Eschauer, Darcis meet in Dutch Open final

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, July 21 (UPI) -- Austrian Werner Eschauer and Belgian Steve Darcis had semifinal victories Saturday and will meet Sunday in the Dutch Open tennis final.

Moya upset in Dutch Open

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, July 20 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Carlos Moya was ousted Friday in quarterfinal play at the Dutch Open but second-seeded Mikhail Youzhny advanced to the semifinals.

Unseeded Andreev continues roll on clay

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, July 19 (UPI) -- Unseeded Igor Andreev continued his solid clay-court play Thursday and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Dutch Open with a three-set victory.

Youzhny moves on in Dutch Open

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, July 18 (UPI) -- Mikhail Youzhny cruised into the quarterfinals of the Dutch Open Wednesday with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Victor Hanescu.

Davydenko out at Dutch Open

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, July 17 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko won his first set Tuesday but was then routed in first-round play of the clay-court Dutch Open.

Roddick into Wimbledon's third round

WIMBLEDON, England, June 27 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Andy Roddick was a straight-set winner Wednesday in second-round play at Wimbledon, the England stop in tennis' Grand Slam.

Federer opens Wimbledon with win

WIMBLEDON, England, June 25 (UPI) -- Four-time defending champion Roger Federer rolled through his first-round match Monday, opening his Wimbledon title defense with a straight-set win.

Roddick, Ljubicic claim second-round wins

LONDON, June 12 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Andy Roddick and No. 5 Ivan Ljubicic both won Tuesday and advanced to the third round of the $900,000 Artois Championships in London. Roddick, who won the tournament three consecutive years from 2003-2005, swept past Radek Stepanek 6-4, 6-4

Robredo a second-round victim at Hamburg

HAMBURG, Germany, May 15 (UPI) -- Defending champion Tommy Robredo dropped a three-set, second-round match Tuesday at the clay-court Masters Series tennis tournament in Germany.

Mathieu continues hot play in Portugal

ESTORIL, Portugal, May 1 (UPI) -- Paul-Henri Mathieu upset No. 4 seeded Fernando Gonzalez on Tuesday in first-round play at the $625,000 Estoril Open clay-court tennis tournament in Portugal.

Roddick reaches third round

MIAMI, March 23 (UPI) -- Former champion Andy Roddick recorded a 6-3, 6-2 win over Martin Vassallo Arguello Friday to reach the third round of the Sony Ericsson Open.

Ginepri leads winners at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 11 (UPI) -- American Robby Ginepri was a first-round winner Saturday at the Pacific Life Open Tennis Tournament at Indian Wells, Calif.

Davydenko out in Dubai tournament

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Nikolay Davydenko and No. 6 Tomas Berdych were ousted in second-round play Wednesday at the $1.5 million Dubai Tennis Championships. Four other seeded players, including world No. 1 Roger Federer and defending champion Rafael Nadal, advanced

Rusty Federer takes opener in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Roger Federer celebrated his record stay atop the world rankings with an opening-round victory at the $1.5 million Dubai Tennis Championships.

Davydenko among first-day winners

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Nikolay Davydenko was a straight-set winner Monday in his first match of the $1 million ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in The Netherlands.
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Florent Serra
Frenchman Florent Serra hits a backhand during his third-round match with American Robby Ginepri at the French Tennis Open in Paris on May 31, 2008. The unseeded Ginepri became the first American in five years to reach the tournament's fourth round with a straight set victory 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)

Florent Lucien Serra (born 28 February 1981 in Bordeaux, France) is a French male tennis player. A right-hander, he has won two ATP titles during his career and is coached by Pierre Cherret.

Serra was born in Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, in 1981 to Jean-Luc and Martine. He started playing tennis at the age of seven at a tennis club in Bordeaux after his father got him involved. After completing his A-level equivalent (the French "bac") with a major in Economics at 18, Serra left Bordeaux for Paris, to train under the national training program at Roland Garros. As a result of playing minimal junior tournaments, his career high junior ranking was no. 437 on 31 December 1999. He turned pro in 2000.

From 2000 to 2002, he reached six Futures finals, winning one of them, along with reaching his first Challenger final. He made his debut on the ATP Tour in 2003. In 2005 he had his most successful year, winning three out of four Challenger finals, and his first ATP tour title, in Bucharest. He won his second title the following year in Adelaide. In 2009, he was a runner-up in Casablanca. He has been coached by Pierre Cherret since he was a junior player, and his fitness trainer is Paul Quetin.

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