Tennis

Murray takes long road again

Andy Murray points to his heart as he celebrates his second-round victory over Mathias Bourgue at the French Open.

Andy Murray survives a second close shave at Roland Garros, against French wildcard.

Wawrinka picks up pace

After a five-setter to start his French Open defence, Stan Wawrinka finished off his second round opponent in three sets.

Defending French Open champ avoids repeat of first-round scare, though was still made to work.

Halep subdues Diyas

Simona Halep dropped her serve twice in the opening four games but recovered to see off Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas.

Former finalist Simona Halep survives a first-set wobble to reach the third round of the French Open.

Nishikori races into third round

Japan's Kei Nishikori had little trouble against Russian Andrey Kuznetsov in the second round at Roland Garros.

​Japan's Kei Nishikori maintains his impressive clay-court form to outclass Russian Andrey Kuznetsov.

Tennis retirement faux pas

Francesca Schiavone's retirement was news to her.

French Open honours Francesca Schiavone and bids her "au revoir". But her "retirement" was news to her.

Rio hopes slim for NZ tennis

Michael Venus and Mate Pavic's loss in the first round of the French Open was at the hands of the pair they beat for the ...

Chances of Kiwi playing at Olympics hanging by thread after men's No 1 loses in first round at Roland Garros.

Williams wins as rivals fall

Serena Williams serves during her first round match against Magdalena Rybarikova at the French Open.

Women's tennis world No 1 on course for record grand slam win as key rivals drop out in Paris.

Easy for Djokovic, Nadal

Novak Djokovic salutes the crowd after making light work of Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan in the first round at Roland Garros.

Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal took little time to reach second round as Angelique Kerber exits.

Nadal races into second round

Rafa Nadal dropped just three games as he started his quest for a 10th French Open title by dominating Australian Sam Groth.

Australian Sam Groth no match for merciless Rafa Nadal in first round at Roland Garros.

Murray battles past Stepanek

Andy Murray was two points from defeat before coming back to defeat Czech veteran Radek Stepanek in five-set thriller.

Andy Murray survives nervy fifth-set against Czech veteran Radek Stepanek in comeback win.

Tomic, Stosur advance in France

Samantha Stosur won five straight games to defeat Japan's Misaki Doi in three sets in the first round at Roland Garros.

Sam Stosur fights back while Bernard Tomic eases through to the second round in Paris.

Wawrinka survives Rosol scare

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland came from a set down twice to see off Czech Lukas Rosol in five sets in his opening match ...

Defending champion dices with danger but avoids an ignominious first-round exit at French Open.

Kyrgios abuses French Open umpire video

Nick Kyrgios continues courting trouble.

Australian tennis bad boy launches foul-mouthed tirade as most matches are disrupted by rain on day one at Roland Garros.

Narrow defeat for Venus

Michael Venus eyed a strong defence of the Nice ATP tour doubles title before a fightback from the Colombian top seeds ...

Kiwi Michael Venus and Croatian partner Mate Pavic came agonisingly close to defending their Nice ATP tour title.

Last shot for Kiwi tennis hopefuls

Artem Sitak won't be able to play with his usual partner, Marcus Daniell, at Roland Garros.

Artem Sitak, Michael Venus and Marcus Daniell know a good run in Paris could get them to the Olympics.

Monfils pulls out of French Open

Frenchman Gael Monfils has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines for the French Open, a viral infection forcing him out.

World number 14 Gael Monfils withdraws from the French Open with a viral infection.

Djokovic, Nadal on same side

Novak Djokovic comes into the French Open looking to complete the career Grand Slam off the back of a final loss to Andy ...

In quest for career Grand Slam, Novak Djokovic may have to beat Rafa Nadal in semifinals.

Djokovic still man to beat

Novak Djokovic is seeking the one Grand Slam title he doesn't have.

A split with his coach hasn't stopped Andy Murray's progress ahead of the French Open.

Federer out of French Open video

Roger Federer: "I am still not 100 percent and feel I might be taking an unnecessary risk by playing in this event ...

Record run of 65 consecutive grand slams comes to an end as Swiss tennis ace hit by injury.

Russian tennis boss backflips

Tennis star Maria Sharapova is facing a ban from the sport after failing a drug test at the Australian Open.

Head of the Russian Tennis Federation backtracks on his earlier Maria Sharapova comments.

Sharapova faces hearing

Maria Sharapova addresses the media in March about her failed drug test.

The top female player faces a ban of up to four years for doping.

Erakovic fails to qualify for French Open

World no 136 Marina Erakovic has fallen in the first round of qualifying for the French Open.

Three-set loss to 22-year-old Ukrainian means she misses out on main draw for second Grand Slam in a row.

Wozniacki out of French Open

Caroline Wozniacki was last on court in competitive tennis at the Miami Open in March.

Former women's tennis world No 1 pulls out of the French Open with an ankle injury.

Murray and McEnroe - the perfect match?

John McEnroe's rage-infused killer instinct could help harness Murray's own inner fury if the seven-time major winner ...

Opinion: One of the greats could be the answer to harnessing Murray's talents.

Erakovic to face Zanevska at Roland Garros

Marina Erakovic has climbed 50 places in the world rankings over the past fortnight.

New Zealand No 1 will play an opponent ranked five places lower than her in French Open qualifying.

Birthday boy Murray beats Djokovic

Andy Murray celebrates beating Novak Djokovic to win the Italian Open.

Scot claims his first win on clay over tennis' world No 1 to win title in Rome a week out from the French Open.

Williams wins Italian Open

Serena Williams takes a selfie with the trophy won at the Italian Open.

Serena Williams prepared for the French Open in a week with a win on clay in Rome.

I'm committed to Olympics: Kyrgios

Going head to head: Kitty Chiller and Nick Kyrgios.

Nick Kyrgios has pledged his commitment to the Australian Olympic team despite a perceived campaign against him.

Djokovic through to the semis video

Novak Djokovic continued his winning run against Rafael Nadal.

Novak Djokovic has continued his winning run over Rafael Nadal.

Serena falls ill from dog food video

Serena Williams admits she had to make an urgent dash to the toilet after sampling her pet dog's lunch.

"I really don't feel so good," complains Serena Williams after curiosity gets the better of tennis star at Rome Masters.

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