Tennis

Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates winning in three sets 6-2, 6-4, 6-4, against Italy's Lorenzo Sonego during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler )
May 26, 2019 - 2:56 pm
PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer entered a refurbished Court Philippe Chatrier for his first French Open match since 2015, greeted by the sun peeking through the clouds and the full-throated support of spectators in their designer sunglasses, straw hats and sweaters tied over their shoulders. Were it...
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Venus Williams of the U.S. plays a shot against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 26, 2019 - 12:55 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 6:43 p.m. Venus Williams' 22nd appearance at the French Open did not last long. The 2002 runner-up lost her opening match at Roland Garros for the second year in a row, beaten 6-3, 6-3 by ninth-seeded Elina Svitolina in 1 hour, 13...
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The new Simonne Mathieu court is seen as Spain's Garbine Muguruza serves against Taylor Townsend of the U.S. during their first round matches of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 26, 2019 - 10:51 am
PARIS (AP) — Tennis and tropical plants: The stunning new court at the French Open is, quite literally, wild. Surrounded on all four sides by greenhouses filed with exotic plants, the Court Simonne Mathieu saw its first French Open match on Sunday, a triumph for tournament organizers who overcame...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2018, file photo, Romania's Simona Halep holds the trophy as she celebrates after defeating against Sloane Stephens, of the United States, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, in the finals of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
May 25, 2019 - 2:49 pm
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,...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2018, file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Austria's Dominic Thiem during the men's final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
May 25, 2019 - 2:46 pm
Men to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday: ___ NOVAK DJOKOVIC Ranked: 1 Country: Serbia Age: 32 2019 Match Record: 23-5 2019 Singles Titles: 2 Career Singles Titles: 74 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 15 — French Open (2016), Australian Open (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019),...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2018, file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts while holding the trophy after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem in the men's finals of the French Open tennis tournament in Paris. Nadal, a French Open champion yet again a week past his 32nd birthday seems to stay forever young. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
May 25, 2019 - 2:41 pm
The Big 3 are still very much around. They're still leading the rankings, still collecting the biggest trophies. And they're still the dominant figures in men's tennis, responsible for the main storylines when the French Open starts Sunday. Roger Federer returns to Roland Garros for the first time...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka shows her hands as she meets the journalists at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Friday, May, 17, 2019. Top-ranked Naomi Osaka withdrew from her Italian Open quarterfinal due to a right hand injury on Friday. It wasn't immediately clear how serious the injury was, or if it will affect Osaka's status for the French Open, which starts in nine days. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 25, 2019 - 2:22 pm
PARIS (AP) — On the day Naomi Osaka won the Australian Open for her second consecutive major championship, she was asked whether it was too soon to start thinking about grabbing four in a row. "You know the French Open's next, right?" she said, smiling and fiddling with her fingers. "We love that...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2019, file photo, Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, kisses her trophy after defeating Angelique Kerber, of Germany, in the women's final at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif. Andreescu, 18, is seeded at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time at the 2019 French Open, where play begins Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
May 25, 2019 - 1:36 pm
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...
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May 25, 2019 - 10:55 am
LYON, France (AP) — French veteran Benoit Paire denied Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime his first ATP title with a 6-4, 6-3 victory in the Lyon Open final on Saturday. It's the second clay-court title in two months for the 51st-ranked Paire, who also raised the trophy in Marrakech, Morocco,...
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Nick Kyrgios of Australia returns the ball to Daniil Medvedev of Russia at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Tuesday, May, 14, 2019. Kyrgios won 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 24, 2019 - 12:54 pm
PARIS (AP) — After a tantrum in Italy last week, the 36th-ranked Nick Kyrgios withdrew from the French Open on Friday. The ATP said the Australian player cited illness as the reason. Kyrgios was defaulted at the Italian Open after a raging outburst. Trailing against Norwegian qualifier Casper Ruud...
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