French Open Men’s Final Suspended By Rain

PARIS (AP) — The French Open final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic was suspended in the fourth set because of rain, the first time in 39 years the tournament won't end on a Sunday. Nadal led 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 1-2 after 3 hours of play when the day's second rain delay sent the players to the locker … [Read more...]

Column: 28 Of 29 Is Proof Of Tennis’ Golden Era

PARIS (AP) — While a bank of photographers took pictures for posterity and the front pages of the world, Rafael Nadal lovingly studied the champions' names — the likes of Bjorn Borg, Roger Federer and, of course, his own — engraved on the base of the French Open trophy. A huge grin dawned on his face like … [Read more...]

Rain Stops Nadal, Djokovic In French Open Final

PARIS (AP) — His big lead over Novak Djokovic in Sunday's drenched French Open final slipping away, Rafael Nadal tossed a soaked, clay-smeared tennis ball toward the chair umpire. A drizzle was now a downpour, making the balls heavy, the clay court slippery and changing the complexion of a match with so much … [Read more...]

Comeback Lifts Sharapova To Career Grand Slam

PARIS (AP) — On the days when her doctors argued over what was wrong and her right shoulder barked each time she reared back to serve, Maria Sharapova used to ask herself a question. When is this going to end? One thing she never questioned was how much she loved tennis. A three-year comeback that began from … [Read more...]

Sharapova Defeats Errani For French Open Title

PARIS (AP) — Maria Sharapova won the French Open on Saturday, defeating Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2 in the final to complete the career Grand Slam. Second-seeded Sharapova, who was guaranteed of moving to No. 1 in the world regardless of the result, jumped to a quick 4-0 lead against the 21st-seeded Errani, who … [Read more...]

Djokovic, Nadal Set Up Historic French Open Final

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal has played 52 matches at Roland Garros and walked off the court a winner all but once. Three of those wins have come against Novak Djokovic, who hasn't so much as taken a set off the king of the clay. A mismatch? Try a must-see match — if not because of the recent, six-hour … [Read more...]

Nestor, Mirnyi Beat Bryans For French Open Title

PARIS (AP) — Top-seeded Max Mirnyi of Belarus and Daniel Nestor of Canada won a second consecutive French Open doubles title by beating American twins Bob and Mike Bryan 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday. The second-seeded Bryans were bidding to win their 12th Grand Slam doubles championship. That would have set a record … [Read more...]

Djokovic Vs. Nadal In Historic French Open Final

PARIS (AP) — Here comes the French Open final everyone expected and, except for other players, wanted: No. 1 Novak Djokovic, one victory from becoming the first man in 43 years to win four consecutive major championships, against No. 2 Rafael Nadal, one victory from becoming the only man to win seven … [Read more...]

Huber-Raymond Ousted In 1st Round Of French Open

Top-seeded Americans Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond lost in the first round of the French Open women's doubles Wednesday, falling 6-3, 7-5 to Kaia Kanepi of Estonia and Zhang Shuai of China. Huber and Raymond were broken five times and managed to convert only three of their 10 break points. Last year, … [Read more...]

Serena Loses In 1st Round Of Major For 1st Time

Serena Williams lost in the first round of a major tournament for the first time, falling to Virginie Razzano of France 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 Tuesday at the French Open. The fifth-seeded Williams was two points from victory several times in the second set, including leading 5-1 in the tiebreaker. But Razzano … [Read more...]