Tennis

Japan's Naomi Osaka plays a shot against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Thursday, May 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
May 30, 2019 - 6:22 am
PARIS (AP) — Naomi Osaka is grinding her way through the French Open the hard way. To cling onto her quest for a third consecutive Grand Slam title, the top-ranked Osaka has twice had to rally from first-set woes. The latest opponent was former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, beaten 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the...
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Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov plays a shot against Croatia's Marin Cilic during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 29, 2019 - 11:18 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): 8 p.m. Grigor Dimitrov outlasted 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic 6-7 (3), 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3 in the longest match so far at this year's French Open, which lasted nearly 4½ hours. Cilic and Dimitrov were seeded third and fourth at...
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Sloane Stephens of the U.S. celebrates winning her second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo in two sets, 6-1, 7-6 (7-3), at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
May 29, 2019 - 9:02 am
PARIS (AP) — Another German qualifier named Yannick, another easy win for Rafael Nadal. Chasing a record-extending 12th title at the French Open, Nadal posted a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 win over Yannick Maden on Wednesday to reach the third round of the clay-court Grand Slam. Nadal lost only six games in the...
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Croatia's Ivo Karlovic clenches his fist after scoring a point against Spain's Feliciano Lopez during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. When 40-year-old Karlovic and 37-year-old Lopez played each other at the French Open on Tuesday, it marked a record for combined age between opponents at Roland Garros in the Open Era. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 28, 2019 - 11:21 am
PARIS (AP) — Midnight gym sessions were the key to Ivo Karlovic's French Open preparations. For a 40-year-old with two kids to look after, 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. was the only time that Karlovic could get away to work on his fitness. The late-night work paid off when Karlovic produced a 7-6 (4), 7-5, 6-7...
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Romania's Simona Halep plays a shot against Australia's Aila Tomljanovic during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
May 28, 2019 - 10:55 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 7:40 p.m. In keeping with the trend of the top women's players losing a set in their first-round matches at the French Open, defending champion Simona Halep overcame a mid-match lapse in a 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 win over 47th-ranked Ajla...
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Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro celebrates winning his first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Chile's Nicolas Jarry in four sets, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 28, 2019 - 7:03 am
PARIS (AP) — Nursing himself back to health and winning a match at the French Open: For Juan Martin del Potro, that combination is an achievement in itself. Playing Grand Slam tennis for the first time since fracturing his right knee last year, the ninth-ranked del Potro is into the second round of...
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Serena Williams of the U.S. takes off her jacket with French text reading "Champion", "Queen", "Godess", and "Mother" after warming up prior to her first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 27, 2019 - 1:06 pm
PARIS (AP) — "Champion," ''queen," ''goddess" and "mother." Those were the words, in French, printed on a black-and-white warmup jacket that Serena Williams wore before her opening match at Roland Garros on Monday. "Those are things that mean a lot to me and reminders for me and for everyone that...
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Germany's Yannick Hanfmann plays a shot against Spain's Rafael Nadal during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 27, 2019 - 11:41 am
PARIS (AP) — Like so many others who have faced Rafael Nadal, Yannick Hanfmann thought he had a plan. Until, that is, tennis' greatest clay-court player dismantled it stroke by stroke on the red dirt where he has won 11 French Open titles. "After the first two sets, you're thinking like, 'Damn,'"...
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Serena Williams of the U.S. screams after scoring a point against Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 27, 2019 - 10:42 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Serena Williams overcame a slow start for a 2-6, 6-1, 6-0 win over 83rd-ranked Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia in her opener. Williams had completed only three matches since her Australian Open ended four months ago, and she cited...
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Marco Cecchinato of Italy celebrates after winning his men's singles first round match against Alex de Minaur of Australia, at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Italy, Monday, May 13, 2019. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)
May 26, 2019 - 11:16 am
PARIS (AP) — Marco Cecchinato's achievements at Grand Slam tournaments still start and end with his stunning run to the semifinals of last year's French Open, which included an upset win over Novak Djokovic. The Italian clay-courter wasted a two sets-to-none lead in a 2-6, 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-2, 6-4...
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