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The Eiffel Tower is seen in the background, as Poland's Iga Swiatek, suddenly becoming a Grand Slam champion at the age of 19, poses with her trophy during a photo call on the rooftop of Galeries Lafayette, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, after winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

French Open champ Swiatek rises to 17th; Djokovic, Nadal 1-2

Oct. 12, 2020 9:47 AM EDT

French Open champion Iga Swiatek joined the Top 20 for the first time Monday by rising 37 spots in the WTA rankings to a career-best No. 17. Rafael Nadal’s 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 victory over Novak Djokovic on Sunday for a 13th championship at Roland Garros and 20th Grand Slam trophy in all — tying Roger...

Spain's Rafael Nadal bites the trophy as he celebrates winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Serbia's Novak Djokovic in three sets, 6-0, 6-2, 7-5, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Perfect in Paris, Nadal overwhelms Djokovic to tie Federer

Oct. 11, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — All the years of work, all the many wins, led to this moment, with Rafael Nadal preparing to serve against Novak Djokovic, one point from a 13th French Open championship, one point from a 20th Grand Slam trophy to tie Roger Federer's record for men. Nadal swept his right foot along the...

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Serbia's Novak Djokovic in three sets, 6-0, 6-2, 7-5, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

The Latest: Federer congratulates Nadal on 20th Slam title

Oct. 11, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ___ 7 p.m. Roger Federer has congratulated rival Rafael Nadal on pulling even at 20 Grand Slam titles. In an Instagram post Sunday after Nadal's victory over Novak Djokovic in the French Open final, Federer wrote that he has “always had...

Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic in French Open final to tie Roger Federer with 20 Grand Slam titles

Oct. 11, 2020 11:53 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic in French Open final to tie Roger Federer with 20 Grand Slam titles.
Hungary's Timea Babos,left, and France's Kristina Mladenovic hold the trophy after winning the women's doubles final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Chile's Alexa Guarachi and Desirae Krawczyk of the U.S. at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Quarantined in New York, Mladenovic wins doubles in Paris

Oct. 11, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Unlike in New York, at the U.S. Open where she was placed in quarantine and forced out of the women's doubles tournament after playing cards with a coronavirus-infected player, Kristina Mladenovic came up trumps in doubles at the French Open. The French player and Hungarian partner Timea...

Poland's Iga Swiatek, suddenly becoming a Grand Slam champion at the age of 19, poses with her trophy during a photo call on the rooftop of Galeries Lafayette, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, after winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Sofia Kenin of the U.S. at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Analysis: Swiatek, younger set thriving in women's tennis

Oct. 11, 2020 8:36 AM EDT

Iga Swiatek took note when Naomi Osaka was accumulating three Grand Slam trophies by age 22. Swiatek also was paying attention, of course, when Bianca Andreescu won her first major at 19. And when Sofia Kenin added her name to the list of Slam champions at 21. “For sure, it’s, like, inspiring. I...

Poland's Iga Swiatek kisses the trophy after winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Sofia Kenin of the U.S. in two sets 6-4, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Just 19, ranked 54th, Swiatek wins French Open for 1st Slam

Oct. 10, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Minutes after suddenly becoming a Grand Slam champion at age 19, while ranked just 54th, Iga Swiatek held a microphone during the French Open trophy presentation and was hesitant for pretty much the only time over the past two weeks. “First of all, I'm not very good at speeches,”...

Sofia Kenin of the U.S. reacts to losing the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Poland's Iga Swiatek at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

The Latest: Australian champ Kenin cries after French loss

Oct. 10, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ___ 7:30 p.m. Sofia Kenin found out what it feels like to win a Grand Slam final at the Australian Open in February. Now she knows how it feels to lose one. While French Open champion Iga Swiatek was doing a TV interview right after...

Poland's Iga Swiatek beats Sofia Kenin for French Open title

Oct. 10, 2020 10:35 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — Poland's Iga Swiatek beats Sofia Kenin for French Open title.
Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Argentina's Diego Schwartzman in three sets, 6-3, 6-3, 7-6, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

'It's his house': Nadal vs. Djokovic in French Open final

Oct. 10, 2020 12:55 AM EDT

Go all the way back to June 8, 2006, when Rafael Nadal moved on at the French Open after his 19-year-old, 63rd-ranked opponent in the quarterfinals quit because of a bad back while trailing two sets to none. That opponent’s assessment of Nadal after facing him for the first time as pros:...