Tennis-Nadal immovable as bulldozers enter Roland Garros
PARIS, June 10 (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal's stranglehold on the French Open has endured so long and remains so strong that he has even out-lasted his favorite Court Philippe Chatrier stadium and will probably still be winning the title when it gets a roof in 2020.
Nadal scales heights again to claim 11th French title
PARIS (Reuters) - Playing the King of Clay at the French Open is akin to scaling Mont Blanc without ropes and even an intrepid adventurer from Europe's Alpine heartland found it a peak too steep as Rafael Nadal stormed to an 11th title on Sunday.
CORRECTED-Tennis-Thiem hails "awesome" King of Clay after French Open defeat
PARIS, June 10 (Reuters) - Dominic Thiem hailed Rafael Nadal's "awesome" 11th French Open title after suffering a straight-sets defeat by the king of clay in the final at Roland Garros on Sunday.
FACTBOX-Tennis-Rafa Nadal v Dominic Thiem - match stats
PARIS, June 10 (Reuters) - Key statistics from Rafa Nadal's
Tennis: Czech duo Siniakova and Krejcikova win women's doubles
PARIS (Reuters) - Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova claimed their maiden Grand Slam title when they beat the unseeded Japanese pair of Eri Hozumi and Makoto Ninomiya 6-3 6-3 in the French Open women's doubles final on Sunday.
Tennis: Home joy as Herbert and Mahut win doubles title
PARIS (Reuters) - Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hughes Herbert became the third home duo to win the French Open men's doubles when they beat second seeds Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 6-2 7-6(4) on Saturday.
UPDATE 1-Tennis-Halep's French Open title inspired by Ruzici
PARIS, June 9 (Reuters) - Newly-crowned French Open champion Simon Halep said she was inspired to win her first Grand Slam title by her manager Virginia Ruzici's feats 40 years ago at Roland Garros.
WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Highlights of French Open 14th day
PARIS, June 9 (Reuters) - Simona Halep battled back from a set down to beat Sloane Stephens 3-6 6-4 6-1 and claim her long-awaited maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open on Saturday.
CORRECTED-Tennis-Stephens proud of herself after great Paris run
PARIS, June 9 (Reuters) - Sloane Stephens said she could not be satisfied but was still proud of herself after losing a French Open final that was all about recovery and resilience, on both sides of the net.
Tennis-Order of Play: Thiem stands between Nadal and 11th French Open crown
June 9 (Reuters) - World number one Rafa Nadal will look to extend his superb record at the French Open on Sunday, with only Dominic Thiem standing between him and a record-extending 11th crown.
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