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  • FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: American teen Tiafoe makes Slam debut

    When Frances Tiafoe steps on Court 5 at the French Open for his Grand Slam main-draw debut Monday, he'll be the first 17-year-old American man to play in the clay-court tournament since 1989, when Pete Sampras and Michael Chang did it. Chang beat Sampras...
  • Swiss sweep amid security scare for Federer

    PARIS Swiss aces Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka made emphatic winning starts to their French Open campaigns on Sunday, a day marred by a minor security scare after the Federer win. Federer, the 2009 champion and only man besides Rafael Nadal to win...
  • Clock ticks but fortune smiles for Federer at French Open

    There are two distinct sounds when Roger Federer graces the courts of Roland Garros. One is the pop of backhands and forehands kicking up puffs of red clay. The other, getting ever louder, is the scratchy tick of life's clock. At age 33, with 34...
  • Nadal's hold on French Open throne in doubt

    The French Open begins Sunday with a highly unusual story line. Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal, the King of Clay, the Spaniard who has won 66 of his past 67 matches on Roland Garros' famed red dirt, enters the tournament as an underdog. No, that is not...
  • Novak Djokovic looms in Rafael Nadal's toughest-ever draw at French Open; Lehigh Valley's Varvar Lephenko faces No. 16 seed

    The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and another trophy on the red clay of Paris. The draw Friday could hardly have been more unkind for...
  • Five things to know about French Open

    Five things to know about French Open
    The French Open begins Sunday.  Here are five things to look for while watching: SERENA"S BID FOR 20: The very day that Serena Williams won this year's Australian Open for her 19th Grand Slam championship, she was thinking ahead. “I would...
  • Nadal Faces Tough Road In French Open

    PARIS — The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and another trophy on the red clay of Paris. The draw Friday could hardly have been more...
  • Djokovic looms in Nadal's toughest-ever draw at French Open

    The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and another trophy on the red clay of Paris. The draw Friday could hardly have been more unkind for...
  • Serena's bid for 20, other things to know about French Open

    The very day that Serena Williams won this year's Australian Open for her 19th Grand Slam championship, she was thinking ahead. "I would love," Williams said then, "to get to 22." Her next chance to move closer to that goal — equaling Steffi Graf'...
  • Sharapova deslumbra previo al Roland Garros

    Sharapova deslumbra previo al Roland Garros
      París, 22 may (EFE).- Como Rafael Nadal, la rusa Maria Sharapova defiende título en Roland Garros y, como el mallorquín, asegura sentir una presión particular, pero no entiende toda la inquietud que se ha generado en torno al español, para quien...
  • Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova win titles before French Open

    Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova win titles before French Open
    ROME -- Top-ranked Novak Djokovic bolstered his clay-court credentials a week ahead of Roland Garros with a convincing 6-4, 6-3 win over Roger Federer on Sunday to capture his fourth Italian Open title. Extending his winning streak to 22 matches,...