Rafael Nadal harboured plenty of doubts when he returned to tennis in February after a seven-month lay-off because of a left knee injury.Tuesday, 11 June, 2013, 4:35am
Nadal claimed his 12th major with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 win over his Spanish compatriot who was playing in his first grand slam final at the age of 31 and at the 42nd time of asking.10 Jun 2013 - 3:37am
Serena Williams won her 16th grand slam title and her first French Open championship since 2002 yesterday, relentlessly chasing down one shot after another to defeat familiar foil Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4.9 Jun 2013 - 5:39am
Rafael Nadal is happy to suffer if it allows him to become the first man to capture the same grand slam title eight times when he tackles Spanish compatriot David Ferrer in today's French Open final.9 Jun 2013 - 5:39am
Sara Errani insisted she had enjoyed her 6-0, 6-1 French Open humiliation at the hands of Serena Williams despite her brutal 46-minute capitulation.
Williams put on an awesome display which saw her fire 40 winners past the Italian.8 Jun 2013 - 6:37am
Defending champion Rafael Nadal moved closer to an historic eighth French Open title yesterday when he defeated world number one Novak Djokovic 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7 (3-7), 9-7 in a titanic semi-final.
Nadal, the third seed, took his Paris record to a staggering 58 wins from 59 matches after recovering from 4-2 down in the deciding set to clinch victory after 4 hours and 37 minutes.8 Jun 2013 - 7:15am
Maria Sharapova was not even an adult the last time she beat Serena Williams, it was that long ago. It was at the WTA Championships and Sharapova was 17. Nearly nine years later, she now finds herself playing to deny Williams her 16th grand slam title in the French Open final today, where the Russian has to overcome overwhelming odds to defend her title.8 Jun 2013 - 6:55am
It has been nearly two weeks since a murmur and a few groans went through the room in Paris after Rafael Nadal landed on the same side of the French Open draw as Novak Djokovic.8 Jun 2013 - 5:00am
Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka set up a mouth-watering French Open semi-final yesterday with hard-fought wins in their quarter-finals.6 Jun 2013 - 5:47am
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's surprisingly straightforward 7-5, 6-3, 6-3 quarter-final victory over Roger Federer at the French Open could be seen through two different lenses.6 Jun 2013 - 5:47am
Serena Williams has had less success at the French Open than any other grand slam tournament.6 Jun 2013 - 5:47am
World number one Serena Williams survived a huge scare to reach her first French Open semi-final since 2003, defeating unseeded Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.5 Jun 2013 - 2:58am
World number one Novak Djokovic reached his 16th consecutive grand slam quarter-final yesterday to set-up a clash against evergreen Tommy Haas for a spot in the French Open semi-finals.
Top seed Djokovic carved out a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win over 16th seed Philipp Kohlschreiber, with the German paying a high price for converting just two of 13 break points.4 Jun 2013 - 2:56am
Roger Federer's route towards a second French Open title will pit him against yet another Frenchman in the quarter-finals, although judging by the way his fourth-round win was received on Sunday, he may feel like he is the one playing at home.4 Jun 2013 - 5:15am
Williams earned a berth in the French Open quarter-finals and extended her career-best winning streak to 28 matches, downing 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 only 10 games in four rounds.3 Jun 2013 - 4:39am