GENEVA - Alexander Zverev saved two match points after waiting out two long rain delays to win his first title this season, beating Nicolas Jarry 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (8) in the Geneva Open final on Saturday.Fifth-ranked Zverev clinched ...
May 26, 2019
PARIS - When Roger Federer played his first match at Roland Garros the domestic currency was francs rather than euros, Steffi Graf was about to claim a sixth French Open title and few had heard of the young Swiss player who would go ...
May 25, 2019
PARIS - Rafael Nadal will start his campaign for a record-extending 12th title at the French Open against a qualifier. And if he makes it to the second round of the clay-court Grand Slam, another qualifier will be waiting.The defending ...
May 24, 2019
ROME - Rafael Nadal is right back where he wants to be.After losing in the semifinals of three straight clay-court tournaments, Nadal dominated for stretches against his longtime rival, Novak Djokovic, in a 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 win on ...
May 21, 2019
ROME - After losing in the semifinals of three straight clay-court tournaments, Rafael Nadal looked more like his old, dominant self when he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas, 6-3, 6-4, to reach the Italian Open final on Saturday.It was a measure ...
May 19, 2019
TWO-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova pulled out of the year's second Grand Slam tournament on Tuesday because of her surgically repaired right shoulder.Sharapova announced her withdrawal on Instagram."Sometimes the right decisions aren't always the ...
May 16, 2019
MADRID - Roger Federer's return to clay lasted only three matches.A day after saving two match points at the Madrid Open, Federer squandered two match points himself in the quarterfinals against Dominic Thiem on Friday, losing, 3-6, 7-6 ( ...
May 11, 2019
MADRID - Patience paid off for Rafael Nadal.It was Nadal's mental resilience, not his intimidating topspin forehand, that helped the top-ranked Spaniard overcome a difficult injury layoff and get off to an impressive start to his season on clay. ...
May 6, 2018
PARIS - Right from the start of the French Open final, Jelena Ostapenko made quite clear to anyone unfamiliar with her name, or her game, what she is all about.Yes, she was just two days past her 20th birthday. Yes, she was ...
Jun 11, 2017
PARIS - In the latest setback to the planned expansion of Roland Garros, construction was halted again by a court decision that could have an impact on Paris' bid for the 2024 Olympics.Three days after France's highest administrative jurisdiction ...
Oct 8, 2016
PARIS - The planned renovation of Roland Garros, the home of the French Open, can finally begin after France's highest administrative jurisdiction gave its go-ahead to the project.The Conseil d'Etat said in a statement on Monday that ...
Oct 4, 2016
PARIS - Not so much the French Open as the French closed.For the first time in 16 years, unrelenting rain Monday washed out a full day of play at the only Grand Slam tennis venue without a retractable roof over its show ...
May 31, 2016
PARIS - For a decade, Rafael Nadal ruled Roland Garros the way no other man has dominated any Grand Slam site.On Friday, his powerful left wrist wrapped in a blue brace, Nadal delivered the surprising news he was withdrawing before his third- ...
May 28, 2016
PARIS - Serena Williams' defense of her French Open title is off to a comfortable start, with a 6-2, 6-0 first-round win against Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia that took just 42 minutes.The top-ranked Williams barely broke a ...
May 25, 2016
LUCIE Safarova of the Czech Republic has closed out a comfortable 6-0, 6-2 win against Vitalia Diatchenko, getting back to the warmth of the locker room just as rain picked up again at the French Open and forced the cancellation ...
May 23, 2016
PARIS - It all started with what Nick Kyrgios insisted was an innocuous, if admittedly loud, directive to a ball kid to retrieve a towel between points - shouted above the din of spectators at the French Open's cozy Court 1.Chair ...
May 23, 2016
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