French Open Tennis Championships

October 09, 2019 - 10:02 am
MADRID (AP) — Andrés Gimeno, the Spanish tennis player who became the oldest man to win the French Open in the professional era, has died. He was 82. The Spanish tennis federation says Gimeno died Wednesday following a long illness. Gimeno was 34 years and 301 days old when he won the French Open...
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Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, points out distractions in the crowd during his match against Steve Johnson, of the United States, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, early Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 27, 2019 - 11:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 1:50 a.m. Nick Kyrgios says the ATP is "corrupt" for fining him more than $100,000 this month for his behavior during a match. Asked if that recent punishment from the men's tour — only the latest in a long series that...
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July 19, 2019 - 9:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. tennis player Anna Tatishvili will be awarded her French Open prize money. The Grand Slam Board reversed its decision to fine her under its first-round performance rule. Tatishvili lost to 29th-seeded Maria Sakkari of Greece 6-0, 6-1 in Paris. Her earnings of about $50,000 were...
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Australia's Ashley Barty reacts after beating Germany's Julia Goerges during the final match of the Nature Valley Classic at Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham, England, Sunday June 23, 2019. (Tim Goode/PA via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 9:30 am
Ash Barty never had been ranked inside the WTA's top 10 until April. As of Monday, she is No. 1. The 23-year-old Australian never had been as far as the quarterfinals at any Grand Slam tournament until January. As of this month, she is the French Open champion — and as of next week, she'll be among...
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June 21, 2019 - 11:33 am
LONDON (AP) — American tennis player Anna Tatishvili has appealed her fine of about $50,000 for what the Grand Slam Board ruled was a violation of its first-round performance rule at the French Open last month. Tatishvili was docked a first-round loser's full prize money after losing to 29th-seeded...
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Australia's Ashleigh Barty holds the trophy as she celebrates winning her women's final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic in two sets 6-1, 6-3, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday, June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
June 17, 2019 - 1:44 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Perth has beaten out bids from Melbourne and Brisbane to host the Fed Cup tennis final between Australia and France in November. Newly crowned French Open champion Ashleigh Barty is expected to lead Australia in the tie at the RAC Arena on Nov. 9 and 10. Perth last hosted...
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Australia's Ashleigh Barty poses with the trophy during a photo call at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, June 9, 2019. Barty won the French Open tennis tournament women's final on Saturday June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 11, 2019 - 7:26 pm
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ash Barty's father had a pretty good idea when his daughter had made the decision to return to tennis after nearly two years playing professional cricket. "One day I came home and found about four boxes of new tennis balls at the front door," Rob Barty told Australian...
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Australia's Ashleigh Barty poses with the trophy during a photo call at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, June 9, 2019. Barty won the French Open tennis tournament women's final on Saturday June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 10, 2019 - 4:22 am
PARIS (AP) — French Open champion Ash Barty's first Grand Slam title allowed her to rise to a career-best No. 2 on Monday, almost three years to the day after she re-entered the WTA rankings following a hiatus from tennis while she played professional cricket. Barty moved up six places and now...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal, right, hugs Austria's Dominic Thiem after their men's final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, June 9, 2019. Nadal won 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 09, 2019 - 12:41 pm
PARIS (AP) — It all took a toll on Dominic Thiem, both physically and mentally, and that left him in no condition to do what it would take to beat Rafael Nadal in the French Open final. Just to earn the right to face Nadal for the title at Roland Garros for the second year in a row Sunday, Thiem...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal grimaces after scoring against Switzerland's Roger Federer during their semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 08, 2019 - 11:02 pm
PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal aims for a 12th French Open title against Dominic Thiem in a rematch of last year's final. Nadal should be more rested for Sunday's match, because Thiem needed two days to complete his five-set, four-hour semifinal victory over Novak Djokovic. Nadal beat Thiem in straight...
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