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The Latest: Nadal cruises past German qualifier

May. 27, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Rafael Nadal has made light work of qualifier Yannick Hanfmann, winning 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the second round. The 11-time champion at Roland Garros saved four break points in his first service game on Court Philippe Chatrier...

Wozniacki goes from perfect in 1st set to French Open loss

May. 27, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki went from playing a perfect set to start her French Open campaign to quickly fading away against an opponent who had never previously won a Grand Slam match. In a performance emblematic of a difficult season, Wozniacki, a former No. 1 and last year's Australian Open...

Many happy returns for Federer at 1st French Open since 2015

May. 26, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer entered a refurbished Court Philippe Chatrier for his first French Open match since 2015, greeted by the sun peeking through the clouds and the full-throated support of spectators in their designer sunglasses, straw hats and sweaters tied over their shoulders. Were it permitted,...

French Open glance: Serena, Nadal, Djokovic all play Day 2

May. 26, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A quick look at the French Open: LOOKAHEAD TO MONDAY Quite a lineup for Day 2 in Court Philippe Chatrier, where Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams — owners of a combined collection of 55 Grand Slam singles titles — are scheduled to play in the first round. Each is...

A year after semifinal run, Cecchinato loses in 1st round

May. 26, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Marco Cecchinato's achievements at Grand Slam tournaments still start and end with his stunning run to the semifinals of last year's French Open, which included an upset win over Novak Djokovic. The Italian clay-courter wasted a two sets-to-none lead in a 2-6, 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 loss to...

The Latest: Venus Williams loses in straight sets in Paris

May. 26, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 6:43 p.m. Venus Williams' 22nd appearance at the French Open did not last long. The 2002 runner-up lost her opening match at Roland Garros for the second year in a row, beaten 6-3, 6-3 by ninth-seeded Elina Svitolina in 1 hour, 13 minutes....

Tennis and tropical plants: New French Open court is wild

May. 26, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Tennis and tropical plants: The stunning new court at the French Open is, quite literally, wild. Surrounded on all four sides by greenhouses filed with exotic plants, the Court Simonne Mathieu saw its first French Open match on Sunday, a triumph for tournament organizers who overcame strong...

Zverev saves 2 match points, beats Jarry to win Geneva title

May. 25, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Alexander Zverev saved two match points after waiting out two long rain delays to win his first title this season, beating Nicolas Jarry 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (8) in the Geneva Open final on Saturday. Fifth-ranked Zverev clinched when Jarry sent a forehand long after more than 2 ½ hours on court...

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: Nadal eyes 12th; Djokovic, Federer 2nd each

May. 25, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

Men to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday: ___ NOVAK DJOKOVIC Ranked: 1 Country: Serbia Age: 32 2019 Match Record: 23-5 2019 Singles Titles: 2 Career Singles Titles: 74 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 15 — French Open (2016), Australian Open (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019), Wimbledon...