PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 11: Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with Rafael Nadal of Spain after the men's singles final during day 16 of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 11, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

2012 French Open Final: Rafael Nadal Wins His 7th Title In Victory Over Novak Djokovic

Rafael Nadal's 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 win against Novak Djokovic resulted in his seventh French Open title on Monday in a rain-delayed championship match up with the world's No. 1 tennis player.

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2012 French Open Final: Rafael Nadal Wins His 7th Title In Victory Over Novak Djokovic

Rafael Nadal's 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 win against Novak Djokovic resulted in his seventh French Open title on Monday in a rain-delayed championship match up with the world's No. 1 tennis player. Djokovic was is still the best in the game by most accounts, but Nadal, being the clay court beast that he is, took it to him anyway.

Nadal actually trailed Djokovic 2-1 in the fourth set when play resumed Monday following an 18-hour rain delay.

Despite the fact that Djokovic had Nadal's number last year and has defeated seven out of the last 10 matchups, the Spaniard was fearless on the courts where he'd had his most success and where he is now the most prolific player in the tournament's history.

The victory for Nadal broke a tie with Bjorn Borg for most titles won in the clay court major.

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2012 French Open Final: Match Postponed Until Monday

The much anticipated 2012 French Open final between top-seeded Novak Djokovic and three-time defending French Open champion Rafael Nadal has been postponed until Monday.

Rain caused two delays on Sunday, the first coming in the second set. The match resumed after that before being suspended again in the fourth set, but, the match will not resume until Monday following the second delay.

Nadal jumped out to a quick two set lead, winning the first two sets, 6-4 and 6-3. Djokovic, though, would rally as he always does, and dominated the third set, winning 6-2.

The Djoker also jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the fourth set, marking the eighth straight game in the match that he won. Nadal, though, would end that streak in the third game, after which the match was suspended.

Nadal will take a 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 1-2 lead into Monday when play resumes. Any momentum by either player will certainly be reset overnight.

The match will resume at 7:00 a.m. EST on Monday morning.

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2012 French Open Final: Nadal Leads Djokovic, Stuck In Rain Delay

Rafael Nadal isn't quite ready to let go of his reign as French Open king. Not yet, anyway, as Nadal currently leads top-seeded Novak Djokovic two sets to one in the 2012 French Open Final. Unfortunately for both players and tennis fans, the match is currently in a rain delay -- again.

Nadal took the first two sets of the match, winning 6-4 and 6-3, and it looked for awhile that Nadal would be able to win his seventh French Open title since 2005, and his third in a row.

Djokovic, though, wasn't about to let Nadal coast to victory. The Djoker took the third set, winning 6-2, and he currently leads the fourth set, 2-1, which is currently suspended due to rain.

The match's second rain delay came after Nadal won the third game of the fourth set, ending a streak of eight straight games won by Djokovic. Nadal apparently complained to officials about the delay, and is seemingly unhappy with the decision to halt play.

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French Open Results: Novak Djokovic And Rafael Nadal To Meet In Final

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will meet in the final of the 2012 French Open, after both men won their semi-final matches in three straight sets. No. 1 seed Djokovic beat 2009 Champion and no. 3 seed Roger Federer, while no. 2 seed Nadal crushed no. 6 seed David Ferrer.

Federer had 46 unforced errors in his matchup with Djokovic, and Djokovic was quick to capitalize. He won the first set 6-4, the second 7-5, and the third 6-3. If Djokovic can defeat Nadal in the final, he will become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four majors at the same time.

That will be no small task, as Nadal looked dominant in his win over David Ferrer, winning 6-2, 6-2, and 6-1. At one point he played a stroke while still on the ground after sprawling for a shot, and he has his own history to make. Another Roland Garros title would be his seventh, a record. Nadal doesn't intend to coast on Friday's performance, though. Via French Open:

"I did almost everything right," said Nadal. "But I don’t believe in perfection. It does not exist. You can always play better. I am not thinking I am in the final without losing a set; I am just thinking I am in the final. Experience has taught me you can lose when you are playing fantastic; you can win when you are not playing that well. Last year I had the impression I didn’t really play that well, whereas this year I am playing really well."

The contest to see which man will make history takes place on Sunday. The full tournament scoreboard can be found here.

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French Open 2012 Results: Maria Sharapova To Face Sara Errani In Final As Matchup Set

After Day 12 at the 2012 French Open, the Women's final is set between No. 2 seed Maria Sharapova and No. 21 seed Sara Errani.

Sharapova defeated the No. 4 seed Petra Kvitova, 6-3, 6-3, on Thursday. Errani took out the No. 6 seed Samantha Stosur, 7-5, 1-6, 6-3.

Sharapova has played in nine French Opens but her best finish at Roland Garros was making the semifinals in 2007 and 2011. Sharapova dominated her matches to make the final in this year's tournament.

This will be the first major tournament final for Errani. In four previous trips to Roland Garros, Errani had never made it past the second round. During her run to this year's final she beat two higher-ranked seeds besides Stosur, No. 10 Angelique Kerber and No. 13 Ana Ivanovic.

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French Open Results: Semifinals Set After David Ferrer, Rafael Nadal Advance On Wednesday

Andy Murray is out of the 2012 French Open. Murray, the fourth-ranked player in the world, lost his quarterfinal match to No. 6 David Ferrer on Wednesday at Roland Garros. Ferrer beat Murray in four sets by a final score of 6-4, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2. This is the third grad slam semifinal for the 30-year-old Ferrer and his first in the French Open.

Rafael Nadal had no trouble in the other men's singles quarterfinal match on Wednesday. Nadal, ranked second, took out No. 12 Nicolas Almagro in three sets by a final of 7-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Wednesday's action sets up a Friday match between Nadal and Ferrer. That figures to be a tough match for Ferrer who has faced Nadal 15 times on clay courts and lost all of those matches. In the other men's semifinal match, No. 3 Roger Federer takes on No. 1 Novak Djokovic.

On the women's side, No. 2 Maria Sharapova beat No. 12 Kaia Kanepi in two sets. No. 4 Petra Kvitova beat Yaroslava Shvedova in two sets. Sharapova and Kvitova will face each other in the women's semifinals. The other women's singles semifinal match features No. 6 Samantha Stosur versus No. 21 Sara Errani.

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French Open Results: Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova Roll On To Quarterfinals Monday

Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova, the No. 2 seeds at the 2012 French Open on the men's and women's draws, respectively, marched ever closer to the finals with wins at Roland Garros on Monday. Nadal advanced to the quarterfinals with arguably his most impressive victory yet, winning 6-2, 6-0, 6-0, over No. 13 Juan Monaco. Sharapova dropped her first set of the tournament in a 6-4, 6-7 (12), 6-2, win over Klara Zakopalova.

No. 4 Andy Murray survived yet another slow start for a 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2, win over No. 17 Richard Gasquet of France. No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and No. 6 David Ferrer also won Monday to round out a men's quarterfinals field that includes the Open's top six seeds among the eight participants.

No. 4 Petra Kvitova beat American Varvara Lepchenko handily, 6-2, 6-1, to advance. No. 7 Na Li was less lucky, becoming the latest highly-seeded woman to fall prematurely in a 3-6, 6-2, 6-0, loss to Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan. No. 6 Samantha Stosur of Australia is the only other Top 8-seeded woman outside of Sharapova and Kvitova playing in the quarterfinals.

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French Open 2012 Results: Varvara Lepchenko Defeated In Fourth Round By Petra Kvitova

Allentown, PA resident Varvara Lepchenko was defeated on Monday at the 2012 French Open in the Fourth Round.

Lepchenko defeated former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic, Ksenia Pervak and 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone during her run to the Fourth Round. In the Fourth Round, Lepchenko fell, 6-2, 6-1, to Petra Kvitova.

Lepchenko said after the match she had "mixed feelings." "I've got real mixed feelings right now. I'm sad but at the same time, I'm excited." She added, "I didn't show anyone any tennis today. I made it like a walk in the park." (via SI.com)

However, Lepchenko's French Open run could land her a spot on the U.S. Olympic team as the fourth-highest ranked U.S. Woman. Lepchenko said about the possibility, "I'm playing in the Olympics and not just for any country, it's the USA. As a kid, you grow up watching the Opening Ceremony and things like that. To be there experiencing that, it's got to be an amazing feeling."

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French Open 2012 Results, Round 4: Victoria Azarenka Upset, Novak Djokovic Advances To Quarterfinals

There was a major upset on Day 8 of the 2012 French Open when No. 1 Women's seed Victoria Azarenka fell. The No. 1 on the Men's side of the draw at Roland Garros, Novak Djokovic, survived and advanced to the Quarterfinals.

Azarenka lost to No. 15 seed Dominika Cibulkova, 6-2, 7-6(4). Djokovic outlasted Andreas Seppi, 4-6, 6-7(5), 6-3, 7-5, 6-3.

In other action on Sunday at the French Open:

No. 3 seed Roger Federer defeated David Goffin, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4.

No. 10 seed Angelique Kerber defeated Petra Martic in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5.

Two men's matches were halted due to darkness:

No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. No. 18 Stanislas Wawrinka, To Finish 6-4, 7-6(6), 3-6, 3-6, 4-2.

No. 9 Juan Martin Del Potro vs. No. 7 Tomas Berdych, To Finish 7-6(6), 1-6, 6-3.

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French Open 2012 Results, Round 3: Agnieszka Radwanska Upset While Other High Seeds Have Good Day

Round 3 of the 2012 French Open saw some upsets on Friday on both the Men's and Women's side of the draw, but for the most part it was another good day for the seeds.

In terms of upsets:

The Women's No. 3, Agnieszka Radwanska, fell to Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6-1, 6-2.

No. 13, Ana Ivanovic, was defeated by Sara Errani, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3.

On the Men's side, No. 11 seed Gilles Simon lost to No. 18 Stanislas Wawrinka, 7-5 6-7(5) 6-7(3) 6-3 6-2.

High Seeds Advancing:

Women: No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, No. 2 Maria Sharapova and No. 6 Samantha Stosur all advanced on straight-set wins.

Men: No. 1 Novak Djokovic won, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2, over Nicolas Devilder. No. 3 Roger Federer defeated Nicolas Mahut, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5. No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 7 Tomas Berdych, and No. 9 Juan Martin del Potro also won.

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French Open Results: John Isner Loses Marathon, Rafael Nadal Advances Easily

The 2012 French Open continued Thursday without many surprises. The biggest upset occurred when No. 10 American John Isner fell to Paul-Henri Mathieu, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 18-16, in a match that lasted five hours and 41 minutes. The match was the second longest in the history of the Open. Of course, the length of the match didn't come close to Isner's 11-hour, five-minute match against Nicolas Mahut during Wimbledon in 2010.

No. 2 Rafael Nadal and No. 4 Andy Murray both advanced, though Murray struggled somewhat. The Scotsman got a jolt in the first set against Jarkko Nieminen, losing 1-6 before winning three straight sets. Nadal utterly dominated Denis Istomin, winning 6-2, 6-2, 6-0, on his drive for an Open-era record seven French Open titles.

On the women's side of the draw, No. 4 Petra Kvitova, No. 7 Na Li and No. 9 Caroline Wozniacki all won easily in straight sets. Virginie Razzano, who knocked Serena Williams off in the opening round of the tournament, wasn't so lucky against Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands. She put up an impressive fight, however, before ultimately falling 3-6, 6-7 (10).

Due to the drawn out battle between Isner and Mathieu, the evening match between No. 2 Maria Sharapova and Ayumi Morita was postponed until Friday.

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French Open 2012: Andy Murray, Petra Kvitova Advance On Thursday

The second round of play continues from Roland Garros in the 2012 French Open. Wednesday's surprise was the elimination of Venus Williams, whose sister Serena lost in the first round for the first time in her career. Thursday's action has, so far, provided little in the way of upsets.

No. 4 Andy Murray lost the first set against Jarkko Nieminen, but came back to win the next three and stave off elimination. No. 2 Rafael Nadal is playing Denis Istomin, and won the first two sets of the match which is still in progress.

On the women's side, things have been quiet as well. No. 4 Petra Kvitova won her match against Urszula Radwanska. Maria Sharapova, No. 2, plays Ayumi Morita later on Thursday.

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2012 French Open Results, Round 2: Top Seeds Victoria Azarenka, Novak Djokovic Advance

The second round of the 2012 French Open is underway at Roland Garros, and so far on Wednesday most of the top seeds are moving on.

On the men's side both No. 1 seeded Novak Djokovic and No. 3 seeded Roger Federer both won their matches. Djokovic breezed past Blaz Kavcic winning 6-0, 6-4, and 6-4 in straight sets, and Federer advanced by defeating Adrian Ungur 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 and 6-3.

No. 11 seeded Gilles Simon struggled against Brian Baker, but ultimately won in five sets. It looked as if Simon was going to win in straight sets as he won the first two 6-4 and 6-1, but Baker made a comeback to force a fifth set. Simon stepped up his game and defeated Baker in the final set 6-0.

On the women's side the highest seed in action on Wednesday was No. 1 Victoria Azarenka who defeated Dinah Pfizenmaier in straight sets 6-1 and 6-1. No. 3 seeded Agnieszka Radwanska was also victorious as she easily dispatched American Venus Williams 6-3 and 6-2.

No. 8 seeded Agnieszka Radwanska was not so fortunate as she was upset by Petra Martic losing 2-6, 6-3 and 3-6.

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French Open 2012 Results, Round 1: Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova Advance, Serena Williams Falls On Tuesday

On Day 3 of the 2012 French Open, the matches started uneventfully enough. Both No. 2 seeds, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova cruised in straight set wins.

Nadal beat Simon Bolelli 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 and Sharapova took out Alexandra Cadantu, 6-0, 6-0.

The Men's No. 4 seed Andy Murray defeated Tatsuma Ito, 6-1, 7-5, 6-0. The Women's No. 4 seed Petra Kvitova defeated Ashleigh Barty, 6-1, 6-2.

Serena Williams did not have the same relatively day that other favorites had. Instead, Williams lost her first ever first-round match in a major tournament to the 111th-ranked player in the world, Virginie Razzano. Razzano won the match 6-4, 6-7 (13), 3-6.

The U.S. Women are now 10-2 at the French Open after starting 10-0. In addition to Williams' loss, Jamie Hampton retired due to injury on Tuesday.

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French Open 2012, Round 1: Serena Williams Falls To Virginie Razzano

Serena Williams had never lost in the first round of a major tennis tournament. Until Tuesday.

Williams fell to Virginie Razzano of France, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, in the first round of the 2012 French Open on Tuesday.

The fifth-seeded Williams took a commanding 5-1 lead in the second-set tiebreaker to bring herself within two points of advancing into the second round, but Razzano rattled off the next six points to claim the tiebreaker and force the deciding third set.

Williams entered the day with a 46-0 record in the first round of major tournaments. But her quest for a 14th major title will have to wait for another tournament.

Williams' previous worst finish in a major came at the 1998 Australian Open, when she lost to sister Venus in the second round.

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French Open 2012 Results: Round 1: Top Seeds Novak Djokovic, Victoria Azarenka Advance

The 2012 French Open continued on Monday with no real upsets on the Men's side of the draw. No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic and No. 3 seed Roger Federer were both straight set winners. The lone seed to fall was No. 15 Feliciano Lopez who had to retire with an injury.

On the Women's side of the draw, No. 1 seed Victoria Azarenka survived her first round match against Alberta Brianti. Unlike the men's side, the Women's draw saw upsets. No. 12 Sabine Lisicki, No. 17 Roberta Vinci, No. 30 Mona Barthel and No. 32 Monica Niculescu all lost on Monday.

Allentown, PA resident Varvara Lepchenko defeated Ksenia Pervak 6-2, 6-7(6), 6-4.

Djokovic defeated Potito Starace, 7-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Federer defeated Tobias Kamke 6-2, 7-5, 6-3.

Azarenka defeated Brianti 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-2.

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French Open 2012, Round 1: Varvara Lepchenko Defeats Ksenia Pervak

Allentown, Penn. resident Varvara Lepchenko defeated Ksenia Pervak in Round 1 of the 2012 French Open. Lepchenko defeated Pervak on Court 14, 6-2 6-7(6) 6-4.

With the win, Lepchenko was one of the 10 American women who won in Round 1, keeping the Americans perfect so far. Lepchenko has now advanced to the second round of the French Open in three straight years. She has never advanced past the second round. There are two American women who will play their first round match on Tuesday: Serena Williams and Jamie Hampton. Americans have not sent 12 women to the second round of the French Open since 13 women made it in 1991.

Lepchenko's second round opponent will be Jelena Jankovic. Jankovic defeated Patricia Mayr-Achleitner in Round 1.

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2012 French Open Results: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Venus Williams Advance, Andy Roddick Loses In First Round

The first round of the 2012 French Open on Sunday didn't go by without an upset. No. 26 seed Andy Roddick lost to Nicolas Mahut.

Roddick lost in four sets: 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.

After the match Roddick said:

"I wasn't playing really well," he said. "I moved just horrendously out here. My first step is just so bad on this stuff. I feel like I'm always shuffling or hopping or not stopping or something. So my footwork on this stuff now is just really bad." (via French Open)

The Roddick result was the only surprise. No. 5 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga got off to a slow start but defeated qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov 1-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.

On the Women's side of the draw, Venus Williams survived a rough outing against Paula Ormaechea, winning 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.

Allentown, PA resident Varvara Lepchenko will play her first round match on May 28 against Ksenia Pervak.

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French Open 2012 Draw: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic Headline Roland Garros Field

The 2012 French Open begins Sunday. Novak Djokovic is the top seed, but Rafael Nadal has won the tournament in six of the past seven years.

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