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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,...

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,...

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...

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...

France beats Romania in doubles to reach Fed Cup final

Apr. 21, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

ROUEN, France (AP) — Caroline Garcia held her nerve on serve in the decisive doubles match as France reached the Fed Cup final with a nail-biting 3-2 win Sunday against a Simona Halep-inspired Romania. Teaming up with Kristina Mladenovic for the first time in two years in the Fed Cup, Garcia sealed victory...