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    IBM Insights: The day Rafael Nadal lost

    Six years ago, it took a pretty special effort from Robin Soderling to knock off Rafael Nadal -- the Spaniard's only career loss at the French Open.

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Nadal requests umpire not work his matches

PARIS -- Rafael Nadal has asked the ATP that chair umpire Carlos Bernardes not be assigned to his matches for the time being because of a dispute between the two at a tournament in February.

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Venus fined at French Open after media snub

PARIS -- Venus Williams has been fined $3,000 by tournament organizers for not showing up at a news conference following her first-round exit at the French Open.

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Schiavone, Kuznetsova locked in battle

It's now the third-longest women's singles match in French Open history as Francesca Schiavone breaks Svetlana Kuznetsova -- again -- and it's now 8-all in the third set. Nineteen other matches have come and gone while they play. Who will finally come out on top? Live on WatchESPN

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Kuznetsova is broken for the third time trying to serve out the match against Schiavone. After three and a half hours, it's 7-all. #RG15

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After 3 hours, 20 minutes, 2009 champion Kuznetsova and 2010 winner Schiavone level at 6-all in the final set. #RG15

Howard Bryant @hbryant42

Not exactly upset-alert red yet, but orange for Serena. This one looks like a survive and advance match.

Serena Williams loses first set

The world No. 1, unbeaten this year, lost the set 7-5 to qualifier Anna-Lena Friedsam. Williams lost in the second round of the French Open last year. Follow live on WatchESPN

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Wozniacki laments missed opportunities

Said Caroline Wozniacki of her 2nd-round loss today at the French Open: "I think grass suits my game better. But I had bigger expectations for myself this week, so it's obviously disappointing right now. But, yeah, Wimbledon is the next highlight. It's not too far away. That's what I'm going to train for."

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Nadal-Almagro Serena-Friedsam Schiavone-Kuznetsova Pliskova-Mitu Goffin-Giradlo Melzer-Kuznetsov Tomic-Kokkinakis All live on @ESPN3 now

Howard Bryant @hbryant42

Serena look hurt to me. She said the elbow was affecting her serve and I don't see a lot of racquet head speed right now.

Serena trailing at French

Serena Williams has 13 unforced errors so far in her second-round match against qualifier Anna-Lena Friedsam and is losing the first set 4-3. Can she pull it together? Watch live on WatchESPN

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Watch: Rafael Nadal takes first set

It took more than a couple set points, but the defending champion, who's had a less-than-stellar clay season, beat compatriot Nicolas Almagro 6-4 to win the first set. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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Howard Bryant @hbryant42

Bad break for Kohlschreiber. Up 4-2, fifth yesterday. Match called for darkness. Returns today, loses 4 straight games and match to Andujar

Serena continues quest for 20th major

Serena Williams cruised into the 2nd round, and the world No. 1 may not have too much trouble in her match today on the French clay. Williams meets qualifier Anna-Lena Friedsam, who has won just two WTA tour-level matches this entire year. Watch live

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Two Top 10 seeds rally for 3-set wins: No. 4 Kvitova d Soler-Espinosa 6-7(4) 6-4 6-2 No. 10 Petkovic d Dominguez Lino 4-6 6-4 6-4 #RG15

Who is Julia Goerges?

Goerges beat fifth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki to reach the third round of the French Open.

  1. 3rd time in past 5 years making 3rd round
  2. Reached the mixed finals last year
  3. Highest ranking No. 18, now No. 72

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Already a marathon, the two former champs will battle on as Schiavone wins the second set 7-5 to for a third against Kuznetsova. #RG15