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FRENCH OPEN '19: Roger Federer scheduled to play on Day 1

May. 25, 2019 2:31 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. As at Wimbledon, no night...

FRENCH OPEN '19: A look at younger, less-famous challengers

May. 25, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — There's been unprecedented tennis parity so far in 2019, including the clay-court circuit leading to the French Open: A total of 23 players split the 25 WTA and ATP titles on the slow, red surface. That means there are plenty of people who can succeed over the next two weeks at Roland Garros,...

Federer returns to clay-court swing with easy win in Madrid

May. 7, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Roger Federer looked as comfortable as ever on his return to clay. Showing no signs of rust after skipping clay-court tournaments the last two seasons, Federer cruised to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Richard Gasquet at the Madrid Open on Tuesday. The fourth-seeded Federer needed less than an hour to...

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...

Osaka battles back to reach Porsche Grand Prix semifinals

Apr. 26, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Top-ranked Naomi Osaka came from behind in the final set to beat Donna Vekic 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (4) on Friday and reach the semifinals of the Porsche Grand Prix. Osaka easily won the first set before Vekic looked to have seized control of the match by winning the second and building up...

Osaka opens clay campaign by beating Hsieh in Stuttgart

Apr. 25, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Top-ranked Naomi Osaka opened her clay-court season by beating Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan 6-4, 6-3, on Thursday to reach the Porsche Grand Prix quarterfinals. Osaka hit 22 winners and converted three of her six break points to seal the win in 1 hour, 24 minutes and set up a meeting...

Wozniacki, Keys to play clay-court final in Charleston

Apr. 6, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki and Madison Keys will play for the title in Charleston after posting straight-set wins on Saturday. The fifth-seeded Wozniacki advanced with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 16 seed Petra Martic of Croatia. The eighth-seeded Keys outlasted Monica Puig of Puerto Rico...