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French Open: Novak Djokovic sees off ‘Shark attack’


Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates his 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 win over Steve Darcis of Belgium at Roland Garros. (Photo: AFP)

Zebras on loose at Roland Garros


Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych sports a zebra striped T-shirt on his match against Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri. (Photo: AFP )

France to use leaked ISIS docs in jihadist trial

French prosecutors will use leaked Islamic State documents to help identify seven suspected jihadists going on trial next week, including the brother of a Paris attacker, sources close to the investig

Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis advance

Top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis were tested by Russia’s Daria Kasatkina and Alexandra Panova before getting through to the second round of the women doubles event in the French Open, here on

French Open: Big guns tested early

Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates his 6-2, 2-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over France’s Mathias Bourgue. (Photo: AP )

Second seed Andy Murray survived his second successive five-set French Open battle to reach the third round on Wednesday, avoiding what would have been his worst Grand Slam loss in eight years.

Naomi Osaka searching for right words in Paris

Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka has three dreams — to meet Serena Williams, play at the Olympics and learn to speak Japanese, the language of her own country.

Fresh satellites for Europe’s Galileo sat-nav launched


A handout picture released by the National Centre for Space Studies and taken on Tuesday in Kourou, French Guyana, shows the launching of Europe’s Galileo sat-nav system with a fresh pair of satellites to join a dozen already in space. (Photo: AFP)

Wake up call for Andy Murray

Top seed Novak Djokovic launched his bid for a first French Open title with a routine victory as Andy Murray battled through to Round Two on Tuesday, while Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber cr

Will have roof by 2020, says chief

Guy Forget

French Open chief Guy Forget insisted Monday that the showpiece Court Philippe Chatrier will have a roof by 2020 as a wet and chilly Roland Garros endured another frustrating day of rain delays.

Stan Wawrinka escapes historic blow


Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka reacts during his Round One match against Czech Republic's Lukas Rosol at Roland Garros. (Photo: AFP)

There is a celebratory air about the recent elections in West Bengal, Assam and Tamil Nadu that is intriguing. The celebration is at two levels.

Critic Martin Esslin had coined the term “Theatre of the Absurd” in 1960 to describe the plays written after the Second World War, which were totally unconventional and left people who came to watch t