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FRENCH OPEN '19: How much do you know about the Paris Slam?

May. 23, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

How well do you know tennis and the French Open, the year's second Grand Slam tennis tournament? Go ahead and give this quiz a try: ___ 1st Round: Rafael Nadal won the Italian Open, his last tournament before the French Open, for his first title of 2019. When was the last time Nadal headed to Roland Garros...

FRENCH OPEN '19: Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep defend titles

May. 22, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A glance at the French Open, the year's second Grand Slam tennis tournament: SURFACE Red clay courts SITE Roland Garros in Paris SCHEDULE The 15-day tournament begins Sunday. The women's singles final is Saturday, June 8; the men's singles final is Sunday, June 9. Like at Wimbledon, there are...

FRENCH OPEN '19: Serena Williams tries again for 24th major

May. 22, 2019 11:45 AM 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,...

Nadal loses to Tsitsipas in Madrid as clay slump continues

May. 11, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — For the third straight time this season, Rafael Nadal won't be fighting for a title on his favorite surface. Nadal's slump on clay continued on Saturday at the Madrid Open with a third consecutive semifinal elimination, adding to his worst start to the clay-court swing since 2015. He lost to...

Federer loses to Thiem in Madrid Open quarterfinals

May. 10, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Roger Federer's return to clay lasted only three matches. A day after saving two match points at the Madrid Open, Federer squandered two match points himself in the quarterfinals against Dominic Thiem on Friday, losing 3-6, 7-6 (11), 6-4. It may have ended his first appearance at a clay-court...

Federer outlasts Monfils to reach Madrid Open quarterfinals

May. 9, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Facing match point and on a second serve, Roger Federer decided it was time for a "panic move." So he went into all-out attacking mode, charging to the net to try to avoid a disappointing end to his first clay-court tournament since 2016. It worked. A lucky volley, followed by a smash winner,...

Nadal overcomes stomach virus to advance in Madrid Open

May. 8, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal was concerned going into his first match at the Madrid Open. He lost practice time ahead of the tournament because of a stomach virus and didn't know exactly how his body would react when he stepped onto the "Magic Box" center court on Wednesday. But despite the lack of...

Defending champion Kvitova through to 3rd round in Madrid

May. 6, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Defending champion Petra Kvitova defeated Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 7-6 (5) to reach the third round of the Madrid Open on Monday. The second-seeded Kvitova outlasted Mladenovic by winning the last three points in the tiebreaker to close out the match in nearly two hours. "I'm glad I won the...

Osaka wins Madrid opener, Muguruza loses in 1st round

May. 5, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Naomi Osaka won her opening match at the Madrid Open, Caroline Wozniacki withdrew due to injury and Garbine Muguruza was upset by Petra Martic in straight sets on Sunday. Top-ranked Osaka, the reigning U.S. Open and Australian Open champion, hit 43 winners, including eight aces, on the...

Matchmaking: Tennis's Stephens, soccer's Altidore engaged

Apr. 29, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

Talk about matchmaking: 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens and soccer player Jozy Altidore are engaged. Both tweeted the news Monday, posting a photo and brief message. Hers said: "Forever yes." His said: "Forever starts now." In addition to winning a Grand Slam title 1½ years ago, Stephens was the 2018...