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Men to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday:
Women to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday:
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...
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Top-seeded Ashleigh Barty withdrew from the Internationaux de Strasbourg clay-court tournament on Tuesday because of a right arm injury.
Welcome back to Paris, Serena Williams. The tennis world can't wait to find out exactly how that bothersome left knee is holding up.
Williams practiced at the French Open's redesigned main...
ROME (AP) — Rafael Nadal is right back where he wants to be.
After losing in the semifinals of three straight clay-court tournaments, Nadal dominated for stretches against his longtime...
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ROME (AP) — Rafael Nadal put away Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 6-0 at the Italian Open on Friday to reach the semifinals after conceding only six games in his six sets of tennis at the...
PARIS (AP) — John Isner has pulled out of the French Open because of an injured left foot, ending his streak of 24 consecutive appearances at Grand Slam tournaments.
Two-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova pulled out of the year's second Grand Slam tournament on Tuesday because of her surgically repaired right shoulder.
ROME (AP) — After four decades of dormancy, male tennis players in Italy are finally showing signs of becoming as good as the women have been.
ROME (AP) — Serena Williams withdrew from the Italian Open on Tuesday ahead of her second-round match against sister Venus because of a previously injured left knee.
ROME (AP) — At 37 and with 20 Grand Slam titles, Roger Federer still gets excited about playing tennis.
That's why he added this week's Italian Open to his schedule.
American tennis player Nicole Gibbs says she will miss the French Open because of surgery for salivary gland cancer.
The 26-year-old Gibbs wrote on Twitter that the procedure is scheduled...
ROME (AP) — Serena Williams looked sharper than in her previous match two months ago as she opened her clay-court season with a routine 6-4, 6-2 win over Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson on...
Tommy Paul paid close attention as his friends and countrymen Frances Tiafoe, Taylor Fritz and Reilly Opelka produced headline-worthy performances at the Australian Open.
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MADRID (AP) — Novak Djokovic celebrated a lot more than a record-tying 33rd Masters 1000 title at the Madrid Open.
Djokovic left the Spanish capital feeling pretty good about his game, too,...
MADRID (AP) — Usually this time of the year Rafael Nadal is talking about how his game is peaking ahead of the French Open.
The discussion is typically about how many title-winning streaks...
ROME (AP) — Roger Federer has added the Italian Open to his schedule.
A day after his three-set loss to Dominic Thiem in the Madrid Open quarterfinals, Federer announced his plans in an...
MADRID (AP) — Roger Federer's return to clay lasted only three matches.
A day after saving two match points at the Madrid Open, Federer squandered two match points himself in the...
MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal hadn't started the clay-court season with so many setbacks in four years.
Not since 2015 had Nadal arrived at the Madrid Open without having won a title either in...
Tennis is in turmoil as the French Open approaches.
As three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka put it: "Politics have overshadowed the action on the courts."
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Tommy Paul earned his first berth in the main draw at the French Open by winning the U.S. Tennis Association's wild-card challenge.
Thiem upsets Nadal to reach Barcelona Open final
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — For the second week in a row, Rafael Nadal has fallen in the semifinals of a clay-court tournament he has dominated for more than a decade.
France and Romania level at 1-1 in Fed Cup semifinal
ROUEN, France (AP) — Caroline Garcia beat Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-3, 6-3 to draw France level at 1-1 with Romania after the opening singles matches of their Fed Cup semifinal on...
MONACO (AP) — Surprised at seeing rival Novak Djokovic go out of the Monte Carlo Masters after an error-strewn performance, defending champion Rafael Nadal acknowledged he enjoyed some luck in...
ORDINO, Andorra (AP) — As a brave whistleblower, Marco Trungelliti should be feeling good about himself. The Argentine player exposed match-fixing crooks in tennis, helped the fight against the...
MONACO (AP) — Two-time champion Novak Djokovic struggled with his serve at times but reached the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters with a scrappy 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 win over Philipp Kohlschreiber...
King of clay Nadal unsure how Monte Carlo return will go
MONACO (AP) — Rafael Nadal is unsure how his latest injury return will go this week, even though it will be on the clay-court king's favorite surface.
Christian Garin wins US Men’s Clay Court Championship
HOUSTON (AP) — Christian Garin of Chile won the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship on Sunday for his first ATP World Tour title, beating Casper Ruud of Norway 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3 at River Oaks...
MONACO (AP) — As Novak Djokovic begins his preparations for a fourth straight Grand Slam title, he likes to imagine beating Rafael Nadal in the French Open final.
LUGANO, Switzerland (AP) — Playing her first match in seven months, two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova beat sixth-seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (6) Monday in the first...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Madison Keys rallied late to down top-seeded Sloane Stephens for the first time in four career meetings to reach the Volvo Car Open semifinals on Friday.
French Open prize money increases by 8 percent from 2018
PARIS (AP) — French Open prize money will increase by 8 percent at this year's tournament to 42.661 million euros ($48.6 million).
The French Tennis Federation says the men's and women's...
Herbert, Tsonga win semifinals to set up all-French final
MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Pierre-Hugues Herbert beat former champion Tomas Berdych 6-2, 7-5 Saturday to set up an all-French Open Sud de France final against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Berdych, who is unseeded at the tournament he won in 2012, dropped his serve three times and failed to convert any of his three break points.
Column: Don’t write off Serena or Federer just yet
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tempting as it might be, don't write off Serena Williams or Roger Federer just yet.
Li Na, Mary Pierce, Kafelnikov head to Tennis Hall of Fame
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Li Na already was the first tennis player born in Asia to win a Grand Slam singles title. Now she will be the first enshrined in the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Li was joined by Mary Pierce and Yevgeny Kafelnikov in the hall's Class of 2019, which was announced Monday at the Australian Open.
All three won a pair of major titles — one at Melbourne Park and the other at Roland Garros.
The Latest: Stephens loses to Pavlyuchenkova in 4th round
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Sunday from the Australian Open (all times local):
Sloane Stephens' best Australian Open in five years has ended with a 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-3 loss to unseeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the fourth round that lasted 2½ hours and finished at nearly 2 a.m.
The fifth-seeded Stephens was the 2017 U.S. Open champion and 2018 French Open runner-up, but she hadn't won a match at Melbourne Park since 2014, when she also lost in the fourth round.
The Latest: Sharapova sets up 3rd round against Wozniacki
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local):
Maria Sharapova set up a third-round showdown with defending champion Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open after a 6-2, 6-1 win over Rebecca Peterson of Sweden.
Sharapova won the Australian title in 2008 and has reached the final at Melbourne Park three other times, and can raise her game well above the status of a No. 30 seed.
Djokovic aiming to take No. 1 ranking from Nadal in Paris
PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic is in commanding form and well poised to wrestle back the No. 1-ranking from longtime rival Rafael Nadal at the Paris Masters.
Heading into the Paris event, which starts Monday, Djokovic was only 215 points behind Nadal at a tournament he has won a record four times, the last time in 2015. Nadal has never won here.
Simona Halep earns 2nd straight year-end No. 1 ranking
LONDON (AP) — Simona Halep is back as the year-end No. 1 for the second year in a row, despite a back injury that doctors say could lead to a long-term problem.
Halep, who won her first major title at this year's French Open, clinched the year-end top tennis ranking on Monday but may be forced to pull out of the upcoming Kremlin Cup and the season-ending WTA Finals because of a herniated disk.
Novak Djokovic credits hike with turnaround
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic put his career back on track this year, and he credits a mind-cleansing hiking trip with his wife after the French Open with the extraordinary turnaround.
Luck on France’s side, again, ahead of Davis Cup semifinals
PARIS (AP) — Sadly for France, Yannick Noah is leaving his job as Davis Cup captain at the end of the year.
Since returning to the helm of the squad for the 2016 campaign, the former French Open champion has indeed been a lucky charm.
’10 French champ Schiavone retires, shifts focus to coaching
NEW YORK (AP) — There's a part of 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone that would love to continue competing.
After several months of debating it, she knew her place in her sport is now as a coach.
The Latest: Nadal edges Thiem in 5th-set tiebreaker at Open
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):
Defending champion Rafael Nadal shockingly was shut out in the first set of his U.S. Open quarterfinal before coming back to beat No. 9 seed Dominic Thiem 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5) in 4 hours, 49 minutes.
It was only the fourth time in 282 career Grand Slam matches that Nadal lost a set by a 6-0 score. It's the first time he won the match after that kind of start.
The Latest: Cilic edges de Minaur as match ends past 2 a.m.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):
Marin Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open champion, needed eight match points to recover from a two-set deficit and eventually edge 19-year-old Alex de Minaur 4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 at 2:22 a.m., four minutes shy of the latest finish in the tournament's history.
1, done: Halep 1st No. 1 to lose 1st Open match; Serena wins
NEW YORK (AP) — Some players, like top-ranked Simona Halep, freely acknowledge they don't deal well with the hustle-and-bustle of the U.S. Open and all it entails.
Others, like 44th-ranked Kaia Kanepi, take to the Big Apple and its Grand Slam tournament.
French Open says ‘Non!’ to Serena’s black catsuit
PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams will no longer be allowed to wear her skin-tight black catsuit at the French Open.
The French Tennis Federation president, Bernard Giudicelli, says the tournament that Williams has won three times is introducing a dress code to regulate players' uniforms because "I think that sometimes we've gone too far."