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French Open: Sharapova, Halep move into final
Eugenie Bouchard of Canada reacts during her women
Eugenie Bouchard of Canada reacts during her women's semi-final match against Maria Sharapova of Russia at the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris.(Reuters Photo)
Maria Sharapova of Russia scores against Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in their semi-final match at the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris. (EPA Photo)
Maria Sharapova of Russia scores against Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in their semi-final match at the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris. (EPA Photo)
Eugenie Bouchard of Canada returns to Maria Sharapova of Russia in their semi-final match at the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris. (EPA Photo)
Eugenie Bouchard of Canada returns to Maria Sharapova of Russia in their semi-final match at the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris. (EPA Photo)
Simona Halep of Romania returns to Andrea Petkovic of Germany in their semi-final match at the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris. (EPA Photo)
Simona Halep of Romania returns to Andrea Petkovic of Germany in their semi-final match at the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris. (EPA Photo)

Djokovic still hopes for French Open win

Novak Djokovic on Sunday vowed to battle on in his quest to win the French Open and complete his collection of all four Grand Slam titles. Only seven men in history have achieved the feat so far.

Defeating Djokovic, Rafael Nadal wins his ninth French Open

Rafael Nadal clinched his record ninth French Open title on Sunday with a brutal 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 victory over a battling Novak Djokovic. He also became the first to win five Roland Garros crowns in succession.

French Open winner Sharapova looks ahead to Wimbledon

With red clay still staining her shoes and socks, Maria Sharapova is already getting ready for the toughest transition in tennis.

Clay made my day, says Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova's second French Open title on the claycourts of Roland Garros left her scratching her head as to how she ever got to that point in her career.

Nadal and Djokovic: Old foes chase glory

This is their 42nd clash, so there will be few surprises for the world’s top two players Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic when they face each other over the net in the French Open final on Sunday.

Sharapova beats Halep to win second French Open title

Maria Sharapova won her second French Open title in three years at Roland Garros on Saturday, defeating Romania's Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4 in a gripping final, the first to go the full distance in Paris in 13 years.

Sharapova, Halep set for guts and guile battle

Even though Romania's Simona Halep is the higher seed at No.4, Maria Sharapova is the household name, the face on the billboards and is playing in her third successive French Open final.

Nadal and Djokovic to meet in French Open final

Rafael Nadal is going for No 9 at the French Open, and the only man that can stop him is Novak Djokovic. The Spaniard reached the final by beating Andy Murray 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 on Friday.

Cigar-smoking Gulbis fired up to reach the top

French Open sensation Ernests Gulbis celebrated his colourful Roland Garros campaign with a cigar on Friday before confidently predicting a major title was just around the corner.

Djokovic ends Gulbis run to reach French Open final

Novak Djokovic reached his 13th Grand Slam final and second at the French Open on Friday, bringing to an end giantkiller Ernests Gulbis's colourful Paris campaign. The world number two triumphed 6-3, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

French Open: Murray looks to end Rafa rule

Andy Murray will on Friday attempt to become the first British man in 77 years to reach the French Open final but eight-time champion Rafael Nadal is standing in his way.

Halep beats Petkovic, to meet Sharapova in first grand slam final

Simona Halep became the first Romanian woman to reach a Grand Slam final in 34 years Thursday when she beat Andrea Petkovic 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) to set-up a French Open title clash against Maria Sharapova.

Sharapova subdues Bouchard, reaches French Open final

Maria Sharapova reached the final of the French Open for the third straight year at Roland Garros on Thursday, digging deep to see off the youthful challenge of Canada's Eugenie Bouchard.

Groenefeld, Rojer win mixed doubles at French Open

Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Jean-Julian Rojer of the Netherlands won the French Open mixed doubles title on Thursday with a 4-6, 6-2 (10/7) win over Julia Goerges of Germany and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia.

Nadal back in French Open semi-finals for 9th time

Rafael Nadal rallied to advance to the French Open semi-finals for the ninth time, beating David Ferrer 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 6-1 on Wednesday. He dropped a set, but then raced through the next three to ensure a win.
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