Serena scolds herself for unprofessional display
Serena scolds herself for unprofessional display

Defeat is never an option for Serena Williams, but the world number one came close to an embarrassing second-round exit at the French Open after an `unprofessional` display on Thursday.

French Open: Serena Williams, Petra Kvitova survive scares to reach third round
French Open: Serena Williams, Petra Kvitova survive scares to reach third round

Serena Williams and Petra Kvitova survived big scares at the French Open on Thursday, both needing to come back from a set down to reach the third round.

French Open: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams eye Paris last-32
French Open: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams eye Paris last-32

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams target places in the French Open third round on Thursday.

French Open: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams ease through, Eugenie​ Bouchard crashes
French Open: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams ease through, Eugenie​ Bouchard crashes

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal eased closer to a French Open quarter-final showdown Tuesday while two-time champion Serena Williams blitzed her way into the second round.

Petra Kvitova struggles as giants make Paris entrance
Petra Kvitova struggles as giants make Paris entrance

Fourth seed Petra Kvitova struggled into the French Open second round on Tuesday as Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams waited to make their 2015 Roland Garros entrances.

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams star in super Tuesday
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams star in super Tuesday

World number one Novak Djokovic, nine-time champion Rafael Nadal and double women`s title winner Serena Williams get their 2015 French Open campaigns under way on Tuesday.

Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams hold top spots in singles rankings
Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams hold top spots in singles rankings

Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic held on to his No.1 spot in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) men's singles rankings with 13,845 points, which remained unchanged as the French Open began on Monday.

Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray get French Open bids underway
Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray get French Open bids underway

Defending champion Maria Sharapova and men`s third seed Andy Murray get their French Open campaigns underway on Monday.

French Open: Feeling stronger despite tough opener, says Simona Halep
French Open: Feeling stronger despite tough opener, says Simona Halep

 Last year`s runner-up Simona Halep huffed and puffed past Russian Evgeniya Rodina to reach the second round with a 7-5 6-4 win as the French Open began on Sunday, but the Romanian was not concerned by a patchy display.

Who are you? Guide to French Open stars` opponents
Who are you? Guide to French Open stars` opponents

Guide to the first round opponents of leading star players at the French Open which gets underway at Roland Garros on Sunday (x denotes seeded player):

French Open women`s form guide
French Open women`s form guide

Women`s form guide ahead of the French Open which starts in Paris on Sunday:

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova set for Paris showdown
Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova set for Paris showdown

The two biggest names and highest earners in women`s sport will set off on another collision course when the French Open gets underway at Roland Garros on Sunday.

Serena, Sharapova set for Paris showdown
Serena, Sharapova set for Paris showdown

The two biggest names and highest earners in women`s sport will set off on another collision course when the French Open gets underway at Roland Garros on Sunday.

French Open: Time on my side, says ageless Serena Williams
French Open: Time on my side, says ageless Serena Williams

Serena Williams says that at 33 she believes that time is still on her side for her to set a new all-time record of Grand Slam singles title wins.

Maria Sharapova ready to go distance again in Paris
Maria Sharapova ready to go distance again in Paris

Maria Sharapova has hit form at the perfect moment as she eyes a defence of her French Open crown but old nemesis Serena Williams is lurking in the Parisian shadows.

French Open 2015: Serena, Sharapova set for Paris showdown
French Open 2015: Serena, Sharapova set for Paris showdown

The two biggest names and highest earners in women`s sport will set off on another collision course when the French Open gets underway at Roland Garros on Sunday.

French Open 2015: Five players to watch out for

Five players to watch out for

Sore elbow forces Serena Williams out of Italian Open
Sore elbow forces Serena Williams out of Italian Open

Defending champion Serena Williams of the United States withdrew from the Italian Open on Thursday citing an elbow injury, meaning the tournament will proceed without either of the Williams sisters.

Novak Djokovic survives Nicolas Almagro scare, Serena Williams through in Rome
Novak Djokovic survives Nicolas Almagro scare, Serena Williams through in Rome

 Holder Novak Djokovic scraped over his first hurdle at the Rome Masters with a 6-1 6-7(5) 6-3 victory over Spanish claycourt specialist Nicolas Almagro on Tuesday.

Novak Djokovic back in action as top seed in Rome
Novak Djokovic back in action as top seed in Rome

Novak Djokovic returns to clay-court action after a three-week break hoping to put the final touches on his impeccable game with a fourth title at the Italian Open.