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Serbia's Novak Djokovic serves against Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis in the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Does Djokovic's next foe have hope? 'I was wondering that'

Oct. 1, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — At the mere mention of Novak Djokovic’s name, at the mere thought of sharing a court with a 17-time Grand Slam champion and the French Open’s No. 1-seeded man, Daniel Elahi Galan broke into a wide smile Thursday. He used these phrases: “really, really excited” and...

Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko celebrates winning her second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in two sets, 6-4, 6-2, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

'17 French Open champ Ostapenko wants more; Shapovalov upset

Oct. 1, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — After Jelena Ostapenko eliminated No. 2 seed Karolina Pliskova at the French Open on Thursday, the conversation quickly turned to 2017. Which made sense, of course, because that was when Ostapenko surprisingly won the championship at Roland Garros — and the last year she even won so...

Spain's Roberto Carballes Baena celebrates winning against Canada's Denis Shapovalov in the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

The Latest: Earliest French Open exit for Stephens since '11

Oct. 1, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ____ 6:10 p.m. Former runner-up Sloane Stephens lost in the second round for her earliest exit at Roland Garros since a first-round defeat on her debut in 2011. The 29th-seeded American lost 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to Spanish player Paula Badosa....

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic reacts after losing a point against Egypt's Mayar Sherif in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

French Open bubble not a real bubble, but Paris off-limits

Oct. 1, 2020 1:23 AM EDT

So many in tennis love their annual French Open visit to the City of Lights for reasons that have nothing to do with tennis. This year, though, because of the coronavirus pandemic — cases have been rising in France — players, coaches and others are not getting the chance to sightsee or stroll, eat...

Spain's Rafael Nadal answers questions of journalist via a video connection in an empty press conference room after his first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

16 months after torn hamstring, former UCLA star faces Nadal

Sep. 29, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A quick look at the French Open: LOOKAHEAD TO WEDNESDAY At last year’s French Open, Mackenzie McDonald tore his hamstring tendon three games into a first-round doubles match, requiring surgery that left what he called “a massive scar” and making it so the 2016 NCAA...

France's Kristina Mladenovic plays a shot against Germany's Laura Siegemund in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Mladenovic pins French meltdown on US Open lockdown, no-call

Sep. 29, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Kristina Mladenovic blamed her French Open meltdown on her U.S. Open lockdown — and she wasn’t too pleased about a no-call on a double bounce that helped her opponent avoid ceding the first set Wednesday, either. France’s Mladenovic lost 7-5, 6-3 in the first round at...

Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after missing a shot against Sweden's Mikael Ymer in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

DQ forgotten, Djokovic leaves French Open foe 'suffocated'

Sep. 29, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic’s backhand clipped the net and landed wide, so he shook his head. That was it. Later, a too-soft drop shot found the white tape and bounced back on his own side, finally ceding a game in a dominant debut performance at the 2020 French Open. Djokovic simply bowed and...

Serbia's Novak Djokovic plays a shot against Sweden's Mikael Ymer in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

The Latest: Djokovic drops only 5 games in French Open debut

Sep. 29, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ___ 5:55 p.m. Novak Djokovic's first Grand Slam action since his disqualification at the U.S. Open went as smoothly as can be. The French Open's No. 1 seed was hardly pushed at all in a 6-0, 6-2, 6-3 victory over 80th-ranked Mikael Ymer of...