But Schiavone, the surprise 2010 French Open champion, has rebounded after a 6-16 slump that stretched from the London Olympics last August to this April, when she won a small tournament in Marrakesh, Morocco. That title did not translate into great results elsewhere immediately, but she has been impressive in Paris, most notably in a 6-2, 6-1 third-round victory over No. 13 seed Marion Bartoli. Azarenka, a No. 3 seed in Paris, plays an extremely different style of tennis, relying on machine-like consistency and hard flat-hitting that could disrupt Schiavoneâs infusions of flair. Novak Djokovic vs.
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French Open: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Viktor Troicki to reach the quarter-finals
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga delighted the Roland Garros crowd as he cruised past Viktor Troicki into the quarter-finals of the French Open. The sixth seed is yet to drop a set in the tournament after outclassing the world No 57 to wrap up a 6-3 6-3 6-2 win in just one hour and 45 minutes on Court Philippe Chatrier. The French No 1 raced through the first set, needing just 26 minutes and four winners as Troicki struggled to cope with his impressive serve. The second set was a more closely contested affair as the Serbian began to find his feet and he won his first three service games, although he needed to save three break points to hold for 3-2. But Tsonga made the breakthrough in the seventh game, converting his first break point with a well-judged lob then broke again at the next opportunity for a 2-0 lead. Tsonga was producing some stunning tennis at the start of the third set but he was lacking a killer touch and let Troicki off in his first service game.
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Serena Williams rolls into French Open quartefinals
"Come on!" she shouted, as if her work wasn't done â which it isn't. GOOD SHOW: USA's Hampton rises at Roland Garros Williams earned a berth in the French Open quarterfinals and extended her career-best winning streak to 28 matches by beating No. 15-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-3. It was her toughest test of the first week, but she swept the last 10 points and has lost 10 games through four rounds. LINE CALLS: Mistakes pile up, players ask questions "I just want every point," she said. "Every match I'm really focused for the whole period of time.
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Azarenka advances to French Open quarterfinals by beating Schiavone 6-3, 6-0
Haas won 6-1, 6-1, 6-3. Jun 03, 2013 11:16 AM EDT AP PARIS â Tommy Haasâ resurgence at age 35 reached a new peak Monday, when he became the oldest French Open menâs quarterfinalist since 1971 by beating Mikhail Youzhny 6-1, 6-1, 6-3. Haas also became the oldest man to reach the quarters at any major event since Andre Agassi at the 2005 U.S. Open. Seeded No. 12, Haas needed 13 match points to beat John Isner in a third-round marathon, but the victory over Youzhny took less than 90 minutes.
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