WHILE Alex Eala made the whole Philippines proud after a gallant finish at the French Open Juniors Tournament last week, congratulations from no less than living legend Rafael Nadal deserves another round of celebrations entirely. "Congratulations on a great result and keep ...
Oct 14, 2020
AFTER a promising semifinal run at the French Open Girls Singles tournament, Alex Eala rose to World No. 2 in the International Tennis Federation World Juniors rankings. From ranked fourth, the 15-year-old Filipina elevated two places and surpassed three players ...
Oct 12, 2020
PARIS - Rafael Nadal tied Roger Federer with 20 Grand Slam titles by producing a nearly perfect performance against Novak Djokovic in the French Open final.Nadal equaled long-time rival Federer for the most major singles tennis championships won by a man ...
Oct 12, 2020
CONTROVERSY erupted just a day after Alex Eala's trailblazing run to the French Open girls juniors semifinals as her parents denied a claim by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) that it had backed the tennis rising star with millions in ...
Oct 11, 2020
DESIRAE Krawczyk, an American player of Filipino descent, and her partner Alexa Guarachi of Chile advanced to the finals of the women's doubles after beating Iga Swaitek and Nicole Melichar, 7-6, 1-6, 6-4, on Friday at Roland Garros. ...
Oct 10, 2020
SHE may have settled for a semifinals finish in Roland Garros French Open run, but Alex Eala surely has a bright future ahead.The 15-year-old Eala was the youngest seed among the final eight in the Girls' Singles division, ...
Oct 10, 2020
FILIPINA teenager Alex Eala's quest for the French Open girls juniors title ended at the semifinal stage after losing to home hope Elsa Jacquemot, 3-6, 2-6, on Friday night (Manila time). Jacquemot came out swinging right in the ...
Oct 9, 2020
AT 15 years old, Filipina teen tennis ace Alex Eala has already made history for the Philippines. Just yesterday, she punched a ticket to the semifinals of the 2020 French Open Girls' Singles tournament after edging out her Czech opponent, Linda ...
Oct 9, 2020
PARIS - Sofia Kenin entered 2020 with an 11-11 record in Grand Slam action. She never had made the quarterfinals at any clay-court tournament until this trip to Roland Garros - and lost her only tuneup match on the surface 6-0, ...
Oct 9, 2020
FILIPINA teen tennis ace Alex Eala defeated Czech foe Linda Noskova, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, to climb the semifinals of the 2020 Roland Garros French Open Girls' Singles tournament in Paris, France Thursday night (Manila time).The tenacious 15- ...
Oct 8, 2020
PARIS - It's not often that a tennis player calls being on the wrong end of a 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 Grand Slam result "super awesome" or "definitely the best moment of my life."It's also rather ...
Oct 5, 2020
PARIS - On a Sunday of upsets among the women at the French Open, revenge was a dish served up in an autumnal chill by a Polish teenager.But it was business as usual for the men, with Rafael Nadal reaching his 14th ...
Oct 4, 2020
PARIS - At the mere mention of Novak Djokovic's name, at the mere thought of sharing a court with a 17-time Grand Slam champion and the French Open's No. 1-seeded man, Daniel Elahi Galan broke into a ...
Oct 2, 2020
ROME - For four or five days after being defaulted from the US Open, Novak Djokovic did some serious soul searching.Then he got back on the tennis court - and since then it's been fairly straightforward, at least in terms of ...
Sep 22, 2020
ROME - Rafael Nadal still has to shed some rustiness following a seven-month break from tennis as he prepares to chase a record-extending 13th French Open title.Novak Djokovic, meanwhile, still appears to have some anger issues two weeks after getting ...
Sep 20, 2020
PARIS - The French Open will allow fans to attend this year's postponed tournament.The French Tennis Federation said Thursday (Friday, Manila time) up to 60% of the stands can be filled with fans when play starts in September at Roland ...
Jul 3, 2020
BELGRADE, Serbia - Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is thinking of skipping the US Open - if it is played - and instead returning to competition on clay ahead of the rescheduled French Open.Speaking to Serbia's state broadcaster RTS on Tuesday, Djokovic said ...
Jun 10, 2020
IF it weren't for a pandemic-caused postponement, the French Open would have been in Week 2 now, and Rafael Nadal might still have been in contention for a 20th Grand Slam title. Instead, he's home in Spain, ...
Jun 5, 2020
IF the French Open were being held as scheduled right now -- instead of postponed to September because of the coronavirus pandemic -- Rafael Nadal would have been seeking a 20th Grand Slam title to equal Roger Federer's record for men.While ...
May 29, 2020
PARIS - With the new US$55 million (€50 million) retractable roof shut atop a barren Court Philippe Chatrier - where the red clay has dimmed to an orange-brown, the court's white lines have all but faded and there's ...
May 28, 2020
PARIS - The French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros could be held without fans later this year, the president of the French Tennis Federation said on Sunday.The clay-court tournament at Roland Garros was initially slated to be held May 24 ...
May 11, 2020
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