Roland Garros | French Open | Paris Welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the 2018 French Open. Rafael Nadal is back in action today as he takes on Max Marterer on Philippe-Chatrier from 11.15, before an eagerly anticipated clash on the same court. Serena Williams will face her old rival Maria Sharapova for the first time in nearly 2-1/2 years in the fourth-round. Stay tuned to Standard Sport for all the latest from day nine at Roland Garros. Live Updates New updates availableRefresh ES COVERAGE 2018-06-04T06:31:58.750Z Good morning, and welcome to another day of LIVE coverage from the French Open. Play will begin at approximately 10am. 2018-06-03T19:36:08.803Z That'll do it for our coverage of the French Open today... we'll see you bright and early tomorrow for all the big matches! 2018-06-03T19:24:38.910Z Play has been suspended on Court Philippe Chatrier with the second set between Kasatkina and Wozniacki on … [Read more...] about French Open LIVE: Results and updates from day nine at Roland Garros
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Serena Williams announced her shock withdrawal from the French Open through injury on Monday just minutes before her scheduled fourth-round clash against long-time bitter rival and fellow Grand Slam icon Maria Sharapova. The 36-year-old said she had suffered a pectoral muscle injury in her third-round win over Julia Goerges and "can't serve at all". The 23-time Grand Slam champion added that she would stay in Paris for a Tuesday scan on the injury. "I unfortunately have been having some issues with my pec muscle, and (it) has been getting worse to the point where right now I can't actually serve. It's kind of hard to play when I can't physically serve," she explained. She was unable to say whether or not she would be fit for Wimbledon which gets underway in four weeks' time. "I'm beyond disappointed," added three-time Roland Garros champion Williams who was playing in her first Grand Slam since winning the 2017 Australian Open while two months pregnant. She was also in just her third … [Read more...] about Roland Garros letdown as injured Serena hands Sharapova last-eight spot
THE French Open returns with Rafael Nadal looking to win an unprecedented eleventh title on the clay. Stan Wawrinka was Nadal's victim in last year's final and with no Andy Murray or Roger Federer, the Spaniard is huge favourite yet again. French Open order of play - Day 1 Court Philippe-Chatrier Petra KVITOVA (CZE)  v Veronica CEPEDE ROYG (PAR) Rogerio DUTRA SILVA (BRA) v Novak DJOKOVIC (SRB)  Danielle COLLINS (USA) v Caroline WOZNIACKI (DEN)  Rafael NADAL (ESP)  v Simone BOLELLI (ITA) Court Suzanne-Lenglen Guillermo GARCIA-LOPEZ (ESP) v Stan WAWRINKA (SUI)  (end of match 6/3 6/7(4) 1/3) Chloe PAQUET (FRA) v Pauline PAREMENTIER (FRA) Andrea PETKOVIC (GER) v Kristina MLADENOVIC (FRA) Andreas SEPPI (ITA) v Richard GASQUET (FRA) Maria SHARAPOVA (RUS)  v Richel HOGENKAMP (NED) Court 1 Benoit PAIRE (FRA) v Roberto CARBALLES BAENA (ESP) Dominic THIEM (AUT) v Ilya IVASHKA (BLR) Laura SIEGEMUND (GER) v Coco VANDEWEGHE (USA) Barbora KREJCIKOVA (CZE) v … [Read more...] about French Open order of play 2018: Rafael Nadal begins title defence TODAY at Roland Garros?
24 May 2018 • 6:23pm Auto update On Off 6:23PM Serena's path Serena Williams' second round if she gets past Pliskova would be against the winner of Natalia Vikhlyantseva and Ash Barty. 6:22PM Konta's name is out of the hat She will play world No 93 Yulia Putintseva in the first round. 6:21PM Ostapenko could play Azarenka in round two! What a match that would be. 6:21PM Projected fourth round matches Halep-Mertens Kerber-Garcia Muguruza-Vandeweghe Goerges-Pliskova Ostapenko-Venus Williams Keys-Svitolina Kvitova-Stephens Kasatkina-Wozniacki 6:20PM Top seeds have learnt their fate  Halep vs Riske  Wozniacki vs Collins  Muguruza vs Kuznetsova  Svitolina vs Tomljanovic  Ostapenko vs Kozlova 6:20PM Projected women's quarter-finals Halep-Garcia Muguruza-Pliskova Ostapenko-Svitolina Kvitova-Wozniacki 6:19PM Some more matches coming out Huge … [Read more...] about French Open 2018 draw: live updates
31 May 2018 • 11:16am Edmund v Fucsovics expected to start at around 12pm Watson loses first set against Mertens Norrie resumes match against Pouille at around 1pm Nadal v Pella sue to start at around 2/3pm Serena Williams v Barty not until early evening Auto update On Off 11:16AM Around the courts The exciting newcomer Denis Shapovalov is well in control against Maximilian Marterer on Court 1, leading 7-5, 3-0. Fabio Fognini meanwhile leads the young Swede Elias Ymer (who is coached by two-time French open runner-up Robin Soderling incidentally) 6-4, 2-1 out on Court 18. The winner of that plays the winner of Edmund v Fucsovics. The No. 3 seed Marin Cilic meanwhile is cruising up two sets against Hubert Hurkacz on Chatrier. Britain's Watson is up against it on Court 3 - she trails Mertens 3-6, 1-3 in a strange match where neither player can hold serve. 11:01AM Preamble Morning all, it's a … [Read more...] about French Open 2018: Kyle Edmund, Rafael Nadal, Cameron Norrie and Serena Williams in action