Friday, May 30, 2014

Bryans coast in second round of French Open

   No. 1 seeds and defending champions Bob and Mike Bryan cruised past Jonathan Eysseric and Marc Giquel of France 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday in the second round of men's doubles in the French Open in Paris.
   The 36-year-old Bryan twins, former Stanford stars who grew up in Camarillo in the Los Angeles area, seek their third French Open title, 16th Grand Slam men's doubles crown and 99th overall championship.
   In the first round of women's doubles, sixth-seeded Raquel Kops-Jones of Fresno and Abigail Spears of San Diego outclassed Sandra Klemenschits and Yvonne Meusberger of Austria 6-3, 6-3.
   Kops-Jones, a former Cal standout, also won in the opening round of mixed doubles with Raven Klaasen of South Africa. They edged Anastasia Rodionova, tennis' A-Rod, of Australia and Colin Fleming of Great Britain 3-6, 6-3 [10-8].      
   Ex-Stanford star Scott Lipsky and Jie Zheng of China lost in the first round of mixed doubles to Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands 7-5, 6-3.
   Groenefeld won the 2009 Wimbledon mixed doubles title with Mark Knowles, a longtime former Sacramento Capital in World TeamTennis.

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