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Novak Djokovic Slam run ends at French; Dominic Thiem vs. Rafael Nadal in final

Novak Djokovic’s 26-match Grand Slam winning streak has ended in the French Open semifinals. The loss comes because he made some odd strategic choices, because the wild weather bothered him …


UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019, 12:39 p.m.

It’s a Barty party: Australian Ash Barty wins 1st major at French Open

Ash Barty defeated Marketa Vondrousova 6-1, 6-3 to win the French Open for her first Grand Slam title. Barty is the first Australian to win the championship at Roland Garros …


Novak Djokovic has tennis history within grasp at the French Open

Novak Djokovic is poised to become only the second man in history to hold all four major titles at once on two separate occasions. Djokovic beat Alexander Zverev 7-5, 6-2, …


Fendrich on Tennis: Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal semifinal in Paris is magnifique

The French Open semifinal between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal comes 15 years after their first match against each other. For tennis’ sake, maybe this won’t be their last meeting …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 8:02 a.m.

Amanda Anisimova, 17, tops ’18 French Open champ Simona Halep in quarters

Seventeen-year-old American Amanda Anisimova has upset defending champion Simona Halep 6-2, 6-4 in the French Open quarterfinals. The 51st-ranked Anisimova’s first Grand Slam semifinal will come against another player making …


An appreciation: French Open bids adieu to its ‘Bullring’

When the French Open ends, its Court No. 1 will bid adieu, too, demolished to make way for a grassy gathering place at Roland Garros. In a sign of the …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 10:09 a.m.

Paris in the springtime? French Open rainout sinks schedule

The second full-day washout at the French Open since 2000 made a mess of the schedule and raised the possibility that the Grand Slam tournament will not finish on time. …


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 12:47 p.m.

Johanna Konta sweeps Sloane Stephens off the court to reach French semis

Johanna Konta produces a remarkably dominant performance against Sloane Stephens in a 6-1, 6-4 victory to become the first British woman to reach the French Open semifinals since Jo Durie …


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 8:52 a.m.

Choreography comes to clay: No replay review at French Open

Leave replay review to other tennis tournaments and other sports. The French Open does things its way and relies on eyes instead of electronics to get officiating calls right. That …


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 12:42 p.m.

Here we go: Just like old times, Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal in France

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will meet again at the French Open. Their matchup in the semifinals will be the sixth time they’ve played each other at Roland Garros. Nadal …


UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019, 1:14 p.m.

Serena Williams bids early adieu at French, like Naomi Osaka before her

Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka are out of the French Open. Williams’ bid for Grand Slam title No. 24 ends with her earliest loss at a major tournament in five …


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 1:15 p.m.

Back on tour in Paris, Roger Federer keeping an eye on the present

Like a rock star back on tour after years away, Roger Federer is playing his greatest hits in Paris: the over-the-shoulder volley winner, the sliced backhand returns, the aces to …


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 12:17 p.m.

All’s well that ends well for No. 1 Naomi Osaka at French Open

Naomi Osaka again got off to a terrible start at the French Open. And the No. 1 seed again prevailed. Osaka went down a set and a break against former …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 12:27 p.m.

‘Super old’ Roger Federer to face ex-contemporary’s son at French Open

Roger Federer’s next opponent at the French Open is the son of someone who was in the field the first time Federer entered the tournament back in 1999. Maybe that’s …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Nadal tops Djokovic for 7th French Open title

Rain or shine, clay or mud, Sunday or Monday, Rafael Nadal rules Roland Garros. The man they call “Rafa” won his record seventh French Open title Monday, returning a day …