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Juan Martin del Potro consoles injured foe, doing ‘what my heart feels’

Juan Martin del Potro climbed over the net at the French Open and consoled his injured opponent after their match was stopped in the third set. Nicolas Almagro quit because …


UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 1:24 p.m.

Breaking rackets along the way, Nick Kyrgios exits French Open

Nick Kyrgios was docked a point for smashing rackets and blew a big lead while losing to Kevin Anderson in the second round of the French Open.


UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 2:31 p.m.

It’s a girl? Serena Williams lauds baby gender ‘surprise’

Serena Williams wants everyone to slow down with all of that “It’s a girl!” talk prompted by sister Venus. The pregnant tennis star sent out a tweet to “clarify what …


‘He’s with me’: Mourning dad, American wins at French Open

American tennis player Steve Johnson was overcome with emotion after winning his second-round match at the French Open. Johnson’s father died three weeks ago. Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Garbine Muguruza …


Petra Kvitova to play at French Open

Petra Kvitova says she will make her comeback at the French Open. The two-time Wimbledon champion was attacked by a knife-wielding intruder less than six months ago. Kvitova says she …


Novak Djokovic hoping Andre Agassi can inspire him back to No. 1

Novak Djokovic is ready to reveal his new game at the French Open. The 30-year-old Djokovic won the tournament at Roland Garros last year for his fourth straight major title. …


Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal could meet in French Open semifinals

Rafael Nadal could face Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the French Open in his quest for a 10th title at Roland Garros. The fourth-seeded Nadal is the only player …


French Open ’17: What do you know about the clay-court Slam?

See how much you know about the French Open by taking the AP’s quiz about the year’s second Grand Slam tennis tournament.


UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 8:48 p.m.

French Open ’17: Novak Djokovic, Garbine Muguruza try to defend titles

Novak Djokovic and Garbine Muguruza will try to defend their French Open titles this year. The AP takes a quick look at some facts and figures about the year’s second …


French Open ’17: From Agassi-Nole to U.S. teen, what to watch

Andre Agassi’s new partnership with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal’s bid for a record 10th title are among the top story lines heading into the French Open. The AP takes …


French Open ’17: No. 1 Angelique Kerber 0-7 vs top-20 foes

Angelique Kerber has lost all seven matches she has played in 2017 against opponents ranked in the top 20 heading into the French Open. Karolina Pliskova is as good a …


French Open ’17: Rafael Nadal seeks his record 10th title

Andy Murray’s serve and movement have not been at their best, Novak Djokovic is not nearly as dominant as he was a year ago at this time and Rafael Nadal …


French Open ’17: 30 is the new 25 in men’s tennis right now

The top 5 in the men’s tennis rankings are all at least 30 years old, the first time that’s happened. Heading into the French Open, elder statesmen such as Rafael …


UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 4:11 p.m.

Rafael Nadal’s winning streak on clay ends, Venus Williams loses in Rome

Rafael Nadal’s winning streak ended at 17 as he lost in straight sets to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open on Friday. The 6-4, 6-3 victory was …


UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 2:38 p.m.

Rafael Nadal beats Jack Sock to reach Italian Open quarterfinals

Rafael Nadal’s preparations for the French Open continued apace as he swept past Jack Sock 6-3, 6-4 Thursday to ease into the quarterfinals of the Italian Open and extend his …


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:53 a.m.

Rafael Nadal extends winning streak to 16 when Nicolas Almagro retires

Rafael Nadal’s winning streak was extended to 16 matches when Nicolas Almagro retired in the first set at the Italian Open. Nadal was leading 3-0, 15-30 when Almagro bent over …


UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 3:44 p.m.

After loss in Rome, Andy Murray looks to regroup for Paris

Defending champion Andy Murray is eliminated by local favorite Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-4 before a raucous crowd in his opening match at the Italian Open. Maria Sharapova retires with a …


New ATP event for 21-and-unders will test new tennis rules

A whole new set of tennis rules will be tested by the ATP Tour during a new season-ending tournament for the top 21-and-under players beginning in Milan in November. Sets …


Japanese tennis player banned for life for match-fixing

Japanese tennis player Junn Mitsuhashi has been banned for life for match-fixing. The Tennis Integrity Unit says Mitsuhashi was found guilty of “making corrupt approaches to other players, betting on …


UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017, 3:33 p.m.

Rafael Nadal snaps winless streak vs Novak Djokovic to reach Madrid final

Rafael Nadal ends his seven-match winless streak against Novak Djokovic with a 6-2, 6-4 win that puts him in the final of the Madrid Open again. Nadal overpowers Djokovic from …


UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 2:29 p.m.

Top-ranked Andy Murray loses to Borna Coric in 3rd round of Madrid Open

Andy Murray’s struggles continued with a 6-3, 6-3 loss to lucky loser Borna Coric in the third round of the Madrid Open on Thursday, while defending champion Novak Djokovic and …


Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal advance to 3rd round in Madrid Open

Defending champion Novak Djokovic has recovered from a 3-0 deficit in the third set to defeat Nicolas Almagro 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 and reach the third round at the Madrid Open. …


UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 5:31 p.m.

Karolina Pliskova struggles to win Madrid Open opener

Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova struggled to beat Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-2 in the first round of the Madrid Open on Saturday. Pliskova was up 5-2 in the …


Top-seeded Carreno Busta beats David Ferrer in Estoril semifinals

Top-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta beat fourth-seeded David Ferrer 6-3, 6-3 in an all-Spanish semifinal of the Estoril Open on Saturday. Carreno Busta will play third-seeded Gilles Muller in the final …


UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 10:54 a.m.

Zverev vs Pella for BMW Open final

Alexander Zverev defeated second-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 7-5, 7-5 on Saturday and will meet Argentine qualifier Guido Pella in the BMW Open final. The 158th-ranked Pella rallied to …


Novak Djokovic splits up with his longtime coach Vajda

Novak Djokovic has split with his longtime coach Marian Vajda and two other team members, saying he wants to find “the winning spark on the court again.” Djokovic said on …


Pablo Carreno Busta beats Tommy Robredo in Estoril; Juan Martin Del Potro withdraws

Top-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta defeated fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo 7-6 (5), 7-5 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Estoril Open. Fifth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro had to withdraw because …


Tommy Haas’ final run at BMW Open ended by Jan-Lennard Struff

Veteran Tommy Haas’ Munich swansong ended in a 6-4, 7-5 defeat to fellow German Jan-Lennard Struff in the second round of the BMW Open. It was the 39-year-old Haas’ last …


Juan Martin Del Potro wins opener at Estoril Open in Portugal

Fifth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro has beaten Yuichi Sugita of Japan 6-1, 6-3 in the first round of the Estoril Open. The former U.S. Open champion hit eight aces and …


Philipp Kohlschreiber gets winning start to bid for 4th Munich title

Defending champion Philipp Kohlschreiber has begun his bid for a fourth BMW Open title with a 6-4, 6-3 defeat of Norwegian wild card Casper Ruud. Kohlschreiber saved two of the …