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2006-06-05 12:29:22

By Bill Barclay PARIS (Reuters) - Lleyton Hewitt fought valiantly before going the way of Rafael Nadal's 56 previous claycourt opponents on Monday when he lost 6-2 5-7 6-4 6-2 to the French Open's defending champion in the fourth round. The 20-year-old Spaniard had needed almost five hours to beat Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu in four sets in the third round but he dispatched the Australian former world number one with much less trouble in three-and-a-quarter hours. "Maybe today I...

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 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 10:21:39

By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - Kim Clijsters staggered into the fourth round of the French Open with a below-par 6-3 6-4 win over Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues on Saturday. With the sun dipping in and out over center court, second seed Clijsters produced a scrappy display in a match which featured 10 breaks of serve. Despite her dislike for the grueling clay surface, Clijsters felt the match was just the kind of test she needed for the challenges that lie ahead. "I knew that...

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....

2006-06-02 14:42:50

By Bill Barclay PARIS (Reuters) - The unusual sight of the sun at this year's French Open brought out the ruthless streak in Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer on Friday. French top seed Amelie Mauresmo and rivals Kim Clijsters, Maria Sharapova, Martina Hingis and Venus Williams also reveled in improved conditions following the rain-soaked start to the claycourt grand slam. A merciless Nadal left Kevin Kim gasping after a 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 second round victory over the American lucky...

2006-06-02 11:36:04

By Bill Barclay PARIS (Reuters) - A merciless Rafael Nadal left Kevin Kim gasping after a 6-2 6-1 6-4 victory over the American lucky loser at the French Open on Friday. "It feels like you're in the Sahara and you just see the hills, and there's no ending," said Kim after the Spanish defending champion extended his record claycourt winning streak to 55 on Court Suzanne Lenglen. Nadal, Kim Clijsters and Martina Hingis all recorded quick-fire second round wins after their matches were...

2006-06-02 08:00:48

By Bill Barclay PARIS (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal, Kim Clijsters and Martina Hingis made up for lost time on Friday with quickfire victories at the French Open. The trio's second-round matches were postponed by rain on Thursday but they claimed easy victories under sunny skies in the French capital on Friday. Defending champion Nadal, who had not played since his first round match on Monday, took his record of consecutive claycourt wins to 55 with a 6-2 6-1 6-4 over American lucky...


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