Stories tagged: tennis
Wed., June 7, 2017, 1:29 p.m.
Kei Nishikori’s erratic loss to Andy Murray reflects his French Open
Kei Nishikori’s French Open ended with an appropriately erratic performance against top-ranked Andy Murray in the quarterfinals. The 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (0), 6-1 score and the manner of the defeat …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
Big comeback puts Simona Halep in French Open semi against Karolina Pliskova
Simona Halep was down by a set and two breaks before coming all the way back to beat Elina Svitolina to reach the French Open semifinals for the second time. …
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
’16 champ Novak Djokovic in ‘whole new situation’ after Paris loss
Novak Djokovic faces plenty of questions about where he goes from here after his French Open title defense ended with a straight-set loss to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals. Djokovic …
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
Unseeded Latvian teen Ostapenko into 1st Slam semi at French
Unseeded 19-year-old Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia beat former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 at the French Open to reach her first Grand Slam semifinal. Ostapenko will face No. …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
French Open up for grabs for women; Andy Murray, top men in quarterfinals
For all of the tumult in the French Open women’s draw and the unfamiliar names filling the quarterfinal slots, the men’s tournament has been much more about the usual suspects: …
Sun., June 4, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Rafael Nadal through to quarterfinals at French Open
Rafael Nadal eased into his record-equaling 11th quarterfinal at the French Open by swatting aside Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday. The nine-time champion matched Roger Federer’s Open …
Sun., June 4, 2017, 5:59 p.m.
Venus Williams out; French Open to have 1st-time Slam champ
There will be a first-time Grand Slam champion at the French Open. And there’s a week left in the tournament to figure out which of the 12 women still around …
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
Andy Murray ousts Juan Martin del Potro and his ‘very manly grunt’ at French Open
Andy Murray benefited from a key double-fault by Juan Martin del Potro in the opening tiebreaker and then looked more and more like the No. 1 player that he is …
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
All so difficult for Novak Djokovic, easy for Rafael Nadal at French Open
Novak Djokovic got into an argument with the chair umpire and dealt with a big deficit before winning in five sets at the French Open. Rafael Nadal had a much …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
Bothered by wrist, 12th-seeded Madison Keys of U.S. loses in Paris
American Madison Keys was upset at the French Open by a woman ranked 290th. The 12th-seeded Keys was bothered by her surgically repaired left wrist.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 9:25 a.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Martina Navratilova says Margaret Court is a “homophobe”
Martina Navratilova has written an open letter criticizing Margaret Court’s comments about same-sex marriage and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. She is recommending that tennis officials rename the …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
‘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 …
Mon., May 29, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
Comfortable wins for Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal at French Open
Back on the court where he completed his career Grand Slam, Novak Djokovic showed no sign of the crisis of confidence that has affected his game since winning the French …
Mon., May 29, 2017, 10 p.m.
With Andre Agassi along for a bit, Novak Djokovic opens defense in Paris
If Novak Djokovic was hoping to take a little pressure and attention off himself after some rough results, he might very well have found the perfect way to do that …
Sun., May 28, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
No. 1 seed Angelique Kerber falls at French Open
A French Open already missing Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova is now without No. 1-ranked Angelique Kerber, too, lending even more of a feeling that the women’s championship is anyone’s …
Fri., May 26, 2017, 6:15 a.m.
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 …
Fri., May 26, 2017, 6:14 a.m.
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. …
Fri., May 26, 2017, 3:54 a.m.
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 …
Thu., May 25, 2017, 4:06 p.m.
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 …
Thu., May 25, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
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 …
Thu., May 25, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
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 …
Thu., May 25, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
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 …
Thu., May 25, 2017, 4 p.m.
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 …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
Prep state tennis: Lewis and Clark’s Kyle Fager enters 4A play as boys singles favorite
If past results are an indication of future success, Kyle Fager has to be considered a favorite in the State 4A boys tennis tournament that gets underway Friday morning at …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 6:07 p.m.
Alexander Zverev upends Novak Djokovic to win Italian Open
Alexander Zverev signaled his anticipated arrival among the tennis elite by defeating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 Sunday to win the Italian Open.
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 …