• United Kingdom Jun 6, 2019

    17-Year-Old American Anisimova Beats '18 French Open Champ Halep, Moves to Final Four

    In the latest surprise at a French Open filled with them, defending champion Simona Halep was knocked out in the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-4 loss to 17-year-old American Amanda Anisimova on Thursday. “The pressure was on,” said Halep, saying she felt “nerves, a little bit stressed. … Maybe expectations from myself were big today and maybe I couldn’t handle...

  • Japan Jun 1, 2019

    Serena Williams Joins No. 1 Osaka on Way Out of French Open

    Maybe it was the daunting deficit Serena Williams faced in the French Open’s third round. Maybe it was the way her 20-year-old American opponent, Sofia Kenin, was questioning line calls. Either way, as Williams attempted to start a comeback Saturday with a three-ace game, she followed those big serves with some serious staredowns. Whether it was meant to get herself...

  • President May 28, 2019

    Serena Williams Explains the Meaning Behind Her ‘Queen, Goddess, Mother' Jacket at the French Open

    “Champion,” ”queen,” ”goddess” and “mother.” Those were the words, in French, printed on a black-and-white warmup jacket that Serena Williams wore before her opening match at Roland Garros on Monday. “Those are things that mean a lot to me and reminders for me and for everyone that wants to wear it,” Williams said. “Just remind everyone that they can be...

  • Italy May 26, 2019

    Many Happy Returns for Federer at 1st French Open Since 2015

    Roger Federer entered a refurbished Court Philippe Chatrier for his first French Open match since 2015, greeted by the sun peeking through the clouds and the full-throated support of spectators in their designer sunglasses, straw hats and sweaters tied over their shoulders. Were it permitted, perhaps some ticket-holders would have embraced Federer right then and there, delivering a kiss on...

  • social media Aug 30, 2018

    US Open: Umpire Shouldn't Have Warned Female Player for Shirt Change

    The U.S. Tennis Association acknowledged Wednesday that a chair umpire incorrectly warned French player Alize Cornet for changing her shirt on court at the U.S. Open — the latest example in recent days of ways in which men and women are treated differently in tennis....
    “Of course, I was surprised when I just changed (the) T-shirt really quick, and he gave...

  • chair Aug 27, 2018

    Simona Halep Becomes First No. 1 Seed to Lose 1st US Open Match; Serena Wins

    Some players, like top-ranked Simona Halep, freely acknowledge they don’t deal well with the hustle-and-bustle of the U.S. Open and all it entails. Others, like 44th-ranked Kaia Kanepi, take to the Big Apple and its Grand Slam tournament. Put those two types at opposite ends of a court at Flushing Meadows and watch what can happen: Halep made a quick-as-can-be...

  • President Aug 24, 2018

    French Open Says Serena Williams Can't Wear Her Black Catsuit Anymore

    Serena Williams will no longer be allowed to wear her skin-tight black catsuit at the French Open. The French Tennis Federation president, Bernard Giudicelli, says the tournament that Williams has won three times is introducing a dress code to regulate players’ uniforms because “I think that sometimes we’ve gone too far.” In an interview in Tennis Magazine’s 500th edition, Giudicelli...

  • coach Jun 10, 2018

    Rafael Nadal Wins 11th French Open Title by Beating Dominic Thiem in 3 Sets

    As Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem warmed up before the French Open final, the booming voice of an announcer at Court Philippe Chatrier called out each player’s bona fides. Nadal’s introduction included a year-by-year accounting of every time he’d already won the title at Roland Garros. The crowd responded, initially offering polite applause, then adding their voices, rising into a...

  • player Jun 9, 2018

    Simona Halep Wins French Open, Tops Sloane Stephens

    Simona Halep kept telling everybody who would listen: She was a different player. She was stronger mentally. She wanted so much to finally win a Grand Slam title and was sure that, one day, she would. After three losses in major finals, maybe Halep was trying to convince herself as much as anyone else she actually could do it. Either...

  • player Jun 9, 2018

    Simona Halep Wins French Open, Tops Sloane Stephens

    Simona Halep kept telling everybody who would listen: She was a different player. She was stronger mentally. She wanted so much to finally win a Grand Slam title and was sure that, one day, she would. After three losses in major finals, maybe Halep was trying to convince herself as much as anyone else she actually could do it. Either...

  • California May 29, 2018

    Serena Williams Wins First Grand Slam Since Baby

    For all that has changed in the 16 months since Serena Williams last played in a Grand Slam tournament — she is now married and a mother — so much was familiar about her at the French Open on Tuesday. The fashion statement, this time in the form of a black bodysuit with a red belt that she said made...

  • Paris Jun 10, 2017

    Unseeded Ostapenko Tops Halep at 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 Saturday for the first title of her career. Ostapenko, ranked only 47th and just two days past her 20th birthday, became one of the most unlikely Grand Slam champions in...

  • Instagram May 31, 2017

    French Open Takes Player's Credential for Harassing Reporter

    A French tennis player’s French Open credential was revoked because he grabbed a reporter and kissed her on the neck during a live TV interview at the tournament. The French Tennis Federation announced Tuesday it was punishing 21-year-old qualifier Maxime Hamou “following his inappropriate behavior towards a female journalist” a day earlier, when he lost in the first round at...

  • Switzerland Jun 7, 2015

    Stanislas Wawrinka Tops Novak Djokovic in French Final, Denying Career Slam

    Stan Wawrinka won the French Open by beating No. 1-seeded Novak Djokovic 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in the final Sunday, thwarting Djokovic’s bid to complete a career Grand Slam. The eighth-seeded Wawrinka, so long in the shadow of his Swiss Davis Cup teammate and pal, Roger Federer, collected his second major title after last year’s Australian Open.

  • Switzerland Jun 6, 2015

    Djokovic Tops Murray in 5 Sets to Reach French Open Final

    Moving within one victory of completing a career Grand Slam, Novak Djokovic reached the French Open final by getting past Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 5-7, 6-1 in the resumption of a suspended match.

  • Roger Federer May 31, 2015

    Ana Ivanovic Back to Quarterfinals at French Open

    Former champion Ana Ivanovic returned to the quarterfinals of the French Open for the first time since her triumph at Roland Garros seven years ago after beating ninth-seeded Russian Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 on Sunday.

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