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FRENCH OPEN 2022: No. 1 Swiatek, Osaka among top players

May. 20, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Some of the women to watch at the French Open, which begins Sunday at Roland Garros: ___ IGA SWIATEK Ranked: 1 Country: Poland Age: 20 (Turns 21 on May 31) 2022...

Naomi Osaka at French Open news conference: 'I think I'm OK'

May. 20, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Naomi Osaka cracked jokes at Roland Garros on Friday — and, yes, laughed at those jokes. She smiled after some reporters’ questions. She paused to contemplate, as is her wont, before offering answers. All of which seemed to confirm this assessment that she offered...

FRENCH OPEN: More buzz about Alcaraz than Nadal, Djokovic

May. 20, 2022 07:40 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — For the first time in a year, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are both entered in a major tournament — and, somehow, most of the buzz heading into the French Open is about Carlos Alcaraz, a teenager without one Grand Slam title to his name. There’s plenty of...

Naomi Osaka gets rematch as she returns to French Open

May. 19, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Naomi Osaka will not have the luxury of easing into her return to the courts of the French Open, facing a tough foe in her very first match. Week 2 at Roland Garros, meanwhile, could be quite fascinating for Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz — the three...

Svitolina: Russian, Belarusian players must speak about war

May. 11, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina wants Russian and Belarusian players to say whether they oppose the war in her nation. “For us, for Ukrainians, it’s very important that they speak out, that they choose which side they take. We want to know, we want to feel...

Analysis: Iga Swiatek’s rapid rise to No. 1 not mind-blowing

Apr. 04, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

When new No. 1 Iga Swiatek’s latest match ended with another victory, her 17th in a row, she jogged over to greet her team in a corner of the Miami Open stadium. She shook her head, put her hands near her temples and made the universal gesture for “mind blown.” Yes, this run...

Iga Swiatek becomes 1st Polish tennis player ranked No. 1

Apr. 04, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

Iga Swiatek moved up one spot to the top of the WTA rankings on Monday, becoming the first tennis player from Poland to be No. 1 in the sport. The 20-year-old Swiatek — pronounced shvee-ON-tek — takes over from Ash Barty, who announced last month she would be retiring at the age...

New No. 1 Swiatek withdraws from Credit One Charleston Open

Apr. 02, 2022 22:27 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — New No. 1 Iga Swiatek withdrew from next week's Credit One Charleston Open just hours after defeating Naomi Osaka to win the Miami Open title. Organizers from the season's first clay-court tournament announced Swiatek's decision on Saturday. ...

She's No. 1: Swiatek downs Osaka 6-4, 6-0 to win Miami Open

Apr. 02, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Iga Swiatek ended her journey to the women’s No. 1 ranking in fitting fashion. Swiatek continued her searing start to 2022 on Saturday, beating Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-0 to win the women’s title at the Miami Open and extend her winning streak to 17...

Osaka-Swiatek in Miami women's final; Ruud, Alcaraz advance

Apr. 01, 2022 21:29 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Naomi Osaka is playing her first final in more than a year on Saturday, which certainly sounds like a comeback story. She doesn’t see it that way. The unseeded Osaka will meet second-seeded Iga Swiatek in the Miami Open women’s final....