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Serena tops Venus for French title

PARIS -- The French Open was hers, no more shots to chase or winners to produce. Still, Serena Williams didn't want to look her opponent in the eye...

...not yet reached a major semifinal in 2014, bowing out in the fourth round at the Australian Open, the second at the French Open, and the third at Wimbledon. The last time she didn't reach at least one Grand Slam title match in a season was...
Joints plague Hingis

...Open last week and the Italian Open this week, and Molitor said that it was unlikely her daughter would compete in the French Open, which starts later this month. Last June, Hingis filed a $40 million lawsuit against Italian sportswear manufacturer...
Venus, Henin-Hardenne reach Aussie quarters

...injury before beating Venus in the title matches at the French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open. Pratt, an Aussie ranked...On the men's side, No. 4 Juan Carlos Ferrero, the French Open runner-up, advanced with a 6-0, 6-3, 6-2...
Venus exacts family revenge

...Pierce, back in the Wimbledon quarterfinals after a nine-year absence. It's a strong follow-up to reaching the French Open final. Williams last went that far at a major at Wimbledon in 2003, also the last time she made a Slam's final...
With another Wimbledon title, Federer's game stands alone

...two were in semifinals at this year's Grand Slams, against Marat Safin at the Australian Open and Rafael Nadal at the French Open, the only major he has yet to win and now will focus on adding to his collection. Unprompted, Federer mentioned...
Agassi, Blake to clash

...leg, as it did when he lost in the first round of the French Open. He took a cortisone shot in the spine, missed Wimbledon...oldest women left in the tournament. In a reversal of the French Open final, the 30-year-old Pierce upset No. 7 Justine...
Serena keeps title from sis each other much. In last year's U.S. Open final, Venus won 6-2, 6-4 despite only seven winners. In the French Open final in June, Serena emerged with a straight-set victory while the sisters combined for 101 unforced errors...
Another all-Williams major final close; rain halts men's play clay title. But Capriati is 2-0 in their Grand Slam encounters -- both 2001 quarterfinals, at Wimbledon and the French Open. On court, everything about the Williams sisters is intimidating, right down to Serena's routine at a prematch...
Erratic Venus good enough for round of 16

...champion. ''It's going to be a tough match, but I'm certainly not fearful,'' said Davenport, who missed the French Open because of a knee injury. ''I thought I played great today and was really going after my shots.'' Williams went...


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