Ash Barty will rise to a career-best No. 2 in the rankings behind Naomi Osaka.PARIS - Ash Barty knew she needed a break from tennis, from the pressure and expectations, from the week-in, week-out grind. So she stepped away ...
Jun 8, 2019
PARIS - Rafael Nadal made quick work of Roger Federer in their first French Open meeting since 2011, beating his rival 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 on Friday in strong wind to reach his 12th final at Roland Garros.Nadal has never ...
Jun 7, 2019
PARIS - Amanda Anisimova smacked one last backhand winner to complete her upset of defending champion Simona Halep in the French Open quarterfinals, flung her racket and covered her mouth with both hands.Eyes wide, Anisimova then spread her arms with palms up ...
Jun 7, 2019
PARIS - The French Open semifinal between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal comes 15 years after their first match against each other.For tennis' sake, maybe this won't be their last meeting with a lot on the line. Given that ...
Jun 7, 2019
PARIS - Roger Federer has a chance to take a measure of revenge against friend and fellow Swiss player Stan Wawrinka in the French Open quarterfinals.Wawrinka beat Federer in straight sets in their last Roland Garros meeting at the same stage four ...
Jun 4, 2019
PARIS - Novak Djokovic is into his record 10th consecutive French Open quarterfinal, something not even King of Clay Rafael Nadal has managed to do.And Djokovic is yet to be challenged at all this year at Roland Garros. Not only hasn' ...
Jun 4, 2019
PARIS - Sloane Stephens has no other Grand Slam winners - or even finalists - left in her side of the draw at the French Open after beating 2016 champion Garbiñe Muguruza, 6-4, 6-3, on Sunday.The seventh-seeded American clinched victory ...
Jun 3, 2019
PARIS - This is why Stan Wawrinka went through two operations on his left knee in the span of a month. Why he dealt with the rigors of rehabilitating that joint.Why he did all the work, on and off the court, required ...
Jun 3, 2019
PARIS - Naomi Osaka screamed "Oh, my God!" after one shanked shot. Mouthed something and clasped her hands together, as if praying, after another. There were plenty of deep sighs and exaggerated eyerolls, too.The No. 1-seeded Osaka got off to a ...
May 31, 2019
PARIS - Roger Federer, 37, joked to a stadium filled with screaming kids that he's "so super old."Stan Wawrinka, 34, pulled a crying boy out of a crush of autograph-seekers in the stands.Rafael Nadal, about to turn 33, ...
May 30, 2019
PARIS - Naomi Osaka's body language made her plight plain. For all she's already accomplished, the internal pressure stemming from aiming to do even more was ruining her debut as the No. 1 seed at a Grand Slam tournament. ...
May 29, 2019
PARIS - "Champion," ''queen," ''goddess" and "mother."Those were the words, in French, printed on a black-and-white warmup jacket that Serena Williams wore before her opening match at Roland Garros on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time)."Those are ...
May 28, 2019
PARIS - Roger Federer entered a refurbished Court Philippe Chatrier for his first French Open match since 2015, greeted by the sun peeking through the clouds and the full-throated support of spectators in their designer sunglasses, straw hats and sweaters tied over ...
May 27, 2019
PARIS - Marco Cecchinato's achievements at Grand Slam tournaments still start and end with his stunning run to the semifinals of last year's French Open, which included an upset win over Novak Djokovic.The Italian clay-courter wasted a ...
May 27, 2019
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
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