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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 …

UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Area roundup: Local runners Andrew Gardner, Tanner Anderson place second at Pac-12 Championships

Distance runners with local connections produced runner-up finishes Saturday during the opening day of the Pac-12 Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Stanford, California.

UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Area roundup: Eastern Washington sprinters thrive at Big Sky Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Eastern Washington senior Rebecca Tarbert won the women’s 100-meter run and EWU’s men captured the 400 relay as the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships wrapped up in …

UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 2:54 p.m.

Rafael Nadal loses to Dominic Thiem in Madrid, first loss on clay in 1 year

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has lost to Dominic Thiem 7-5, 6-3 in the Madrid Open quarterfinals. It’s Nadal’s first loss on clay after 21 straight wins. Nadal hadn’t lost a single …

UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 2:49 p.m.

Rafael Nadal breaks John McEnroe’s mark of straight sets won on surface

Rafael Nadal has broken John McEnroe’s record of 49 straight sets won on the same surface after beating Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-4 in the third round of the Madrid Open …

UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 2:31 p.m.

Novak Djokovic loses to Kyle Edmund in Madrid Open; Rafael Nadal advances

Novak Djokovic has added another early elimination to his disappointing season. The 12-time Grand Slam champion lost to Kyle Edmund 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 in the second round of the Madrid …

Fabio Fognini, Gael Monfils, Yuichi Sugita eliminated in 1st round in Munich

Fifth-seeded Fabio Fognini lost to Italian compatriot Marco Cecchinato on a day of upsets at the Munich Open. The seventh-seeded Gael Monfils also lost in three sets to Mirza Basic …

2nd-seeded Petra Kvitova makes 2nd round of Prague Open

Second-seeded Petra Kvitova eased past fellow Czech Tereza Smitkova 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the second round of the Prague Open on Tuesday. The 10th-ranked Kvitova who plays the Prague …

Karolina Pliskova beats CoCoVandeweghe 7-6, 6-4 to win Stuttgart Open

Karolina Pliskova ended CoCo Vandeweghe’s brilliant week with a 7-6 (2), 6-4 win in the Stuttgart Open final on Sunday.

Rafael Nadal wins 11th Barcelona title, secures No. 1 ranking

Rafael Nadal extended his dominance on clay with a 6-2, 6-1 win over 19-year-old Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday to win his 11th Barcelona Open title.

UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Area roundup: Idaho men’s, women’s tennis win Big Sky championships

Marianna Petrei completed an unbeaten run through the Big Sky Conference women’s tennis championships to lead Idaho to a 4-2 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday in Phoenix.