Li Na wins French Open

Li Na makes French Open history

Li Na makes French Open history

Li Na not only achieved a personal dream in winning the French Open, she made history for the nation of China when winning on Saturday in Paris.

Li beat defending champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy, 6-4, 7-6 (0) to take the women’s title at Roland Garros, becoming the first Chinese player to win a Grand Slam singles trophy. [Read more…]

Federer ends Djokovic winning streak

Roger Federer

Roger Federer

Roger Federer brought Novak Djokovic’s 43-match winning run to a sensational end Friday as the Swiss legend reached a fifth French Open final and a fourth Paris title showdown with five-time champion Rafael Nadal.

Federer, the 2009 winner, stunned the world number two Serb 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), a victory which not only shattered Djokovic’s hopes of making a first Roland Garros final, but also stalled his bid to take over as world number one. [Read more…]

Men rankings before French Open 2011

Rafael Nadal - Spain

Rafael Nadal - Spain

Men’s rankings

ATP singles rankings as of Monday 23 May 2011:

1. Rafael Nadal (Spa)

2. Novak Djokovic (Ser)

3. Roger Federer (Swi)

4. Andy Murray (GB)

5. Robin Soderling (Swe)

6. Tomas Berdych (Cze)

7. David Ferrer (Spa)

8. Juergen Melzer (Aut)

9. Gael Monfils (Fra)

10. Mardy Fish (US)

11. Andy Roddick (US)

12. Nicolas Almagro (Spa)

13. Mikhail Youzhny (Rus)

14. Stanislas Wawrinka (Swi)

15. Victor Troicki (Ser)

16. Richard Gasquet (Fra)

17. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra)

18. Gilles Simon (Fra)

19. Florian Mayer (Ger)

20. Fernando Verdasco (Spa)