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Perth to host Fed Cup final between Australia and France

Jun. 17, 2019 4:44 AM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Perth has beaten out bids from Melbourne and Brisbane to host the Fed Cup tennis final between Australia and France in November. Newly crowned French Open champion Ashleigh Barty is expected to lead Australia in the tie at the RAC Arena on Nov. 9 and 10. Perth last hosted the Fed...

Ash Barty was back: tennis balls showed up at front door

Jun. 11, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ash Barty's father had a pretty good idea when his daughter had made the decision to return to tennis after nearly two years playing professional cricket. "One day I came home and found about four boxes of new tennis balls at the front door," Rob Barty told Australian...

French Open champ Barty up to career-best No. 2 in rankings

Jun. 10, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French Open champion Ash Barty's first Grand Slam title allowed her to rise to a career-best No. 2 on Monday, almost three years to the day after she re-entered the WTA rankings following a hiatus from tennis while she played professional cricket. Barty moved up six places and now trails only...

Analysis: Nadal, and everyone else, should stop doubting him

Jun. 10, 2019 2:35 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — This time, about a month out, even Rafael Nadal had his doubts about what his chances were going to be for yet another French Open title. He wasn't alone. But that part was nothing new: Folks have been questioning him for years, wondering when his body would break down for good, when his...

French Open glance: Nadal adds to his record with 12th title

Jun. 9, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal added to his record with a 12th French Open title by beating Dominic Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 in a rematch of last year's final. Only one man in recent history, Bjorn Borg with six, has even half as many Roland Garros titles as Nadal. Nadal took control of the match by winning 16...

Dirty dozen: Nadal wins 12th French Open for 18th Slam title

Jun. 9, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — For a few, fleeting moments Sunday, Rafael Nadal found his French Open supremacy seemingly threatened by Dominic Thiem, a younger, talented opponent challenging him in the final for the second consecutive year. A poor game from Nadal allowed Thiem to break him and even things at a set apiece....

The Latest: Nadal says he won't play Wimbledon warmups

Jun. 9, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Rafael Nadal says he will again not play any warmup tournaments before Wimbledon. Nadal hasn't entered a grass-court tournament ahead of Wimbledon in any season since 2015. That year, he appeared in two grass events between Roland...

'Stepped on me': Thiem loses French Open final to Nadal

Jun. 9, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It all took a toll on Dominic Thiem, both physically and mentally, and that left him in no condition to do what it would take to beat Rafael Nadal in the French Open final. Just to earn the right to face Nadal for the title at Roland Garros for the second year in a row Sunday, Thiem needed to...

Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 to win his 12th French Open title.

Jun. 9, 2019 12:14 PM EDT
PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 to win his 12th French Open title.

Back from cricket, Australia's Barty now French Open champ

Jun. 9, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Ash Barty sat down to meet with reporters, crossed her arms and rested them on a table that held the French Open trophy she'd just won. Beneath the table, her white-and-black shoes were covered with rust-colored, clay-court dust. First question: At the start of 2019, which Grand Slam...