French Open 2016, Day 7: Serena Williams marches on, Dominic Thiem impresses at rainy Roland Garros

French Open 2016, Day 7: Serena Williams marches on, Dominic Thiem impresses at rainy Roland Garros

Williams is seeking an Open-era record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam title.

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal pulls out of French Open with wrist injury

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal pulls out of French Open with wrist injury

A right wrist injury forced him to skip the 2014 US Open.

French Open 2016: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic roll on, symmetry for Williams sisters

French Open 2016: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic roll on, symmetry for Williams sisters

Defending women`s champions Serena Williams was joined by sister Venus in the third round, the American siblings posting symmetrical victories on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

Inexhaustible Rafael Nadal wins 200th Grand Slam match

Inexhaustible Rafael Nadal wins 200th Grand Slam match

Roger Federer, missing from the French Open this year, tops the all-time list of Grand Slam matches won on 302.

2016 French Open Day 5: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal reach milestones; Serena Williams romps

2016 French Open Day 5: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal reach milestones; Serena Williams romps

Djokovic claimed his 50th win at Roland Garros, while Nadal became just the eighth man to rack up 200 Grand Slam match wins.

French Open 2016: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray through as Angelique Kerber exits

French Open 2016: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray through as Angelique Kerber exits

Djokovic, a three-time Roland Garros finalist, faced little resistance from Taiwan's world number 95 Lu Yen-Hsun as he eased to a 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 victory.

Rafael Nadal crushes Sam Groth to make French Open second round

Rafael Nadal crushes Sam Groth to make French Open second round

The Spaniard needed only 80 minutes to see off the big-serving Groth.

French Open 2016: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal lined-up for 50th meeting at Roland Garros

French Open 2016: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal lined-up for 50th meeting at Roland Garros

Should Djokovic and nine-time French Open champion Nadal meet in the last-four it will be their 50th career clash in a rivalry which began in 2006 at Roland Garros.

Andy Murray is a big threat at French Open 2016, says Novak Djokovic

Andy Murray is a big threat at French Open 2016, says Novak Djokovic

It was Murray`s first title in Rome, the third clay-court title of his career after victories on the red dirt in Munich and Madrid last year and, more importantly, comes in timely fashion.

Andy Murray on course for second straight Novak Djokovic final

Andy Murray on course for second straight Novak Djokovic final

Djokovic will meet Kei Nishikori after the Japanese sixth seed swept Austrian Dominic Thiem, who had knocked out Roger Federer, 6-3, 7-5.

Rafael Nadal bids for Rome title with possible clash vs Novak Djokovic looming

Rafael Nadal bids for Rome title with possible clash vs Novak Djokovic looming

Nadal won titles last month in Monte Carlo and Barcelona to start his pre-French Open clay campaign in the best possible way.

Madrid Open: Novak Djokovic beats defending champion Andy Murray to claim 29th ATP Masters 1000 title

Madrid Open: Novak Djokovic beats defending champion Andy Murray to claim 29th ATP Masters 1000 title

With the win, Djokovic now moves ahead of Spain's Rafael Nadal with a record 29 ATP Masters 1000 titles.

Madrid Masters: Novak Djokovic downs Kei Nishikori to set-up Andy Murray final

Madrid Masters: Novak Djokovic downs Kei Nishikori to set-up Andy Murray final

Djokovic has yet to drop a set in the Spanish capital this week.

Madrid Masters: Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic into semi-finals

Madrid Masters: Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic into semi-finals

Nadal beat Murray on route to winning in Monte Carlo last month.

Madrid Masters: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray cruise into quarter-finals

Madrid Masters: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray cruise into quarter-finals

World number one Novak Djokovic racked up his 30th win of a dominant season with a 6-2 6-1 destruction of Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the Madrid Masters quarter-finals on Thursday.

Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray advance to 3rd round at Madrid Masters

Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray advance to 3rd round at Madrid Masters

Murray was broken early in both sets, but came back strongly in the third to close out the match and secure a spot in the next round.

Andy Murray insists Novak Djokovic can be beaten as big four reunite in Madrid

Andy Murray insists Novak Djokovic can be beaten as big four reunite in Madrid

World number one Novak Djokovic returns to the Madrid Masters for the first time in three years, aiming to forget his blip at the Monte Carlo Masters with a strong challenge expected from a resurgent Rafael Nadal.

Rafael Nadal files suit against French ex-minister over drug test allegations

Rafael Nadal files suit against French ex-minister over drug test allegations

The 29-year-old issued a statement through his agent on Monday.

Resurgent Rafael Nadal beats Kei Nishikori to reclaim Barcelona crown

Resurgent Rafael Nadal beats Kei Nishikori to reclaim Barcelona crown

Nadal, who will target a 10th French Open title next month, had not won back-to-back titles since 2013.

Barcelona Open: Rafael Nadal, Kei Nishikori enter semi-finals

Barcelona Open: Rafael Nadal, Kei Nishikori enter semi-finals

In the other half Japanese second seed Kei Nishikori, bidding to defend the title, beat Alexandr Dolgopolov in straight sets.