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FRENCH OPEN '19: Serena Williams tries again for 24th major

May. 25, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

Women to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday: ___ NAOMI OSAKA Ranked: 1 Country: Japan Age: 21 2019 Match Record: 19-5 2019 Singles Titles: 1 Career Singles Titles: 3 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 2 — Australian Open (2019), U.S. Open (2018) Last 5 French Opens: 2018-Lost in 3rd Round,...

FRENCH OPEN '19: Roger Federer scheduled to play on Day 1

May. 25, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A glance at the French Open, the year's second Grand Slam tennis tournament: SURFACE Red clay courts SITE Roland Garros in Paris SCHEDULE The 15-day tournament begins Sunday. The women's singles final is Saturday, June 8; the men's singles final is Sunday, June 9. As at Wimbledon, no night...

FRENCH OPEN '19: What to watch, from Osaka to Roger's return

May. 25, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — On the day Naomi Osaka won the Australian Open for her second consecutive major championship, she was asked whether it was too soon to start thinking about grabbing four in a row. "You know the French Open's next, right?" she said, smiling and fiddling with her fingers. "We love that clay...

FRENCH OPEN '19: A look at younger, less-famous challengers

May. 25, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — There's been unprecedented tennis parity so far in 2019, including the clay-court circuit leading to the French Open: A total of 23 players split the 25 WTA and ATP titles on the slow, red surface. That means there are plenty of people who can succeed over the next two weeks at Roland Garros,...

Nadal opens bid for 12th French Open title against qualifier

May. 23, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal will start his campaign for a record-extending 12th title at the French Open against a qualifier. And if he makes it to the second round of the clay-court Grand Slam, another qualifier will be waiting. The defending champion was handed what looked like quite an easy draw Thursday...

FRENCH OPEN '19: How much do you know about the Paris Slam?

May. 23, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

How well do you know tennis and the French Open, the year's second Grand Slam tennis tournament? Go ahead and give this quiz a try: ___ 1st Round: Rafael Nadal won the Italian Open, his last tournament before the French Open, for his first title of 2019. When was the last time Nadal headed to Roland Garros...

FRENCH OPEN '19: Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep defend titles

May. 22, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A glance at the French Open, the year's second Grand Slam tennis tournament: SURFACE Red clay courts SITE Roland Garros in Paris SCHEDULE The 15-day tournament begins Sunday. The women's singles final is Saturday, June 8; the men's singles final is Sunday, June 9. Like at Wimbledon, there are...

Fendrich on Tennis: 'Bienvenue a Paris,' Serena Williams

May. 20, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

Welcome back to Paris, Serena Williams. The tennis world can't wait to find out exactly how that bothersome left knee is holding up. Williams practiced at the French Open's redesigned main stadium on Monday — alas, Court Philippe Chatrier's retractable roof won't be ready until next year — and will...

Crafty Kyrgios leaves Medvedev slamming his racket

May. 14, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Nick Kyrgios took full advantage of his crafty game to eliminate Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the first round of the Italian Open on Tuesday. For his first win on clay this year, Kyrgios was full of smiles as he fired aces and passing shots seemingly at will. Kyrgios set the tone by serving...

Serena Williams withdraws from Rome with injured knee

May. 14, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Serena Williams withdrew from the Italian Open on Tuesday ahead of her second-round match against sister Venus because of a previously injured left knee. Tournament organizers made the announcement a day after Serena opened her clay-court season with a straight-sets win over Swedish qualifier...