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Women’s draw opens up even further at Roland Garros

AS the 2022 French Open progresses, the women’s draw is opening up more and more as more of the top seeds fall. The latest seed to fall was Karolina Pliskova, with the 8th seed losing to Frenchwoman Leolia Jeanjean. The world number 227 was far too strong for the Czech, winning 6-2, 6-2. It was […]

Fans treated to escape from Alcaraz

A FOUR and a half hour epic battle saw an escape from Carlos Alcaraz, who fought back from a two sets to one deficit against fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the second round of Roland Garros yesterday. The rising star and sixth seed is one of the favourites at the tournament, and a player seemingly […]

Swan-Tsong(a) for Jo-Wilfred at Roland Garros as favourites make it through

UNLIKE the first two days of the 2022 French Open, day three was not as much of a bloodbath for the favourites. Unfortunately for fan favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, day three meant an end to his illustrious career. Despite the warm reception he got pre match out on Philippe Chatrier, he was no match for eighth […]

Big names continue to fall at Roland Garros

DAY 2 at French Open 2022 saw more big names continue to fall at Roland Garros. The biggest casualty of the second day was reigning women’s champion Barbora Krejcikova, who was undone by world number 97 Diane Parry. The win was Parry’s first at Roland Garros, and it was a maiden win to remember, with […]

Not Ons song, Jabeur’s shock loss in Paris

IT was the result no one saw coming, but world number 56 Magda Linette pulled off a massive day one upset in Roland Garros, defeating tournament second favourite Ons Jabeur in three nail-biting sets. Jabeur was heavy favourite in the contest, having won more clay court matches this season than anyone else, and reached finals […]

ATP Tour wrap: Djokovic clinches second Roland Garros title

NOVAK Djokovic has claimed his 19th Grand Slam title overnight, turning around an early deficit to Stefanos Tsitsipas to win the 2021 Roland Garros trophy. While his 22-year-old Greek opposition got off to a flying start to capture the first two sets, the world number one fired up from then on to win the remaining three […]

WTA Tour wrap: Krejcikova claims maiden Roland Garros singles title

THE 2021 Roland Garros singles final played out overnight, with unseeded Czech Barbora Krejcikova claiming the silverware over 31st seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. The huge one hour and 58-minute clash went down to the wire as Krejcikova’s Russian opposition bit back in the second, before the tight third set cemented the Czech in the history books. The […]

ATP Tour wrap: Djokovic and Tsitsipas make history to reach Roland Garros final

NOVAK Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas will face off in the 2021 Roland Garros final after winning their remarkable semi-finals overnight. In two matches fit for the semi-final stage, the world number one Djokovic found a way to overcome the King of Clay, Rafael Nadal in more than four hours on court, whilst Tsitsipas survived a […]

WTA Tour wrap: Krejcikova and Pavlyuchenkova set up maiden slam final

BARBORA Krejcikova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova have set up a huge Roland Garros final this week following victories during the semis, coming in hot during their successful Grand Slam campaigns with a shot at a maiden major title edging ever closer. Unseeded Czech Krejcikova was forced to battle hard in a huge clash with 17th seed Greek […]

WTA Tour wrap: Sakkari downs reigning champ to ensure new Grand Slam winner will be crowned

MARIA Sakkari has knocked out the last remaining Grand Slam winner, ironically the reigning Roland Garros champion Iga Swiatek, in straight sets overnight. Sakkari won her quarter final 6-4 6-4 over the eighth seed to set up a semi-final with Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova. Sakkari needed 95 minutes to dismiss the 2020 Roland Garros champion, […]

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