Osaka plays Azaranka in matchup of current and former No. 1s

Tennis 05/30/19, 01:29

Naomi Osaka plays Victoria Azaranka in a matchup of current and former No. 1 players in the second round of the French Open.Also Thursday, Serena Williams is back on Court Philippe Chatrier against Japanese qualifier Kurumi Nara.In men's action, top-ranked ...

A year after semifinal run, Cecchinato loses in 1st round

Tennis 05/26/19, 13:16

Marco Cecchinato's achievements at Grand Slam tournaments still start and end with his stunning run to the semifinals of last year's French Open, which included an upset win over Novak Djokovic.The Italian clay-courter wasted a two sets-to-none lead in a ...

Tennis and tropical plants: New French Open court is wild

Tennis 05/26/19, 09:37

Tennis and tropical plants: The stunning new court at the French Open is, quite literally, wild.Surrounded on all four sides by greenhouses filed with exotic plants, the Court Simonne Mathieu saw its first French Open match on Sunday, a triumph ...

Unfamiliar, but nice: Halep back in Paris to defend title

Tennis 05/24/19, 07:08

Simona Halep is experiencing something new at the French Open this year.The Romanian player is back in Paris to defend her title, a situation she's never been in before.And she likes it.Defending champion Romania's Simona Halep smiles as she poses ...

Fendrich on Tennis: ‘Bienvenue a Paris,’ Serena Williams

Tennis 05/20/19, 10:52

Welcome back to Paris, Serena Williams. The tennis world can't wait to find out exactly how that bothersome left knee is holding up. Williams practiced at the French Open's redesigned main stadium on Monday — alas, Court Philippe Chatrier's retractable roof ...

Osaka withdraws from Rome quarters with right hand injury

Tennis 05/17/19, 05:04

Top-ranked Naomi Osaka withdrew from her Italian Open quarterfinal due to a right hand injury on Friday.Osaka was scheduled to meet Kiki Bertens, who advanced to the semifinals via walkover.It wasn't immediately clear how serious the injury was, or if ...

Andy Murray receives knighthood from Prince Charles

Tennis 05/16/19, 14:34

Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray received his knighthood from Prince Charles on Thursday, more than two years after he was awarded the honor by Queen Elizabeth II.Murray was dubbed by the Prince of Wales during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, ...

Maria Sharapova out of French Open, citing right shoulder

Tennis 05/15/19, 15:30

Two-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova pulled out of the year's second Grand Slam tournament on Tuesday because of her surgically repaired right shoulder.Sharapova announced her withdrawal on Instagram."Sometimes the right decisions aren't always the easiest ones," she wrote.Maria Sharapova ...

Serena Williams withdraws from Rome with injured knee

Tennis 05/14/19, 10:43

Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Italian Open ahead of her second-round match against sister Venus due to an old left knee injury.Tournament organizers made the announcement on Tuesday, a day after Serena opened her clay-court season with a straight-sets ...

Federer adds Italian Open to his Roland Garros preparation

Tennis 05/11/19, 07:55

Roger Federer has added the Italian Open to his schedule.A day after his three-set loss to Dominic Thiem in the Madrid Open quarterfinals, Federer announced his plans in an Instagram video on Saturday.Federer says, "Hello everybody. Just finished speaking to ...