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PARIS -- Rafael Nadals path to a record-extending ninth French Open title could take him through a series of matches against the men who beat him on clay this season. Tre Boston Jersey . The top-seeded Nadal was drawn Friday to possibly face No. 21 Nicolas Almagro in the fourth round, then No. 5 David Ferrer in the quarterfinals. "Those are opponents that know how to play well on clay," Nadal said. "But its never easy." The other mens quarterfinal matchups could be No. 2 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 8 Milos Raonic, No. 3 Stan Wawrinka vs. No. 7 Andy Murray, and No. 4 Roger Federer vs. No. 6 Tomas Berdych. The possible womens quarterfinals are No. 1 Serena Williams vs. No. 7 Maria Sharapova in what would be a rematch of last years final won by Williams, No. 2 Li Na vs. No. 6 Jelena Jankovic, No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska vs. No. 8 Angelique Kerber, and No. 4 Simona Halep vs. No. 5 Petra Kvitova. Ferrer, who lost to Nadal in the 2013 final at Roland Garros, upset him in the Monte Carlo quarterfinals last month. Almagro ended Nadals 41-match winning streak in Barcelona by beating him in the quarterfinals there a week later. Those defeats were both in best-of-three-set matches. The French Open, like all Grand Slam tournaments, uses a best-of-five format for men, and Nadal was asked Friday whether that gives him an advantage on clay. "I give my most every point, every game, every set. Whether its (best of) three or five, if you want to win, you have to play well," he said. Nadal has three losses on clay in a season for the first time since 2004, when he was only 17 and had yet to play a match at the French Open. He was beaten in the Rome final last weekend by Djokovic; they only could meet in the final in Paris. Djokovic has won the pairs last four meetings, but Nadal is 5-0 head-to-head at the French Open, including victories in the 2012 final and 2013 semifinals. Djokovic, a six-time major champion who needs a French Open title to complete a career Grand Slam, and Federer, owner of a record 17 major titles, were drawn to meet in the semifinals. Nadal, who stands third among men with 13 Grand Slam trophies, could meet Australian Open champion Wawrinka in the semifinals. Nadal is 59-1 for his career at the French Open, with four titles in a row in 2005-08 and again in 2010-13. Williams won the clay-court Grand Slam tournament in 2002, beating her older sister Venus in the final, then waited 11 years before adding a second French Open trophy in 2013. The Williams sisters were drawn Friday to face each other in the third round, which would be their earliest meeting at a Grand Slam tournament since their very first matchup, in the second round of the 1998 Australian Open. Venus is seeded 29th at the French Open. Shes won seven Grand Slam singles titles, 10 fewer than Serena, who holds a 14-10 edge in head-to-head matches. "It never gets easier," Serena said. "Shes essentially the love of my life, so its definitely difficult." Kellen Winslow Jersey .C. United on Wednesday night. Forward Bright Dike scored the games only goal in the 85th minute on a foggy night in Bradenton, Fla. Younghoe Koo Jersey . The Broncos quarterback earned the offensive award Wednesday after passing for 374 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-21 win over the Raiders Monday night. Manning completed 32-of-37 passes and had a passer rating of 135.Melbourne, Australia (SportsNetwork.com) - Serena Williams quest for an 18th career singles Grand Slam title will have to wait a few more months. The world No. 1 will have to start a new winning streak too. Serbian Ana Ivanovic stunned Williams, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 Sunday to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. The 14th-seeded Ivanovic ended Williams 25-match winning streak and dealt the American a shocking fourth-round exit. Ivanovic, who was the runner-up in Melbourne in 2008 and was the French Open champion later that year, took advantage of 31 unforced errors from Williams. "Its not easy playing such a champion and Ive never beaten her before," Ivanovic said during an on-court postmatch interview. Before this match, Ivanovic had lost all four previous matchups against Williams. In fact, she hadnt taken a set against her, but that all changed at Rod Laver Arena. A five-time Australian Open champion, Williams lost for just the second time in 53 matches at the event when winning the first set. Her only previous defeat came last year in the quarterfinals to Sloane Stephens. Williams fought back from a break down to win the first set, but in the second Ivanovic broke for a 3-2 edge. She finally finished off the set on her third chance, a forehand winner. "I had some confidence coming into todays match," Ivanovic said. "I really did certain things extremely well, you know, and I kept her under pressure I felt throughout the whole match." The errors then started to pile up for Williams, as she lost the first three games of the final set. Williams held serve to get within 5-3 and saved one match point when Ivanovic sent a forehand into the net. The encounter finally ended when Williams sent a return long. "I wasnt the best, but it was all Anas day. I thought she played reeally well," said Williams, who fired 13 aces. Spencer Pulley Jersey. . "I made a tremendous amount of errors. Im just not used to missing those shots." Williams has been dealing with a back injury, which she termed as not "life threatening" but said she was unable to get additional days off due to the schedule of playing essentially every other day as a Grand Slam tournament requires. She even contemplated not taking the court Sunday due to the injury, but gave Ivanovic all the credit for winning. "I think its almost good I lost today because now I know what I have to work on," added Williams, who pulled out of the doubles competition with her sister, Venus before their first-round match. That was because Venus had a lower left leg injury. Ivanovic will face either 30th seeded Canadian Eugenie Bouchard or Australian Casey Dellacqua in the quarterfinals. Only three players have won 18 Grand Slam singles titles in the Open Era - Chris Evert (18), Martina Navratilova (18) and Steffi Graf (22). Serenas next chance at No. 18 will come at the French Open at the end of May. Fourth seed Li Na of China bested 22nd-seeded Russian Ekaterina Makarova, 6-2, 6-0 in 59 minutes. Li, who lost to Victoria Azarenka in last years finale in Melbourne, will face Italian Flavia Pennetta in the quarterfinals. The 28th-seeded Pennetta, who did not play the 2013 Australian Open due to a wrist injury. upended No. 9 seed Angelique Kerber of Germany, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5. This is Pennettas first quarterfinal appearance at the Aussie Open, but her second straight such showing in a Grand Slam tournament. Pennetta, who fired eight aces, was ousted by Azarenka at the 2013 US Open semifinals. Since 1999, only one German player has advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals. That was Andrea Petkovic in 2011. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 

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