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UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 1:17 p.m.

Into 11th Wimbledon final, Roger Federer faces Marin Cilic for 8th title

Roger Federer moved within one victory of his record eighth men’s singles championship at Wimbledon by beating Tomas Berdych in the semifinals. Federer’s 11th final at the All England Club …


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:14 a.m.

Venus Williams gains 9th Wimbledon final, awaits Garbine Muguruza

Venus Williams reached her ninth Wimbledon final and first since 2009 by beating Britain’s Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2. Williams will be trying to win her sixth title at the All …


UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 1:26 p.m.

Former Wimbledon finalists Angelique Kerber, Garbine Muguruza set to meet

Four of the remaining 16 women at Wimbledon have played in a final at the All England Club. One of them is certain to be eliminated in the fourth round. …


UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 10:16 a.m.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands needs surgery after agonizing knee injury

Top-ranked women’s doubles player Bethanie Mattek-Sands needs surgery after dislocating her right kneecap and rupturing her patellar tendon during a singles match at Wimbledon. The 32-year-old American called it one …


Injured Maria Sharapova pulls out of Wimbledon, grass circuit

Five-time major champion Maria Sharapova has pulled out of Wimbledon qualifying because of an injured left thigh. Sharapova says the muscle tear she got at the Italian Open last month …


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 …


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: 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. …


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 …


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.


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 …


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: 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.


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: 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: 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: Thu., May 18, 2017, 3:20 p.m.

Maria Sharapova receives wild card into pre-Wimbledon event

Maria Sharapova has been granted a wild card to play in the pre-Wimbledon tournament in Birmingham. The decision comes two days after she was rejected by the French Open because …