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French Open says ‘Non!’ to Serena Williams’ black catsuit

Serena Williams will no longer be allowed to wear her skin-tight black catsuit at the French Open. The French Tennis Federation president, Bernard Giudicelli, says the tournament that Williams has …


Rafael Nadal wins 11th French Open title by beating Dominic Thiem in 3 sets

Nadal won his record-extending 11th championship at the French Open on Sunday, overcoming a late problem with a finger on his racket-swinging hand and displaying his foe-rattling best for a …


French pair Mahut-Herbert wins French Open men’s doubles

Once again, Nicolas Mahut fell on his back on the red clay of Roland Garros. But this time it was to celebrate a joyful moment, and not because his doubles …


Sloane Stephens’ 1st loss in any final comes at French Open

Sloane Stephens was 6-0 in tournament finals until letting a lead slip away and finishing as the runner-up to Simona Halep at the French Open. A year ago at this …


‘A little hope’: Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem in French Open final

The only man to beat Rafael Nadal on clay this year was Dominic Thiem. And the only man to beat Nadal on clay last year was Thiem. So if anyone …


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 11:54 a.m.

4th time’s the charm: Simona Halep tops Sloane Stephens to win French Open

Simona Halep now has a Grand Slam title to go with her No. 1 ranking. She came back to beat No. 10 Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the French …


Rafael Nadal into 11th French Open semi; Juan Martin del Potro in 1st since ’09

Rafael Nadal turned things around with the help of two rain delays and came back to beat Diego Schwartzman in four sets in the French Open quarterfinals. Next up for …


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 12:36 p.m.

Sloane Stephens eyes 2nd Slam title, Simona Halep 1st in French Open final

No. 1 Simona Halep of Romania will face No. 10 Sloane Stephens of the US in the French Open women’s final after each won in straight sets to get there. …


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 11:12 a.m.

Garbine Muguruza, Simona Halep set up French Open semifinal; Rafael Nadal in limbo

Garbine Muguruza overwhelmed Maria Sharapova in the French Open quarterfinals and won 6-2, 6-1. Simona Halep needed to work a lot harder for her three-set comeback victory over Angelique Kerber. …


Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys to reprise U.S. Open final in French Open semis

Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys moved into the first all-American women’s semifinal at the French Open since 2002 with straight-set victories. The good friends’ meeting in Paris will be a …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 1:22 p.m.

Novak Djokovic stunned by 72nd-ranked Marco Cecchinato at French Open

Novak Djokovic was stunned in the French Open quarterfinals by a man who never won a Grand Slam match until last week and once was handed a match-fixing suspension later …


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 11:39 a.m.

Serena Williams out of French Open before Sharapova match

Serena Williams pulled out of the French Open less than an hour before she was supposed to face Maria Sharapova in a fourth-round showdown Monday, the most-anticipated match of the …


American pals Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys both reach first French Open QF

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.


UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 2:15 p.m.

Get ready for Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova in 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, …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 12:35 p.m.

Pondering lunch, Sascha Zverev saves match point in Paris

Second-seeded Alexander Zverev faced a match point in the French Open’s third round but he stayed steady and did not worry about his past Grand Slam failures. He won a …


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 2:23 p.m.

Call it a comeback: Serena Williams to 3rd round at French Open

Serena Williams produced quite a comeback at the French Open. After trailing by a set and a break, the 23-time Grand Slam champion erased the deficit and beat 17th-seeded Ashleigh …


Serena Williams launches fashion collection of her own

Serena Williams has launched a fashion collection soon after participating in her first major tennis tournament in 16 months, dressed in a black “warrior princess” catsuit, no less.


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 12:15 p.m.

Novak Djokovic discusses lack of confidence after French Open win

Novak Djokovic has won 12 major championships and the career Grand Slam and has been ranked No. 1. Yet he still finds himself searching for self-confidence these days despite all …


Way to go, Mom: In Paris, Serena Williams wins Slam return

For all that has changed in the 16 months since Serena Williams last played in a Grand Slam tournament – she is now married and a mother – so much …


UPDATED: Mon., May 28, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Unlike Novak Djokovic, past French Open champ Stan Wawrinka loses early

Like Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka is a past French Open champion still working his way back into form after surgery.


UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018, 5:15 p.m.

Took one day to guarantee first-time French Open finalist

A year after stunning the tennis world by winning the French Open for her initial tour-level title, Jelena Ostapenko is again in rare company: a first-round loser as the defending …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 3:47 p.m.

Williams sisters to team up in doubles at French Open

Two-time champions Serena and Venus Williams will compete in doubles at the French Open. The American sisters were handed a wild-card entry on Thursday into the tournament they won together …


Rafael Nadal crushes Stan Wawrinka to win historic 10th French Open title

King of clay Rafael Nadal hammered Stan Wawrinka, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1, to earn an unprecedented 10th title at the French Open on Sunday.


Rafael Nadal’s no good with numbers? He seeks No. 10 at French Open

Rafael Nadal can win a record 10th French Open title if he beats 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka in the final. Nadal is 9-0 in finals at Roland Garros. Wawrinka is …


Rafael Nadal just 1 step away from ‘La Decima’ in Paris

According to his longtime coach, Rafael Nadal did not play very well in his French Open semifinal. Yet the nine-time Roland Garros champion dispatched up-and-coming Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 …


Ryan Harrison, Michael Venus win French Open doubles title

Michael Venus has been like an older brother to Ryan Harrison, and the American says that makes their French Open doubles title even more special. Harrison and Venus, who is …


Simona Halep misses another chance to win Grand Slam title

Simona Halep looked to be on the verge of claiming her first Grand Slam title as well as the No. 1 spot. Then it all fell apart.


UPDATED: Sat., June 10, 2017, 11:17 a.m.

Unseeded, just 20, Jelena Ostapenko wins French Open for 1st title

Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia used bold strokes and an unbending will to come back and stun No. 3 Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in an enthralling French Open final …


UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 6:33 p.m.

‘Stan the Man’ vs. 9-time champ Nadal in French Open final

Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal will face 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka in the final. Wawrinka came back to beat No. 1-ranked Andy Murray 6-7 (6), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (3), …


UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 1:14 p.m.

Out-of-nowhere Jelena Ostapenko to face Simona Halep for French Open title

Jelena Ostapenko is the first unseeded woman since 1983 to reach the French Open final. She used big and bold groundstrokes to end points quickly on the way to beating …