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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...

Jennifer Brady of the U.S. prepares to serve against Denmark's Clara Tauson 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/Alessandra Tarantino)

Clipped wings: Virus turns tennis pros' flights into ordeals

Sep. 29, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — For the part of their job that some tennis players have always disliked — flying — Jack Sock says he toyed with what would have been a novel solution to the problem of how to stay coronavirus-free on planes: Wear a head-to-toe beekeeper's suit. The American was joking, of course....

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...

Serena Williams of the U.S. screams in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Kristie Ahn of the U.S. at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

'Runaway train': Serena wins French Open opener; Nadal, too

Sep. 29, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — No matter how much success they've had over the years, and to this day, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal both profess to deal with doubts. Both began this French Open with straight-set victories against overmatched foes in Court Philippe Chatrier on Monday. And both have something significant...

Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Egor Gerasimov of Belarus at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

The Latest: Female doubles player dropped due to virus

Sep. 28, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): 9:15 p.m. A women’s doubles player has been removed from the main draw after she was declared a contact case following her coach’s positive coronavirus test. French Open organizers did not name the player. Doubles matches start...

Cori Gauff of the U.S. clenches her fist after scoring a point against Britain's Johanna Konta in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

No chill for Coco: Gauff ousts 9th seed in French Open debut

Sep. 27, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Prepping in the relative warmth of a gym before heading out with leggings and long sleeves to make her French Open debut against the tournament’s No. 9 seed, Coco Gauff got a pep talk from Dad. “His goal was to become an NBA player, and he didn’t make it. He told me:...

Germany's Alexander Zverev gestures after playing a shot against Austria's Dennis Novak in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

The Latest: US Open runner-up Zverev wins 1st match in Paris

Sep. 27, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 9:50 p.m. Alexander Zverev has won his first match since blowing a two-set lead and losing a fifth-set tiebreaker in the U.S. Open final. Zverev is seeded No. 6 at Roland Garros and came through with a 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 victory over 91st-ranked...

Britain's Andy Murray leaves after losing in three sets 1-6, 3-6, 2-6, against Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Wawrinka routs Murray in Slam champ matchup at French Open

Sep. 27, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — That Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka were back together on Court Philippe Chatrier, all these years and operations later, was something of an accomplishment — not to mention a rare first-round matchup between past Grand Slam champions. Only one, Wawrinka, played like it. Having no trouble...

Belgium's David Goffin plays a shot against Italy's Jannik Sinner in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

The Latest: 11th-seeded Goffin knocked out by Sinner

Sep. 27, 2020 7:55 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the opening day at the French Open: ___ David Goffin has become the first seeded player to be knocked out of the French Open. The 11th-seeded Belgian lost 7-5, 6-0, 6-3 to 19-year-old Italian Jannik Sinner, who beat Goffin for the second time this year after winning on hard...

FILE - In this June 9, 2017, file photo, Britain's Andy Murray, left, congratulates Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka with his semifinal win at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. The most-anticipated matchup on Day 1 in the main stadium will be Andy Murray vs. Stan Wawrinka in a contest between two men with three Grand Slam titles apiece. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)

French Open: Murray vs Wawrinka, Coco vs Konta on Day 1

Sep. 26, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A glance at the French Open, the third and final Grand Slam tennis tournament of 2020: SURFACE Red clay courts SITE Roland Garros SCHEDULE The 15-day tournament begins Sunday. The women’s singles final is Saturday, Oct. 10; the men’s singles final is Sunday, Oct. 11. The French...