French Open Tennis Championships

FILE - In this June 4, 2017 file photo, spectators crowd around a bronze plaque of French tennis player Suzanne Lenglen at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris. The French Tennis Federation says up to 60% of the stands can be filled with fans when play starts in September at Roland Garros. The clay-court tournament had been scheduled to start on May 24 but was postponed to Sept. 20 because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
July 02, 2020 - 11:33 am
PARIS (AP) — The French Open will allow fans to attend this year's postponed tournament. The French Tennis Federation said Thursday up to 60% of the stands can be filled with fans when play starts in September at Roland Garros. Tickets will go on sale on July 16 for the Sept. 27-Oct. Oct. 11...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2018, file photo, fans walk outside of Arthur Ashe Stadium during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced, Tuesday, June 16, 2020, that the U.S. Open will be played in Queens from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13, but without fans in attendance. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
June 17, 2020 - 5:55 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The AVP tour will have a three-week beach volleyball tournament in Long Beach, California, to replace the 2020 season that has been suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. The AVP Champions Cup Series will...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020, file photo, Switzerland's Roger Federer speaks during a press conference following his semifinal loss to Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Federer leads the annual Forbes ranking of highest-paid athletes with what the magazine says is $106.3 million in total earnings. He is the first tennis player top the list since it was first compiled in 1990. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
June 10, 2020 - 5:49 am
LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer will miss whatever remains of the coronavirus-impacted 2020 tennis season because of a setback in his recovery from surgery on his right knee. The 20-time Grand Slam champion had arthroscopic surgery on his knee in February and said Wednesday in a statement on Twitter...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 6, 2020 file photo, Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece prepares to return the ball to Alberto Lim of the Philippines during their Davis Cup World Group II play-offs first round singles match in Manila, Philippines. Tsitsipas won 6-2, 6-1. With tennis majors on hold and discussions ongoing over whether the U.S. Open or the French Open can even take place later this year, a new digitally friendly tournament starts Saturday in southern France with four Top 10-ranked players involved. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
June 07, 2020 - 3:18 pm
PARIS (AP) — With discussions ongoing over whether the U.S. Open or the French Open can even take place later this year, a new digitally friendly tennis tournament starts Saturday in southern France with four Top 10-ranked players involved. Co-founder Patrick Mouratoglou hopes the Ultimate Tennis...
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FILE - In this June 9, 1989, file photo, Michael Chang makes a return during his match against Ivan Lendl in the men's singles final at the French Open tennis championships in Paris. Chang would go on to become the youngest male champion at any Slam, beating Lendl 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. (AP Photo/File)
June 07, 2020 - 10:04 am
EDITOR’S NOTE — Every French Open features matches that are memorable for one reason or another. There are upsets. Comebacks. Dramatic moments. Historic accomplishments. The AP is republishing stories about a handful of such matches while the postponed Grand Slam tournament was supposed to be...
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FILE - In this June 10, 1990, file photo, Monica Seles holds her trophy while posing with her parents Esther and Karoli after winning the French Open championship against Steffi Graf at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
June 06, 2020 - 10:23 am
EDITOR’S NOTE -- Every French Open features matches that are memorable for one reason or another. There are upsets. Comebacks. Dramatic moments. Historic accomplishments. The AP is republishing stories about a handful of such matches while the postponed Grand Slam tournament was supposed to be...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2002, file photo, Venus Williams, surrounded by reporters, smiles after she made a picture of her sister Serena after the women's final of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Serena defeated her sister Venus 7-5, 6-3. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
June 05, 2020 - 11:06 am
EDITOR’S NOTE -- Every French Open features matches that are memorable for one reason or another. There are upsets. Comebacks. Dramatic moments. Historic accomplishments. The AP is republishing stories about a handful of such matches while the postponed Grand Slam tournament was supposed to be...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2009, file photo, Sweden's Robin Soderling, right, and defending champion Spain's Rafael Nadal walk back to their seats during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Soderling won 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 7-6 (2). It wasn't just that Nadal was unbeaten through 31 matches at the French Open and considered a lock to become the first man with five consecutive titles there. It's also that Soderling never had been past the second round at any major.(AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
June 04, 2020 - 12:07 pm
Rafael Nadal’s first French Open loss. Serena Williams’ first victory over Venus Williams in a major final. Ivan Lendl’s comeback against John McEnroe. And, five years later, Michael Chang’s comeback against Lendl. Sporting events can be memorable for all sorts of reasons, and sometimes more than...
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FILE- In this Monday, May 25, 2009, image, Spain's Rafael Nadal slides in the clay as he returns the ball to Brazil's Marcos Daniel during a first round match at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Sliding is one of the keys to success at the French Open, with the ability to glide along the ground to reach shots that others can't, is one of the skills that makes Rafael Nadal so successful on clay courts, although the start of the French Open postponed until September because of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
June 02, 2020 - 10:35 am
Before Roger Federer briefly returned to clay-court tennis in 2019 — a decade removed from his French Open title — his confidence was low, he explained, “because I don’t even remember how to slide anymore.” Before Maria Sharapova figured out the necessary footwork to claim two trophies in Paris,...
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FILE - In this June 2, 1999, file photo, Venus Williams, left, and her sister Serena Williams share a light moment during their doubles tennis match against Els Callens of Belgium and Rita Grande of Italy at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours, File)
June 01, 2020 - 9:57 am
PARIS (AP) — The French Open is loved by so many for the scene and the setting and, yes, the surface, to be sure. What would it — or any other tennis tournament, any other sporting event — be without the athletes? The people and their personalities grab attention throughout the 15 days at Roland...
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