Top-ranked Kerber upset in first round

/ May 29, 2017

Top-ranked Kerber upset in first round

A French Open already missing Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova is now without No. 1-ranked Angelique Kerber, too, lending even more of a feeling that the women’s championship is anyone’s to win. Kerber has not been playing at all like one of the best ...

Makarova stuns top-ranked Kerber in first round

/ May 28, 2017

Makarova stuns top-ranked Kerber in first round

Angelique Kerber has not been playing at all like someone ranked No. 1 this season, and on Sunday she became the first woman seeded No. 1 to lose in the French Open’s first round in the professional era. Kerber, who ended Serena Williams’ stay ...

/ May 22, 2017

Agassi to coach Djokovic at French Open

Novak Djokovic revealed on Sunday that American great Andre Agassi would be his new coach, but said they did not yet have a “long-term commitment.” “I spoke to Andre the last couple weeks on the phone, and we decided to get together in Paris. ...

/ May 22, 2017

Nishikori to play in final French Open tune-up

World No. 9 Kei Nishikori admitted Sunday he is not in perfect condition, but he hopes to win the Geneva Open and use the tournament as a much-needed chance to fine-tune his game in pursuit of Grand Slam glory. Still recovering from a right ...

French Open denies Sharapova wild-card invitation

/ May 17, 2017

French Open denies Sharapova wild-card invitation

Maria Sharapova’s popularity and past success did not earn her the wild-card invitation she needed to get into the French Open after serving a 15-month doping ban. “I’m very sorry for Maria, very sorry for her fans. They might be disappointed; she might be ...

Federer to skip French Open

/ May 16, 2017

Federer to skip French Open

After spending a few days practicing on clay courts in Switzerland, a healthy and well-rested Roger Federer settled on his upcoming schedule: He will bypass the French Open and turn his focus to Wimbledon, then the U.S. Open. “It was a tough decision to ...

/ Apr 15, 2017

Kyrgios to skip Monte Carlo event

Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios on Friday joined Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori in announcing he will skip the Monte Carlo Masters, the first top-level European clay court event of the season. The world No. 15 explained he had opted to start his build-up to ...

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,” ...

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 ...