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UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 11:12 a.m.

Andy Murray back from injury, loses to Nick Kyrgios in 3 sets

Andy Murray won the first set on his return from injury after almost a year away from competitive tennis before Australian Nick Kyrgios rallied to win 2-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5 …

Roger Federer beats Milos Raonic for Stuttgart title, his 18th on grass

Roger Federer defeated Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3) to mark his return from three months off with the Stuttgart Open title on Sunday.

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: Tue., June 5, 2018, 2:32 p.m.

Andy Murray out of Wimbledon tuneup; still hopes to play on grass

Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray says he is “not quite ready to return” from his hip operation and is pulling out of a grass-court tournament in the Netherlands. He says …

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 …

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 …

State boys tennis: Freeman’s Andy Simmerman advances to State 1B/2B/1A semifinals

Roundup of Friday’s prep boys tennis action from across the region.

UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 8:10 p.m.

State girls tennis: Mead’s Katie Kuka advances to fifth/eighth place game

Roundup of Friday’s prep girls tennis action from across the region.

Area roundup: Washington State’s Chandler Teigen moves on in men’s 1,500 meters

Washington State’s Chandler Teigen qualified for Saturday’s quarterfinal in the men’s 1,500 meters during the NCAA West Preliminary track and field meet Thursday in Sacramento, California.

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 …

Area roundup: Community Colleges of Spokane baseball draws tough assignment at conference championships

Community Colleges of Spokane’s baseball team received a daunting task once it qualified for its first Northwest Athletic Conference Championship in 13 years.

Rafael Nadal, Elina Svitolina win Italian Open titles

Rafael Nadal came out on top in a matchup of this year’s top two clay-court players, beating defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 Sunday to win a record-extending eighth …

UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 4:50 p.m.

Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic, will face Alexander Zverev for Rome title

Rafael Nadal is challenged in the first set by Novak Djokovic before pulling away for a 7-6 (4), 6-3 win to reach the Italian Open final. In the women’s final, …

UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 1:53 p.m.

Denis Shapovalov shoots up the rankings with win over Tomas Berdych

Rapidly rising Canadian Denis Shapovalov pulled off another big win, overcoming a slow start in a 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory over 15th-seeded Tomas Berdych in the first round of …