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Muguruza wins French Open, denying Williams 22nd major title

Jun 5, 2016

Muguruza wins French Open, denying Williams 22nd major title

The day before the French Open final, Serena Williams’ coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, was discussing whether his player would need to lift her level to beat Garbine Muguruza and collect a record-equaling 22nd Grand Slam title. “I don’t know why everybody’s so impressed with Garbine,” ...

Djokovic, Murray to square off in French Open final

Jun 4, 2016

Djokovic, Murray to square off in French Open final

Novak Djokovic is on the precipice of history once again at the French Open, reaching the final for the fourth time in five years at the only major tournament he hasn’t won. In addition to trying to complete a career Grand Slam, Djokovic will ...

Serena conquers Bertens to reach French Open final

Jun 3, 2016

Serena conquers Bertens to reach French Open final

Serena Williams overcome the gritty challenge of unseeded Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens 7-6 (9-7), 6-4 on Friday to reach the French Open final, putting the world No. 1 just one match away from a record-equaling 22nd Grand Slam singles title. Williams, who won the first ...

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 ...