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
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
ALEX Eala again survived a three-setter in the French Open Juniors tournament, getting past Leyre Romero Gormaz on Wednesday in Paris to reach the round of eight.The 15-year-old Filipina overcame a tough challenge from the 18-year-old ...
Oct 8, 2020
FILIPINA Alex Eala advanced to the third round of the French Open juniors, defeating Germany's Mara Guth, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4, on Monday in Paris.The 15-year-old Eala slipped in the second after a strong opening ...
Oct 6, 2020
ALEX Eala overcame a flat start beat Natalia Szabanin of Hungary, 6-4, 6-1, in the opening round of the French Open Juniors on Monday.The 15-year-old Filipina found her groove after falling 0-4 in the first set. ...
Oct 5, 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
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
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
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
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