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French Open highlights

Updated: 2015-05-27 07:20
(China Daily)

Top quotes

"I mean, unless I'm really in my coffin, I'm going to be out there."

- Maria Sharapova on how a fever was not going to prevent her from taking part.

"I'm used to seeing so many juniors, and I don't really say that much because I don't want to piss off anyone, just be in the corner."

- US 17-year-old Frances Tiafoe on his Roland Garros debut.

"I wasn't here a year ago. That really explains a lot."

- Victoria Azarenka on how she was feeling with her form compared to 12 months ago.

Sock it to 'em

Kaia Kanepi may have lost in straight sets to Sharapova, but she won in the 'oddly mix and match department' by sporting garish red knee socks.

Nosebleeding

A mid-match nosebleed for Nick Kyrgios is nothing new.

For years, he has found himself shoving cotton up a nostril - as he did on Monday during his first-round win at the French Open.

"I just tend to get nosebleeds. I can't control them," says the 20-year-old Australian, who beat Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon last year and Roger Federer in Madrid this month.

No age concern

At 36, Radek Stepanek became the oldest man to win a match at Roland Garros since 38-year-old Jimmy Connors in 1991, when he beat Croatia's Ivan Dodig.

Foot for thought

France's Alize Cornet was not amused when she was called for a foot fault by a French line judge as she served against Roberta Vinci. When the official marched off Court Philippe Chatrier, Cornet gave him a sarcastic wave.

Underhanded?

France's Virginie Razzano decided to serve underhand in her first-round clash against Paraguay qualifier Veronica Cepede Royg.

The South American won the point but Razzano still went on to win the match to mark her 17th Roland Garros in style.

"I like to surprise my adversary, and sometimes ... I feel it's a good time to do that," said Razzano.

Agencies

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