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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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02 Jun 2014

Sharapova grinds down Stosur to reach French Open last eight

PARIS Maria Sharapova, seventh seed and last year’s losing finalist, won the last nine games of the match to sweep past Australia’s Samantha Stosur 3-6 6-4 6-0 into the French Open’s quarter-finals on Sunday.

02 Jun 2014

Focused Gulbis reaps rewards with Federer scalp

PARIS Ernests Gulbis has learned a lesson from Novak Djokovic and is determined to focus his energy on his tennis career.

02 Jun 2014

Focused Gulbis reaps rewards with Federer scalp

PARIS, June 1 (Reuters) – - Ernests Gulbis has learned a lesson from Novak Djokovic and is determined to focus his energy on his tennis career. The fruits of the Latvian’s change of direction, after years of bad choices and misspent evenings, were seen at the French Open on Sunday when he sealed the biggest win of his career with a five-set defeat of Roger Federer in the fourth round. Not that the victory over the former champion was devoid of the old Gulbis style after he smashed a racket, stamped on it and then gave it to a young boy in the crowd as a memento. “I have to break at least one racket on every court in the world otherwise I would show too much disrespect to the Paris centre court and I cannot allow this,” he told reporters of the gesture which earned the 25-year-old a warning from the umpire. The crowd were loud in their support of Federer and Gulbis was happy in his role of villain of the piece. “For my confidence and just for me as a tennis player, a five-set win over Roger Federer is really big. “Hopefully, it’s going to change me, that I become more comfortable about myself on a tennis court. Change is good, everybody changes, changes comes, you know. “With Novak, it’s just a normal thing from being a young kid growing up in Munich Academy. We used to go out together, in a nightclub, and then after all the success, he has to be more focused. “You cannot spend life energy on so much stuff, because everybody wants a piece of you then. So you have to block yourself in a way and you mustn’t lose your inner beliefs. “I can just try to make an impression, but also sometimes you don’t want to make an impression.” Gulbis was well worth his victory after he returned revived from a medical treatment break, at 5-2 to Federer in the fourth set. He broke Federer's service immediately on his return, on the way to winning 10 of the next 11 points. “If I’m honest, I’m not big on medical timeouts,” Gulbis said. “I don’t like it but I take it when it’s really necessary. It probably was my third medical timeout in my life. “I was scared a little bit to pull a muscle and I had already a tear in the muscle in that area. I was just being cautious.” Federer said he had no problems with medical timeouts but seemed to cast doubt on Gulbis’s motives.

02 Jun 2014

Sharapova grinds down Stosur to reach French Open last eight

PARIS Maria Sharapova, seventh seed and last year’s losing finalist, won the last nine games of the match to sweep past Australia’s Samantha Stosur 3-6 6-4 6-0 into the French Open’s quarter-finals on Sunday. The 19th seed outfought and outfired the former world No.1 in the first set and held her nerve when Sharapova broke early in the second set.

01 Jun 2014

Federer knocked out of French Open by Gulbis

PARIS Roger Federer’s French Open campaign was derailed by reformed playboy Ernests Gulbis on Sunday when the Swiss suffered his worst result at Roland Garros since 2004 in a 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 6-2 4-6 6-3 defeat in the fourth round.

01 Jun 2014

Federer derailed at French Open by reformed Gulbis

PARIS Roger Federer’s French Open campaign was derailed by reformed playboy Ernests Gulbis on Sunday when the Swiss suffered his worst result at Roland Garros since 2004 in a 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 6-2 4-6 6-3 defeat in the fourth round. The 2009 champion and fourth seed was second best for most of the match and made an unusually high number of unforced errors - 59 - on the Philippe Chatrier show court to hand the 18th seed from Latvia the biggest win of his career. "I was a bit all over the place,” admitted Federer. “I’m clearly very disappointed and have a lot of regrets now. It was a tough match and Gulbis did a good job to hang around and come back. “On my side, I wished I could have played a bit better. I feel I should have done better from the baseline and I didn’t really get into his service games.” Gulbis chased down every shot, struck his groundstrokes with real venom and fully deserved his first grand slam quarter-final place since 2008, also in Paris. A man who freely admits he wasted his talent since his breakthrough at Roland Garros six years ago, Gulbis said earlier in the week that he was "jumping on the last-chance train" at 25.

01 Jun 2014

Federer derailed at French Open by reformed Gulbis

PARIS Roger Federer’s French Open campaign was derailed by reformed playboy Ernests Gulbis on Sunday when the Swiss suffered his worst result at Roland Garros since 2004 in a 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 6-2 4-6 6-3 defeat in the fourth round. The 2009 champion and fourth seed was second best for most of the match and made an unusually high number of unforced errors - 59 - on the Philippe Chatrier show court to hand the 18th seed from Latvia the biggest win of his career.

01 Jun 2014

Murray beats Kohlschreiber after two-day marathon in Paris

PARIS Wimbledon champion Andy Murray won a five-set marathon spread over two days against Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany to reach the last 16 of the French Open on Sunday.

01 Jun 2014

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Murray battles into French Open last 16 after two-day marathon

PARIS, June 1 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray won a five-set marathon spread over two days against Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany to reach the last 16 of the French Open on Sunday.

01 Jun 2014

Bouchard blazes past Kerber into French Open quarters

PARIS Canada's Eugenie Bouchard blazed past eighth seed Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-1 6-2 at the French Open on Sunday to reach her second successive grand slam quarter-final.

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