French Open at a glance

  • Article by: Howard Sinker
  • June 2, 2008 - 4:27 PM
PARIS — A look at the French Open on Monday:

Weather: Partly cloudy, with a 90-minute rain delay. High of 70 degrees.

Men's Fourth-Round: No. 1 Roger Federer def. Julien Benneteau, No. 5 David Ferrer def. No. 21 Radek Stepanek, No. 24 Fernando Gonzalez def. Robby Ginepri, Gael Monfils def. No. 28 Ivan Ljubicic.

Women's Fourth-Round: No. 13 Dinara Safina def. No. 1 Maria Sharapova, No. 7 Elena Dementieva def. No. 11 Vera Zvonareva.
Suspended Matches: No. 4 Svetlana Kuznetsova leads No. 16 Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 2-2, and Petra Kivtova and Kaia Kanepi are tied at a set apiece in fourth-round matches suspended because of darkness.

Stat of the Day: 1 — Match point wasted by Sharapova in her 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5), 6-2 loss to Safina.

Quote of the Day: "He was born on clay, more or less." — Federer, speaking about his quarterfinal opponent, Gonzalez.

Tuesday's Quarterfinals: No. 2 Rafael Nadal vs. No. 19 Nicolas Almagro, No. 3 Novak Djokovic vs. Ernests Gulbis; No. 2 Ana Ivanovic vs. No. 10 Patty Schnyder, No. 3 Jelena Jankovic vs. Carla Suarez Navarro.

Tuesday's Forecast: Rainy in the morning. Partly cloudy with chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 68 degrees.

Tuesday's TV: Tennis Channel, 5 a.m.-11 a.m.; ESPN2, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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