This time, it felt less like "au revoir" and more like farewell for Roger Federer. What may have been the great man's last best chance to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open has come and gone.
On the table in front of her, the French Open trophy glittered. Bold Chinese characters on her T-shirt read: "Sport changes everything."
A month before the French Open, Marion Bartoli was persona non grata in Paris.
Francesca Schiavone of Italy will defend her French Open title at Roland Garros on Saturday against China's Li Na in a tantalising clash of style between two veterans of the courts.
Fourth-seeded Andy Murray reached the French Open semifinals by beating Juan Ignacio Chela 7-6 (2), 7-5, 6-2 Wednesday, but he's not particularly happy with his game ahead of his match against five-time champion Nadal.
Everything came so quickly for Maria Sharapova at the start of her tennis career. Wimbledon champion at age 17. Ranked No. 1 at 18. Second major title at 19, third at 20.
Maybe all the pre-tournament "anyone could win" chatter about the women's championship at Roland Garros was right. After all, No. 3 Vera Zvonareva's loss in the fourth round Sunday, following earlier exits by No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki and No. 2 Kim Clijsters, makes this year's French Open the first in the Open era with none of the top three seede...
Kim Clijsters admitted it was great to be back at Roland Garros for the first time in five years, a return marked by a straight sets win in the French Open first round.
Roger Federer cruised into the French Open second round on Monday and then hit out at the decision by Roland Garros organisers to introduce new balls at the tournament.