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  • French Open facts

    What: The 113th French Open, second leg of the tennis Grand Slam, starts Sunday. Where: On the red clay courts at Roland Garros in Paris. Men's tournament: Defending champion is Rafael Nadal, the No. 1-seeded player and an eight-time French Open...
  • Novak Djokovic rallies to beat Rafael Nadal for Italian Open title

    Novak Djokovic rallies to beat Rafael Nadal for Italian Open title
    Novak Djokovic extended his recent dominance over Rafael Nadal by rallying for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory Sunday to win the Italian Open for the third time — then dedicated the title to his flood-hit native Serbia. Having also been beaten in Monte...
  • Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard reveals dream date: Justin Bieber

    Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard reveals dream date: Justin Bieber
    There are some odd questions in post-match interviews at a tennis tournament, but this one was rather cringeworthy. Nineteen-year-old Eugenie Bouchard, not long after reaching the final four at the Australian Open with an impressive three-set win over...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka defeats Tomas Berdych to reach Australian Open final

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Stanislas Wawrinka backed up his upset of four-time champion Novak Djokovic by reaching his first Grand Slam final with a 6-3, 7-6 (1), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4) win over Tomas Berdych in the Australian Open semifinals on...
  • Rafael Nadal upset at Monte Carlo Masters by David Ferrer

    PARIS -- Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over. The top-ranked Spaniard hopes his confidence isn't gone, too. Nadal lost to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer, 7-6 (1), 6-4, in the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters on...
  • Sony Open: Serena Williams en busca de su séptima corona en Key Biscayne

    Sony Open: Serena Williams en busca de su séptima corona en Key Biscayne
    MIAMI — Serena Williams, la tenista número uno del mundo y campeona defensora del Sony Open de Miami, iniciará la defensa de su título en Key Biscayne el 20 de marzo cuando debute en la XXX edición del certamen de las canchas púrpuras del Crandon...
  • BNP Paribas Open: Time is relative to Roger Federer

    BNP Paribas Open: Time is relative to Roger Federer
    The old guy, Father Time, will triumph in the end. He always does. But for the moment Roger Federer is holding serve against him, which in a sport primarily of the young is no small achievement. Federer has come to terms with reality. "If I can't play...
  • The No. 1 Swiss tennis player? It's not who you think

    The No. 1 Swiss tennis player? It's not who you think
    The Swiss are represented in men's tennis at this year's BNP Paribas Open by Stanislas Wawrinka and that other guy. Wawrinka won the recent Australian Open and is now No. 3 in the world rankings. The other guy becomes Mr. Avis in Switzerland now, and as...
  • Roger Federer holds on for a win at BNP Paribas Open

    Roger Federer holds on for a win at BNP Paribas Open
    Wait, wasn’t this supposed to be a walk in the park? Roger Federer -- greatest male tennis player of all time not named Rafael Nadal or Rod Laver -- versus Dmitry Tursonov, a curly haired Russian with a high-octane game nobody outside of tennis...
  • Camila Giorgi upsets Maria Sharapova at Indian Wells

    Monday was a good day for weather and a bad day for defending champions in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Hours before men's 2013 champion Rafael Nadal was upset, 2013 women's champion Maria Sharapova went out at the hands of...
  • Upstart shows he can run with the big boys at Indian Wells

    The big boys came out to play Monday at Indian Wells. In a shocking development, the biggest left early. Rafael Nadal, ranked No.1, seeded No. 1, winner here last year, usually close to unbeatable on the slower hard courts of this BNP Paribas Open...