FRENCH OPEN ’19: A look at younger, less-famous challengers

Sports 05/25/19, 12:37

There's been unprecedented tennis parity so far in 2019, including the clay-court circuit leading to the French Open: A total of 23 players split the 25 WTA and ATP titles on the slow, red surface.That means there are plenty of people who can succeed over the next two weeks at ...

Defending champ Naomi Osaka wins opening match at Miami Open

Sports 03/22/19, 13:59

Defending champion Naomi Osaka won her opening match Friday at the new site of the Miami Open by beating qualifier Yanina Wickmayer 6-0, 6-7 (3), 6-1.The No. 1-ranked Osaka hit 14 aces and overcame a ragged stretch in the second set, when she became so frustrated she threw her racket. ...

In-form Tsitsipas reaches final of Dubai Championships

Sports 03/01/19, 11:37

Stefanos Tsitsipas reached the final of the Dubai Championships by beating Gael Monfils 4-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) on Friday, keeping the rising star from Greece on course for back-to-back ATP titles.Roger Federer, who is looking to win his 100th career title, meets Borna Coric in the second semifinal later.The ...

Federer reaches semis in Dubai as he chases 100th title

Sports 02/28/19, 14:12

Roger Federer is two matches away from his 100th career title after beating Marton Fucsovics 7-6 (6), 6-4 on Thursday to reach the Dubai Championships semifinals.Federer faced two set points in the tiebreaker but Fucsovics hit two forehands into the net to let the Swiss star take control. Federer then ...

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