth seed, while Roger Federer,...

2006-06-04 13:21:51

By Bill Barclay PARIS (Reuters) - Amelie Mauresmo once more crumbled like a clay figurine at the French Open on Sunday, beaten in the fourth round by a Czech teenager nearly 10 years her junior. Nicole Vaidisova embarrassed the world number one 6-7 6-1 6-2, exposing the mental fragility of the 26-year-old Frenchwoman who has never gone beyond the quarter-finals of her home grand slam. Earlier Dinara Safina upset fellow Russian Maria Sharapova while men's world number one Roger...

2006-06-04 09:16:45

By Bill Barclay PARIS (Reuters) - Dinara Safina upset Maria Sharapova in a ferocious Russian catfight at the French Open on Sunday to reach her first grand slam quarter-final. The 20-year-old looked beaten when she trailed 5-1 in the final set but rattled off six successive games to complete a spectacular 7-5 2-6 7-5 victory over the 2004 Wimbledon champion on Court Suzanne Lenglen. "She picked up her game a little bit and mine went down -- it's not a good combination," a miffed...

2006-06-03 15:21:10

By Bill Barclay PARIS (Reuters) - A troubled and at times tormented Rafael Nadal stumbled through to the French Open fourth round on Saturday looking anything but the player who is deemed to be invincible on clay. Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu gave the defending champion a nasty 20th birthday fright before the Spaniard prevailed 5-7 6-4 6-4 6-4 on a rowdy Roland Garros center court. "Maybe this match is going to be good for me, because I wasn't playing very well," said Nadal. "I was...

2006-06-03 14:44:46

By Bill Barclay PARIS (Reuters) - A troubled and at times tormented Rafael Nadal stumbled through to the French Open fourth round on Saturday looking anything but the player who is deemed to be invincible on clay. Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu gave the defending champion a nasty 20th birthday fright before the Spaniard prevailed 5-7 6-4 6-4 6-4 on a rowdy Roland Garros center court. Mathieu was given little hope before the match but fed off the enthusiasm of home fans in the...

2006-06-03 09:24:30

By Bill Barclay PARIS (Reuters) - Belgian rivals Justine Henin-Hardenne and Kim Clijsters bullied their way into the French Open fourth round on Saturday. Defending champion Henin-Hardenne bristled with aggression in a 6-4 6-0 victory over Tathiana Garbin to avenge her defeat by the Italian in a second round shock two years ago. Clijsters gave a belligerent display against stubborn Spaniard Anabel Medina Garrigues and eventually her greater power brought her a 6-3 6-4 victory....

2006-06-03 05:53:15

By Bill Barclay PARIS (Reuters) - Defending champion Justine Henin-Hardenne avenged one of her most disappointing defeats on Saturday when she dispatched Italian Tathiana Garbin 6-4 6-0 to reach the French Open fourth round. The Belgian was also defending her crown in 2004 when she lost in a second round upset to Garbin in straight sets but the fifth seed was in an unforgiving mood in fresh, bright conditions this time. After taking a tight first set by breaking decisively for 5-4,...

2006-06-01 14:07:43

By Bill Barclay PARIS (Reuters) - An edgy Justine Henin-Hardenne slithered into the French Open third round on Thursday when rain again badly disrupted the schedule at the claycourt grand slam. Men's seeds Lleyton Hewitt, Ivan Ljubicic and Tommy Robredo also progressed but Australian Open runner-up Marcos Baghdatis and Chile's Fernando Gonzalez were beaten in five sets on a day when downpours caused two hours of play to be lost. As a result the second round matches of defending men's...


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  • A spider.
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