• Defending champ Barbora Krejcikova falls at French Open

    Defending women’s singles champion and No. 2 seed Barbora Krejcikova lost in the first round of the French Open on Monday to 97th-ranked Diane Parry, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 in two hours, eight minutes. Krejcikova and Naomi Osaka, a four-time Grand Slam champion, were both eliminated in a surprising opening round at Roland Garros. Both women […]

  • French Open over for Naomi Osaka, Wimbledon in doubt

    Naomi Osaka lost her first-round match to Amanda Anisimova 7-5, 6-4 at Roland Garros on Monday and might opt out of Wimbledon. Osaka, a four-time Grand Slam winner, is dealing with an Achilles injury and withdrew from the Italian Open tuneup before deciding to stick with the French Open in Paris. Monday’s match lasted just […]

  • Rafael Nadal wins French opener for 299th Grand Slam win

    Rafael Nadal breezed past Australian Jordan Thompson 6-2, 6-2, 6-2 as the Spaniard began his quest for a 14th French Open championship on Monday in Paris. The win was the 299th in a Grand Slam match for Nadal, who will join contemporaries Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic with 300 following his next victory. And it […]

  • Magda Linette, Kaia Kanepi score big French Open upsets

    Magda Linette of Poland and Kaia Kanepi of Estonia recorded impressive comeback victories over top-10 seeds Sunday on the first day of the French Open in Paris. Linette notched a 3-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5 victory over sixth-seeded Ons Jabeur of Tunisia, while Kanepi registered a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over 10th-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain. […]

  • Felix Auger-Aliassime rallies to advance at French Open

    Felix Auger-Aliassime overcame a two-set deficit to defeat Peruvian qualifier Juan Pablo Varillas 2-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday in the first round of the French Open in Paris. Seeded ninth in the tournament, Auger-Aliassime overcame a sluggish start to win all 12 of his first-serve points in the fourth set. The 21-year-old Canadian […]

  • WTA roundup: Martina Trevisan wins first title in Rabat

    Unseeded Italian Martina Trevisan crushed Claire Liu 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday to capture her maiden WTA Tour title at the Morocco Open in Rabat. Trevisan, 28, saved nine of 10 break points during a 92-minute match that pitted the world’s No. 85-ranked player against Liu, an American who is ranked No. 92. The clay-court WTA […]

  • ATP roundup: Top seed Cameron Norrie wins Lyon title

    Top-seeded Cameron Norrie of Great Britain outlasted Slovakia’s Alex Molcan 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-1 to claim his second ATP Tour title of the season Saturday at the Lyon Open in France. Norrie, who won Florida’s Delray Beach Open in February, failed to convert two match points on the unseeded Molcan’s serve in the second set. […]

  • Naomi Osaka returns to Roland Garros

    Four-time Gland Slam champion Naomi Osaka is back in Paris a year after withdrawing from the French Open to deal with her mental well-being and stepping away from tennis. A year ago, the former world No. 1 declined to talk to the media after her first-round victory, citing “huge waves of anxiety” talking to the […]

  • WTA roundup: Kaja Juvan reaches first final in Strasbourg

    Unseeded Slovenian Kaja Juvan upset No. 1 seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic on Friday to advance to her first WTA final at the Internationaux de Strasbourg in France. Juvan, ranked No. 81 in the world, converted all four of her break chances in a 6-2, 7-5 victory against her eighth-ranked opponent. Juvan won […]

  • Tours won’t award ranking points for Wimbledon due to Russia/Belarus ban

    The two major tours announced Friday that they will not award player ranking points for Wimbledon this year due to the All England Club’s ban on players from Russia and Belarus. The All England Club previously announced players from the two countries could not play in the Grand Slam event this year due to Russia’s […]

  • ATP roundup: Casper Ruud to seek another clay-court title in Geneva

    Casper Ruud moved a step closer to repeating as champion of the Gonet Geneva Open, defeating Reilly Opelka 7-6 (2), 7-5 on Friday to qualify for the finals. Ruud, the second seed, handled the fourth-seeded Opelka, despite 12 aces from the American. Ruud, from Norway, moved to 4-0 on his career against Opelka. During the […]

  • Iga Swiatek, defending champ Barbora Krejcikova draw top seeds at French Open

    World No. 1 Iga Swiatek of Poland is the top seed at the French Open, which begins Sunday. She has won 28 straight matches and is coming off consecutive victories at Rome, Stuttgart, Miami, Indian Wells and Doha. Defending champion Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic was revealed as the No. 2 seed in the […]

  • WTA roundup: Angelique Kerber reaches first clay semi since ’16

    No. 2 seed Angelique Kerber of Germany advanced to her first semifinal on clay since 2016 with a three-set win against No. 8 Magda Linette of Poland on Thursday at the Internationaux de Strasbourg in France. Kerber converted four of nine break points in a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 victory in two hours and 11 minutes. […]

  • ATP roundup: Casper Ruud to meet Reilly Opelka in Geneva semis

    Defending champion Casper Ruud of Norway won points on 90 percent of his first serves on his way to defeating Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-4, 7-6 (3) Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Gonet Geneva Open in Switzerland. It was the first-ever match between the second-seeded Ruud and Kokkinakis. Ruud is seeking the seventh clay-court victory […]

  • Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal on French Open quarterfinal collision course

    The men’s side of the French Open is full of potentially intriguing matchups, but none bigger than a prospective quarterfinal clash between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. The draw for the French Open, which begins Sunday, was held Thursday in Paris. As expected, world No. 1 Djokovic is the top seed, followed by Daniil Medvedev, […]

  • ATP roundup: Ilya Ivashka upsets Denis Shapovalov in Geneva

    Ilya Ivashka of Belarus converted 77.9 percent of his first-serve points while recording a 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-3 upset of third-seeded Canadian Denis Shapovalov on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Gonet Geneva Open in Switzerland. Ivashka had just four aces to Shapovalov’s nine. But he jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the […]

  • WTA roundup: Martina Trevisan upsets Garbine Muguruza

    Martina Trevisan of Italy converted six of nine break points en route to a solid 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory over top-seeded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza in second-round play at the Morocco Open at Rabat, Morocco. Trevisan lost nine of the first 12 games before beginning a sterling turnaround that saw her win 11 of the final […]

  • Richard Gasquet upsets top-seeded Daniil Medvedev in Geneva

    Frenchman Richard Gasquet upset top-seeded Daniil Medvedev of Russia in straight sets, surviving a second-set tiebreaker in the process, in a round of 16 match at the Geneva Open in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday. Gasquet, who is ranked 75th in the world, knocked off the second-ranked Medvedev, who is in the tourney as a wild […]

  • WTA roundup: Ekaterina Makarova notches upset in Strasbourg

    Ekaterina Makarova of Russia recovered from a tough opening set to produce a 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Romania’s Sorana Cirstea on Tuesday in the first round of the Internationaux de Strasbourg in France. The third-seeded Cirstea saved five of 10 break points but was outplayed over the last two sets. Makarova won despite five […]

  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (knee) will miss rest of season

    Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, a 2021 French Open finalist, said Tuesday that she will miss this year’s tournament at Roland Garros and the rest of the 2022 season due to a knee injury. Pavlyuchenkova, who turns 31 in July, said she has been bothered by knee pain all season. She missed more than two months after the […]

  • WTA roundup: Sloane Stephens bounced in France

    Sixth-seeded Sloane Stephens was upset Monday in the first round of the Internationaux de Strasbourg by the 306th-ranked player in the world. Nefisa Berberovic of Bosnia-Herzegovina lost the first set but rallied to defeat Stephens 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 in one hour, 54 minutes in Strasbourg, France. Stephens is ranked No. 53 in the world. Top-seeded […]

  • ATP Roundup: Federico Delbonis wins first-round match

    Seventh-seeded Federico Delbonis of Argentina advanced to the Round of 16 in the Geneva Open on Monday, defeating Lithuanian wild-card Ricardas Berankis, 6-4, 6-4 on a light day in Geneva, Switzerland. Italian qualifier Marco Cecchinato advanced with a 6-3, 6-4 decision over Dominic Thiem of Austria, and American Marcos Giron came up short in three […]

  • Gael Monfils (foot) withdraws from Lyon, French Open

    Gael Monfils needs surgery for a right foot injury and will miss the upcoming French Open. The 35-year-old Frenchman withdrew Monday from the ongoing tournament in Lyon and from the grand-slam event at Roland Garros, which starts Sunday in Paris. “Hi all, I regret to inform you that I am forced to withdraw from Open […]

  • WTA roundup: Iga Swiatek claims title in Rome, extends streak to 28

    World No. 1 and top-seeded Iga Swiatek continued her winning ways on Sunday, defeating No. 9 seed Ons Jabeur 6-2, 6-2 in the final of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. The 20-year-old from Poland captured her fifth straight WTA Tour final in winning her 28th consecutive match overall. Swiatek joined Serena Williams in becoming […]

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