French Open: Federer's youngsters in stands
Roger Federer proud of his twin daughters whether or not they watch him play
Associated Press
2014-05-31 03:22 AM

PARIS (AP) -- Roger Federer's twin daughters are old enough to watch their dad play, but they so far seem to prefer reading books in the stands.

That's quite all right with dear old dad.

"I enjoy it," Federer said of his 4-year-old daughters' attendance at matches. "It gives me some inspiration. I feel happy as a person, and if they watch 10 minutes or five sets, it doesn't change anything.

"But now they are calmer, they can remain in the stands, and that's great. If they love tennis, so much the better."

-- Chris Lehourites


DON'T ASK: Tennis players often get asked some crazy questions, and Maria Sharapova seems to have heard enough of them.

After reaching the fourth round on Friday, the 2012 champion from Russia had an opportunity to ask herself any question she wanted. Sharapova was given a chance to choose what she thinks is a worthy query for a four-time Grand Slam champion.

She wouldn't even dream of going there.

"I certainly don't wake up in the morning and ask myself questions that no one's asked me before," Sharapova said. "But good question."

-- Chris Lehourites


French Open Watch follows tennis' clay-court Grand Slam tournament in Paris as seen by journalists from The Associated Press. It will be updated throughout the day.

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