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Nadal, Monfils into Stuttgart semifinals

Jun 13, 2015

Nadal, Monfils into Stuttgart semifinals

Top seed Rafael Nadal and Gael Monfils both struggled on their least-favorite surface Friday before setting up a semifinal at the first edition of the Stuttgart Open to be played on grass. The former July clay-court tournament is now part of the three-week run-up ...

Nadal battles past Baghdatis at Stuttgart Open

Jun 12, 2015

Nadal battles past Baghdatis at Stuttgart Open

Rafael Nadal began the difficult annual transition from clay to grass on Thursday, taking more than 2½ hours to advance to the quarterfinals of the Stuttgart Open. The top seed, whose ranking has fallen to 10th after a terrible clay season in which he ...

Jun 11, 2015

Becker to seek British citizenship

Boris Becker says he enjoys living in Wimbledon so much that he’s going to apply for British citizenship at some point in the future. Interviewed on BBC television, the German six-time Grand Slam champion said Wednesday that he and his family “love Wimbledon a ...

Wawrinka dashes Djokovic's dream to win French Open

Jun 8, 2015

Wawrinka dashes Djokovic's dream to win French Open

Stan Wawrinka won the French Open by beating No. 1-seeded Novak Djokovic 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in the final Sunday, thwarting Djokovic’s bid to complete a career Grand Slam. The eighth-seeded Wawrinka, so long in the shadow of his Swiss Davis Cup teammate and ...

Williams overcomes illness, Safarova to win French Open

Jun 7, 2015

Williams overcomes illness, Safarova to win French Open

What started out as a stroll became quite a struggle for Serena Williams. After going up by a set and two breaks in the French Open final Saturday, she double-faulted away that lead. Then, suddenly, she trailed in the third set. As the tension ...

Djokovic outlasts Murray in two-day, French Open semifinal match

Jun 7, 2015

Djokovic outlasts Murray in two-day, French Open semifinal match

Novak Djokovic squeezed his eyes shut and raised both arms, a rather reserved celebration at the conclusion of his up-and-down, two-day, five-set French Open semifinal victory over Andy Murray. There’s one more match for Djokovic to win if he’s going to collect his first ...

Djokovic tops Murray to reach French Open final

Jun 6, 2015

Djokovic tops Murray to reach French Open final

Moving within one victory of completing a career Grand Slam, Novak Djokovic reached the French Open final by getting past Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 5-7, 6-1 on Saturday in the resumption of a suspended match. The semifinal was halted at 3-all in the ...

Wawrinka beats Tsonga, books spot in final

Jun 6, 2015

Wawrinka beats Tsonga, books spot in final

One year after his first-round loss in Paris, Stan Wawrinka will be playing in the final of the French Open. The eighth-seeded Swiss player advanced to his first final at Roland Garros with a 6-3, 6-7 (1-7), 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 win over local favorite ...

Serena guts it out, will meet Safarova in final

Jun 5, 2015

Serena guts it out, will meet Safarova in final

At changeovers in her French Open semifinal, an ill Serena Williams walked ever so slowly to the sideline, where even lowering herself to sit down seemed difficult. With the temperature nearing 30 C on the hottest day of the tournament, she pressed white towels ...

Djokovic ends Nadal's reign, routs nine-time champ

Jun 4, 2015

Djokovic ends Nadal's reign, routs nine-time champ

There was no trophy, and no title, on offer for Novak Djokovic at Court Philippe Chatrier. Perhaps there should have been, considering what he accomplished. Thoroughly outplaying the best there’s ever been on red clay, Djokovic ended Rafael Nadal’s 39-match French Open winning streak ...

Nishikori falls to Tsonga in French Open quarterfinals

Jun 3, 2015

Nishikori falls to Tsonga in French Open quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori’s epic comeback effort in the French Open quarterfinals fell short on Tuesday, when he lost 6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3 to local favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France at a raucous center court. With his impressive wingspan, the 188-cm Tsonga was more than ...

Jun 2, 2015

Ivanovic advances to semifinals

Ana Ivanovic reached her first Grand Slam semifinal in seven years on Tuesday when she defeated Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina 6-3, 6-2 at the French Open. The seventh-seeded Serb, who last made the semifinals of a major on her way to her only Grand Slam ...