• August 2, 2021

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Naomi Osaka gets No. 52 Saisai Zheng, Novak Djokovic gets No. 139 Hugo Dellien in Olympic tennis tournament draw

Naomi Osaka gets No. 52 Saisai Zheng, Novak Djokovic gets No. 139 Hugo Dellien in Olympic tennis tournament draw

Naomi Osaka’s first match in nearly two months will come versus 52nd-ranked Saisai Zheng of China in the opening round of the Olympic tennis tournament. The second-seeded Osaka, who represents host Japan and is one of the…

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No. 1 Ash Barty to take on Angelique Kerber in Wimbledon women’s semifinals

No. 1 Ash Barty to take on Angelique Kerber in Wimbledon women’s semifinals

When Angelique Kerber grabbed the opening set of her Wimbledon quarterfinal Tuesday, the full-capacity crowd saluted the accomplishment with cheers that bounced off the closed roof at No. 1 Court. Kerber’s reaction? Just a matter-of-fact, straight-faced stroll…

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Novak Djokovic rallies from two sets down to win French Open, 19th Grand Slam title

Novak Djokovic rallies from two sets down to win French Open, 19th Grand Slam title

Novak Djokovic came all the way back after dropping the first two sets to defeat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7 (6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in the French Open final Sunday for his 19th Grand Slam title. Djokovic’s second…

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No. 31 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, unseeded Barbora Krejcikova advance to French Open final

No. 31 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, unseeded Barbora Krejcikova advance to French Open final

The ball landing at Barbora Krejcikova’s feet on match point appeared to come down behind the baseline. The linesman thought so and called the shot long. A TV replay confirmed as much, and the unseeded Krejcikova…

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Rafael Nadal to face Novak Djokovic in French Open semifinal on Friday

Rafael Nadal to face Novak Djokovic in French Open semifinal on Friday

Rafael Nadal’s French Open set streak is over. His pursuit of a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title — including 14 at Roland Garros — remains very much intact. Nadal shrugged off dropping a set in…

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Tsitsipas beats Medvedev to set up French Open semifinal match against Zverev

Tsitsipas beats Medvedev to set up French Open semifinal match against Zverev

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev both have been viewed as possible future stars of tennis. Both have come close to Grand Slam titles. Now the pair of 20-somethings will meet each other for a berth…

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Roger Federer withdraws from French Open, says he’s listening to his body

Roger Federer withdraws from French Open, says he’s listening to his body

Roger Federer withdrew from the French Open on Sunday to give himself an opportunity to recover after emerging from a tight third-round victory that lasted about 3½ hours. “After two knee surgeries and over a year…

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Defending champion Rafael Nadal celebrates 35th birthday with French Open win

Defending champion Rafael Nadal celebrates 35th birthday with French Open win

Amid an unusual silence on an empty center court at the French Open, defending champion Rafael Nadal celebrated his 35th birthday with something very familiar: another victory versus Richard Gasquet. Nadal won 6-0, 7-5, 6-2 against Gasquet…

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Serena Williams goes 3 sets to reach third round of French Open

Serena Williams goes 3 sets to reach third round of French Open

Her superior serve back at its unreturnable best, Serena Williams was in full control of her French Open match — until, suddenly, that stroke wasn’t as dominant and neither was she. And then, pushed to a third…

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Rafael Nadal wins in French Open first round to begin pursuit of record 21st Grand Slam title

Rafael Nadal wins in French Open first round to begin pursuit of record 21st Grand Slam title

Winning a match versus Rafael Nadal at the French Open is downright difficult, of course: He went into Tuesday with a 100-2 career record at the place. Just taking a set off the guy is nearly…

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Roger Federer advances at French Open in first Grand Slam match since knee surgery

Roger Federer advances at French Open in first Grand Slam match since knee surgery

They feted Roger Federer with as loud as applause gets from a crowd capped at 1,000 people in Court Philippe Chatrier — when he walked out with a wave, when he hit one of his 48 winners,…

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Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer in same half of French Open field

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer in same half of French Open field

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer all ended up in the same half of the French Open men’s field in the draw Thursday, meaning no more than one of them can reach the final. The Big Three top…

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Dominic Thiem wins easily over Marcos Giron, advances to third round of Madrid Open

Dominic Thiem wins easily over Marcos Giron, advances to third round of Madrid Open

Looking fresh again after taking a few weeks off, U.S. Open champion Dominic Thiem cruised into the third round of the Madrid Open with a comfy 6-1, 6-3 win over American Marcos Giron on Tuesday. Thiem was in control…

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Tsitsipas dominates Monte Carlo Masters final for his 1st title of 2021

Tsitsipas dominates Monte Carlo Masters final for his 1st title of 2021

Stefanos Tsitsipas won the Monte Carlo Masters without dropping a set, defeating Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday for his first title this year and sixth overall. Fourth-seeded Tsitsipas was in dominant form as he…

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European Tour’s French Open in May postponed

European Tour’s French Open in May postponed

May’s French Open has been postponed due to coronavirus restrictions in the country. Le Golf National outside Paris was due to host the event from May 6-9. However, the decision to postpone comes following an…

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Rafael Nadal Withdraws from Miami Open to Focus on Prep for Clay-Court Season

Rafael Nadal Withdraws from Miami Open to Focus on Prep for Clay-Court Season

The 2021 Miami Open will be without one of tennis’ biggest stars. On Tuesday, Rafael Nadal revealed he will not participate in the event as he focuses on recovering from his back injury and preparing for the clay…

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Nadal defeats Djokovic to win French open

Nadal defeats Djokovic to win French open

Rafael Nadal once again proved his supremacy on clay, defeating Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in the French Open final to earn his 13th career title at Roland Garros.  The Spanish star stunned the No. 1 player in…

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Novak Djokovic rallies to reach French Open semis

Novak Djokovic rallies to reach French Open semis

The first obvious sign of trouble for Novak Djokovic came when he stepped out into Court Philippe Chatrier with a rather large square of beige athletic tape on the back of his neck. The next indication came…

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Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard eliminated from the French Open

Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard eliminated from the French Open

Canadian wild-card entry Eugenie Bouchard’s best Grand Slam since 2017 is over after a third-round loss at the French Open on Friday. Polish teenager Iga Swiatek advanced to the fourth round of the clay-court Grand…

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Shapovalov upset in 5-set marathon, Fernandez advances in French Open

Shapovalov upset in 5-set marathon, Fernandez advances in French Open

Leylah Annie Fernandez is heading to the third round, while fellow Canadian Denis Shapovalov has been eliminated at the French Open. Fernandez, an 18-year-old from Laval, Que., defeated world No. 47 Polona Hercog of Slovenia…

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Shapovalov lone Canadian men’s player through to 2nd round at French Open

Shapovalov lone Canadian men’s player through to 2nd round at French Open

Denis Shapovalov is the only Canadian male heading to the second round of the French Open. The No. 9 seed from Richmond Hill, Ont., defeated French veteran Gilles Simon 6-2, 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 on Tuesday…

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Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez upsets No. 31 seed in main-draw debut at French Open

Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez upsets No. 31 seed in main-draw debut at French Open

Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez rallied for a 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 triumph over No. 31 seed Magda Linette of Poland in her main-draw debut at the French Open on Monday. The 18-year-old from Laval, Que., gained…

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Auger-Aliassime swept in 1st round of French Open by unseeded Nishioka

Auger-Aliassime swept in 1st round of French Open by unseeded Nishioka

Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime and Steven Diez both are out of the French Open after suffering first-round losses on Monday. Auger-Aliassime, the No. 19 seed from Montreal, lost 7-5, 6-3, 6-3 to world No. 52 Yoshihito…

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Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams learn opponents as French Open draw announced

Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams learn opponents as French Open draw announced

Rafael Nadal will initiate his bid for a record-extending 13th French Open title versus Egor Gerasimov in the first round, while Serena Williams starts her bid for a record-equaling 24th major versus Kristie Ahn in all-American matchup. Nadal, 34, who…

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Bianca Andreescu to skip rest of the tennis season

Bianca Andreescu to skip rest of the tennis season

Bianca Andreescu says she is taking the remainder of the tennis season off to focus on her health and training. The Canadian tennis star made the statement Tuesday on Twitter. The decision was expected after…

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French open could be held without fans in 2020

French open could be held without fans in 2020

The French Open, which was postponed to September from May due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, could be held without fans, the organizers of the clay court Grand Slam have stated. Roland Garros had been…