Friday May 17
Serving it up: All roads lead to Paris, and the French Open, for Samantha Stosur.
Question: Who was the last Australian man to reach the semi-finals at Roland Garros? Clues: It was 1997.
Is Samantha Stosur really ready to win again?
This is where it was supposed to happen for Samantha Stosur , right here on Europe's clay courts.
Venus one-and-done in Rome
Promising British left-hander Laura Robson whipped the former world No. 1 and seven-time major champion Williams 6-3, 6-2 on a sunny, windy day on the red clay at Foro Italico.
Sara Errani matches career high in tennis rankings
Sara Errani matches her career-high ranking with a move to sixth and Caroline Wozniacki also is up a spot in Monday's update of the women's tennis rankings.
Juventus cemented a 29th Italian soccer title triumph yesterday after another near-flawless campaign but, for coach Antonio Conte, hoisting the club back among European football's giants will be hampered by a cash-strapped Serie A. Conte lashed out following Juve's quarter-final humbling by Bayern Munich last month in Europe's premier club ... (more)
Carla Suarez Navarro ousts Samantha Stosur at Madrid Open
Spanish No. 1 Carla Suarez Navarro pulled off a huge upset before her home crowd, eliminating ninth seed Samantha Stosur of Australia, 7-6 , 6-2, Monday in the first round of the Mutua Madrid Open.
Early exit for Stosur in Madrid
SAMANTHA Stosur crashed out of the WTA Madrid Open in the first round, losing 7-6 6-2 to Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro.
The China Post
Jankovic wins, Wozniacki loses in first round of Porsche GP
Jelena Jankovic beat Samantha Stosur 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the second round of the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday.
The News Journal
Sports dispatches April 25
<![CDATA[KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Playing on the offensive line is about as unglamorous as it gets in professional football. So perhaps it's no surprise that since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, only twice has an offensive lineman been selected first overall in the draft - Orlando Pace in 1997 and Jake Long in 2008. The Kansas City Chiefs could make it three on Thursday night. In a draft without a top-end talent at quarterback and no clear-cut No. 1 prospect regardless of position, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to call out the name of one of two offensive tackles - Luke Joeckel of Texas A&M or Eric Fisher of Central Michigan - after Kansas City hands in its selection at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Russ Smith is staying at Louisville to chase another NCAA championship and a degree. The 6-foot-1 guard is passing on the NBA draft to return for his senior season, aiming to become his family's first college graduate and also win another title. Smith's decision contradicts father Russ Sr.'s declaration after the Cardinals' NCAA championship win over Michigan that his son would enter the draft. Smith led Louisville (35-5) with 18.7 points per game this season, including 22.3 in the NCAA tournament. After talking with coach Rick Pitino about his pro prospects, Smith decided Wednesday that his game needed more development. He was an all-Big East Conference first team selection along with 6-10 teammate Gorgui Dieng, who has entered his name in the draft pool. STUTTGART, Germany - Jelena Jankovic beat Samantha Stosur 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the second round of the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday. But another former No. 1 in the world, Caroline Wozniacki, lost in the first round, falling to Carla Suarez Navarro, of Spain, 7-6 (6), 6-1. The former top-ranked Dane squandered a 3-0 lead in the first set and never recovered after losing the tiebreaker. Jankovic now has a 6-2 career lead over Stosur, though she had lost to the Australian the last time they played on clay, in the semifinals of the 2010 French Open. "I've had some good results this year," the Serb said. Jankovic won in Bogota and was runner-up in Charleston. NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he met with Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam on Tuesday about the federal investigation into his family's truck stop chain. The FBI alleges widespread fraud of customers at Pilot Flying J, the country's largest diesel retailer. Haslam has said he won't step aside from the Browns or as the company's CEO. Asked at a predraft event Wednesday if he was concerned, Goodell said "of course when you have that type of thing." Goodell adds: "Jimmy's doing everything he's asked. He's cooperating. He wants to make sure that he's doing all the right things in that regard, and he's assured us he's going to." DORTMUND, Germany - Robert Lewandowski scored four goals as Borussia Dortmund beat Real Madrid 4-1 on Wednesday and took a huge step toward reaching the club's second Champions League final. With victory in the first leg of the semifinal, Dortmund, the only unbeaten side remaining in the competition, made it six wins from six at home and extended Madrid's run of six consecutive defeats in Germany.
The Miami Herald
Kvitova moves on; Stosur, Wozniacki exit Stuttgart
Former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova survived her opener, while former U.S. Open titlist Samantha Stosur and former world No.
Aussies can be in Fed Cup title mix: Molik
Team captain Alicia Molik believes teen sensation Ashleigh Barty can help Australia give the Fed Cup title a serious shake next year.
Fit-again Stosur seeks claycourt momentum
Confident her latest injury setback is behind her, Samantha Stosur says she's mentally strong and as hungry as ever heading towards the French Open.