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Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic reacts after losing a point against Egypt's Mayar Sherif 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)

French Open bubble not a real bubble, but Paris off-limits

Oct. 1, 2020 1:23 AM EDT

So many in tennis love their annual French Open visit to the City of Lights for reasons that have nothing to do with tennis. This year, though, because of the coronavirus pandemic — cases have been rising in France — players, coaches and others are not getting the chance to sightsee or stroll, eat...

Spain's Rafael Nadal answers questions of journalist via a video connection in an empty press conference room after his first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

16 months after torn hamstring, former UCLA star faces Nadal

Sep. 29, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A quick look at the French Open: LOOKAHEAD TO WEDNESDAY At last year’s French Open, Mackenzie McDonald tore his hamstring tendon three games into a first-round doubles match, requiring surgery that left what he called “a massive scar” and making it so the 2016 NCAA...

Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after missing 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)

DQ forgotten, Djokovic leaves French Open foe 'suffocated'

Sep. 29, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic’s backhand clipped the net and landed wide, so he shook his head. That was it. Later, a too-soft drop shot found the white tape and bounced back on his own side, finally ceding a game in a dominant debut performance at the 2020 French Open. Djokovic simply bowed and...

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...

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, checks a line judge after inadvertently hitting her with a ball in reaction to losing a point to Pablo Carreno Busta, of Spain, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in New York. Djokovic defaulted the match. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

US Open Glance: Men's bracket moves on from Djokovic default

Sep. 7, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A quick look at the U.S. Open: LOOKAHEAD TO TUESDAY The man who benefited from Novak Djokovic’s U.S. Open disqualification, Pablo Carreño Busta, heads into the quarterfinals to face Denis Shapovalov, a 21-year-old from Canada. In the other men’s quarterfinal for the top...

Serena Williams, of the United States, reacts after defeating Maria Sakkari, of Greece, during the quarterfinals of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

'Keep fighting!' Serena Williams yells herself to Open win

Sep. 7, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Her breathing loud enough to hear in an empty Arthur Ashe Stadium, her third-set deficit a point from growing to 3-1 against someone who beat her less than two weeks earlier, Serena Williams scrambled to extend a 13-stroke exchange until her opponent netted a forehand. “Keep...

Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, reacts after winning a point against Karolina Muchova, of the Czech Republic, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The Latest: Azarenka faces Mertens in US Open quarterfinals

Sep. 7, 2020 10:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times EDT): 10:40 p.m. Victoria Azarenka extended her two-week surge into the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open. Azarenka won her ninth straight match, beating No. 20 Karolina Muchova 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 for her first quarterfinal appearance at...

Dominic Thiem, of Austria, returns a shot to Felix Auger-Aliassime, of Canada, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Thiem OK with how many of Big 3 are in US Open (hint: zero)

Sep. 7, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t tell Dominic Thiem the U.S. Open is diminished in any way just because it’s the first Grand Slam tournament since the 2004 French Open without at least one of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals. “It doesn’t matter at all if...

Naomi Osaka, of Japan, wears a Trayvon Martin mask before a fourth round match against Anett Kontaveit, of Estonia, at the US Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The Latest: Osaka tops Kontaveit, back in US Open quarters

Sep. 7, 2020 12:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12:25 a.m. Naomi Osaka returned to the U.S. Open quarterfinals by taking advantage of some early jitters for Anett Kontaveit and showing no ill effects from a recent left hamstring problem. The fourth-seeded Osaka never faced...

Serena Williams, of the United States, reacts during a match against Sloane Stephens, of the United States, during the third round of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Williams takes 10 of last 12 games, tops Stephens at US Open

Sep. 5, 2020 11:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In danger of her earliest exit at the U.S. Open since her debut 22 years ago, Serena Williams turned things around and took over against Sloane Stephens. Williams emerged from the third-round matchup between two Americans who are past champions at Flushing Meadows — she’s won...