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Safina And Kuznetsova Win for Russian Semis



A pair of Russians - fourth-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova and 13th-seeded Dinara Safina were Wednesday's quarterfinal winners at the 2008 French Open.



Dinara Safina came back from the dead for the second round in a row to leave Elena Dementieva dumbfounded at the French Open.



Safina, who fought back from match point down to beat Maria Sharapova on… Continue

Added by Svetlana on June 4, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Rafa's Birthday Wish

Rafa Nadal celebrated his 22nd birthday yesterday in Paris.



What do you think was his birthday wish?? …

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Added by Svetlana on June 4, 2008 at 11:48am — 1 Comment

Video - Elena's Abode

When in Paris, Russian star Elena Dementieva likes to get away from the hustle and bustle of hotels and tournament life by renting an apartment with her mother near the Roland Garros site. Here's a rare look at her charming… Continue

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Video - Ana Ivanovic

Get the lowdown on world No.2 Ana Ivanovic in the latest Sony Ericsson video… Continue

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Roland Garros Day Ten Photos

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Rafa vs Nole - Who Will Be The Next King?

Rafel Nadal and Novak Djokovic will meet in the French Open semi-finals for the second straight year after both won their quarter-finals in straight sets.



Rafael Nadal was utterly dominant once more, surrendering just three games to Nicolas Almagro, his barrel-chested Spanish compatriot, in what devolved Tuesday into the most lopsided men's quarterfinal at Roland… Continue

Added by Svetlana on June 3, 2008 at 2:55pm — 5 Comments

Serbian Rendezvous in Paris

Jelena Jankovic was in a hurry on Tuesday as she repelled Spanish qualifier Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3 6-2 to reach the semi-finals of the French Open.



The third seed has endured a rash of aches and pains over the past week and did not want to prolong her stay on Suzanne Lenglen Court longer than necessary.



"I had to be very… Continue

Added by Svetlana on June 3, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Ana Ivanovic Reaches Roland Garros Semifinals

The No. 2-seeded Ivanovic beat No. 10 Patty Schnyder 6-3, 6-2 to become the first semifinalist at Roland Garros.



Ivanovic is yet to drop a set at Roland Garros this year as she bids to claim her maiden grand slam title, and she remains in pole position to claim the world No1 ranking from Maria Sharapova, who is… Continue

Added by Svetlana on June 3, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Safina Ruined Sharapova's Roland Garros Dream

Dinara Safina saved a match point before coming from behind to stun world No. 1 Maria Sharapova and proved her title credentials with 6-7 (6-8) 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 win.



Sharapova was discomfited throughout by Safina's deep hitting and struggled to put her game… Continue

Added by Svetlana on June 2, 2008 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Video - French Open Day Eight Highlights - Women

Highlights of the women's action from day eight of the French Open at Roland… Continue

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Video - Djokovic Conference

Serbian star Novak Djokovic speaks after his French Open fourth round win over Paul-Henri… Continue

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Roland Garros Day Eight Photos

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Serbians Conquer Paris



12 Serbian players were at the beginning of Roland Garros this year.



Now we have 10 of them still in the competition and 5 of them who already reached quarters!… Continue

Added by Svetlana on June 1, 2008 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Photo Of The Day

Two men protect themselves from the rain at Roland Garros - we have to admit, not so bad idea!!







(photo/PIERRE VERDY/AFP/Getty Images via Yahoo… Continue

Added by Svetlana on June 1, 2008 at 2:55pm — 2 Comments

Nadal, Djokovic, Almagro, Gulbis Reach Quarters

Rafael Nadal keeps getting better at Roland Garros.



The world's second-ranked player turned in one of his most efficient matches at the French Open on Sunday, beating No. 22 Fernando Verdasco 6-1, 6-0, 6-2.



"I wish all my matches were like this one," Nadal said. "Here we don't want to have mercy for… Continue

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Video - Pop Quiz: Jankovic

Can world number three Jelena Jankovic count to 10 in French? Let's find… Continue

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Video - Roland Garros: Fernando Verdasco

Fernando Verdasco tells us how much he enjoys being in… Continue

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Ivanovic Unmerciful, Jankovic Overcome An Injury

Ana Ivanovic moved a step closer to winning a first Grand Slam title and by brushing aside Petra Cetkovska in a fourth round mismatch at Roland Garros.



The 20-year-old second seed won 6-0, 6-0 in just 54 minutes to underline her potential winner status.



In four straight sets wins so far, Ana has… Continue

Added by Svetlana on June 1, 2008 at 9:13am — No Comments

Federer, Fererr Advance, Davydenko Stunned

Top-ranked Roger Federer was an easy third- round winner on Saturday, while fifth-seeded Spaniard David Ferrer went the distance to avoid an upset against former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt, and world No. 4 Russian Nikolay Davydenko was a stunning loser at the 2008 French Open.



Federer outplayed close friend… Continue

Added by Svetlana on May 31, 2008 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Jankovic, Kuznetsova and Sharapova Advance at Roland Garros



A heavily taped Jelena Jankovic stayed on course for a first grand slam title when she completed a 7-5 6-3 victory over Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova in the third round of the French Open on Saturday. She had won the opening set on Friday evening and led 4-2 in the second when play was called due to bad light.



When the players returned to Court One at… Continue

Added by Svetlana on May 31, 2008 at 11:05am — No Comments

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