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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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21hRob Bartlett

Battling Murray overcomes tough Sousa test

British No. 1 rallies to 12th-straight win on clay to reach French Open third round, despite being hit with two time violations at Roland Garros.

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1dGreg Garber

Garber: Schiavone beats Kuznetsova in another marathon

Francesca Schiavone and Svetlana Kuznetsova played for 3 hours, 50 minutes Thursday, the longest women's match of this tournament, but given their history, it wasn't all that impressive.

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1dRob Bartlett

Murray: No issue with time violations

British No.1 reiterates praise for coach's calming influence after tough - and frustrating - French Open victory over Joao Sousa.

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Caple: Don't sleep on Sharapova

Sure, Maria Sharapova doesn't have Rafa's resume. But the reigning French Open women's champion was able to battle a cold and Samantha Stosur at the same time today without giving up her throne. Queen of clay

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Novak by the numbers

Novak Djokovic is still seeking his first French Open title, but this could be the year he finishes off the career Grand Slam, thanks in part to his overall dominance and rival Rafael Nadal's struggles. Stats favor Djokovic

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Darren Cahill @darren_cahill

I have zero read on this match. I have zero read on any of Gael's matches and I couldn't be happier watching tennis right now.

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No. 28 Pennetta notches a straight sets win over No. 8 Suarez Navarro who becomes the fourth Top 10 player eliminated before the Round of 16

Highlight: Federer into Round of 16

Damir Dzumhur has 16 career match wins. Roger Federer has 17 career major titles. So it's probably not surprising that Federer won today's 3rd-round match at the French Open in straight sets.

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Jim Caple @jimcaple

Sharapova continues domination of Stosur by beating her 6-4, 6-3. Now 15-2 against Stosur and 23-1 in past 24 matches at Rolan Garros

Maria Sharapova advances at French

Sharapova didn't have as many winners as Sam Stosur (12 to Stosur's 19), but the defending champ made it to the Round of 16 thanks to a 6-3, 6-4 win.

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Garber: Things settling down for Federer

Since that infamous security breach on the opening day of the French Open, Roger Federer has (ho-hum) not lost a set of tennis. But it's about to get harder

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Simon holds off Mahut for 6-2 6-7(6) 6-7(6) 6-3 6-1 victory and will face Wawrinka in Round of 16. Meanwhile, Berdych leads Paire 5-0. #RG15

Maria Sharapova wins first set

The defending champion, who has won 22 of her last 23 matches at Roland Garros, took the first set 6-3 from Sam Stosur. Follow live

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ESPNTennis @ESPNTennis

No. 21 seed Muguruza defeats No. 11 Kerber 4-6 6-2 6-2. Kerber the seventh Top 15 seed eliminated so far in Paris. #RG15

Novak Djokovic dominating in 2015

Djokovic won the year's first major, the Australian Open, and then won all four Masters 1000 tournaments he played in. He's won five tournaments this year, while no one else on the tour has won more than three. By the numbers

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Brad Gilbert @bgtennisnation

Sam Stosur had her chances last year to beat Shazza at the French open, got a feeling she will have good chances as well today for the win

Sharapova vs. Stosur at the French

Maria Sharapova has won 22 of her last 23 matches at Roland Garros, and is tied with Serena Williams for most clay-court titles among active players with 11. Sam Stosur is on a 6-match winning streak, but is only 2-14 lifetime against Sharapova, who has claimed the first game of the day. Follow live

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Simon's beautiful lob at the French

Gilles Simon hit a perfect lob over the head of Nicolas Mahut right to the baseline, causing Mahut to drop his racket in dismay. They're currently locked in a third-set tiebreak.

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