Monday, June 9, 2008

Nadal and Ivanovic Win 2008 Tennis French Open

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On Sunday, June 8, 2008, No.2-ranked Rafael Nadal of Spain defeated No.1-ranked Roger Federer of Switzerland to win the Men’s 2008 Tennis French Open also known as Roland Garros. Nadal won against Federer with the score of 6-1, 6-3, 6-0 in straight sets. It was Federer’s worst loss in his 173 Grand Slam matches and the most lopsided men’s Grand Slam final since 1984. Nadal is the second man to win 4 consecutive French Open titles after Bjorn Borg in 1978-1981. Nadal won $1.55 million for his first place finish.

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On Saturday, June 7, 2008, No.2 ranked Ana Ivanovic of Serbi-Montenegro defeated No.14 ranked Dinara Safina of Russia to win the women’s 2008 tennis French Open. Ivanovic won against Safina with a score of 6-4, 6-3. This was Ivanovic’s first Grand Slam title. Ivonovic won $1.55 million for first place, the same as the men's tournament.

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