Latest French Open Tennis Championships News

Olympic tennis players return to the red clay of Paris' Roland Garros after Wimbledon's grass

Jul. 16, 2024 06:02 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The competition surface doesn’t change for most Olympic sports. A pool’s a pool. A track’s a track. A wrestling mat’s a mat. And so on. Tennis? That’s a whole other story, with tournaments contested on clay, hard or grass courts — and now there’s a shift for the Paris...

Jasmine Paolini wins Wimbledon's longest women's semifinal and faces Barbora Krejcikova next

Jul. 11, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Jasmine Paolini kept coming back, kept coming back, kept coming back, against Donna Vekic in what would become the longest Wimbledon women's semifinal on record — after dropping the opening set, after being two games from defeat in each of the last two sets, after twice trailing...

Elena Rybakina beats Svitolina to reach the Wimbledon semifinals and will next face Krejcikova

Jul. 10, 2024 13:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Elena Rybakina knows people see her as the favorite to win her second Wimbledon title. The 2022 champion's 6-3, 6-2 victory over No. 21 Elina Svitolina to reach the semifinals on Wednesday will only bolster that view. “Definitely, I have an aggressive...

Novak Djokovic wins his first match at Wimbledon with a sleeve on his surgically repaired knee

Jul. 02, 2024 12:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic wore a gray sleeve on his surgically repaired right knee while winning his first-round match at Wimbledon on Tuesday without too much of a test. Playing his first match since tearing the meniscus in his knee at the French Open on June 3, Djokovic never...

Wimbledon 2024: Iga Swiatek calls herself a perfectionist and now she wants to improve on grass

Jun. 29, 2024 08:20 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Shortly after Iga Swiatek completed the most lopsided French Open final in 17 years, ceding a grand total of three games against an overmatched opponent to claim a third consecutive title in Paris, she was asked whether that represented a perfect performance. ...

Wimbledon 2024: Jannik Sinner, Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic are among the men to watch

Jun. 27, 2024 11:40 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Here are some of the men to watch at Wimbledon, which starts at the All England Club on Monday: Jannik Sinner Ranking: 1 Career-Best Ranking: 1 Country: Italy Age: 22 2024 Record:...

2-time French doubles champ Caroline Garcia leads France tennis team at Olympics

Jun. 21, 2024 14:42 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two-time French Open doubles champion Caroline Garcia was selected in the France tennis team for the Paris Olympics on Friday but not her frequent partner Kristina Mladenovic. Garcia and Mladenovic won at Roland Garros — the Olympic venue next month — in 2016 and...

TNT Sports reaches 10-year deal to carry the French Open beginning next year

Jun. 11, 2024 10:36 AM EDT

Warner Bros. Discovery and the French Tennis Federation made official on Tuesday what had been revealed over the weekend — the French Open will air on TNT Sports in the United States beginning next year. TV sportscaster Noah Eagle announced at the end of NBC’s coverage on Sunday...

Jannik Sinner is No. 1 in the rankings for the first time and already is looking ahead to Wimbledon

Jun. 10, 2024 09:16 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — As pleased as Jannik Sinner was to make his debut at No. 1 in the ATP rankings on Monday, he already was looking ahead to what comes next. So no big party to mark the significance of the occasion? “Look, not really,” Sinner said with a chuckle in a...

Carlos Alcaraz owns 3 Grand Slam titles at age 21 and his Wimbledon title defense starts July 1

Jun. 10, 2024 07:29 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Carlos Alcaraz plans to continue his tradition of celebrating Grand Slam titles with tattoos by getting ink of the date he won his first French Open championship and a drawing of the Eiffel Tower. That art, to help remember Sunday's 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 comeback...