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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)


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)


'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)


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