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Djokovic backs ATP, laments Wimbledon 'lose-lose situation'

May. 23, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic intends to defend his title at Wimbledon and supports the decision by the ATP men’s tour to withhold ranking points from that tournament as a show of unity among players -- even though the move will negatively affect his hold on the No. 1 spot. In...

French Open updates | Djokovic plans to play Wimbledon

May. 23, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 11:45 p.m. Novak Djokovic says he plans to defend his title at Wimbledon this year and supports the decision by the ATP men’s tour to withhold ranking points from...

Ukrainian tennis player laments lack of support in her sport

May. 23, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Words such as “invasion" and “politics,” “ban” and “boycott,” are suddenly a part of the daily discourse in tennis, as in many segments of society, really, and for Ukrainian pro player Lesia Tsurenko, these are not abstract concepts. Her country is under...

Osaka loses in 1st round of French Open, may skip Wimbledon

May. 23, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A year ago, Naomi Osaka left the French Open of her own volition, never beaten on the court but determining that she needed to pull out before the second round to stand up for herself and protect her mind. On Monday, Osaka departed Roland Garros against her will —...

FRENCH OPEN 2022: No. 1 Swiatek, Osaka among top players

May. 20, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Some of the women to watch at the French Open, which begins Sunday at Roland Garros: ___ IGA SWIATEK Ranked: 1 Country: Poland Age: 20 (Turns 21 on May 31) 2022...

Naomi Osaka at French Open news conference: 'I think I'm OK'

May. 20, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Naomi Osaka cracked jokes at Roland Garros on Friday — and, yes, laughed at those jokes. She smiled after some reporters’ questions. She paused to contemplate, as is her wont, before offering answers. All of which seemed to confirm this assessment that she offered...

FRENCH OPEN: More buzz about Alcaraz than Nadal, Djokovic

May. 20, 2022 07:40 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — For the first time in a year, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are both entered in a major tournament — and, somehow, most of the buzz heading into the French Open is about Carlos Alcaraz, a teenager without one Grand Slam title to his name. There’s plenty of...

Naomi Osaka gets rematch as she returns to French Open

May. 19, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Naomi Osaka will not have the luxury of easing into her return to the courts of the French Open, facing a tough foe in her very first match. Week 2 at Roland Garros, meanwhile, could be quite fascinating for Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz — the three...

Svitolina: Russian, Belarusian players must speak about war

May. 11, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina wants Russian and Belarusian players to say whether they oppose the war in her nation. “For us, for Ukrainians, it’s very important that they speak out, that they choose which side they take. We want to know, we want to feel...

Analysis: Iga Swiatek’s rapid rise to No. 1 not mind-blowing

Apr. 04, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

When new No. 1 Iga Swiatek’s latest match ended with another victory, her 17th in a row, she jogged over to greet her team in a corner of the Miami Open stadium. She shook her head, put her hands near her temples and made the universal gesture for “mind blown.” Yes, this run...