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Carballes Baena topples Shapovalov in five to clinch third round spot

ROBERTO Carballes Baena has won an epic battle over top 10 player and ninth seed, Denis Shapovalov to book his spot in the third round at Roland Garros. The Spanish world number 101 backed up his shellacking of Steve Johnson in the first round – dropping just two games – to overcome Shapovalov in a […]

Schmiedlova upsets Azarenka as Williams withdraws

DAY four of Roland Garros saw some huge results, with the biggest news to come out of the day the withdrawal from Serena Williams, bowing out to Tsvetana Pironkova prior to the match starting, citing an Achilles injury and more than likely now not playing another tournament in 2020. As for other top 10 seed […]

Gaston last Frenchman standing at Roland Garros as Italians soar

IT was a great day at the French Open if you were an Italian, but not so much for the home nation as just one player remains from the 48 players left in the 2020 Roland Garros ATP draw. The first half of second round matches were completed today with just 20-year-old Hugo Gaston remaining […]

Teenager Tauson wins on Grand Slam debut as Pliskova and Kenin challenged

DAY three of the 2020 Roland Garros saw the remainder of the Round of 128 finish up their matches, with some predictable top seeds in Karolina Pliskova, Sofia Kenin and Aryna Sabalenka making their way through to the second round although the former two had to fight back after strong showings from their opposition. The […]

Hamburg finalists fight back from two-set deficits to stage remarkable first round wins

STEFANOS Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev are lucky to survive the first round of the French Open after slow starts almost cost the Hamburg European Open finalists. A tight turnaround between the ATP500 event and the Grand Slam meant some soreness for the talented top 15 players, but neither would have expected to go two sets […]

Slovenian teenager stuns Kerber to claim first French Open win

SLOVANIAN teenager Kaja Juvan has stunned one of Roland Garros’ title contenders by defeating former world number one and Grand Slam winner, Angelique Kerber. The German star was expected to advance fairly comfortably against her 19-year-old opponent, but instead in just her second French Open match, Juvan claimed the win in a 6-3 6-3 upset. […]

Medvedev headlines massive exits in Roland Garros first round

IT might only be the second day, but it was carnage at Roland Garros with four top 20 seeds bombing out, including two top eight seeds in a huge day of upsets. The biggest of the lot was fourth seed Daniil Medvedev, who faltered in his first match for the second consecutive tournament, losing to […]

Intriguing winners list on day one of Roland Garros

A HUGE day one of the 2020 Roland Garros began with a couple of intriguing winners on the list among a plethora of seeds. As expected, top seed Simona Halep dominated her contest to head through to the second round, as did six of her fellow seeds. Halep was clinical in her effort against Spaniard […]

Sinner becomes a saint with stunning straight sets win at Roland Garros debut

JANNIK Sinner has stunned 11th seed David Goffin in straight sets to send the Belgian packing in the opening round of Roland Garros that got underway today. The 2019 Next Gen ATP Finals winner battled through a tough first set, before winning 14 of the last 17 games – and 11 straight games from last […]

Halep favourite at Roland Garros in even WTA Tour field

After being postponed in May due to the spread of COVID-19, Roland Garros is set to commence on Monday. It should be a fascinating two weeks of tennis on the women’s side, as six of the top ten players are competing and some former Grand Slam champions are in outstanding form. In our tournament preview, […]

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