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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...

Thiem out of sync, out of French Open with 10th loss in row

May. 22, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It all used to come so easily for Dominic Thiem on a tennis court — his powerful forehand, his elegant backhand, his hit-which-shot-when calculations, all fine-tuned to the point of a title at the U.S. Open and three other Grand Slam final appearances, including two at Roland...

French Open updates | Alcaraz makes quick work of 1st foe

May. 22, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Rising star Carlos Alcaraz showed what the fuss is all about with a quick and clean first-round victory in the main stadium at Roland Garros. The...

FRENCH OPEN: No. 1 Swiatek enters on 28-match winning streak

May. 21, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Here's one measure of just how dominant Iga Swiatek has been as the French Open begins Sunday: The 28-match winning streak accumulated by the new No. 1 in the WTA rankings has been surpassed by only three women since 2000 — Venus Williams (35 in 2000), Serena...

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...

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...

She's No. 1: Swiatek downs Osaka 6-4, 6-0 to win Miami Open

Apr. 02, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Iga Swiatek ended her journey to the women’s No. 1 ranking in fitting fashion. Swiatek continued her searing start to 2022 on Saturday, beating Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-0 to win the women’s title at the Miami Open and extend her winning streak to 17...

Osaka rallies, tops Bencic to make Miami Open women's final

Apr. 01, 2022 01:30 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Naomi Osaka's eyes welled with tears when her match ended, an all-too-familiar scene for her in recent years. These were of the happy variety. For the former world No. 1, that's major progress. The unseeded Osaka defeated...

Naomi Osaka tops Angie Kerber in Miami as 11 seeds fall

Mar. 25, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Two days, two wins and making it look easy. Naomi Osaka sure seems like herself again. The former world No. 1 is through to the third round at the Miami Open, easily handling 13th-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-2, 6-3 on Thursday. It...

Osaka has little trouble, tops Sharma at Miami Open

Mar. 23, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Naomi Osaka was greeted by some cheers when she walked onto the court, then got significantly louder ones when her work for the day was done. Maybe the comforts of home helped. Flashing the level of play that vaulted her to No. 1 in the...