This time, it would be Stan Wawrinka standing between the No. 1-seeded Novak Djokovic and the title at Roland Garros that the Serb needs for a career Grand Slam.
Ill and sluggish, Serena Williams overcame a big deficit to reach the French Open final by beating 23rd-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 on Thursday.
It is only the second defeat for Nadal in 72 career matches at Roland Garros. The other came in the fourth round in 2009 against Robin Soderling.
Defending champion Maria Sharapova lost to 13th-seeded Lucie Safarova 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the fourth round of the French Open on Monday.
Rafael Nadal could face top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the French Open quarterfinals, the toughest draw the nine-time champion has faced since becoming the “King of Clay.”
Rafael Nadal captured an unprecedented eighth French Open title on Sunday with a straight-set win over fellow Spaniard David Ferrer.
Serena Williams is again the French Open champion, winning the title for the second time with a straight-set victory over defending champion Maria Sharapova in Saturday’s final.
Rafael Nadal won an epic semifinal against Novak Djokovic at the French Open to remain the King of Clay _ for another couple of days, at least.
Roger Federer defeated qualifier Somdev Devvarman in the second round of the French Open, winning 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 Wednesday.
Two North Texas teenagers are making names for themselves in the sport of tennis.