Tom Cochrane

French Open 2012: Tournament Review

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by: Tom Cochrane Rafael Nadal is once again the men's singles Frenc h Open champion, the second-seed claiming a record-breaking seventh crown at Roland Garros by finally conquering world number one Novak Djokovic in a Grand Slam final. Day 16 Recap After...

French Open 2012 Issue 16: 11 June

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by: Tom Cochrane The men’s singles final will be completed today, after rain caused the match to be suspended at an intriguing stage of proceedings on Day 14. Day 15 Recap In overcast, rainy conditions, Rafael Nadal jumped out of the starting...

French Open 2012: Men’s Final Preview

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by: Tom Cochrane Maria Sharapova is the French Open women’s champion for 2012, the Russian capturing her first title at Roland Garros and completing a career Grand Slam in the process. Day 14 Recap Going into the final, Sharapova had a lot...

French Open 2012: Women’s final preview

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by: Tom Cochrane Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will meet in an historic French Open final tomorrow, after the top two seeds in the men’s draw had surprisingly straightforward semi-final victories. Today, Maria Sharapova and Sara Errani square off for the...

French Open 2012: Men’s semifinal preview

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by: Tom Cochrane Day 12 saw Maria Sharapova claim a spot in tomorrow’s French Open women’s final, and reclaim the world number one ranking in the process. Day 12 Recap 7 years after first becoming the world’s top-ranked player, and almost 4...

French Open 2012: Women’s semifinal preview

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by: Tom Cochrane Day 12 is women’s semi-finals day at Roland Garros, with a blockbuster clash between Petra Kvitova and Maria Sharapova in one semi-final, and Sam Stosur taking on Sara Errani in the other semi-final. Day 11 Recap Day 11 saw...

French Open 2012: Day 11 preview and predictions

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by: Tom Cochrane There was heartbreak for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and his legion of French fans on Day 10, the fifth seed failing to convert any of his 4 match points in a narrow 5 set defeat to top seed Novak...

French Open 2012: Day 10 preview and predictions

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by: Tom Cochrane Defending champion Li Na’s quest for back-to-back French Opens is over, the seventh seed going down to Yaroslava Shvedova. Day 9 Recap All seemed to be going to plan for Li when the Chinese player claimed the opening set...

French Open 2012: Day 9 preview and predictions

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by: Tom Cochrane Women’s top seed Victoria Azarenka is out of the tournament, and men’s top seed Novak Djovokic almost joined her on a dramatic day of tennis at Roland Garros. Day 8 Recap Short in stature but full of fight, Dominika...

French Open 2012: Day 8 preview and predictions

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by: Tom Cochrane The big names in the women’s tournament keep on falling, with Caroline Wozniacki and Francesca Schiavone among the women’s seeds departing on Day 7. Day 7 Recap Wozniacki’s new pairing with coach Thomas Johansson, a former Australian Open champion,...

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Djokovic, Halep Claim Italian Open Titles

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Internazionali BNL d’Italia—Rome, Italy World No. 1 Novak Djokovic continued his strong level of play this season by capturing his 36th career Masters 1000 title...