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Murray battles with veteran Stepanek

Andy Murray returns against first-round opponent Radek Stepanek, while Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal also in action in Paris. (Follow live on CourtCast.)

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Murray survives five-set Stepanek scare

Andy Murray survived the fright of his life as he came through a gruelling five-setter against the veteran Radek Stepanek to earn his place in the French Open second round.

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Kyrgios already courting controversy

Australian star Nick Kyrgios has courted controversy in his first-round French Open clash with a foul-mouthed rant in which he accused experienced umpire Carlos Ramos of "unbelievable bias".

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Watson closes in on Rio with Gibbs victory

Heather Watson raced out of the blocks on day two of the rain-affected French Open, winning five straight games to seal a three-set victory over Nicole Gibbs.

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Garcia beats Lucic-Baroni for Strasbourg crown

Caroline Garcia of France beat veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia 6-4, 6-1 to win the Strasbourg International on Saturday for her second career title.

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Thiem beats Zverev in Nice for 6th career title

Top-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria beat German teen Alexander Zverev 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 to win the clay-court Nice Open final and clinch his third ATP title of the year.

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Judy Murray: Konta can make top 10

Johanna Konta soon could become the first British woman since 1986 to break into the world's top 20, but Judy Murray and Jo Durie believe she can go even higher.

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Bodo: Federer drifting earthward, but he's not done

Roger Federer's withdrawal from the French Open raises questions, no doubt, but it's certainly too soon to jump to conclusions about his future in the game.

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Russian official backtracks on Sharapova claim

Russian Tennis Federation head Shamil Tarpischev said he did not mean to suggest in earlier comments that a failed doping test could end Maria Sharapova's career.


Johnette Howard ESPN Staff Writer 

Andy Murray survives a scare, 3-6, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 to advance to second round at French Open. Stepanek is 37 but played like 27 most of match.

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Tremendous effort from Muzzard to get through the veteran Steps now u wonder will that affect him later in the event I don't think it will ?

Johnette Howard ESPN Staff Writer 

Andy Murray, helped by a Radek Stepanek double fault, breaks him to go ahead 6-5 in fifth and now serving for the match at French Open. Stepanek scowls

Johnette Howard ESPN Staff Writer 

Radek Stepanek trying to break Andy Murray at 4-5 of fifth set to finish off upset of the No 2 seed but Murray plays huge point at deuce and then slams an ace to close out game. Big drama on Chatrier. And Djokovic debut still to follow.

Matt Wilansky Tennis editor 

Defending Aussie Open champ Angelique Kerber didn't concede that the pressure got to her during an opening-round loss in Paris, but did say an ongoing shoulder injury could have been a factor: "Yeah, the pain is the same, but I don't know if it's better or good. I mean, I just left the court. I hope it's not so bad, but, yeah, I start feeling it in the second set. Yeah, it's getting worser and worser, but I hope it's not too bad."