Tennis-NY more of a distraction than top ranking for Muguruza
NEW YORK, Aug 28 For most women at the U.S. Open, overcoming Serena Williams is the biggest challenge.
(corrects third-set score to 7-5 in first para)
PARIS May 31 Roger Federer's French Open campaign gained momentum as the Swiss second seed eased past France's Julien Benneteau 6-3 6-4 7-5 to reach the fourth round in awe-inspiring fashion on Friday.
There was the usual array of running aerial forehands, gravity-defying drop shots and whipped backhands as the former world number one booked a meeting with American Sam Querrey, the 18th seed, or French 15th seed Gilles Simon.
Benneteau, the 30th seed, broke in the first game to open a 2-0 lead but 17-times grand slam champion Federer kept his cool and turned the situation around in no time.
Benneteau, who has been struggling with a groin problem, bowed out on the first match point when he could not retrieve yet another Federer forehand after 91 minutes.
(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ed Osmond)
PARIS, Aug 28 The French Tennis Federation (FFT) has provisionally suspended Benoit Paire, Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia for "damaging" the organisation's image by their behaviour at this month's Rio Olympics.
Aug 27 Top seed Agnieszka Radwanska declared it mission accomplished after clinching a 6-1 7-6(1) victory over Elina Svitolina in the final of the Connecticut Open in New Haven on Saturday.