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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 …


Maria Sharapova says she’ll ‘rise up again’ after French Open snub

Maria Sharapova is vowing to “rise up again,” a day after she was denied a wild-card entry for the French Open. Sharapova recently returned to the tour after serving a …


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:53 a.m.

Rafael Nadal extends winning streak to 16 when Nicolas Almagro retires

Rafael Nadal’s winning streak was extended to 16 matches when Nicolas Almagro retired in the first set at the Italian Open. Nadal was leading 3-0, 15-30 when Almagro bent over …


Howard Fendrich: Maria Sharapova’s French ‘ban’ raises question

Maria Sharapova was not invited to play in the French Open, even though her drug suspension is over. It is up to individual tournaments to decide whether or not to …


UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 3:44 p.m.

After loss in Rome, Andy Murray looks to regroup for Paris

Defending champion Andy Murray is eliminated by local favorite Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-4 before a raucous crowd in his opening match at the Italian Open. Maria Sharapova retires with a …


UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 5:14 p.m.

Maria Sharapova’s popularity doesn’t earn a French Open wild card

Two-time champion Maria Sharapova has missed out on a wild-card entry for the French Open because of her doping ban. Announcing the decision on a live Facebook broadcast, French Tennis …


UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017, 3:33 p.m.

Rafael Nadal snaps winless streak vs Novak Djokovic to reach Madrid final

Rafael Nadal ends his seven-match winless streak against Novak Djokovic with a 6-2, 6-4 win that puts him in the final of the Madrid Open again. Nadal overpowers Djokovic from …


Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal advance to 3rd round in Madrid Open

Defending champion Novak Djokovic has recovered from a 3-0 deficit in the third set to defeat Nicolas Almagro 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 and reach the third round at the Madrid Open. …


UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 5:31 p.m.

Karolina Pliskova struggles to win Madrid Open opener

Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova struggled to beat Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-2 in the first round of the Madrid Open on Saturday. Pliskova was up 5-2 in the …


Mona Barthel wins Prague Open for 4th WTA title

Qualifier Mona Barthel rallied to win the Prague Open on Saturday. The German beat unseeded Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic 2-6, 7-5, 6-2. Barthel broke Pliskova for a 4-2 …


Defending champion Lucie Safarova withdraws from Prague Open

Defending champion Lucie Safarova withdrew from the Prague Open ahead of her second-round match against Kristyna Pliskova because of illness. Organizers said she was ill before the tournament and her …


Recovering from knife attack, Petra Kvitova back at practice

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is back at practice, less than six months after being attacked by a knife-wielding intruder. Kvitova posted on Instagram a photo of herself swinging a …