Spain’s Rafael Nadal serves  to Argentina’s Facundo Bagnis during their  second round match at the Roland Garros. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

A dominant Rafael Nadal reached one career milestone on Wednesday but the nature of the Spaniard’s passage through the early rounds suggests his eyes(...)

Maria Sharapova on her way to a 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 win over Eugenie Bouchard of Romania at the French Open semi-final in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

At first, the patrons of a packed Court Philippe Chatrier were not sure which of the two ladies in pink might win their affection on this sunny day. (...)