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
MORE than 40 top-level professional tennis tournaments are off the sport's 2020 calendar because of the coronavirus pandemic as of Friday, when the men's and women's tours extended their breaks and the sport's ...
May 16, 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
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - Add another accolade to Ash Barty's breakthrough 2019: WTA Player of the Year.The Australian was announced on Wednesday as the winner of the top year-end award for the women's professional tennis tour, following ...
Dec 12, 2019
PARIS - For a few, fleeting moments Sunday, Rafael Nadal found his French Open supremacy seemingly threatened by Dominic Thiem, a younger, talented opponent challenging him in the final for the second consecutive year.A poor game from Nadal allowed Thiem to break ...
Jun 10, 2019
PARIS - Rafael Nadal aims for a record-extending 12th French Open title against fourth-seeded Dominic Thiem in a rematch of last year's final.Nadal should be more rested after Thiem needed two days to complete his five-set, four- ...
Jun 9, 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 - Roger Federer knew when he returned to the French Open that, if things went exceedingly well, he eventually would find himself face-to-face with Rafael Nadal.Here we go.Just like old times.Federer put away Stan Wawrinka after a ...
Jun 5, 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 - 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 - Dominic Thiem remembers sitting in front of a TV to follow along as Rafael Nadal made his Grand Slam final debut and won his first French Open title back in 2005.Thiem was 11 at the time.On Sunday, Thiem was ...
Jun 11, 2018
PARIS - In full control of the French Open final, a rather familiar position for him, Rafael Nadal suddenly was worried.He led by two sets plus a break early in the third, when the middle finger on his racket-wielding left hand ...
Jun 11, 2018
PARIS - Marin Cilic has completed the lineup of quarterfinalists in the men's draw at the French Open after beating Fabio Fognini of Italy, 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 6-7 (4), 6-3."Just a crazy match," the third- ...
Jun 5, 2018
PARIS - Madison Keys was keeping an eye on a TV while getting treatment at Roland Garros the other day, watching her pal Sloane Stephens pull out a tight three-set victory."Living and dying on every point in the end," Keys said. " ...
Jun 4, 2018
PARIS - If the upcoming French Open showdown between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova provides any of the sort of animus and back-and-forth they manage to stir up away from the court, look out.During a news conference after both won ...
Jun 3, 2018
PARIS - Sloane Stephens has dropped only six games in her first two matches at the French Open.Those victories have impressed former US Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe, who now believes the reigning US Open champion can claim a second Grand Slam ...
May 31, 2018
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