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French Open day five pictures

Eighth seed Venus Williams

Eighth seed Venus Williams enjoys sunny conditions in the opening match of day five on Philippe Chatrier, beating Selima Sfar 6-2 6-4

Jelena Jankovic

Jelena Jankovic needs an injury timeout before beating New Zealand's Marina Erakovic 6-2 7-6 (7-5)

Latvian teenager Ernests Gulbis causes the first shock of the day with victory over seventh seed James Blake

Latvian teenager Ernests Gulbis causes the first shock of the day with victory over seventh seed James Blake

And French wildcard Jeremy Chardy stuns sixth seed  David Nalbandian by fighting back from two sets down to win

And French wildcard Jeremy Chardy stuns sixth seed David Nalbandian by fighting back from two sets down to win

David Nalbandian

It's a day to forget for Nalbandian, twice a semi-finalist at Roland Garros in the past

Amelie Mauresmo suffers yet another Roland garros disappointment as she loses in straight sets to Spanish qualifier Carla Suarez-Navarro

Amelie Mauresmo suffers yet another Roland Garros disappointment as she loses in straight sets to Spanish qualifier Carla Suarez-Navarro

Defending champion Rafa Nadal is just getting into his stride against Nicolas Devilder, leading 6-4 5-0, when rain stops play

Defending champion Rafa Nadal is just getting into his stride against Nicolas Devilder, leading 6-4 5-0, when rain stops play

Top seed Roger Federer is also in action, and is level at 5-5 in the first set with Spain's Albert Montanes before the delay

Top seed Roger Federer is also in action, and is level at 5-5 in the first set with Spain's Albert Montanes before the delay

The Roland Garros groundtsaff do their bit and play resumes after 90 minutes

The Roland Garros groundtsaff do their bit and play resumes after 90 minutes

Nadal returns after the rain break in menacing form, dropping just one more game as he beats Devilder 6-4 6-0 6-1

Nadal returns after the rain break in menacing form, dropping just one more game as he beats Devilder 6-4 6-0 6-1

Andy Murray

Andy Murray spends part of his day off signing autographs for some lucky fans

Max Mirnyi and Jamie Murray

Andy's brother, Jamie Murray (right), has a less pleasant day as he and Max Mirnyi go out of the men's doubles

Roger Federer

No such problems for Federer, who races through the second and third sets on his way to defeating Montanes

Nikolay Davydenko and Marat Safin

Russian rivals fourth seed Nikolay Davydenko and former world number one Marat Safin do battle on Court One

 Marat Safin and Nikolay Davydenko

Davydenko struggles early on but eventually records a comfortable win to reach the third round, where he will play Ivan Ljubicic

Svetlana Kuznetsova

Fourth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova sweeps to victory in her match against America's Vania King

David Ferrer

Fifth seed David Ferrer is another convincing winner, dropping only one game as he thumps Fabrice Santoro 6-0 6-1 6-0

Maria Sharapova

World number one Maria Sharapova also hopes for a quick win in her late-starting match with America's Bethanie Mattek

Bethanie Mattek

Sharapova takes the first set 6-2 without any problems but Mattek is 3-2 up in the second when darkness stops play




see also
French Open day four pictures
28 May 08 |  Tennis
French Open day three pictures
27 May 08 |  Tennis
French Open day two pictures
26 May 08 |  Tennis
French Open day one pictures
25 May 08 |  Tennis


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