Women's tennis

Japan's Naomi Osaka gets up after slipping during her third round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Osaka lost her match in two sets, 4-6, 2-6. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 01, 2019 - 7:52 am
PARIS (AP) — This was one deficit too big to overcome for Naomi Osaka, whose Grand Slam winning streak is over. The No. 1-ranked Osaka couldn't muster a comeback after falling way behind yet again at the French Open, losing 6-4, 6-2 in the third round to No. 42 Katerina Siniakova of the Czech...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer's shoes, one adorned with the Eiffel Tower, kick up clay as he serves in his third round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Norway's Casper Ruud at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, May 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 31, 2019 - 1:14 pm
PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer's return to Roland Garros feels a bit like what happens when a wildly popular rock star goes back on tour after years away. He plays his greatest hits: the no-look, back-to-the-net, over-the-shoulder volley winner; the sliced backhand returns; the aces to erase break...
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Serena Williams of the U.S. plays a shot against against Japan's Kurumi Nara during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Thursday, May 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 30, 2019 - 11:09 pm
PARIS (AP) — When Serena Williams saw a young U.S. tennis player distraught after a loss at a tournament earlier this season, she did what just felt right. Williams, 37, went over to console 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova, even if that sort of thing doesn't usually happen on tour. "I really take to...
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Romania's Simona Halep celebrates winning her second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Poland's Magda Linette in three sets 6-4, 5-7, 6-3, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Thursday, May 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
May 30, 2019 - 11:43 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Defending champion Simona Halep looked headed for a relatively straightforward, straight-set victory in the French Open's second round — until everything started to fall apart for her. Halep dropped four games in a row to blow...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 27, 2019, file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal prepares to serve against Germany's Yannick Hanfmann during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. English-speakers tend to go with "French Open," even though that's not used by the event itself. Most of the rest of the world says "Roland Garros," which is the facility that hosts the tournament and is named in memory of a World War I fighter pilot. But what hardly ever is uttered is the original name of the tournament "Internationaux de France", which translates to "International Championships of France." (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
May 30, 2019 - 8:46 am
PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams and Roger Federer would love to win the French Open again, of course. They'd also be thrilled to win Roland Garros. And they might not know it, but they are doing their best to triumph at what used to officially be the Championnats Internationaux de France, too. What's...
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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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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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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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