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 ...

Nishikori, Osaka move on at French Open

May 25, 2016

Nishikori, Osaka move on at French Open

Kei Nishikori and Naomi Osaka both advanced to the third round at the French Open on Wednesday. Nishikori, ranked sixth in the world and seeded fifth at Roland Garros, rolled past Russian world No. 40 Andrey Kusnetsov 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. The 18-year-old Osaka, ranked ...

Serena cruises as top competitors stumble at French Open

May 25, 2016

Serena cruises as top competitors stumble at French Open

Even before Serena Williams quickly and easily seized control of her first-round match Tuesday, things were shaping up rather well for her at the French Open. Williams’ bid for her 22nd Grand Slam title, which would equal Steffi Graf’s Open-era record, began with a ...

Nadal breezes past Groth into French Open second round

May 24, 2016

Nadal breezes past Groth into French Open second round

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal stormed into the French Open second round on Tuesday with a 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 mauling of Australia’s Sam Groth. Nadal, the fourth seed, took his overall record in Paris to 71 wins against just two losses. The Spaniard needed only ...

Nishikori puts away Bolelli in straight sets after delay

May 24, 2016

Nishikori puts away Bolelli in straight sets after delay

Kei Nishikori chalked up his 50th career Grand Slam win Monday at the French Open, finishing his rain-delayed opening match in a straight-set win over Italy’s Simone Bolelli, 6-1, 7-5, 6-3. Resuming play from Sunday with a 2-1 lead in the third set, Nishikori ...

Nishikori forced to wait at rainy French Open

May 23, 2016

Nishikori forced to wait at rainy French Open

Kei Nishikori took a two-set lead over Simone Bolelli of Italy in the first round of the French Open on Sunday, but play was called off due to rain in the middle of the third set. With Nishikori up 2-1 in the third set ...

Nishikori raring to go in Paris

May 21, 2016

Nishikori raring to go in Paris

A string of good results on clay this spring has world No. 6 Kei Nishikori excited about the upcoming French Open. Speaking to reporters after Friday’s draw, Nishikori said he was fit and in peak form after reaching a pair of masters semifinals in ...