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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...

COVID seems thing of the past at full-capacity French Open

May. 22, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — They sipped from glasses of Champagne or rosé while seated on the sand-colored cushions of wicker couches on a "terrasse" overlooking some smaller courts at Roland Garros. They crowded walkways and stood in lines dozens deep for waffles painted with Nutella or baguettes layered with...

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...

Cannes: Transylvania-set 'R.M.N.' probes a ubiquitous crisis

May. 22, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Cristian Mungiu's Cannes Film Festival entry “R.M.N.” is set in an unnamed mountainous Transylvanian village in Romania, but the conflicts of ethnocentricity, racism and nationalism that permeate the multi-ethnic town could take place almost anywhere. Of...

'Triangle of Sadness': Biting social satire delights Cannes

May. 22, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Fashion models, Instagram influencers and Russian oligarchs collide on a yacht — and some very extreme sickness ensues — in Ruben Östlund's “Triangle of Sadness,” a social satire that had viewers at the Cannes Film Festival in hysterics. The Swedish...

Mbappé signs new 3-year PSG deal after rejecting Real Madrid

May. 21, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Kylian Mbappé celebrated with fans at Parc des Princes then scored a hat trick after signing a new three-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday and turning down the chance again to join Real Madrid. Before PSG beat Metz 5-0 in its final home game,...

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...

Tillman, Wright, Carter-Vickers get looks for US Cup roster

May. 20, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

Malik Tillman, Haji Wright, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Djordje Mihailovic are joining the U.S. national team for four World Cup prep matches next month, signalling open spots remain on what is expected to be a 26-man roster in November. “Around the edges, there is room," U.S. coach...

Wimbledon's Russia ban prompts tours to cut ranking points

May. 20, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The women's and men’s professional tennis tours will not award ranking points for Wimbledon this year because of the All England Club’s ban on players from Russia and Belarus over the invasion of Ukraine, an unprecedented move that stands as a significant rebuke of the sport's...

Women's tennis tour will not award ranking points for Wimbledon because of ban on Russian players over Ukraine invasion

May. 20, 2022 15:08 PM EDT
PARIS (AP) — Women's tennis tour will not award ranking points for Wimbledon because of ban on Russian players over Ukraine invasion.