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French great Suzanne Leglen, shown in 1920, was reknowned for her mobility on court     On Saturday at Roland Garros, in the final of the 2014 French Open, the 2014 champion at Madrid & Stuttgart (and the 2012 French Open champ), 27 year old 7th seeded #8 (and former #1) Maria Sharapova of Russia (residences: Manhattan Beach, California and Bradenton, Florida), defeated the 2014 champion at Doha (and 2013 champ at Bali, Moscow, New Haven, Budapest, 's-Hertogenbosh & Nuremberg), 22 year old 4th seeded #4 (career high: #5) Simona Halep from Constanta, Romania, 6-4, 6(5)-7, 6-4 (Simona is shown during the match; Maria is shown hugging the hardware afterward).

    Maria's prize is €1,650,000 ($2,244,983 US); Simona's prize is €825,000 ($1,122,491 US).

    Oncourt after the match Maria said: "This was the toughest Grand Slam final I've ever played. All the respect to Simona. I thought she just played an unbelievable match today." WTA story

    During the trophy presentation, Simona said: "Congratulations Maria. You're a great champion and you played really well, and you really deserved this title. I wish you all of the best for the future... I've had two incredible weeks here. It was an amazing tournament for me."

    At 3 hours and 2 minutes, the match was the second longest women's final at Roland Garros since 1975 (older records are not available; longest final since '75: Graf d Sanchez in 3hrs, 4min in 1996).

    Maria struck 46 winners (including 3 aces) with 52 unforced errors (including 12 double faults) while scoring on 9 of the 20 break points she reached against Simona and totaling 120 points.

    Simona hit 20 winners (1 ace) with 31 unforced errors (4 double faults) while scoring on 7 of her 13 break points against Maria and totaling 107 points. match stats - BBC "as it happened"

    Maria now leads Simona 4-0 in career matches. Their previous meeting was four weeks ago on red clay in the final at Madrid, when Maria defeated Simona 1-6, 6-2, 6-3.

    Maria is now 32-22 in WTA singles finals, and 5-4 in Grand Slam singles finals. Maria has a 31-6 singles match record in 2014. Maria has lost only 4 matches on clay courts since the 2011 French Open; three losses were to Serena Williams, the fourth loss was to Ana Ivanovic.

    Simona is now 7-5 in WTA singles finals. She was playing in her first Grand Slam singles final. Simona has a 25-8 singles match record this season.

    Sunday Men's Final: s1 Rafael Nadal ESP d s2 Novak Djokavic SRB 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4

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  2014 Major Skirmishes, Top Half

4th Round:
n8 s7 Maria Sharapova RUS d n20 s19 Samantha Stosur AUS 3-6, 6-4, 6-0
n19 s18 Eugenie Bouchard CAN d n9 s8 Angelique Kerber GER 6-1, 6-2
n15 s14 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n71 Ajla Tomljanovic CRO 6-3, 6-3
n37 Garbine Muguruza ESP d n147 wc Pauline Parmentier FRA 6-4, 6-2

n8 s7 Maria Sharapova RUS d n37 Garbine Muguruza ESP 1-6, 7-5, 6-1
n19 s18 Eugenie Bouchard CAN d n15 s14 C Suarez Navarro ESP 7-6(4), 2-6, 7-5

n8 s7 Maria Sharapova RUS d n19 s18 Eugenie Bouchard CAN 4-6, 7-5, 6-2

  2014 Major Skirmishes, Bottom Half

4th Round:
n4 s4 Simona Halep ROU d n16 s15 Sloane Stephens USA 6-4, 6-3
n11 s10 Sara Errani ITA d n7 s6 Jelena Jankovic SRB 7-6(5), 6-2
n28 s27 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d n24 s23 Lucie Safarova CZE 6-3, 6-4
n29 s28 Andrea Petkovic GER d n151 q Kiki Bertens NED 1-6, 6-2, 7-5

n4 s4 Simona Halep ROU d n28 s27 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 6-2, 6-2
n29 s28 Andrea Petkovic GER d n11 s10 Sara Errani ITA 6-2, 6-2

n4 s4 Simona Halep ROU d n29 s28 Andrea Petkovic GER 6-2, 7-6(4)

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    Roland Garros: The 128-player main draw for the French Open has 32 seeds, with no 1st-round byes. There are 12 qualifiers and 8 wild cards in the main draw. Qualifying finals are on Friday.
    Main draw play begins on Sunday. Early round play at Roland Garros begins at 11am local time.

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2014: On Thursday, May 22 at the Eiffel Tower player's party, 2013 & 2002 French Open champion Serena Williams did the selfie thing with Frenchwoman Alize Lim (on Friday Alize was drawn to play Serena in the 1st round) while 2008 champ Ana Ivanovic posed with Donna Vekic...
On Friday, 2012 RG champ Maria Sharapova gave the press her slant on this year's tourney...
French Open, 1st Round Sun-Tue 11am
loser's prize: €24,000; points: 10
Monday: rain delays
n1 s1 Serena Williams USA d n138 wc Alize Lim FRA 6-2, 6-1 Sun

Alize serving, and Serena fielding a forehand

    Serena said: "A lot of the [games] went to 30-all or so. So I think the games were actually pretty close. It was interesting. I was a little nervous, like I always am in my first round. It's kind of always hard for me to shake those nerves and go from there." postmatch interview

*n104 Kristina Mladenovic FRA d n2 s2 Na Li CHN 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 Tue

Kristina serving, and Na driving a forehand

    Kristina said: "After the draw I wasn't very happy, but I made sure I prepared as well as I could and was ready to play my best tennis. When I got on court, I thought, 'I'm at home, be positive.' I tried to get my forehand into play and attack her forehand whenever I could and it worked well." WTA story

    Na said: "Nobody says if you're No. 2 in the world you have to win all the matches. I mean, this is tennis. Everyone comes to the court, everyone has a chance to win the match. I think it doesn't matter who it was today against me, I still lost the match today, because I don't think she got a lot of pressure from me. I think today I gave the match away." postmatch interview

n3 s3 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n34 Shuai Zhang CHN 6-3, 6-0 Sun

Agnieszka driving a backhand

    Agnieszka said: "The first set was definitely key. There were so many breaks in a row but then when I held I started to play much better and go more for my shots more." WTA story

n4 s4 Simona Halep ROU d n85 Alisa Kleybanova RUS 6-0, 6-2 Tue

Simona's forehand drive

    Simona said: "It was nice. I had a good feeling and am glad I started the tournament so well. For the first time in my career, I was pretty relaxed for the first round of a major and I'm happy that I could beat her in two sets. I think I did well today. And she's a great player on clay. But today I felt really good and I had a good feeling with the ball and with my game. Now I need to keep focused for the next round." WTA story

n6 s5 Petra Kvitova CZE d n96 Zarina Diyas KAZ 7-5, 6-2 Mon
n7 s6 Jelena Jankovic SRB d n77 Sharon Fichman CAN 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 Mon-dark-Tue

Jelena driving a forehand

n8 s7 Maria Sharapova RUS d n160 q Ksenia Pervak RUS 6-1, 6-2 Mon

Maria following a forehand

    Rain delays slowed play, and more rain is possible on Tuesday.

    Maria said: "It's always nice to get out there on a day like this. It's good to play first match, as you know. Hopefully you'll be able to finish the match today with the weather conditions being as they are. It's always nice to get through." postmatch interview

n9 s8 Angelique Kerber GER d n97 Katarzyna Piter POL 6-3, 6-1 Sun

Angelique's backhand drive

n10 s9 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d n73 Virginie Razzano FRA 7-5, 6-0 Mon

Domi driving a forehand

    Domi said: "It wasn't easy today. I was prepared for a really tough match, because Virginie, she's a great player. With her, you never know. At 5-4 on her serve, I just changed a little bit on my return. I went a little bit forward to give her less time. So there was a change that really pumped me up, and then I won a few games and I started to get more confidence." WTA story

n11 s10 Sara Errani ITA d n44 Madison Keys USA 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 Tue
n12 s11 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n46 Caroline Garcia FRA 6-1, 6-3 Tue

Caroline and Ana driving forehand and backhand, and Ana after match point

    Ana said: "I expected a very tough match. Especially since she's been playing really well on clay. It was the first time we played against each other, but I just stuck with the tactics that I talked about with my coach. I started off really well and aggressively, and I sort of felt I was on top of her for the rest of the match. This gives me lots of confidence, and I'm really happy with the win." WTA story

n13 s12 Flavia Pennetta ITA d n74 Patricia Mayr-Achleitner AUT 6-2, 6-2 Mon

Flavia's forehand drive

*n65 Yanina Wickmayer BEL d n14 s13 Caroline Wozniacki DEN 7-6(5)-7, 4-6, 6-2 Tue

Caro and Yanina driving forehand and backhand

n15 s14 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n161 q Yuliya Beygelzimer UKR 7-5, 7-5 Sun
n16 s15 Sloane Stephens USA d n41 Shuai Peng CHN 6-4, 7-6(8) ppd-Tue

Sloane fielding a forehand

n17 s16 Sabine Lisicki GER d n419 wc Fiona Ferro FRA 6-1, 7-5 Mon

Sabine after match point

*n147 wc Pauline Parmentier FRA d n18 s17 Roberta Vinci ITA 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 Mon
n19 s18 Eugenie Bouchard CAN d n86 Shahar Peer ISR 6-0, 6-2 Mon

Genie following a forehand

n20 s19 Samantha Stosur AUS d n56 Monica Puig PUR 6-1, 6-1 Mon

Samantha studying a backhand

n21 s20 Alize Cornet FRA d n182 wc Ashleigh Barty AUS 6-2, 6-1 Mon
n22 s21 Kirsten Flipkens BEL d n106 q Danka Kovinic MNE 7-6(6), 6-2 Tue
n23 s22 Ekaterina Makarova RUS d n130 Shelby Rogers USA 6-2, 6-3 Tue
n24 s23 Lucie Safarova CZE d n146 Mandy Minella LUX 6-3, 7-5 Tue
n25 s24 A Pavlyuchenkova RUS d n82 Kimiko Date-Krumm JPN 6-3, 0-6, 6-2 Tue
*n75 Monica Niculescu ROU d n26 s25 Kaia Kanepi EST 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 Sun
n27 s26 Sorana Cirstea ROU d n152 q Aleksandra Wozniak CAN 6(3)-7, 7-5, 6-2 ppd-Tue

Sori driving a backhand

n28 s27 S Kuznetsova RUS d n203 q Sofia Shapatava GEO 6-3, 6-1 ppd-Tue
n29 s28 Andrea Petkovic GER d n89 Misaki Doi JPN 6-3, 6-3 Mon

Petko's backhand drive

n30 s29 Venus Williams USA d n81 Belinda Bencic SUI 6-4, 6-1 Sun

Venus driving a backhand

    Venus said: "It's definitely good to get the first round out of the way and try to get some rhythm...
    "I think I have started on Sunday before. In any case, we're all ready to be called on Sunday and maybe this year it's an opportunity, because I think the weather is not as good tomorrow. I was happy to play without any interruptions." WTA story

*n54 Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor ESP d n31 s30 Klara Koukalova CZE 7-6(4), 6-2 Tue
n32 s31 Daniela Hantuchova SVK d n103 Jovana Jaksic SRB 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 Sun

Daniela following a forehand

n33 s32 Elena Vesnina RUS d n59 Christina McHale USA 7-6(0), 4-6, 6-3 Mon
n35 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK d n78 Urszula Radwanska POL 4-6, 6-4, 3-0 retired Tue

Magda's forehand drive

n37 Garbine Muguruza ESP d n132 q Grace Min USA 7-5, 7-6(6) Sun

Garbine driving a backhand

n38 Elina Svitolina UKR d n105 Petra Martic CRO 5-0 retired Tue
*n51 Camila Giorgi ITA d n39 Bojana Jovanovski SRB 6-4, 6-3 ppd-Tue
n40 Yvonne Meusburger AUT d n221 wc Amandine Hesse FRA 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 Sun
n42 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL d n49 Annika Beck GER 6(5)-7, 6-3, 6-2 Sun
n43 Alison Riske USA d n107 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni CRO 7-6(2), 6-3 Tue
n45 Kurumi Nara JPN d n101 Anna Tatishvili USA 6-1, 6-4 Mon

Happy Kurumi after the match

*n91 Johanna Larsson SWE d n47 Maria Kirilenko RUS 6-1, 6-2 Sun

Johanna about to swat a backhand, and Maria driving a forehand

n48 Casey Dellacqua AUS d n126 Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP 7-5, 6-3 Tue
n50 Varvara Lepchenko USA d n58 Petra Cetkovska CZE 6-4, 6-1 Sun
*n79 Mona Barthel GER d n52 Karin Knapp ITA 6-4, 6-0 Mon
*n71 Ajla Tomljanovic CRO d n53 Francesca Schiavone ITA 6-3, 6-3 Sun

Ajla driving a backhand

*n61 Polona Hercog SLO d n55 Jana Cepelova SVK 6-2, 6-3 ppd-Tue
n57 Anna Schmiedlova SVK d n62 Jie Zheng CHN 6(2)-7, 6-3, 6-4 Sun

Anna's backhand drive

n60 Marina Erakovic NZL d n117 Nadiya Kichenok UKR 6-2, 6-1 Mon
*n92 q Heather Watson GBR d n63 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE 6-3, 6-4 Tue

    Heather said: "I played Barbora before, last year, under different circumstances. I was very confident when I was playing her today, even though I fresh aired a smash at the beginning. That was really funny [smiling]. Just happy with how I played and got through. Just keeping focused for the next round." postmatch interview

n64 Karolina Pliskova CZE d n141 wc Mathilde Johansson FRA 6-1, 7-6(5) Mon
*n72 Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ d n66 Lauren Davis USA 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 Sun-dark-Mon
*n98 Julia Glushko ISR d n67 Donna Vekic CRO 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 Tue
*n200 wc Taylor Townsend USA d n68 Vania King USA 7-5, 6-1 Mon
n70 Stefanie Voegele SUI d n112 Anna-Lena Friedsam GER 6(3)-7, 5-7, 6-2 Mon

Stefanie driving a forehand

n76 Paula Ormaechea ARG d n121 Romina Oprandi SUI 7-5, 6-2 Mon
*n151 q Kiki Bertens NED d n80 Alexandra Cadantu ROU 7-6(5), 6-1 Tue
n87 Coco Vandeweghe USA d n802 sr Iveta Melzer CZE 7-6(6), 6-2 Tue
*n118 Silvia Soler-Espinosa ESP d n90 Chanelle Scheepers RSA 6-2, 6-3 Tue
n93 Dinah Pfizenmaier GER d n129 Estrella Cabeza Candela ESP 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 Tue
*n159 q Tamira Paszek AUT d n94 Alison van Uytvanck BEL 6-2, 7-6(5) Mon
n95 Teliana Pereira BRA d n115 Luksika Kumkhum THA 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 ppd-Tue
*n124 wc Claire Feuerstein FRA d n99 Olga Govortsova BLR 6-1, 7-5 Sun
n108 Julia Goerges GER d n116 q Michelle Larcher de Brito POR 6-2, 6-3 Mon
n113 q Timea Bacsinszky SUI d n132 q Maryna Zanevska UKR 6-1, 6-4 Mon

French Open, 2nd Rd Wed-Thu 11am
loser's prize: €42,000; points: 70
*n37 Garbine Muguruza ESP d n1 s1 Serena Williams USA 6-2, 6-2 Wed

Serena and Garbine driving forehands, and Garbi after match point

    Garbine said: "It's my biggest win so far, so amazing... I played her I think two years ago [2013 Australian Open] and was horrible [6-2, 6-0] , because I was so nervous. I said, 'Okay, this time I'm not going to think I'm playing against Serena. I'm going to do what I have to do.' That's what I was thinking all the match." postmatch interview

    Serena said: "I don't think anything worked for me today... I have actually never seen her play like this... I think Garbine played really well and she played really smart. I didn't adapt. It was what it was." postmatch interview

n3 s3 Agnieszka Radwanska POL d n64 Karolina Pliskova CZE 6-3, 6-4 Wed

Agnieszka serving

n4 s4 Simona Halep ROU d n92 q Heather Watson GBR 6-2, 6-4 Thu

Heather and Simona driving forehand and backhand

n6 s5 Petra Kvitova CZE d n60 Marina Erakovic NZL 6-4, 6-4 Thu

Petra driving a backhand

n7 s6 Jelena Jankovic SRB d n45 Kurumi Nara JPN 7-5, 6-0 Thu

Jelena serving

    Jelena said: "[Kurumi is] always tough to play against. We have been playing the last three Grand Slams against each other... In the first set I think I was playing too short. I wasn't doing enough, especially when she was serving... I did not break her until that game at 5-all...

    "I started playing a little more aggressively in the second set and it made a difference... She gets so many balls back. She doesn't give you many free points, so you have to work your way through. Especially in slow conditions like this, it's not easy. Happy with my win." postmatch interview

n8 s7 Maria Sharapova RUS d n42 Tsvetana Pironkova BUL 7-5, 6-2 Wed

Maria's forehand drive

    Maria said: "I started off quite cold, wasn't moving my feet enough and just didn't have a good rhythm. Once I got the break back, I started feeling much better about my game, and I was able to hold that until the end of the match...
    "I think you always have to follow your path and concentrate on your work and who's ahead of you and not get worried about what's going on. Obviously when you go on court you're aware of a lot of the upsets, not just among the women, but with the men as well. So it's great to get a win in that type of atmosphere." WTA story

n9 s8 Angelique Kerber GER d n50 Varvara Lepchenko USA 6-2, 7-5 Wed

Angelique driving a forehand

n10 s9 Dominika Cibulkova SVK d n159 q Tamira Paszek AUT 6-3, 6-4 Wed

Domi ready to lightly tap a forehand

n11 s10 Sara Errani ITA d n93 Dinah Pfizenmaier GER 6-2, 6-4 Thu

Sara's backhand drive

n12 s11 Ana Ivanovic SRB d n38 Elina Svitolina UKR 7-5, 6-2 Thu

Ana serving

*n91 Johanna Larsson SWE d n13 s12 Flavia Pennetta ITA 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 Wed

Johanna about to slice a backhand

n15 s14 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n113 q Timea Bacsinszky SUI 7-5, 1-6, 6-4 Wed
n16 s15 Sloane Stephens USA d n61 Polona Hercog SLO 6-1, 6-3 Thu

Sloane following a backhand

*n79 Mona Barthel GER d n17 s16 Sabine Lisicki GER 6-1, 3-0 retired—wrist injury Wed
n19 s18 Eugenie Bouchard CAN v n108 Julia Goerges GER 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 Wed

Genie following a forehand

    Genie said: "In the first set I felt like I wasn't in the right mental frame of mind, and it just wasn't good enough for my standards. So I just needed to regroup after that, and I really focused and got back to playing the way I need to play, which is stepping in, going for my shots." postmatch interview

n20 s19 Samantha Stosur AUS d n40 Yvonne Meusburger AUT 6-1, 6-3 Wed

Samantha driving a forehand

*n200 wc Taylor Townsend USA d n21 s20 Alize Cornet FRA 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 Wed

Taylor after match point

*n98 Julia Glushko ISR d n22 s21 Kirsten Flipkens BEL 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 Thu

Julia showing slice on a backhand

n23 s22 Ekaterina Makarova RUS d n87 Coco Vandeweghe USA 6-4, 6-3 Thu

Kate ready to slice a backhand

n24 s23 Lucie Safarova CZE d n48 Casey Dellacqua AUS 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 Thu
*n151 q Kiki Bertens NED d n25 s24 A Pavlyuchenkova RUS 5-7, 6-4, 3-0 retired Thu
n27 s26 Sorana Cirstea ROU d n95 Teliana Pereira BRA 6-2, 7-5 Thu
n28 s27 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d n51 Camila Giorgi ITA 7-6(5), 6-3 Thu
n29 s28 Andrea Petkovic GER d n70 Stefanie Voegele SUI 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 Thu

Andrea driving a forehand

*n57 Anna Schmiedlova SVK d n30 s29 Venus Williams USA 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 Wed

Venus and Anna driving forehand and backhand

    Anna said: "This is the biggest win of my career... it's a great feeling." video

n32 s31 Daniela Hantuchova SVK d n124 wc Claire Feuerstein FRA 6-1, 6-4 Wed
*n71 Ajla Tomljanovic CRO d n33 s32 Elena Vesnina RUS 7-6(6), 6-2 Wed
*n54 Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor ESP d n35 Magdalena Rybarikova SVK 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 Thu
*n104 Kristina Mladenovic FRA d n43 Alison Riske USA 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-3 Thu

Kristina after match point

*n118 Silvia Soler-Espinosa ESP d n65 Yanina Wickmayer BEL 6-2, 6-4 Thu
*n147 wc Pauline Parmentier FRA d n72 Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ 1-6 6-3 6-3 Wed-rain-Thu
*n76 Paula Ormaechea ARG d n75 Monica Niculescu ROU 2-6, 7-5, 6-2 Wed-rain-Thu

Paula after match point

French Open, 3rd Rd Fri-Sat 11am
loser's prize: €72,000; points: 130
*n71 Ajla Tomljanovic CRO d n3 s3 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 6-4, 6-4 Fri

Aga and Ajla driving forehand and backhand

    Ajla said: "After seeing the two first seeds go out, you kind of feel like I can do this, too. I grew up with these girls that are beating them. I went out there and I really thought I could win. I think that showed and it is why I got over the line." WTA story

n4 s4 Simona Halep ROU d n54 Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor ESP 6-3, 6-0 Sat

Simona driving a backhand

    Simona said: "This is the third match where I have played really great tennis. It's not a surprise because I'm more confident in myself, and I'm feeling the ball really well here. I love this tournament. I love to be here and I'm enjoying the moment now. It's my best of my career, and I have to be happy on court and to fight for my chance." WTA story

*n28 s27 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d n6 s5 Petra Kvitova CZE 6(3)-7, 6-1, 9-7 Sat

Svetlana following a forehand

    Svetlana said: "I knew I was going out there to give everything I could. I was going to run every mile, every meter I could, put as many balls back and, if I got the chance, try to be aggressive. This last thing wasn't always easy, because if you watch the match Petra was inside the court and I was next to the fans." WTA story

n7 s6 Jelena Jankovic SRB d n27 s26 Sorana Cirstea ROU 6-1, 6-2 Sat

Jelena serving

n8 s7 Maria Sharapova RUS d n76 Paula Ormaechea ARG 6-0, 6-0 Fri

Maria serving

    Maria is 13-2 versus her next opponent, Samantha Stosur. Maria said: "A lot of [Samantha's] success has come on clay, and despite my record against her and my victory a few weeks ago, this is a new match and I'm sure she's ready... She has a great serve, she uses the court extremely well... It's a good matchup; I look forward to it." video

n9 s8 Angelique Kerber GER d n32 s31 Daniela Hantuchova SVK 7-5, 6-3 Fri

Angelique fielding a drop shot

*n20 s19 Samantha Stosur AUS d n10 s9 Dominika Cibulkova SVK 6-4, 6-4 Fri

Samantha serving, and Domi launching a forehand on the run

    Samantha fired 10 aces in the match. Samantha said: "I'm really happy with the way I played today and I think it's the first time I won three matches in a row for a while, too. And to keep playing well when your opponent is putting you under pressure at certain times in the match, it's really amazing to come out of those as well." WTA story

n11 s10 Sara Errani ITA d n98 Julia Glushko ISR 6-0, 6-1 Sat

Sara's backhand drive

*n24 s23 Lucie Safarova CZE d n12 s11 Ana Ivanovic SRB 6-3, 6-3 Sat

Lucie after match point

    Lucie said: "I think I was playing very solid today and I wasn't making a lot of mistakes. I was pressuring Ana into her backhand side and then attacking the forehand side, which was working well. I was serving decently too. Overall my game was really good." WTA story

    It was Lucie's fifth straight win over Ana. Ana said: "We have had tough matches in the past. She's lefty, it's not something we face every day and the ball comes a little bit differently. In the beginning I felt like I had a lot of chances I didn't use. If I did, the match maybe would have had a different tone to it. Really disappointed that I lost. But she's good player and she played tough today." postmatch interview

n15 s14 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n200 wc Taylor Townsend USA 6-2, 6-2 Fri
n16 s15 Sloane Stephens USA d n23 s22 Ekaterina Makarova RUS 6-3, 6-4 Sat

Sloane after match point

n19 s18 Eugenie Bouchard CAN d n91 Johanna Larsson SWE 7-5, 6-4 Fri

Genie stalking the elusive forehand

n29 s28 Andrea Petkovic GER d n104 Kristina Mladenovic FRA 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 Sat
n37 Garbine Muguruza ESP d n57 Anna Schmiedlova SVK 6-2, 6-4 Fri

Garbi driving a backhand

*n147 wc Pauline Parmentier FRA d n79 Mona Barthel GER 1-6, 6-1, 7-5 Fri
*n151 q Kiki Bertens NED d n118 Silvia Soler-Espinosa ESP 6-2, 6-1 Sat

French Open, 4th Rd Sun-Mon 11am
loser's prize: €125,000; points: 240
n4 s4 Simona Halep ROU d n16 s15 Sloane Stephens USA 6-4, 6-3 Mon

Sloane ready to swat a forehand, and Simona driving a backhand

*n11 s10 Sara Errani ITA d n7 s6 Jelena Jankovic SRB 7-6(5), 6-2 Mon

Jelena serving, and Sara's backhand drive

n8 s7 Maria Sharapova RUS d n20 s19 Samantha Stosur AUS 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 Sun

Maria serving, Samantha and Maria driving forehands, and Maria after match point

    Maria said: "I thought Sam played a really good 1st set, and in that set I had 5 break points, and didn't convert one of them... But overall I'm happy with the way I finished, and think that's the most important thing for me." video

n19 s18 Eugenie Bouchard CAN d n9 s8 Angelique Kerber GER 6-1, 6-2 Sun

Genie fielding a forehand

    Genie said: "Today my goal of taking it early worked really well. I was really going for my shots. I felt good out there. I think I executed my game plan really well, so I'm pretty happy with that... There are always things to improve though. I'll try to do even better for my next match." WTA story

    Angelique said: "[Genie is] a great player and she played very well today. I didn't play my best tennis today. I couldn't find my rhythm. I was completely not on the court. I was there and I was trying to come back, but I just wasn't feeling the ball, and it was really tough. I don't really know what happened. But I think she played very well today, so congratulations to her."

n15 s14 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP d n71 Ajla Tomljanovic CRO 6-3, 6-3 Sun

Carla's forehand drive

*n28 s27 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d n24 s23 Lucie Safarova CZE 6-3, 6-4 Mon
n29 s28 Andrea Petkovic GER d n151 q Kiki Bertens NED 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 Mon

Andrea fielding a forehand, and after match point

    Andrea said: "I was really relieved that I picked myself up after I was up 4-2 in the third and I started playing a little passively. I wasn't going for my shots anymore. I was sort of hoping that she's gonna miss. She's too good for that.
    After going down 5-4 in the third, I just sort of told myself, 'Okay, listen, you have to play aggressive. You have to go for your shots, and nobody's going to give you the quarterfinals just because you're nice [smiling], so go gain it.' I started playing more aggressively. It paid off in the end." postmatch interview

n37 Garbine Muguruza ESP d n147 wc Pauline Parmentier FRA 6-4, 6-2 Sun

Paula and Garbine driving forehand and backhand, and Garbi after match point

French Open, QFs, Tue-Wed 2pm
loser's prize: €220,000; points: 430
Wednesday: rain delayed start of play
n4 s4 Simona Halep ROU d n28 s27 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 6-2, 6-2 Wed

Simona and Svetlana driving forehands, Simona following a backhand, and after match point

    Simona said: "I felt very good on court. It was a perfect day for me. I played really well and stuck to my gameplan. I was very aggressive. I played very fast. So it was a good match, and I'm really happy that now I can play in the semifinals in Paris." WTA story

n8 s7 Maria Sharapova RUS d n37 Garbine Muguruza ESP 1-6, 7-5, 6-1 Tue

Maria serving, Garbine and Maria fielding forehands, and Maria after match point

    Maria said: "[Garbine was] playing with such confidence and I knew it was going to be a tough match. I had a tough start but luckily I had a good finish. She was playing so aggressive at the start, but also I wasn't really helping myself with my movement or serving." WTA story

*n29 s28 Andrea Petkovic GER d n11 s10 Sara Errani ITA 6-2, 6-2 Wed

Andrea and Sara serving, Petko launching a forehand on the run, and after match point

    Andrea won the first two games of the match, then won 12 of the next 14. Sara failed to hold serve throughout the entire 2nd set.

    Andrea said: "I had a very good game plan from my coach. It didn't work in the beginning... I was kind of getting a little worried, but I trust my coach a great deal, so I told myself 'Stick with it for this set...'. I was lucky that I started playing better, and was putting more balls into play, and then also the game play started working out better." video

*n19 s18 Eugenie Bouchard CAN d n15 s14 Carla Suarez Navarro ESP 7-6(4), 2-6, 7-5 Tue

Maria serving, Garbine and Maria fielding forehands, and Maria after match point

    Genie trailed 1-4 in the 3rd set. Genie said: "[Carla] played really well and is a great clay court player. At the end of the third set I thought I was getting the upper hand began to believe that I could win. I'm just excited to be in the semifinals and to stay a little longer in Paris. I'm just going to enjoy myself in the semifinals." WTA story

French Open, SFs, Thu 3pm
loser's prize: €412,500; points: 780
n4 s4 Simona Halep ROU d n29 s28 Andrea Petkovic GER 6-2, 7-6(4)

Simona serving, Andrea driving a forehand, Simona driving a backhand, and after match point

    Simona said: "It was a very tough match emotionally. I was very nervous... but I was a little bit stronger in the tiebreak... It is an amazing feeling to play the final in a Grand Slam." video

    Andrea said: "I'm very disappointed because I had a lot of chances in the 2nd set. The 1st set Simona played really great tennis, and I had trouble getting into my rhythm... but she played really well. She was taking the ball early, and dominating the game, and playing great angles." video

n8 s7 Maria Sharapova RUS d n19 s18 Eugenie Bouchard CAN 4-6, 7-5, 6-2

Maria serving, Genie and Maria driving forehand and backhand, and Maria after match point

    Maria said: "I felt that [Genie] played extremely well, exceptional tennis. I didn't feel that I was playing my best, I fought, I scrambled, and I found a way to win." video

    Genie said: "It was a tough battle... the whole match I didn't play as well as I have played earlier in the tournament... I felt like I was trying to do what I wanted to do, which was be aggressive, go for my shots. But often I constructed the point well and then didn't finish it as well as I could...
    "[Maria is] a great player and always puts a lot of pressure on you. I think she kind of elevated her game a little bit later on in the match... I had a couple chances here and there and just didn't take my opportunities when I had a few of them." interview

French Open, Final, Sat 3pm
loser's prize: €825,000; points: 1300
winner's prize: €1,650,000; pts: 2000
*n8 s7 Maria Sharapova RUS d n4 s4 Simona Halep ROU 6-4, 6(5)-7, 6-4

Maria serving, Simona driving a forehand Maria about to lightly tap a backhand, Simona driving one,
Maria driving a forehand, Simona ready to swat one, Maria driving a backhand, and after match point

French Open, Doubles Final, Sun
losers' prize: €200,000
winners' prize: €400,000
s1 Su-Wei Hsieh & Shuai Peng d s2 Sara Errani & Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-1

Su-Wei & Shuai

French Open, Mixed Doubles Final, Thu
losers' prize: €55,500
winners' prize: €110,000
Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER & Jean-Julien Rojer NED d s8 Julia Goerges GER & Nenad Zimonjic SRB 4-6, 6-2, (10-7)

French Open, Girls Singles Final, Sat
*s8 Darya Kasatkina RUS d s1 Ivana Jorovic SRB 6(5)-7, 6-2, 6-3

Darya Kasatkina

French Open, Girls Doubles Final, Sat
*Ioana Ducu ROU & Ioana Loredana Rosca ROU d s7 Catherine Cartan Bellis USA & Marketa Vondrousova CZE 6-1, 5-7, (11-9)

French Open, Qualifying Finals Fri May 23-Sat May 24 10am
Q-1st losers: €2,750; 2 points     Q-2nd losers: €5,500; 20 points
    Q-Final losers: €11,000; 30 points;     qualifier: 40 points

*n132 Grace Min USA d n88 Irina-Camelia Begu ROU 6-4, 6-2 Sat
n92 Heather Watson GBR d n188 Anett Kontaveit EST 6-1, 6-1 Sat
*n132 Maryna Zanevska UKR d n100 Timea Babos HUN 7-5, 6-2
*n161 Yuliya Beygelzimer UKR d n102 Johanna Konta GBR 6(5)-7, 7-5, 6-0
n106 Danka Kovinic MNE d n181 Tereza Smitkova CZE 6-0, 4-6, 6-1
n113 Timea Bacsinszky SUI d n194 Laura Siegemund GER 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 Sat
n116 Michelle Larcher de Brito POR d n176 Allie Kiick USA 7-5, 7-5 Sat
*n160 Ksenia Pervak RUS d n122 Vesna Dolonc SRB 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 Sat
*n203 Sofia Shapatava GEO d n125 Olivia Rogowska AUS 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-3 Sat
*n152 Aleksandra Wozniak CAN d n140 Cagla Buyukakcay TUR 6-4, 6-4 Sat
n151 Kiki Bertens NED d n155 Yulia Putintseva KAZ 6-1, 6-3 Sat
n159 Tamira Paszek AUT d n183 Carina Witthoeft GER 6-0, 6-1 Sat

French Open, Withdrawals & Non-entries
n5 Victoria Azarenka BLR left foot bone bruise
n36 Jamie Hampton USA right hip injury
n69 Galina Voskoboeva KAZ left foot injury
n83 Laura Robson GBR wrist surgery
n84 Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA left hip injury


The 64 doubles teams, arranged in drawsheet order; teams in red have been eliminated:
s1 Su-Wei Hsieh TPE & Shuai Peng CHN
Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS & Samantha Stosur AUS r1
Bojana Jovanovski SRB & Darija Jurak CRO r1
Vera Dushevina RUS & Saisai Zheng CHN r2
Yung-Jan Chan TPE & Hao-Ching Chan TPE r2
Kurumi Nara JPN & Anna Schmiedlova SVK r1
Petra Cetkovska CZE & Iveta Melzer CZE r1
s15 Liezel Huber USA & Lisa Raymond USA r3
s9 Andrea Hlavackova CZE & Lucie Safarova CZE r1
Sharon Fichman CAN & A. Pavlyuchenkova RUS r2 WO
Olga Govortsova BLR & Olga Savchuk UKR r1
Jelena Jankovic SRB & Alisa Kleybanova RUS r3
Ajla Tomljanovic CRO & Shuai Zhang CHN r1
Gabriela Dabrowski CAN & Alicja Rosolska POL r2
Daniela Hantuchova SVK & Shahar Peer ISR r1
s5 Cara Black ZIM & Sania Mirza IND QF
s4 Kveta Peschke CZE & Katarina Srebotnik SLO QF
Lauren Davis USA & Megan Moulton-Levy USA r1
Oksana Kalashnikova GEO & Katarzyna Piter POL r2
Christina McHale USA & Chanelle Scheepers RSA r1
Sorana Cirstea ROU & Maria Kirilenko RUS r1
Kaia Kanepi EST & Alexandra Panova RUS r3
Tatjana Maria GER & Elina Svitolina UKR r2
s13 Vania King USA & Jie Zheng CHN r1
s10 Alla Kudryavtseva RUS & Anastasia Rodionova AUS r1
Andreja Klepac SLO & Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor ESP r2
Garbine Muguruza ESP & Carla Suarez Navarro ESP SF
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni CRO & Sloane Stephens USA r1
Mona Barthel GER & Virginie Razzano FRA r1
Irina-Camelia Begu ROU & Karin Knapp ITA r3
Sandra Klemenschits AUT & Yvonne Meusburger AUT r1
s6 Raquel Kops-Jones USA & Abigail Spears USA r2
s8 Julia Goerges GER & Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER r1
Dominika Cibulkova SVK & Kirsten Flipkens BEL r2 WO
Madison Keys USA & Alison Riske USA r3
Irina Ramialison FRA & Constance Sibille FRA r1
Lucie Hradecka CZE & Michaella Krajicek NED SF
Francesca Schiavone ITA & Silvia Soler-Espinosa ESP r1
Kimiko Date-Krumm JPN & Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE r2
s11 Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP & Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ r1
s16 Marina Erakovic NZL & Arantxa Parra Santonja ESP QF
Klaudia Jans-Ignacik POL & Maryna Zanevska UKR r1
Raluca Olaru ROU & Donna Vekic CRO r1
Kristina Barrois GER & Annika Beck GER r2
Irina Buryachok UKR & Vladimira Uhlirova CZE r1
Julie Coin FRA & Pauline Parmentier FRA r3
Alix Collombon FRA & Chloe Paquet FRA r1
s3 Ekaterina Makarova RUS & Elena Vesnina RUS r2
s7 Ashleigh Barty AUS & Casey Dellacqua AUS QF
Polona Hercog SLO & Paula Ormaechea ARG r1
Stephanie Foretz Gacon FRA & Laura Thorpe FRA r1
Jana Cepelova SVK & Stefanie Voegele SUI r2
Karolina Pliskova CZE & Kristyna Pliskova CZE r1
Jarmila Gajdosova AUS & Janette Husarova SVK r2
Alize Cornet FRA & Caroline Garcia FRA r1
s12 Kristina Mladenovic FRA & Flavia Pennetta ITA r3
s14 Klara Koukalova CZE & Monica Niculescu ROU r2
Monica Puig PUR & Yanina Wickmayer BEL r1
Andrea Petkovic GER & Magdalena Rybarikova SVK r3
Claire Feuerstein FRA & Alize Lim FRA r1
Amandine Hesse FRA & Mathilde Johansson FRA r1
Shuko Aoyama JPN & Renata Voracova CZE r2
Timea Babos HUN & Varvara Lepchenko USA r1
s2 Sara Errani ITA & Roberta Vinci ITA F
Withdrawals: Martina Hingis SUI & Sabine Lisicki GER Lisicki wrist injury

    All sets in doubles at Roland Garros are tiebreak sets (unlike singles where a final set—3rd for women, 5th for men—must be won by two games).
    The no-ad rule was applied to mixed doubles competition at Roland Garros in 2009: the first point won after 40-40 wins the game. Also, the 10-point tiebreaker is used in mixed doubles instead of a third set.

  From the 2011 Roland Garros Players' Guide

    15% of players' prize money is witheld from their checks for French taxes. US taxes are also witheld from the checks of players who reside in the US. Racquet stringing and personal match video costs can be deducted from prize money.

    Main draw players receive €250 per diem for accomodations (ending 3 days after elimination). Rates at recommended hotels range from €170/day to €355/day (as of May 6, 2011, 1 euro (€) is $1.43 US; €240 is $344.06). Qualifiers per diem: €125 (until 2 days after loss). Per diem payments are included in prize money checks, but players can obtain a cash advance up to €6,000.

    Players in main draw singles receive a maximum of 3 guest badges, one for their official coach, and two for family or friends (permanent, nominally non-tranferable; if in doubles only, only 1 badge for family/friends). Those playing on Court Philippe Chatrier are entitled to 14 reserved seat invitations for that match; on Court Suzanne Lenglen 12 reserved seat invitations. Invites include access to players lounges and restaurants.

    There are 3 players’ lounges reserved for competitors, their family and coaches. The main players’ lounge at Court Philippe-Chatrier is reserved for main draw and "legends" players, and their families. The lounge at Court Suzanne Lenglen is accessible to all players, including qualifying, junior, and wheelchair events.

    Each player has €32 "credited to their badge" for meals each day, until 2 days after their elimination from the draw (1 day for qualifying draw). This can be spent at the restaurants located at Court Philippe Chatrier and Court Suzanne Lenglen.

    For some strange reason, "a large number of towels get lost..."
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