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Murray into first semifinal since 2017 French Open

Oct 19, 2019 - 2:29 PM

Andy Murray is two wins away from his first title since the Dubai Open in 2017

RECOVERY. Andy Murray continues to work his way back to top form following a major hip surgery earlier this year. File photo by Greg Wood/AFP


Federer to play French Open next year

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Roger Federer says he needs 'some time away' from tennis but promises to see action in the French Open

FAMILY FIRST. Roger Federer says family will be his priority in the next few months. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Ashleigh Barty: From quitting tennis to world No. 1

Jun 24, 2019 - 1:45 PM

Following a brief stint as a professional cricketer, the Australian works her way back to tennis form and rises to the summit of the rankings

CLIMB TO THE TOP. Ashleigh Barty becomes the Australia's first women's world No. 1 since 1976. Photo from WTA's Twitter account (@WTA)


French Open triumph propels Barty to world No. 2

Jun 10, 2019 - 11:32 PM

Naomi Osaka narrowly retains the top spot as Ashleigh Barty jumps 6 places by ruling at Roland Garros

MAIDEN. Ashleigh Barty captures her first Grand Slam title. Photo from Roland Garros' Twitter account (@rolandgarros)


Thiem 'closer' to 'dream' Grand Slam title

Jun 10, 2019 - 4:49 PM

Dominic Thiem has been beaten by Rafael Nadal for back-to-back years in the French Open final

BOUNCE BACK. Dominic Thiem says he will try again next year to capture the French Open title. Photo from Roland Garros' Twitter account (@rolandgarros)


I was almost down and out before French Open triumph, says Nadal

Jun 10, 2019 - 12:14 PM

The Spaniard captures a record-extending 12th French Open title and seizes his 18th Grand Slam crown

STILL HUMAN. Rafael Nadal says that his troubled season leading up to the French Open had left him facing new fears about his ability to defend his title. Photo from Roland Garros' Twitter account (@rolandgarros)


Nadal tells Thiem: 'You'll win it one day'

Jun 10, 2019 - 1:57 AM

For the second straight time, Thiem falls prey to Nadal in the French Open final

I'LL BE BACK. Dominic Thiem (right) says he will try again after getting beaten by Rafael Nadal for the French Open crown. Photo from Roland Garros' Twitter account (@rolandgarros)


History man Nadal cruises to 12th French Open title

Jun 10, 2019 - 1:02 AM

Capturing his 18th Grand Slam crown, the Spanish great is now just two behind the all-time record of 20 majors set by old rival Roger Federer

LEGEND. Since 2005, there were only 3 times Rafael Nadal did not win the French Open title. Photo from Roland Garros' Twitter account (@rolandgarros)


Barty ends Australia's 46-year wait for French Open title

Jun 09, 2019 - 1:56 PM

The 23-year-old will rise to world No. 2 and will be the best-ranked Australian woman since 1976

HISTORIC. Ashleigh Barty dominates Marketa Vondrousova for her first Grand Slam title. Photo from Roland Garros' Twitter account (@rolandgarros)


'Incredible' dream: Nadal faces Thiem for 12th French Open title

Jun 09, 2019 - 11:50 AM

Written off numerous times in his career, the Spanish great continues to showcase his mastery as he guns for a record-extending Roland Garros crown

REMATCH. Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem clash again in the French Open final. Photo from Roland Garros' Twitter account (@rolandgarros)


Thiem ends Djokovic history bid, faces Nadal for French Open title

Jun 09, 2019 - 6:13 AM

Austrian Dominic Thiem upsets world No. 1 Novak Djokovic to set up a final showdown against defending champion Rafael Nadal

GRUELING. Austria's Dominic Thiem (right) and Serbia's Novak Djokovic shake hands at the end of their grueling semifinal match played over two days. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Federer won't rule out 2020 Roland Garros return

Jun 08, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Despite suffering his worst Grand Slam loss in 11 years, Roger Federer says he might just come back for another clay court season

TOUGH RIVAL. Roger Federer admits there's no one who plays like Rafael Nadal on clay. Photo by William West/AFP

Nadal hands Federer worst Slam loss in 11 years to reach French Open final

Jun 07, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Delivering a masterful performance, Rafael Nadal easily disposes of long-time rival Roger Federer to reach his 12th final at Roland Garros

BLOCKBUSTER DUEL. Rafael Nadal (right) hugs fellow tennis great Roger Federer after winning their men's semifinal showdown. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Nadal braces for 'trouble' in Federer showdown

Jun 07, 2019 - 5:31 PM

Defending champion Rafael Nadal may be a heavy favorite but the Spanish star expects rejuvenated rival Roger Federer to 'play aggressive'

Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Djokovic embracing history and Thiem's 'Ringo Starr' threat

Jun 07, 2019 - 11:31 AM

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic faces an 'unheralded' Dominic Thiem in the French Open semifinals

Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Germany's Alexander Zverev during their men's singles quarter-final match on day twelve of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 6, 2019. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

Federer dreaming of toppling Nadal: 'There's always a chance'

Jun 06, 2019 - 1:24 PM

Despite losing all 5 of his French Open meetings against Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer still holds hope that he can achieve another milestone

UNDERDOG. Roger Federer braces for another tough semifinal duel against Rafael Nadal. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Federer, Nadal clash in French Open semis blockbuster

Jun 05, 2019 - 9:45 AM

Rafael Nadal holds a phenomenal 91-2 record at Roland Garros, including a 5-0 stranglehold over Roger Federer

STAR-STUDDED SEMIS. Roger Federer (left) may have 3 more Grand Slam singles titles over Rafael Nadal, but the Spanish clay specialist remains favored to advance. File photos by Glyn Kirk (Federer) and Oli Scarff (Nadal)

Nadal, Federer one match away from dream Roland-Garros duel

Jun 04, 2019 - 1:41 PM

Nadal faces Nishikori while Federer battles Swiss compatriot Wawrinka in the 2019 Roland-Garros quarterfinals

DREAM DUEL. Roger Federer (left) and Rafael Nadal are the favorites to advance to the 2019 French Open semis. File photos by Glyn Kirk (Federer) and Oli Scarff (Nadal)

Thiem 'forgets' Serena incident, hits 'tweener' past Monfils

Jun 04, 2019 - 11:05 AM

'So I think it was a little bit (of a) mistake of her, mistake of the officials, but as I said, it's forgotten,' says Thiem

TWEENER. Dominic Thiem flashes his skills in scoring a tweener past Gael Monfils. Photo from Roland-Garros Twitter

Djokovic powers into record 10th straight French Open quarterfinal

Jun 03, 2019 - 10:54 PM

The world No. 1 keeps alive his bid to hold all 4 Grand Slam titles simultaneously for the second time

PERENNIAL CONTENDER. Novak Djokovic becomes the first player to reach the French Open quarterfinals for the 10th straight time. Photo from Roland Garros' Twitter account (@rolandgarros)


Thiem blasts Serena 'bad personality' in French Open press conference row

Jun 03, 2019 - 3:08 PM

The Austrian is booted out of his own press conference so that organizers could accommodate the American star

FRUSTRATED. Dominic Thiem says every player needs to wait for their turn on press conferences. Photos from Roland Garros' Twitter account (@rolandgarros)


Nadal racks up 90th French Open win after 'impossible' Paris career

Jun 03, 2019 - 10:16 AM

The 11-time champion barges into the Roland Garros quarterfinals for the 13th time

LIKE FINE WINE. Turning 33, Rafael Nadal defies the belief that he would end his career earlier. Photo from Roland Garros' Twitter account (@rolandgarros)


Federer eases into 12th French Open quarterfinal

Jun 02, 2019 - 10:50 PM

At 37, Roger Federer becomes the oldest man in 28 years to make the last 8 of a Grand Slam

READY. Roger Federer says he has been ‘prepared for the worst scenario.’ Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Thiem rages at press conference eviction for Serena

Jun 02, 2019 - 2:04 PM

'I have to leave the room because she's coming. What the hell, I don't care,' says Austrian star Dominic Thiem after getting kicked out of his media conference to give way to Serena Williams

Austria's Dominic Thiem returns the ball to Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik during their men's singles second round match on day five of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on May 30, 2019. (Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP)

Serena's Slam history bid halted in Roland Garros shock

Jun 02, 2019 - 9:46 AM

Booted out by 20-year-old Sofia Kenin, Serena Williams suffers her earliest Grand Slam exit since 2014

UPSET. Three-time French Open champion Serena Williams falls short again in her bid to equal Margaret Court's record of 24 majors. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

World No. 1 Osaka's Paris dream shattered by Siniakova

Jun 02, 2019 - 8:19 AM

Naomi Osaka crashes out of Roland Garros as Novak Djokovic cruises into the fourth round

OUSTED. Naomi Osaka’s hopes of winning a third successive Grand Slam comes to an end. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Nadal into last 16 on 10th anniversary of Soderling shock

Jun 01, 2019 - 11:15 AM

Reigning champion Rafael Nadal advances to the French Open round of 16, exactly 10 years since his shock 2009 exit to Robin Soderling

INCREDIBLE. Clay specialist Rafael Nadal disposes of David Goffin to prop up his phenomenal Roland Garros win-loss record to 89-2. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Nostalgic Federer marks 'impressive' 400th Grand Slam match record

Jun 01, 2019 - 10:19 AM

'I feel that my 20 years on the tour went too fast,' says Roger Federer after becoming the first player to contest 400 Grand Slam matches

LEGEND. The 37-year-old Roger Federer bids to become the oldest men's Grand Slam champion of all time. Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

'Everything feels harder' for Serena despite Roland Garros progress

May 31, 2019 - 6:52 PM

Serena Williams aims to power through her bid for a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title despite going through a 'tough year'

BATTLING ON. Serena Williams vies for a last 16 spot against fellow American Sofia Kenin. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Generation game: Federer to face son of 1999 French Open rival

May 30, 2019 - 9:24 AM

Roger Federer sets up a clash with Norway's Casper Rudd, who was just 5 months old when the Swiss star debuted in Roland Garros

ON TO THE NEXT. Roger Federer reaches the third round of Roland Garros for the 15th time. Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

Nadal powers on in Paris, Tsitsipas battles through

May 30, 2019 - 12:06 AM

Rafael Nadal dispatches German qualifier Yannick Maden to up his Roland Garros win-loss record to an incredible 88-2

CRUISING. Everything continues to go as planned for Rafael Nadal as the clay king advances to the last 32. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

'Never been so nervous,' says Osaka after French Open escape

May 29, 2019 - 4:19 PM

World No. 1 Naomi Osaka comes within a whisker of becoming just the second top seed to lose in the first round in Paris in the modern era

SCARE. Naomi Osaka survives a 'bagel' and avoids a catastrophic Roland Garros exit. Photo by Philippe Lopez/ AFP

'I can make history again': Novak eyeing second 'Djoko Slam'

May 28, 2019 - 11:47 AM

The Serbian is one of only 3 men, along with Don Budge and Rod Laver, to have won 4 straight Slam tournaments

'DJOKO SLAM'. Novak Djokovic is on course to copping all 4 Grand Slam titles like his feat in 2016. Photo from Roland Garros Twitter

'Being Serena is a lot to carry': Williams struggles to 800th victory

May 28, 2019 - 8:52 AM

'It was just to remind everyone that they can be champions and are queens. So I love that about it,' says Serena of her 2019 dress and cape

BEING SERENA. Serena Williams wants to remind women that they are queens in whatever role they take. Photo from Roland Garros Twitter

Nadal opens French Open title defense with easy victory

May 27, 2019 - 11:15 PM

The Spanish great dominates Yannick Hanfmann to start his bid for a record-extending 12th title

MORE TITLES. Rafael Nadal seeks for his 18th Grand Slam crown. File photo Christophe Simon/AFP


'Frustrated' Wozniacki says opponent got 'lucky' after French Open loss

May 27, 2019 - 9:03 PM

The former world No. 1 crashes out of the opening round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in 3 years

BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD. Caroline Wozniacki says she will now focus on turning the season around. File photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP


Russian teen Potapova ends 'idol' Kerber Grand Slam bid

May 27, 2019 - 12:39 PM

Playing in the main draw of the tournament for the first time in her young career, the 18-year-old claims her first-ever victory over a top-10 player

QUEEN SLAYER. Anastasia Potapova pulls off a massive upset early in the French Open. Photo from Roland-Garros' Twitter account (@rolandgorras)


'Outsider' Federer delighted to have ended four-year French Open exile

May 27, 2019 - 11:57 AM

It is as if the Swiss great had never been away as he swept into victory for his 60th successive first round win at a Grand Slam

BACK AT IT. Roger Federer plays his first French Open match since losing in the quarterfinals in 2015. Photo from Roland-Garros' Twitter account (@rolandgarros)


Grand Slam clock ticking for weary Serena

May 26, 2019 - 9:23 AM

Amid doubts over her match fitness, Serena Williams continues to chase the all-time record of 24 Grand Slams

STILL POSITIVE. Serena Williams heads into the French Open with a winning mindset despite admitting it hasn’t been easy the past months. Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP

Federer plays down title chances on Roland Garros return

May 25, 2019 - 2:24 PM

Seeing action in the French Open for the first time in 4 years, Roger Federer heads into the tournament as a dark horse

Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Nadal, Federer on French Open collision course

May 24, 2019 - 2:51 PM

Rafael Nadal chases a 12th title in Paris as Roger Federer returns to the tournament for the first time since 2015

RIVALS. Roger Federer bids to become the oldest Grand Slam title winner as Rafael Nadal vies to sustain his dominance on clay. Photo by Michal Cizek/AFP

Nadal can't wait to return to new-look Roland Garros

May 20, 2019 - 5:18 PM

The 17-time Grand Slam winner is coming off a rousing Italian Open final win over world No. 1 Novak Djokovic to clinch a record 34th Masters

CLAY KING. Novak Djokovic looks to stretch his French Open title tally to 12. File photo by Josep Lago


French Open to ban Serena's 'Black Panther' catsuit

Aug 25, 2018 - 12:03 PM

The French Tennis Federation describes the American star's outfit as 'going too far'

FUN AND FUNCTIONAL. Serena Williams says the suit helps prevent blood clots. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Nadal insists passing Federer's 20 Slams not on agenda

Jun 11, 2018 - 7:56 AM

The world number one captures his 11th French Open crown despite late injury scare

Thrilling fightback gives Halep first Grand Slam title

Jun 09, 2018 - 11:58 PM

The world number one rallies from a set down to clip American Sloane Stephens and rule the French Open

BREAKTHROUGH. Romania's Simona Halep finally picks up a crown after 3 major finals heartbreak. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Nadal eyes 11th French Open title as clock ticks

Jun 09, 2018 - 8:10 AM

The world number one battles Dominic Thiem for the crown after dispatching Juan Martin Del Potro in the semis

CLAY KING. Spain's Rafael Nadal remains heavily favored in the finals, but he faces Austria's Dominic Thiem, the only man to beat the him on clay in the last two years. Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

'I'm only human,' says Nadal ahead of 11th French Open semis

Jun 07, 2018 - 10:33 PM

The 10-time champion takes on the injury-plagued Juan Martin del Potro next

ALL EYES ON NADAL. World number one Rafael Nadal says pressure can be a positive thing. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

French Open 2018: Muguruza dumps Sharapova to reach semis

Jun 07, 2018 - 1:36 AM

The former champion sends Maria Sharapova crashing to her worst Grand Slam loss in 6 years

IN CONTROL. Spain's Garbine Muguruza has yet to drop a set in the tournament. Photo by Eric Feferberg/AFP

Cecchinato stuns Djokovic as Keys, Stephens set up all American semis

Jun 06, 2018 - 9:11 AM

World number 72 Marco Cecchinato becomes the first Italian man to reach the Grand Slam semis since 1978

UNBELIEVABLE. World number 72 Marco Cecchinato celebrates after upsetting 12-time major Novak Djokovic to become the lowest-ranked man to reach the French Open men's semis since 1999. Photo by Eric Feferberg/AFP

Thiem routs weary Zverev to reach 3rd straight French Open semi-final

Jun 05, 2018 - 11:32 PM

The Austrian 7th seed cruises through a 3-set victory over Zverev who ran out of gas

3RD STRAIGHT. Dominic Thiem will face either 2016 champion and 12-time major winner Novak Djokovic or Italy's world number 72 Marco Cecchinato in his 3rd straight French Open semis. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP