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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...

Sharapova to return at Mallorca Open after shoulder injury

Jun. 10, 2019 6:35 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Maria Sharapova will return to tennis at next week's Mallorca Open after being sidelined with a right shoulder injury since January. The Mallorca Open says the former No. 1 has accepted a wild-card invitation. The 32-year-old Sharapova hasn't played since her ailing shoulder forced her to...

Today in History

Jun. 9, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 9, the 160th day of 2019. There are 205 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 9, 1954, during the Senate Army-McCarthy hearings, Army special counsel Joseph N. Welch berated Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., asking: "Have you no sense of decency, sir?...

It's a Barty party: Australian wins 1st major at French Open

Jun. 8, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Ash Barty knew she needed a break from tennis, from the pressure and expectations, from the week-in, week-out grind. So she stepped away in 2014 and wound up trying her hand at cricket, joining a professional team at home in Australia. After almost two years away, Barty was pulled back to the...

Federer can't handle wind or Nadal in 3-set French Open loss

Jun. 8, 2019 2:10 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It's rough enough for Roger Federer — well, let's be honest, anyone holding a tennis racket — to try to deal with Rafael Nadal's unflinching excellence on the French Open's red clay. Mix in a wild wind, and Federer, so great for so long, against anyone else and anywhere else,...

The Latest: Chan, Dodig win 2nd French Open mixed title

Jun. 7, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 7 p.m. Latisha Chan of Taiwan and Ivan Dodig of Croatia are the first duo to win two consecutive French Open mixed doubles championships — and they beat Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Mate Pavic of Croatia in the final both times....

Something new: A French Open final for Barty, Vondrousova

Jun. 7, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Ash Barty won 17 of the initial 18 points in her French Open semifinal against 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova to lead 5-0 after 12 minutes — and yet somehow lost that set. Barty then lost the initial 12 points of the second set to trail 3-0 — and yet somehow won it. So it was...

Today in History

Jun. 7, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 7, the 158th day of 2019. There are 207 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 7, 1998, in a crime that shocked the nation, James Byrd Jr., a 49-year-old black man, was hooked by a chain to a pickup truck and dragged to his death in Jasper, Texas. (Two...

French Open glance: Federer, Nadal meet again in Paris

Jun. 6, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A quick look at the French Open: LOOKAHEAD TO FRIDAY For the first time in eight years, the four men seeded 1-4 all reached the semifinals at Roland Garros. The matchups are No. 2 Rafael Nadal vs. No. 3 Roger Federer, followed by No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 4 Dominic Thiem. Federer vs. Nadal...

The Latest: Djokovic reaches French Open semifinals

Jun. 6, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 5 p.m. Novak Djokovic has reached the French Open semifinals after beating Alexander Zverev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2. The top-ranked Serb converted his second match point when the fifth-seeded Zverev put a backhand long. Djokovic next plays No. 4...