French Open Tennis Championships

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 22, 2019 - 8:19 am
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 story lines when the French Open starts Sunday. Roger Federer returns to Roland Garros for the first time...
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Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, returns a shot to Johanna Konta, of Britain during their final match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 19, 2019 - 5:46 am
ROME (AP) — Karolina Pliskova captured the biggest clay-clay-court title of her career by beating Johanna Konta 6-3, 6-4 Sunday in the Italian Open final. Adding to a very consistent year from the 2016 U.S. Open runner-up, the victory will move Pliskova up to No. 2 in the rankings and makes her one...
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A spectator watches as Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball to Fernando Velasco of Spain during a quarterfinal match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Friday, May 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 17, 2019 - 7:53 am
ROME (AP) — Rafael Nadal put away Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 6-0 at the Italian Open on Friday, and ought to be a little nervous. He's conceded only six games in six sets at the Foro Italico, but he's reached the semifinals. Nadal has fallen in the semifinals of his last three tournaments — all on his...
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FILE - In this Saturday June 9, 2012 file photo, Maria Sharapova of Russia holds the trophy after winning the women's final match against Sara Errani of Italy at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Two-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the year’s second Grand Slam tournament because of her injured right shoulder. Sharapova announced her withdrawal on Instagram, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
May 15, 2019 - 1:30 pm
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. Sharapova announced her withdrawal on Instagram. "Sometimes the right decisions aren't always the easiest ones," she wrote. She said she...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, gestures as she meets the journalists after winning her match against Sweden's Rebecca Peterson at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Monday, May, 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 14, 2019 - 9:05 am
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. Tournament organizers made the announcement a day after Serena opened her clay-court season with a straight-sets win over Swedish...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy as he celebrates winning the final of the Madrid Open tennis tournament in two sets, 6-3, 6-4, against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas, left down corner, in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
May 12, 2019 - 3:03 pm
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, carrying a lot of confidence into the rest of the clay-court season. The top-ranked Djokovic earned a...
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Rafael Nadal of Spain during the Madrid Open tennis match against Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in Madrid, Spain, Friday, May 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
May 12, 2019 - 5:55 am
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 he has extended and which records he has broken as the clay season moves toward its climax at Roland Garros...
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Roger Federer, from Switzerland, reacts after losing a point during the Madrid Open tennis match against Dominic Thiem, from Austria, in Madrid, Spain, Friday, May 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
May 11, 2019 - 5:55 am
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 Instagram video on Saturday. Federer says, "Hello everybody. Just finished speaking to the team and happy to say...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2019 file photo, Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, clenches his fist after scoring a point against Gael Monfils, of Franc,e in the men's singles final of the ABN AMRO world tennis tournament at Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Three-time Grand Slam champion Wawrinka says there has been a “worrying decline in moral standards” in tennis as “politics have overshadowed the action on the courts.” In a letter published Friday, May 3 in The Times of London, Wawrinka discusses the case of Justin Gimelstob, the ex-player, coach and TV commentator who resigned this week from the ATP board of directors after pleading no contest to misdemeanor assault for attacking a former friend. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
May 03, 2019 - 8:35 am
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." In a letter published Friday in The Times of London, Wawrinka decried his sport's "worrying decline in moral standards" and outlined several...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2018 file photo, Argentina's Marco Trungelliti riases his fist after defeating Australia's Bernard Tomic during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Blowing the whistle on betting-related corruption that is eating at tennis' credibility has come at a cost for the Argentine whose mad-dash road trip to Roland Garros last year caused a sensation. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
April 17, 2019 - 2:58 am
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 criminal gambling syndicates that are corroding his sport from within and testified about dishonest...
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