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2006-06-01 11:55:18

By Bill Barclay PARIS (Reuters) - An edgy Justine Henin-Hardenne slithered into the French Open third round with a 6-2 7-5 victory over Belarussian Anastasiya Yakimova on Thursday. Men's seeds Lleyton Hewitt and Tommy Robredo also progressed but Australian Open runner-up Marcos Baghdatis was beaten in five sets before heavy rain caused two hours of play to be lost. As a result the second round matches of Henin-Hardenne's fellow Belgian Kim Clijsters and 12th seed Martina Hingis were...

2006-06-01 07:26:24

By Bill Barclay PARIS (Reuters) - Australian 14th seed Lleyton Hewitt saved a set point before beating Frenchman Mathieu Montcourt 7-5 6-3 6-3 in the French Open second round on Thursday. Hewitt showed little sign of his ankle problem and if the former world number one wins his third round match, he is in line to meet defending champion Rafael Nadal in round four. Montcourt, ranked 213, recovered from 4-1 down in the first set to lead 5-4 before Hewitt hit back and he eventually won...

2006-05-31 22:01:30

By Simon Cambers PARIS (Reuters) - Justine Henin-Hardenne will try to banish past triumphs from her mind as she faces Anastasiya Yakimova of Belarus in the second round of her French Open title defense on Thursday. The Belgian fifth seed, who beat Mary Pierce of France last year to add to the title she won in 2003, said she was trying to remain calm about the possibility of a third French Open crown. "I try to forget about the previous years," she said as she prepared to take on...

2006-05-30 14:40:00

By Bill Barclay PARIS (Reuters) - Chilly Roland Garros proved an inhospitable place for Andy Roddick and Nadia Petrova when they hobbled out of the French Open in the first round on Tuesday. Men's fifth seed Roddick quit his match with Spain's Alberto Martin when trailing 6-4 7-5 1-0 due to a recurrence of a left ankle injury. Petrova, the in-form Russian third seed, was hampered by a thigh injury sustained in practice and lost 6-2 6-2 to Japan's Akiko Morigami. Players donned long...

2006-05-30 10:51:24

By Bill Barclay PARIS (Reuters) - Martina Hingis and Justine Henin-Hardenne warmed to their task at a chilly Roland Garros but in-form Russian third seed Nadia Petrova was a surprise first round loser at the French Open on Tuesday. Petrova, who has won four titles this season, looked well short of her best in a 6-2 6-2 defeat by Japan's Akiko Morigami. Hingis, back at Roland Garros after a five-year absence, trounced American Lisa Raymond 6-2 6-2 in a first round match played in a...

2006-05-30 10:29:14

PARIS (Reuters) - Justine Henin-Hardenne opened the defense of her French Open crown with a 6-3 6-0 thrashing of Estonian Maret Ani to reach the second round at Roland Garros on Tuesday. Wearing long sleeves on a chilly center court Henin, seeded fifth this year, raced to a 4-0 lead and pocketed the first set in 32 minutes. She finished her warm-up against the world number 70 with a volleyed winner in just one hour. Henin-Hardenne, who also won the tournament in 2003, will meet...

2006-05-30 07:29:07

By Bill Barclay PARIS (Reuters) - Martina Hingis was afforded a cold reception on her return to the French Open on Tuesday but thankfully for the Swiss the unseasonable temperature, not the crowd, was the source of her discomfort. The Swiss, back at Roland Garros after a five-year absence, trounced American Lisa Raymond 6-2 6-2 in a first round match played in a temperature of little more than 10 degrees Celsius. The claycourt event is the only grand slam missing from her collection...

2006-05-29 21:03:55

By Simon Cambers PARIS (Reuters) - Former world number one Martina Hingis will set foot on the Roland Garros clay for the first time in five years on Tuesday when she faces American Lisa Raymond in the first round. The Swiss has been in impressive form since coming out of retirement in January following a three-year hiatus. After triumphing in Rome earlier this month, the 12th seed is aiming to win the only grand slam missing from her collection. Her return to Roland Garros is...

2006-05-27 10:45:22

PARIS (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova believes she will need a miracle to play at her best at the French Open. The world number four, who has yet to play a match on clay this season, arrived at Roland Garros very short of match practice. A right foot injury has prevented the Russian from playing competitive tennis since her 6-4 6-3 defeat by compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova in the Nasdaq-100 Open final on April 1. "I do not think I'm as competitive as I would like to be," Sharapova said....

2006-05-27 05:10:20

By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - World number one Amelie Mauresmo will need a few matches to reach her peak at the French Open. The Frenchwoman, who has yet to shine on her home clay, admitted she was not playing as well as earlier this year when she broke her grand slam jinx by winning the Australian Open. "I have not played so much (lately) because I played a lot in the first two months of the season," Mauresmo said after Friday's draw. "I really felt my body and my mind had to...


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