2010 French Open Daily

Your P.M. once-over of all things Roland Garros

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The Williams sisters possess each of the four major titles.
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What's Happening Saturday

NBC's live coverage of the women's singles final between Sam Stosur and Francesca Schiavone begins at 9 a.m. ET.

Shortly after, the second-seeded team of Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic faces Lukas Dlouhy and Leander Paes in the men's doubles final. 

The compete order of play for Day 14 can be found here.

 

What Happened Thursday

Second-seeded Rafael Nadal ended Jurgen Melzer's charmed run with an emphatic 6-2, 6-3, 7-6(6) victory. Nadal, who turned 24 on Thursday, improved to 21-0 on clay in 2010.

• Fifth-seeded Robin Soderling overcame 63 unforced errors to edge No. 15 Tomas Berdych in five thrilling sets. The Swede compensated with 62 winners, including 18 aces.

• The top-seeded team of Venus and Serena Williams captured the women's doubles title with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Katarina Srebotnik and Kveta Peschke. The Williamses are just the third women's doubles pairing in history to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time.

• American Andrea Collarini defeated Duilio Beretta in the boys semifinals. The 18-year-old from Boca Raton, Fla., is just one win away from becoming the first American since John McEnroe in 1977 to earn the French Open boys title. He'll face Argentina's Agustin Velotti in Sunday's final.

 

Paris Clicks

The Atlantic on why U.S. players do so badly at the French Open ... The Telegraph decries Saturday's women's final as a TV turn off ... Meet the secret behind Sam Stosur's French Open success ... The Tennis Channel continues to gain momentum ... As Wimbledon draws near, tennis fans in midtown Manhattan have lots to look forward to ... Another round of questions with everyone's favorite trophy nibbler ... 1989 French Open champ Michael Chang looks back on his miraculous run to the title.

 

Photo of the Day

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Sweden's Robin Soderling (front) serves to Tomas Berdych during Friday's men's semifinal on Court Philippe Chatrier.
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Go Figure

0 ... Sets dropped by Rafael Nadal through six rounds at this year's French Open.

3 ... Number of current or former No. 1-ranked players Sam Stosur defeated on her way to Saturday's final: Justine Henin (fourth round), Serena Williams (quarters) and Jelena Jankovic (semis).

1 ... Number of times a woman outside the Top 10 seeds has won the French Open title (Margaret Scriven Vivian won in 1933). Francesca Schiavone is the No. 17 seed.

 

Must-See Video

Tennis Australia offers a colorful show of support for Sam Stosur on the eve of Saturday's women's singles final.

 

They Said It

"Not anyone else can understand what we go through on the singles court and having been and being champions and winning so many titles between us, no one can really understand that. So to come together and play doubles is a good thing."
--Serena Williams, modest as ever, following Friday's victory with Venus in the women's doubles final


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