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Williams rallies past Putintseva to reach semifinals

Jun 3, 2016

Williams rallies past Putintseva to reach semifinals

Serena Williams’ chest was heaving between points. Her footwork wasn’t quite right. Miscue followed miscue, until she was a set and a break down in the French Open quarterfinals. Then, as she so often does, Williams came through when she needed to, moving closer ...

Murray sets up semi clash with Wawrinka

Jun 2, 2016

Murray sets up semi clash with Wawrinka

Entertaining as his French Open quarterfinal might have been, Andy Murray hardly enjoyed the experience. “When you’re out there,” Murray said, “I personally find it quite stressful.” You don’t say? Yelling at his entourage and muttering to himself, the No. 2-seeded Murray alternated between ...

Djokovic passes $100 million mark at French Open

Jun 1, 2016

Djokovic passes $100 million mark at French Open

Novak Djokovic had 100 million reasons to celebrate reaching the French Open quarterfinals on Wednesday — albeit two days later than expected — as players made a mad dash to clear the fourth-round backlog created by the fickle Parisian weather. The Serbian world No. ...

Radwanska loses as rain continues to wreak havoc

Jun 1, 2016

Radwanska loses as rain continues to wreak havoc

Yes, they actually managed to complete a match on this wettest of weeks at the French Open. Two, even. And both involved surprises. Two of the top half-dozen seeded women lost within minutes of each other, with No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska and No. 6 ...

French Open play washed out for first time in 16 years

May 31, 2016

French Open play washed out for first time in 16 years

Not so much the French Open as the French closed. For the first time in 16 years, unrelenting rain Monday washed out a full day of play at the only Grand Slam tennis venue without a retractable roof over its show court, clogging the ...

Nishikori falls short in Paris

May 30, 2016

Nishikori falls short in Paris

Kei Nishikori was bundled out of the French Open in the fourth round Sunday, losing to Frenchman Richard Gasquet in a rain-hit four setter, 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 at Roland Garros. “I was missing too much. I couldn’t really get my feeling today. And ...

Ramos-Vinolas stuns Raonic, advances to French Open quarterfinals

May 29, 2016

Ramos-Vinolas stuns Raonic, advances to French Open quarterfinals

Unheralded Spanish left-hander Albert Ramos-Vinolas reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal Sunday with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Canadian eighth seed Milos Raonic. Ramos-Vinolas, 28, had never got beyond the second round of any major before this Roland Garros and had failed to ...

Serena edges Mladenovic in third round

May 29, 2016

Serena edges Mladenovic in third round

Serena Williams was ahead, yes, but hardly at her best, when claps of thunder and a heavy downpour interrupted her third-round French Open match at a critical juncture. During what turned out to be a delay of more than 2½ hours right before a ...

Nishikori beats Verdasco in thriller

May 28, 2016

Nishikori beats Verdasco in thriller

Kei Nishikori won a riveting five-set duel against Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco on Friday to advance to the fourth round of the French Open. In his second five-setter of the year, Nishikori, who is No. 6 in the world rankings, defeated the 52nd-ranked Spaniard ...

Halep eliminates teenager Osaka in third-round match

May 27, 2016

Halep eliminates teenager Osaka in third-round match

Naomi Osaka failed to capitalize on her strong start on Friday, when she blew a one-set lead en route to losing her third-round French Open match to Romanian sixth seed Simona Halep. Osaka, who is ranked 101st in the world, won the final four ...

Serena, Venus advance to next round in Paris

May 27, 2016

Serena, Venus advance to next round in Paris

First it was Serena Williams’ turn to overpower an opponent 6-2, 6-1 on Court Suzanne Lenglen. Shortly after that was over Thursday, her older sister Venus entered the very same French Open arena and won by the very same score. A bit like old ...