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French Open glance: Serena vs. qualifier; Osaka vs. Azarenka

May. 29, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A quick look at the French Open: LOOKAHEAD TO THURSDAY Naomi Osaka meets Victoria Azaranka in a second-round matchup between the current No. 1 in women's tennis and a former No. 1. Both own two Grand Slam titles: Osaka won the past two majors, while Azarenka has twice been the Australian Open...

'Super old' Federer to face ex-contemporary's son at French

May. 29, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer, 37, joked to a stadium filled with screaming kids that he's "so super old." Stan Wawrinka, 34, pulled a crying boy out of a crush of autograph-seekers in the stands. Rafael Nadal, about to turn 33, offered this advice to youngsters at his match who might be pondering a tennis...

The Latest: Dimitrov outlasts Cilic in 5-set marathon

May. 29, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): 8 p.m. Grigor Dimitrov outlasted 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic 6-7 (3), 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3 in the longest match so far at this year's French Open, which lasted nearly 4½ hours. Cilic and Dimitrov were seeded third and fourth at...

French Open glance: Osaka takes 14-match Slam run to Paris

May. 27, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A quick look at the French Open: LOOKAHEAD TO TUESDAY Naomi Osaka's bid for a third consecutive Grand Slam title finally gets started on Day 3 of the French Open. The No. 1-seeded Osaka never has been past the third round in three previous appearances at Roland Garros. But she carries a...

Champion, queen, goddess, mother: Serena wins at French Open

May. 27, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — This was one mistake too far for Serena Williams. Sure, the bad backhand put her behind only 15-30 at the outset of the second set of her opening match at Roland Garros on Monday. What made the miscue so bothersome? She'd already dropped the first set against 83rd-ranked Vitalia Diatchenko...

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

May. 25, 2019 2:49 PM 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,...

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,...

Nadal gets his revenge over Tsitsipas; Djokovic up next

May. 18, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — After losing in the semifinals of three straight clay-court tournaments, Rafael Nadal looked more like his old, dominant self when he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 to reach the Italian Open final on Saturday. It was a measure of revenge for Nadal after losing to Tsitsipas in three sets at...

Nadal, Djokovic advance; Federer and Osaka withdraw injured

May. 17, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Rafael Nadal put away Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 6-0 at the Italian Open on Friday to reach the semifinals after conceding only six games in his six sets of tennis at the tournament. Yet he ought to be a little nervous. Nadal has fallen in the semifinals of his last three tournaments — all...

Players debate necessary punishment after Kyrgios outburst

May. 16, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Nick Kyrgios' latest outburst of unruly behavior has other players split on whether the temperamental Australian should be handed a long-term ban. Kyrgios walked off the court and threw a chair onto the red clay during a fit of rage during his second-round match at the Italian Open on Thursday,...