Michael Llodra had an upset win Thursday that made him one of five French players to advance to the quarterfinals of the Open Sud de France tennis tournament.
Fifth-seeded Nikolay Davydenko was beaten but No. 8-seeded Benoit Paire escaped with a three-set win Wednesday at the Open Sud de France tennis tournament.
Michael Llodra and Richard Gasquet posted straight-set wins Sunday in finishing off a 5-0 French sweep of Israel in a Davis Cup first-round series.
Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra, losing just one game in the final two sets Saturday against Israeli players, clinched a Davis Cup series for France.
Richard Gasquet raced through a straight-set win Friday that gave France a 2-0 lead in its best-of-five Davis Cup series against Israel.
France takes a powerhouse lineup, including Top 10 players Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet, into this weekend's Davis Cup series versus Israel.
Second-seeded Roger Federer and No. 3-ranked Andy Murray both rolled to first-round wins Tuesday at the Australian Open.
Gilles Simon and Jerzy Janowicz kept up the string of Paris Masters upsets with wins Friday over Top 10 players.
American Serena Williams finished off a dominating Olympic performance Saturday by winning the gold medal in tennis and completing the Golden Slam.