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BroadwayBomber55
05-23-12, 03:08 PM
Will Rafael Nadal win his 7th French Open title in the Men's Singles event?

Will Victoria Azarenka add the red clay of the French Open to her 2012 Australian Open victory?

From May 22 (qualifiers) to June 10, 2012, the terre battue at Roland Garros is on display.
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/index.html

BroadwayBomber55
05-25-12, 12:49 PM
Men's Singles Draw:
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/draws/ms/index.html

Women's Singles Draw:
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/draws/ws/index.html

BroadwayBomber55
05-25-12, 07:42 PM
BB55's Picks: 2012 French Open

Men's Singles
Winner: Rafael Nadal, ESP
Second Chance choice: David Ferrer, ESP
Early Exit: Andy Murray, GBR
Sleeper: Giles Simon, FRA
Farthest American and Finish: Andy Roddick, 2nd Round

Women's Singles
Winner: Serena Williams, USA
Second Chance choice: Agnieszka Radwanska, POL
Early Exit: Marion Bartoli, FRA
Sleeper: Angelique Kerber, GER
Farthest American and Finish: Serena Williams, Champion

BroadwayBomber55
05-28-12, 03:22 PM
Day 1 Results: May 27, 2012

From Yahoo! Sports and FrenchOpen.org

Men's Singles - First Round
No surprise that Andy Roddick is out on the red clay at Roland Garros early. Frenchman Nicolas Mahut earned the win over the 26th seeded American in four sets, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.

Mahut had 42 winners and 13 aces.

Also bounced out was #30 seed Austrian Jurgen Melzer to German Michael Berrer in five sets 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 2-6, 2-6, 3-6.

But higher seeds like #5 seed Frenchman Jo-Wilifred Tsonga and #9 Argentine Juan Martin del Potro advanced to Round 2.

Women's Singles - First Round
The American women fared much better than the men in the terre battue.

Venus Williams outlasted 19-year old Argentine Paula Ormaechea in three sets 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.

Venus had 41 winners/29 unforced errors and served 6 aces.

The other Americans that advanced include Irina Falconi, Melanie Oudin and Alexa Glatch.

German young lefty and #10 seed Angelique Kerber, former French Open winners Ana Ivanovic and Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova also advanced as well as former finalist Aussie Samantha Stosur.

First Round
Andy Roddick (26) vs. Nicolas Mahut 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 2-6 final
Juan Martin del Potro (9) vs. Albert Montanes 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-1 final
Heidi El Tabakh vs. Aleksandra Wozniak 5-7, 2-6 final
Edouard Roger-Vasselin vs. Vasek Pospisil 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 final
Dinah Pfizenmaier vs. Caroline Garcia 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 final

Angelique Kerber (10) vs. Shuai Zhang 6-3, 6-4 final
Mathilde Johansson vs. Anastasia Rodionova 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 final
Samantha Stosur (6) vs. Elena Baltacha 6-4, 6-0 final
Irina Falconi vs. Edina Gallovits-Hall 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 final
Melanie Oudin vs. Johanna Larsson 6-3, 6-3 final

Sara Errani (21) vs. Casey Dellacqua 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 final
Marin Cilic (21) vs. Daniel Munoz-De La Nava 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 final
Lucie Safarova (20) vs. Anastasiya Yakimova 6-2, 6-0 final
Stanislas Wawrinka (18) vs. Flavio Cipolla 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-2
Svetlana Kuznetsova (26) vs. Mirjana Lucic 6-1, 6-3 final

Cedrik-Marcel Stebe vs. Joao Souza 6-3, 2-0 final
Kai-Chen Chang vs. Irena Pavlovic 4-6, 5-7 final
Filip Krajinovic vs. Nicolas Devilder 2-6, 2-6, 0-6 final
Pablo Andujar vs. Victor Hanescu 6-1, 2-6, 1-6, 6-3, 6-1
Igor Sijsling vs. Gilles Muller 6-2, 5-7, 6-3, 4-6, 6-8

Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez vs. Eva Birnerova 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 final
Fabio Fognini vs. Adrian Mannarino 6-0, 7-5, 6-1 final
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5) vs. Andrey Kuznetsov 1-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 final
Anna Tatishvili vs. Alexa Glatch 3-6, 7-5, 4-6 final
Stephanie Dubois vs. Shahar Peer 2-6, 2-6 final

Ana Ivanovic (13) vs. Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino 6-1, 6-1 final
Fernando Verdasco (14) vs. Steve Darcis 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) final
Jurgen Melzer (30) vs. Michael Berrer 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, 2-6, 2-6, 3-6
Venus Williams vs. Paula Ormaechea 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 final
Juan Carlos Ferrero vs. Jonathan Dasnieres de Veigy 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 final

BroadwayBomber55
05-29-12, 01:44 PM
Day 2 Results: May 28, 2012

From Yahoo! Sports and FrenchOpen.org

Men's Singles - First Round
#1 seed Serbian Novak Djokovic punched his ticket to Round 2 after a straight sets win over Italian Potito Starace 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, 6-1.

Djokovic had 39 winners and 6 aces in the match.

#3 seed Swiss legend Roger Federer also had a straight sets win as he defeated German Tobias Kamke 6-2, 7-5, 6-3.

Federer had 38 winners and 7 aces, but 47 unforced errors.

Also advancing were #7 seed Czech Republic Tomas Berdych, #10 seed American Big Man John Isner and #11 seed Frenchman Giles Simon.

First Round
Olivier Rochus vs. Leonardo Mayer 3-6, 4-6, 6-2, 4-6 final
Frank Dancevic vs. Martin Klizan 0-4 final
Jesse Levine vs. Benjamin Becker 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 final
Feliciano Lopez (15) vs. Florent Serra 0-5 final
Viktor Troicki (28) vs. Thomaz Bellucci 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Potito Starace 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, 6-1 final
Philipp Kohlschreiber (24) vs. Matthew Ebden 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) final
Michael Llodra vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 final
Arnaud Clement vs. Alex Bogomolov Jr. 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 5-4
Adrian Ungur vs. David Nalbandian 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 final

Gilles Simon (11) vs. Ryan Harrison 3-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-1 final
Tomas Berdych (7) vs. Dudi Sela 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 final
Andreas Seppi (22) vs. Nikolay Davydenko 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 final
Paul-Henri Mathieu vs. Bjorn Phau 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-0
Karol Beck vs. Lukasz Kubot 5-7, 2-6, 5-7 final-after-suspended

Malek Jaziri vs. Philipp Petzschner 6-3, 7-5, 7-6 (9-7) final
Roger Federer (3) vs. Tobias Kamke 6-2, 7-5, 6-3 final
Milos Raonic (19) vs. Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 final
Radek Stepanek (23) vs. David Goffin 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 2-6
Horacio Zeballos vs. Eric Prodon 6-7 (8-10), 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 final

Xavier Malisse vs. Brian Baker 3-6, 6-7 (1-7), 6-7 (5-7) final
Bernard Tomic (25) vs. Andreas Haider-Maurer 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, 6-3 final
Blaz Kavcic vs. Lleyton Hewitt 7-6 (7-2), 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3 final
Marcel Granollers (20) vs. Joao Sousa 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 final
Mikhail Kukushkin vs. Ernests Gulbis 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 2-6, 6-4

Kevin Anderson (31) vs. Rui Machado 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (6-8), 4-6, 6-1, 11-9
John Isner (10) vs. Rogerio Dutra da Silva 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 final
Santiago Giraldo vs. Alejandro Falla 5-7, 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) final

Women's Singles
#3 seed Polish star Agnieszka Radwanska lost only one game against Serbian Bojana Jovanovski.

The American women had a field day in Roland Garros after Bethanie Mattek-Sands sends #12 seed German young gun Sabine Lisicki packing 6-4, 6-3. Varvara Lepchenko, Vania King, Sloane Stephens, Lauren Davis and Christina McHale also advanced.

Other seeds that are gone were #32 seed Romanian Monica Niculescu and #17 seed Italian veteran Roberta Vinci.

First Round
Vera Zvonareva (11) vs. Timea Babos pre-game
Jie Zheng (31) vs. Alize Cornet 6-4, 6-4 final
Romina Oprandi vs. Olga Govortsova 4-6, 1-6 final
Marion Bartoli (8) vs. Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-3 final
Yung-Jan Chan vs. Kateryna Bondarenko 6-1, 7-6 (10-8) final

Sesil Karatantcheva vs. Timea Babos 6-1, 6-0 final
Jelena Jankovic (19) vs. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner 1-6, 6-1, 7-5 final
Nadia Petrova (27) vs. Iveta Benesova 6-3, 6-3 final
Varvara Lepchenko vs. Ksenia Pervak 6-2, 6-7 (6-8), 6-4 final
Victoria Azarenka (1) vs. Alberta Brianti 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 6-2 final

Na Li (7) vs. Sorana Cirstea 6-2, 6-1 final
Laura Pous-Tio vs. Chanelle Scheepers 4-6, 6-2, 1-6 final
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova vs. Stephanie Foretz Gacon 3-6, 5-7 final
Mona Barthel (30) vs. Lauren Davis 1-6, 1-6 final
Anabel Medina Garrigues (29) vs. Laura Robson 6-2, 6-1 final

Christina McHale vs. Kiki Bertens 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 final
Roberta Vinci (17) vs. Sofia Arvidsson 2-6, 6-4, 3-6 final
Monica Niculescu (32) vs. Nina Bratchikova 6-0, 3-6, 3-6 final
Flavia Pennetta (18) vs. Su-Wei Hsieh 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-2 final
Petra Cetkovska (24) vs. Simona Halep 6-1, 6-3 final

Tamarine Tanasugarn vs. Carla Suarez Navarro 0-6, 3-6 final
Ekaterina Makarova vs. Sloane Stephens 4-6, 6-7 (6-8) final
Petra Martic vs. Michaella Krajicek 6-2, 7-5 final
Dominika Cibulkova (15) vs. Kristina Mladenovic 6-2, 6-1 final
Sabine Lisicki (12) vs. Bethanie Mattek-Sands 4-6, 3-6 final

Agnieszka Radwanska (3) vs. Bojana Jovanovski 6-1, 6-0 final
Yaroslava Shvedova vs. Mandy Minella 6-3, 6-4 final
Vera Dushevina vs. Claire Feuerstein 4-6, 1-6 final
Vania King vs. Galina Voskoboeva 6-4, 6-2 final

BroadwayBomber55
05-30-12, 08:56 PM
Day 3 Results: May 29, 2012

From Yahoo! Sports and FrenchOpen.org

Men's Singles
Spaniard king of clay from Mallorca Rafael Nadal punched his ticket to Round 2 after a straight sets win over Italian Simone Bolelli 6-2, 6-2, 6-1.

Nadal won 76% points on his first serve.

Meanwhile, #4 seed Briton Andy Murray was victorious in straight sets over Japan's Tatsuma Ito 6-1, 7-5, 6-0.

Ito had 19 winners, but 38 unforced errors.

Also advancing from the men's side include Frenchman Richard Gasquet, Serbian Janko Tipsarevic, Spaniard David Ferrer and Argentine Juan Monaco.


First Round
Richard Gasquet (17) vs. Jurgen Zopp 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) final
Jarkko Nieminen vs. Igor Andreev 3-6, 6-2, 2-1 final
Mikhail Youzhny (27) vs. James Blake 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 final
Juan Ignacio Chela vs. Marcos Baghdatis 3-6, 3-6, 1-6 final
Filippo Volandri vs. Tommy Haas 3-6, 6-0, 4-6, 4-6 final

Dmitry Tursunov vs. Go Soeda 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 final
Julien Benneteau (29) vs. Mischa Zverev 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-4 final
David Ferrer (6) vs. Lukas Lacko 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 final
Benoit Paire vs. Albert Ramos 7-6 (7-3), 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3 final
Alexandr Dolgopolov (16) vs. Sergiy Stakhovsky 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 3-6

Ivan Dodig vs. Robin Haase 2-6, 2-6, 1-6 final
Eduardo Schwank vs. Ivo Karlovic 6-4, 6-0, 6-3 final
Lukas Rosol vs. Carlos Berlocq 6-4, 7-5, 6-7 (6-8), 6-2 final
Jeremy Chardy vs. Yen-Hsun Lu 6-4, 6-1, 6-7 (3-7), 3-6, 11-9
Andy Murray (4) vs. Tatsuma Ito 6-1, 7-5, 6-0 final

Donald Young vs. Grigor Dimitrov 6-7 (3-7), 1-6, 1-6 final
Juan Monaco (13) vs. Guillaume Rufin 6-2, 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) final
Florian Mayer (32) vs. Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 final
Nicolas Almagro (12) vs. Paolo Lorenzi 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 final
Janko Tipsarevic (8) vs. Sam Querrey 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 final

Igor Kunitsyn vs. Denis Istomin 2-6, 1-6, 2-6 final
Rafael Nadal (2) vs. Simone Bolelli 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 final

Women's Singles
A big name, a Williams' sister is bounced out in the first round.

Serena Williams was dumped out by Frenchwoman Virginie Razzano in three sets 4-6, 7-6 (7-5) and 6-3 despite Serena having a 5-1 lead in the second set tiebreak.

Serena made 17 unforced errors in the second set and 13 in the third set as she disintegrated since losing the second set.

Maria Sharapova had a double-bagel win over Romanian Alexandra Cadantu.

Czech lefty Petra Kvitova lost only three games in her straight sets win over Aussie Ashleigh Barty.

And former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone also moved on to Round 2.

First Round
Maria Kirilenko (16) vs. Victoria Larriere 6-1, 6-2 final
Francesca Schiavone (14) vs. Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-3, 6-1 final
Serena Williams (5) vs. Virginie Razzano 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 3-6 final
Maria Sharapova (2) vs. Alexandra Cadantu 6-0, 6-0 final
Irina-Camelia Begu vs. Aravane Rezai 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 final

Polona Hercog vs. Ayumi Morita 6-3, 4-6, 3-6 final
Petra Kvitova (4) vs. Ashleigh Barty 6-1, 6-2 final
Arantxa Rus vs. Jamie Hampton 6-4, 4-3 final
Julia Goerges (25) vs. Lucie Hradecka 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 final
Marina Erakovic vs. Lourdes Dominguez Lino 5-7, 5-7 final

Tsvetana Pironkova vs. Yanina Wickmayer 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 final
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (22) vs. Greta Arn 6-4, 6-4 final
Klara Zakopalova vs. Lesia Tsurenko 6-2, 6-1 final
Kaia Kanepi (23) vs. Alexandra Panova 6-3, 6-3 final
Caroline Wozniacki (9) vs. Eleni Daniilidou 6-0, 6-1 final

Pauline Parmentier vs. Urszula Radwanska 4-6, 3-6 final
Elena Vesnina vs. Heather Watson 2-6, 4-6 final
Shuai Peng (28) vs. Tamira Paszek 6-4, 6-3 final
Anne Keothavong vs. Melinda Czink 1-6, 2-6 final
Jarmila Gajdosova vs. Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3, 4-1 final

RhodyYanksFan
05-31-12, 11:43 AM
See ya Serena!

BroadwayBomber55
05-31-12, 08:08 PM
Day 4 Results: May 30, 2012

From Yahoo! Sports and FrenchOpen.org

Men's Singles - Second Round
The Top 11 seeds like Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Juan Martin del Potro and Giles Simon advance to the Third Round of the French Open.

Second Round
Richard Gasquet (17) vs. Grigor Dimitrov 5-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 final
Arnaud Clement vs. David Goffin 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-0, 2-6, 1-5
Julien Benneteau (29) vs. Dmitry Tursunov 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 final
Nicolas Almagro (12) vs. Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 final
Philipp Kohlschreiber (24) vs. Leonardo Mayer 6-7 (5-7), 6-7 (4-7), 5-7 final

Milos Raonic (19) vs. Jesse Levine 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 final
Janko Tipsarevic (8) vs. Jeremy Chardy 7-6 (7-4), 6-1, 7-5 final
Bernard Tomic (25) vs. Santiago Giraldo 4-6, 1-6, 3-6 final
Rafael Nadal (2) vs. Denis Istomin 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 final
Marcel Granollers (20) vs. Malek Jaziri 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, 6-1, 3-6 suspended

David Ferrer (6) vs. Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 final
John Isner (10) vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 16-18
Mikhail Youzhny (27) vs. Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 final
Viktor Troicki (28) vs. Fabio Fognini 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-8
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5) vs. Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 final-after-suspended

Andy Murray (4) vs. Jarkko Nieminen 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 final
Sergiy Stakhovsky vs. Tommy Haas 2-6, 3-6, 2-6 final
Juan Monaco (13) vs. Lukas Rosol 7-6 (7-4), 6-0, 7-6 (7-5) final
Florian Mayer (32) vs. Eduardo Schwank 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 6-7 (4-7) final

Women's Singles - Second Round
Like young sister Serena, Venus Williams was also sent packing from Roland Garros after Polish star #3 seed Agnieszka Radwanska.

Venus had 33 unforced errors in the match.

Unseeded Croatian Petra Martic dumped #8 seed Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli out in three sets.

Sloane Stephens is the only American advancing to Round 3 from Day 4.

Second Round
Maria Sharapova (2) vs. Ayumi Morita postponed
Francesca Schiavone (14) vs. Tsvetana Pironkova 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 final
Sofia Arvidsson vs. Yaroslava Shvedova 1-6, 0-6 final
Nina Bratchikova vs. Claire Feuerstein 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 final
Christina McHale vs. Lauren Davis 6-1, 6-3 final

Jelena Jankovic (19) vs. Varvara Lepchenko 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 4-6 final
Carla Suarez Navarro vs. Sesil Karatantcheva 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 final
Virginie Razzano vs. Arantxa Rus 3-6, 6-7 (3-7) final
Petra Kvitova (4) vs. Urszula Radwanska 6-1, 6-3 final
Maria Kirilenko (16) vs. Klara Zakopalova 4-6, 6-3, 3-6 final

Julia Goerges (25) vs. Heather Watson 6-3, 6-4 final
Angelique Kerber (10) vs. Olga Govortsova 6-3, 6-2 final
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (22) vs. Melinda Czink 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 final
Kaia Kanepi (23) vs. Irina-Camelia Begu 6-4, 6-1 final
Caroline Wozniacki (9) vs. Jarmila Gajdosova 6-1, 6-4 final

Na Li (7) vs. Stephanie Foretz Gacon 6-0, 6-2 final
Shuai Peng (28) vs. Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-4, 6-3 final

BroadwayBomber55
06-01-12, 01:47 PM
Day 5 Results: May 31, 2012

From Yahoo! Sports and FrenchOpen.org

Men's Singles - Second Round
It was a marathon match for the lone American remaining in the men's singles draw, but unfortunately, John Isner didn't win the marathon this time as Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu eliminated Isner in five sets: 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 18-16.

Isner had 107 winners and 41 aces, but had 98 unforced errors including 45 in the fifth and deciding set.

Mathieu had a better winners/unforced errors differential with a +29.

UK's Andy Murray, Frenchman dynamos Jo-Wilifred Tsonga and Richard Gasquet, Spanish duo of Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer and Serbian Janko Tipsarevic also punched their tickets to Round 3.

Second Round
Arnaud Clement vs. David Goffin 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-0, 2-6, 1-5
Richard Gasquet (17) vs. Grigor Dimitrov 5-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 final
Julien Benneteau (29) vs. Dmitry Tursunov 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 final
Philipp Kohlschreiber (24) vs. Leonardo Mayer 6-7 (5-7), 6-7 (4-7), 5-7 final
Milos Raonic (19) vs. Jesse Levine 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 final

Janko Tipsarevic (8) vs. Jeremy Chardy 7-6 (7-4), 6-1, 7-5 final
Bernard Tomic (25) vs. Santiago Giraldo 4-6, 1-6, 3-6 final
Rafael Nadal (2) vs. Denis Istomin 6-2, 6-2, 6-0 final
John Isner (10) vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 16-18
David Ferrer (6) vs. Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 final

Viktor Troicki (28) vs. Fabio Fognini 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-8
Mikhail Youzhny (27) vs. Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 final
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5) vs. Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 final-after-suspended
Andy Murray (4) vs. Jarkko Nieminen 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 final
Sergiy Stakhovsky vs. Tommy Haas 2-6, 3-6, 2-6 final

Juan Monaco (13) vs. Lukas Rosol 7-6 (7-4), 6-0, 7-6 (7-5) final
Florian Mayer (32) vs. Eduardo Schwank 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 6-7 (4-7) final
Nicolas Almagro (12) vs. Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 final

Women's Singles - Second Round
It is a grand day for Varvara Lepchenko.

Lepchenko advanced to the third round after dumping #19 seed Serbian Jelena Jankovic out in three sets 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-4. Jankovic had 44 unforced errors and served six double faults.

Christina McHale also advanced defeating fellow American Lauren Davis 6-1, 6-3.

Danish starlet Caroline Wozniacki, defending women's singles champion China's Li Na and #10 seed German southpaw Angelique Kerber also advanced to the Third Round.

Second Round
Jelena Jankovic (19) vs. Varvara Lepchenko 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 4-6 final
Francesca Schiavone (14) vs. Tsvetana Pironkova 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 final
Nina Bratchikova vs. Claire Feuerstein 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 final
Christina McHale vs. Lauren Davis 6-1, 6-3 final
Sofia Arvidsson vs. Yaroslava Shvedova 1-6, 0-6 final

Carla Suarez Navarro vs. Sesil Karatantcheva 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 final
Virginie Razzano vs. Arantxa Rus 3-6, 6-7 (3-7) final
Petra Kvitova (4) vs. Urszula Radwanska 6-1, 6-3 final
Maria Kirilenko (16) vs. Klara Zakopalova 4-6, 6-3, 3-6 final
Julia Goerges (25) vs. Heather Watson 6-3, 6-4 final

Angelique Kerber (10) vs. Olga Govortsova 6-3, 6-2 final
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (22) vs. Melinda Czink 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 final
Kaia Kanepi (23) vs. Irina-Camelia Begu 6-4, 6-1 final
Caroline Wozniacki (9) vs. Jarmila Gajdosova 6-1, 6-4 final
Na Li (7) vs. Stephanie Foretz Gacon 6-0, 6-2 final

Shuai Peng (28) vs. Lourdes Dominguez Lino 6-4, 6-3 final

BroadwayBomber55
06-02-12, 12:09 PM
Day 6 Results: June 1, 2012

From Yahoo! Sports and FrenchOpen.org

Men's Singles - Second and Third Round
The big seeds all advanced to the Round of 16: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Jo-Wilifred Tsonga, Tomas Berdych, Juan Martin del Potro and Giles Simon.

Third Round
Roger Federer (3) vs. Nicolas Mahut 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 final
David Goffin vs. Lukasz Kubot 7-6 (7-4), 7-5, 6-1 final
Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Nicolas Devilder 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 final
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5) vs. Fabio Fognini 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 final
Tomas Berdych (7) vs. Kevin Anderson (31) 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-4

Juan Martin del Potro (9) vs. Marin Cilic (21) 6-3, 7-6 (9-7), 6-1 final
Gilles Simon (11) vs. Stanislas Wawrinka (18) 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 2-6
Fernando Verdasco (14) vs. Andreas Seppi (22) 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 2-6

Second Round
Marcel Granollers (20) vs. Malek Jaziri 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 7-5

Women's Singles - Second and Third Round
A grand day for American Sloane Stephens. The Plantation, Florida native knocked off fellow unseeded player, Frenchwoman Mathilde Johansson in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.

Stephens had 26 winners and was further assisted from Johansson's 30 unforced errors.

The Top 3 seeds #1 seed Victoria Azarenka, #2 Maria Sharapova and #3 Agnieszka Radwanska also won.

Third Round
Victoria Azarenka (1) vs. Aleksandra Wozniak 6-4, 6-4 final
Sloane Stephens vs. Mathilde Johansson 6-3, 6-2 final
Anabel Medina Garrigues (29) vs. Petra Martic 2-6, 1-6 final
Dominika Cibulkova (15) vs. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 6-2, 6-1 final
Agnieszka Radwanska (3) vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (26) 1-6, 2-6 final

Samantha Stosur (6) vs. Nadia Petrova (27) 6-3, 6-3 final
Angelique Kerber (10) vs. Flavia Pennetta (18) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 final
Ana Ivanovic (13) vs. Sara Errani (21) 6-1, 5-7, 3-6 final

Second Round
Maria Sharapova (2) vs. Ayumi Morita 6-1, 6-1 final-after-postponed

BroadwayBomber55
06-03-12, 01:23 PM
Day 7 Results: June 2, 2012

From Yahoo! Sports and FrenchOpen.org

Men's Singles - Third Round
Spanish contingent of Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Nicolas Almagro and Marcel Granollers punched their tickets to the Round of 16. #4 seed Briton Andy Murray also reaches the last 16.

Third Round
Andy Murray (4) vs. Santiago Giraldo 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 final
Marcel Granollers (20) vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-4, 6-4, 1-6, 4-6, 6-1
Nicolas Almagro (12) vs. Leonardo Mayer 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 final
Richard Gasquet (17) vs. Tommy Haas 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-0, 6-0 final
Rafael Nadal (2) vs. Eduardo Schwank 6-1, 6-3, 6-4 final

David Ferrer (6) vs. Mikhail Youzhny (27) 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 final
Janko Tipsarevic (8) vs. Julien Benneteau (29) 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 final
Juan Monaco (13) vs. Milos Raonic (19) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-4

Women's Singles - Third Round
A huge upset in the third round as Uzbek-American Varvara Lepchenko dumped 2010 French Open women's singles champion and #14 seed Italian Francesca Schiavone in three sets: 3-6, 6-3, 8-6.

Lepchenko had 30 winners and broke Schiavone six times.

#2 seed Maria Sharapova continues her dominance at Roland Garros losing only three games against #28 seed Chinese Shuai Peng.

Defending women's singles titleholder #7 seed China's Li Na ended American Christina McHale's run in three sets: 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 with 32 winners.

#4 seed Czech southpaw Petra Kvitova also advanced.

Third Round
Julia Goerges (25) vs. Arantxa Rus 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 2-6 final
Petra Kvitova (4) vs. Nina Bratchikova 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 final
Na Li (7) vs. Christina McHale 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 final
Carla Suarez Navarro vs. Yaroslava Shvedova 4-6, 5-7 final
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (22) vs. Klara Zakopalova 3-6, 5-7 final

Francesca Schiavone (14) vs. Varvara Lepchenko 6-3, 3-6, 6-8 final
Maria Sharapova (2) vs. Shuai Peng (28) 6-2, 6-1 final
Caroline Wozniacki (9) vs. Kaia Kanepi (23) 1-6, 7-6 (7-3), 3-6 final

BroadwayBomber55
06-04-12, 12:49 AM
Day 8 Results: June 3, 2012

From Yahoo! Sports and FrenchOpen.org

Men's Singles - Fourth Round
#1 seed Serbian Novak Djokovic survived a scare as he won a 5-set thriller against #22 seed Italian Andreas Seppi: 4-6, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 7-5, 6-3

Seppi won the first two sets before Djokovic won the last three sets.

Seppi had 22 winners and Djokovic had 34 unforced errors in the first two sets before Seppi was wild with 55 unforced errors.

#3 seed Swiss legend Roger Federer also advanced to the quarterfinals after a four-set win over Belgian David Goffin: 5-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4.

Federer had 59 winners and 12 aces with a +8 winners/unforced errors differential.

Fourth Round
Roger Federer (3) vs. David Goffin 5-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 final
Novak Djokovic (1) vs. Andreas Seppi (22) 4-6, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 7-5, 6-3
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5) vs. Stanislas Wawrinka (18) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, 3-6, 4-2
Tomas Berdych (7) vs. Juan Martin del Potro (9) 6-7 (6-8), 6-1, 3-6 suspended

Women's Singles - Fourth Round
#1 seed Belarus star Victoria Azarenka is knocked out of the competition after #15 seed Slovak Dominika Cibulkova in straight sets: 6-2, 7-6 (7-4).

Cibulkova had 28 winners with a +8 winners/unforced errors differential and broke Azarenka six times.

#6 seed Australian Samantha Stosur ended Sloan Stephens wonderful Roland Garros run: 7-5, 6-4.

Stosur broke Stephens serve five times and won 65% points on her first serve.

#10 young German southpaw Angelique Kerber and #21 feisty Italian Sara Errani will meet each other in the quarterfinals.

Fourth Round
Samantha Stosur (6) vs. Sloane Stephens 7-5, 6-4 final
Angelique Kerber (10) vs. Petra Martic 6-3, 7-5 final
Victoria Azarenka (1) vs. Dominika Cibulkova (15) 2-6, 6-7 (4-7) final
Sara Errani (21) vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (26) 6-0, 7-5 final

BroadwayBomber55
06-04-12, 12:50 AM
Can't wait to see an English channel matchup between Briton Andy Murray and Frenchman Richard Gasquet. That will be a rock-a-roo.

CoyoteYankee
06-05-12, 12:09 AM
I didn't get a chance to watch it but, man, did Nadal even break a sweat vs. Monaco? 6-2, 6-0, 6-0. That is just total domination. To an embarrassing degree.

BroadwayBomber55
06-05-12, 12:23 AM
I didn't get a chance to watch it but, man, did Nadal even break a sweat vs. Monaco? 6-2, 6-0, 6-0. That is just total domination. To an embarrassing degree.

Juan Monaco was vaporized. Rafael Nadal won 69% on 1st Serve, 75% on 2nd serve. Monaco's 25 unforced errors didn't help either.

Other men who advanced include #5 seed Frenchman Jo-Wilifred Tsonga. Tsonga will take on Novak Djokovic next in the quarterfinals.

Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro takes on Roger Federer after eliminating #7 seed Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych in four sets.

UK's Andy Murray takes on #6 seed David Ferrer.

And Nadal will take on fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro.

BroadwayBomber55
06-05-12, 12:36 AM
As for the women's singles, we will have a new champion.

Defending champion China's #7 seed Li Na was eliminated by Kazakhstan's heavy hitter Yaroslava Shvedova in three sets: 3-6, 6-2, 6-0.

Na made 32 winners, but also had 41 unforced errors.

Shvedova cleaned up her act in the last two sets.

Shvedova takes on #4 seed Czech Republic southpaw Petra Kvitova next after Kvitova eliminated the lone American left in the terre battue, Varvara Lepchenko 6-2, 6-1.

Kvitova had 18 winners against 12 unforced errors.

Meanwhile, #2 seed Russian megastar Maria Sharapova continues her quest on completing the career grand slam with the French the only missing major. She dispatched Czech Klara Zakopalova 6-4, 6-7 (7-5), 6-2.

Sloppy match this time from Masha who served 12 double faults and had 53 unforced errors. Zakopalova had 44 winners despite 48 unforced errors.

Kaia Kanepi of Estonia is next for Sharapova. Kanepi eliminated Dutch starlet Arantxa Rus in three sets: 6-1, 4-6, 6-0.

dabomb2045
06-05-12, 12:37 AM
Remember when the US was good at tennis?? good times....

BroadwayBomber55
06-05-12, 12:40 AM
Men's singles quarterfinal matchups
#1 Novak Djokovic, SRB vs. #5 Jo-Wilifred Tsonga, FRA

#3 Roger Federer, SUI vs. #9 Juan Martin del Potro, ARG

#6 David Ferrer, ESP vs. #4 Andy Murray, GBR

#12 Nicolas Almagro, ESP vs. #2 Rafael Nadal, ESP

Women's singles quarterfinal matchups
#15 Dominika Cibulkova, SVK vs. #6 Samantha Stosur, AUS

#21 Sara Errani, ITA vs. #10 Angelique Kerber, GER

Yaroslava Shvedova, KAZ vs. #4 Petra Kvitova, CZE

#23 Kaia Kanepi, EST, #2 Maria Sharapova, RUS

b_joseph
06-05-12, 01:47 AM
I didn't get a chance to watch it but, man, did Nadal even break a sweat vs. Monaco? 6-2, 6-0, 6-0. That is just total domination. To an embarrassing degree.

Its funny because after 3 games, Monaco was leading and actually looked pretty good. I walked away for an hour and saw a destruction.
Got to be his easiest win in the 2nd week of any Grand Slam.

CoyoteYankee
06-05-12, 03:58 PM
Its funny because after 3 games, Monaco was leading and actually looked pretty good. I walked away for an hour and saw a destruction.
Got to be his easiest win in the 2nd week of any Grand Slam.

That's what I was thinking. These are first round match scores, not 2nd week scores.

dabomb2045
06-05-12, 05:15 PM
Crazy day with Djokovic fighting off match points to comeback and beat Tsonga, and Federer coming back down 2 sets to beat Del Potro. As always, these two will put on a great match in the semis.

Lets see if Nadal has to break a sweat on his side of the draw.

BroadwayBomber55
06-06-12, 12:35 AM
Meanwhile on the women's side, #21 seed Italian upset #10 seed young German southpaw Angelique Kerber to advance to her first ever major semifinal.

Errani will take on #6 seed Aussie Samantha Stosur who dispatched #15 seed feisty Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova.

dgreco
06-06-12, 12:21 PM
Crazy day with Djokovic fighting off match points to comeback and beat Tsonga, and Federer coming back down 2 sets to beat Del Potro. As always, these two will put on a great match in the semis.

Lets see if Nadal has to break a sweat on his side of the draw.

I didn't watch the matches, but saw the recaps; pretty amazing combacks by Djokovic and Federer.

b_joseph
06-06-12, 01:25 PM
Rafa definitely worked harder than the final score suggested. But another semi Final...the best 4 players in the world are just so much better than everyone else. I cant ever remember the mens side being this predictable. Until the Semi's ofcourse.

BroadwayBomber55
06-07-12, 03:14 AM
Women's Singles - Semifinals

#6 Samantha Stosur, AUS vs. #21 Sara Errani, ITA

#4 Petra Kvitova, CZE vs. #2 Maria Sharapova, RUS

BroadwayBomber55
06-09-12, 01:58 AM
It's feisty Italian Sara Errani taking on Russian legend Maria Sharapova in the women's singles final tomorrow on NBC at 9:05 AM ET/6:05 AM PT.

I think Sharapova completes the career Grand Slam in three sets.

Sharapova's power game including her serve when it's on can give Errani trouble, but Errani is a feisty competitor who can get every ball back and the unpredictability of the red clay can produced underdog winners like Iva Majoli, Anastasia Myskina, Francesca Schiavone, Ana Ivanovic and Li Na.

I also think Sharapova needs to serve well and cut down on her unforced errors.

BroadwayBomber55
06-09-12, 02:03 AM
Meanwhile in the men's singles final, #1 seed Serbian legend Novak Djokovic will try to complete his career Grand Slam set as he takes on the King of Roland Garros, Spain's Rafael Nadal who is trying to win his 7th French Open in his last 8 tournament appearances.

Djokovic eliminated an erratic Swiss legend, Roger Federer in straight sets:6-4, 7-5, 6-3.

Federer had 46 unforced errors in the match.

As for Nadal, he dispatched fellow Spaniard David Ferrer losing only five games.

Ferrer had 35 unforced errors.

BroadwayBomber55
06-09-12, 01:03 PM
Add Russian legend Maria Sharapova to this historical list in tennis.

Sharapova won her first French Open after defeating scrappy Italian Sara Errani in straight sets: 6-3, 6-2.

Sharapova completed her career Grand Slam set with that win at Roland Garros, the 10th woman to accomplish this feat joining the likes of Serena Williams, Steffi Graf, Margaret Court, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova.

Sharapova had 37 winners against 29 unforced errors and served six aces against five double faults and also won 69% of her winners in first serve and 56% of her receiving points.

JfromJersey
06-09-12, 01:12 PM
The women's final was a mismatch as expected.
The men's final should be epic.

dabomb2045
06-10-12, 02:40 PM
I usually like Nadal....but he really go on my bad side with his whining about the rain. Didnt bother Djokovic at all. As a player, you just play until they tell you not to.

7am tommorrow? Perfect for me, as I will be able to watch the rest after I get home from work.

b_joseph
06-10-12, 06:19 PM
They all do it when things arent quite going well for them. Same with referee decisions...when you are playing well, you just deal with it and move on. When you are struggling, every little thing bothers you.

Hopefully the night off and a resumption tomorrow will get him back on track. No way he should ever lose on Clay after taking a 2-0 lead.

b_joseph
06-11-12, 08:05 AM
http://img.skysports.com/12/04/800x600/nadal_2754243.jpg

RhodyYanksFan
06-11-12, 08:38 AM
http://img.skysports.com/12/04/800x600/nadal_2754243.jpg

BOOOOO!!!

I hate Nadal.

Yankee Tripper
06-11-12, 04:19 PM
BOOOOO!!!

I hate Nadal.
Why?

And is there anyone you don't hate? You seem to have a lot of hate in random sports threads the past few days. ;)

I can't say i like or dislike Nadal. I kind of wanted to see D-joker complete the 4 in a row but Nadal has been pretty darn impressive on the Red Clay over the years. Gotta respect his clay court game.