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Claycourt machine Nadal reaches cloud nine in Paris

Claycourt machine Rafa Nadal held off another challenge from great rival Novak Djokovic to claim a record extending ninth French Open title with a 3-6 7-5 6-2 6-4 victory on Sunday.

Ostapenko receives best birthday gift with French Open semi-final win

2017-06-09 11:03

Jelena Ostapenko got the best birthday gift with a 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3 victory over Timea Bacsinszky in the semifinals at the 2017 French Open in Paris on Thursday, earning her a maiden appearance in a Grand Slam final.

Airline apologizes to tennis star

2017-06-09 07:32

United Airlines issued an apology to China's No 1 female tennis player on Thursday after members of its ground crew in Florida refused to allow her onto a flight with her racket bag.

Nadal into French Open semi-finals, Thiem dismantles titleholder Djokovic

2017-06-08 10:02

The No. 4 seed Rafael Nadal moved a step closer to his 10th success at Roland Garros as his fellow Spanish Pablo Carreno Busta withdrew due to an injury after 51 minutes of play in the quarterfinals here on Wednesday.

Andy not entertaining Ivan excuse

2017-06-01 06:55

PARIS - World No 1 Andy Murray rejected suggestions that the absence of coach Ivan Lendl was behind his slump in form after reaching the French Open second round.

Rafa taking 10-tative approach

2017-06-01 06:55

PARIS - Carlos Moya has told Rafael Nadal to ignore all talk of a 10th French Open title, but said the double-digit target is causing pressure for his fellow Spaniard.

Livid Lokoli not shakin' and stirred

2017-06-01 06:55

PARIS - As anyone who has ever played or watched tennis - professional or recreational - knows, the post-match handshake at the net is as much a customary part of the sport as a racket, ball or serve.

Kissing tournament goodbye

2017-06-01 06:55

PARIS - A French player who tried to kiss a television reporter against her will during a live television broadcast at Roland Garros was banished from the tournament on Tuesday for his "reprehensible behavior".

French Open takes player's credential for harassing reporter

2017-05-31 10:21

A French tennis player's French Open credential was revoked because he grabbed a reporter and kissed her on the neck during a live TV interview at the tournament.

No sweat for Agassi-aided Novak

2017-05-31 07:08

PARIS - If Novak Djokovic was hoping to take a little pressure and attention off himself after some rough results, he might very well have found the perfect way to do that by enlisting Andre Agassi as a coaching consultant for the French Open.

Zhang advances, Zheng bounced

2017-05-31 07:08

PARIS - Zhang Shuai, the highest-ranked Chinese player, came from behind in both sets to defeat Croatia's Donna Vekic 7-5, 6-4 on Monday and advance to the second round of the French Open, while compatriot Zheng Saisai lost 7-5, 6-2 to world No 3 Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic.

what they say

2017-05-31 07:08

"I'll stick with my answers about tennis and sport. Politics is something that is not my big interest at the moment. I do follow it, of course, because it is part of my life, part of everyone's lives. So I'm aware of what's happening. But more than that, I can't say."

Flamboyant Francesca flirting with one final fling

2017-05-31 07:08

There were moments during what might - or might not, depending on the day and her mood - have been 2010 champion Francesca Schiavone's last French Open match that she got rather emotional on Court Philippe Chatrier.

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