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Nadal wins 11th French Open despite late injury scare

The 32-year-old world number one now has 17 Grand Slam titles, just three behind great rival Roger Federer. Nadal endured a nervy conclusion to the final, however, when he needed treatment in the fourth game of the third set for a finger injury before sealing victory on a fifth match ... Read More »

Simona Halep faces Sloane Stephens in French Open final

Halep, the runner-up in 2014 and 2017, enjoyed a 6-1 6-4 victory over 2016 champion and third seed Garbine Muguruza of Spain. Stephens, who won her maiden Slam title in New York last year, defeated fellow American and close friend Madison Keys 6-4 6-4 having previously never got beyond the ... Read More »

French Open: Bopanna-Vasselin to play for the semi-final spot

The 13th seeded Indo-French pair will face eighth-seeded team of Austria’s Alexander Peya and Croatia’s Nikola Mektic in the quarter-final clash at Roland-Garros. Earlier, Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin bounced back strongly to knock out the top-seeded Marcelo Melo and Lukasz Kubot 6-4, 7-6(1) in a thrilling last-16 clash that lasted an hour ... Read More »

Day of defeats for India at French Open

First up was the pair of Yuki and Sharan in the men’s doubles second round but the second seeds Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic prevailed over the Indians with a 7-5 6-3 win. Yuki, playing at French Open for the first time in his career, had already lost his singles, ... Read More »

Yuki, Sharan in second round at French Open

Bhambri and Sharan, who had also teamed up at the inaugural Maharashtra Open, sent Raja and Martin packing with a 6-3 5-7 6-4 win in the opening round of the clay court Grand Slam. They next face second seeds Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic. Another Indian in the second round ... Read More »

Malian ‘Spiderman’ hero to be granted French citizenship

The 22-year-old Mamoudou Gassama received widespread praise for his act of heroism after a video of his feat went viral on social media. It was a miracle rescue in Northern Paris on Saturday evening. In just 30 seconds, France got its own friendly neighbourhood Spiderman. As images of 22-year-old Mamoudou Gassama ... Read More »

Serena, Venus get French Open doubles wildcard

They have won 14 Grand Slam doubles as a team but since their last win together in Paris they have only featured on two further occasions at the tournament, losing in the first round in 2013 and the third round in 2016. Serena, a three-time singles champion at the French ... Read More »

Visiting the French Quarters New Orleans

The French Quarters of New Orleans, USA exudes romance in every nostalgic nook and corner. The area, known as the Vieux Carre (or old square) historic district and the oldest part of New Orleans, has managed to retain its charm despite the obvious changes from modernity within other areas of ... Read More »