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2014 Roland Garros Day 4 (Video)

Defending Champion Williams Bows Out to Garbine Muguruza

Serena congratulates Muguruza after the match. Photo May 28, 2014 Dan Imhoff Paris, France - Great champions don’t take losing lightly. Where they may openly claim after defeat to simply put the disappointment behind them, truth is the loss festers and drives them to make amends the only way they know how – by winning all over again. Serena Williams makes no secret of her hatred for defeat. The defending women’s champion was soundly beaten 6-2 6-2 in her second-round tussle with the statuesque Garbine Muguruza, a 20-year-old Spaniard she had easily accounted for at Melbourne Park only last year. Coming into the match Williams had never failed to reach the second week as top seed. After her stunning first-round defeat to Virginie Razzano in Paris two years ago – to date her only opening loss at a major – she rebounded in the most emphatic way possible, recapturing the Wimbledon title weeks later before returning to the red clay last year to claim just her second French Open crown. Full article

Federer Coasts to Third Round

Straight-set win for the Swiss Maestro. Photo FFT May 28, 2014 By Kate Battersby Paris, France -  Roger Federer was in mellow mode at Roland Garros on Day 4 of the 2014 tournament. He saw off the qualifier Diego Sebastian Schwartzmann 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to secure his place in the third round, but instead of exiting Suzanne Lenglen Court immediately, he lingered for 15 minutes or more, exchanging knockabout stuff with television interviewers, signing autographs and posing for selfies. Small wonder he eventually left to wild applause. In cool and sometimes drizzly conditions, it wasn’t even as if the No.4 seed had the match against the Argentinian entirely his own way. Schwartzmann, ranked No.109, was celebrating his first appearance in a Slam main draw having won through qualifying at his fifth attempt. He had played just six tour-level matches before this, and his first-round victory over fellow qualifier Gastao Elias was only his second tour-level win. Standing just 1.70m tall, Schwartzmann is one of the shortest players around, and hence will always be at a disadvantage. But he got the most out of his appearance on the big show court, and did not allow the 17-time Grand Slam champion to to feel at ease. Full article

Djokovic Too Much for Chardy

Chardy warmly acknowledges Djokovic victory after the match. Photo May 28, 2014 By Matt Trollope Paris France - In his first round match on Phillipe Chatrier Court two days ago, Novak Djokovic was the crowd darling, charming the thousands in attendance by inviting a young courtside umbrella-holder onto his seat to share a drink and a chat during a changeover in his match against Portugal’s Joao Sousa. On Wednesday in the second round, he was cast in the role of the villain, invading the terre battue of Roland Garros against one of France’s own, Jeremy Chardy. Yet such was the impeccable level of the Serb’s play that he extinguished any role the crowd may have had to play in this battle, comprehensively winning 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 and advancing to a final 32 meeting against No.25 seed Marin Cilic. Full article

French Open Men's Singles Second Round Wed May 28

4-Roger Federer beat Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-4 6-4              

2-Novak Djokovic beat Jeremy Chardy 6-1 6-4 6-2                         

6-Tomas Berdych beat Aleksandr Nedovyesov 6-7(4) 6-4 7-5 6-3

8-Milos Raonic beat Jiri Vesely 7-6(4) 6-4 6-1                  

13-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Jurgen Melzer 6-2 6-3 6-4                   

17-Tommy Robredo beat Kenny De Schepper 6-2 6-3 6-3                      

22-Jerzy Janowicz beat Jarkko Nieminen 7-6(4) 7-6(4) 6-4               

27-Roberto Bautista beat Benoit Paire 6-4 7-6(4) 6-2                      

18-Ernests Gulbis beat Facundo Bagnis 6-2 7-5 6-0                    

29-Gilles Simon beat Alejandro Gonzalez 6-4 6-0 6-2                   

Martin Klizan beat Robin Haase 6-1 3-6 6-1 1-6 7-5               

25-Marin Cilic beat Tobias Kamke 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-0                      

31-Dmitry Tursunov beat Sam Querrey 6-4 7-5 6-1                           

Marcel Granollers  beat 20-Alexandr Dolgopolov 1-6 3-6 6-3 6-0 6-2       

Radek Stepanek beat 15-Mikhail Youzhny 6-0 6-3 3-6 6-4  

10-John Isner beat Mikhail Kukushkin 6-7(6) 7-6(4) 6-3 7-6(4)

French Open Women's Singles Second Round Wed May 28

7-Maria Sharapova beat Tsvetana Pironkova 7-5 6-2            

Garbine Muguruza Blanco beat 1-Serena Williams 6-2 6-2            

Anna Schmiedlova beat 29-Venus Williams 2-6 6-3 6-4   

8-Angelique Kerber beat Varvara Lepchenko 6-2 7-5               

Johanna Larsson beat 12-Flavia Pennetta 5-7 6-4 6-2             

18-Eugenie Bouchard beat Julia Goerges 2-6 6-2 6-1

Mona Barthel beat 16-Sabine Lisicki 6-1 3-0 ret.

19-Samantha Stosur beat Yvonne Meusburger 6-1 6-3          

31-Daniela Hantuchova beat Claire Feuerstein 6-1 6-4         

9-Dominika Cibulkova beat Tamira Paszek 6-3 6-4             

14-Carla Suarez Navarro beat Timea Bacsinszky 7-5 1-6 6-4

3-Agnieszka Radwanska beat Karolina Pliskova 6-3 6-4   

Ajla Tomljanovic beat 32-Elena Vesnina 7-6(6) 6-2             

Taylor Townsend beat 20-Alize Cornet 6-4 4-6 6-4     

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