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Tennis News

Almost perfect Novak Djokovic ready for Roland Garros bow

The world number one tackles Sweden's Mikael Ymer, ranked 80, seeking a 32nd win in 33 matches in 2020.

published : 17 hours ago

Serena Williams reaches second round at French Open

Serena Williams will next face Bulgarian wild-card entry Tsvetana Pironkova.

published : 28 Sep 2020

Petra Kvitova tops Oceane Dodin 6-3, 7-5 to advance in French Open 

Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon winner, advanced from the first round for the 10th time in 11 appearances at Roland Garros.

published : 28 Sep 2020

Simona Halep reaches French Open second round, David Goffin out

Top-seeded Halep won 10 straight games in beating Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-4, 6-0 to reach the second round of the French Open on Sunday and extend her winning streak to 15 match

published : 27 Sep 2020

'Sitting duck' Victoria Azarenka wins Roland Garros opener in 'ridiculous' cold

The 31-year-old 10th seed eased past Danka Kovinic, the world number 74 from Montenegro, 6-1, 6-2.

published : 27 Sep 2020

Absence of Indian players break long streak

When  the French Open begins in Paris on Sunday, Indian presence will be absent in the singles category.

published : 27 Sep 2020

Simona Halep heads into 'weird' French Open as clear favourite

Serena Williams can never be discounted as she launches another bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles crown, but Roland Garros is the American's least successful major.

published : 26 Sep 2020

Coronavirus again slashes French Open crowd sizes; now only 1,000

The new limit, reduced from 5,000 per day, was first announced by Prime Minster Jean Castex on Thursday.

published : 25 Sep 2020

Rafael Nadal eyes Roger Federer record, 15 years after first French Open title

The heavier conditions could suit hardcourt players more and negate some of Nadal's lethal topspin, possibly aiding Thiem who has finished runner-up in Paris twice in succession. 

published : 25 Sep 2020

Ankita Raina bows out of French Open qualifiers after defeat by Japan's Kurumi Nara

Ankita's defeat means that no Indian will compete in the singles main draw of the clay court Grand Slam.

published : 24 Sep 2020

Benoit Paire plays in Hamburg after earlier positive coronavirus test

Paire retired from his opening-round match while trailing Casper Ruud 6-4, 2-0 on Wednesday with what the ATP Tour said was "dizziness."

published : 24 Sep 2020

WTA not bothered by tiny difference in Rome prize money

This time, Halep and Djokovic each collected a winner's check of about $240,000, but Djokovic got slightly more than she did.

published : 24 Sep 2020

Prajnesh Gunneswaran crashes out in second round of French Open qualifiers

Prajnesh Gunneswaran crashed out in the second round of the men's singles qualifiers of the French Open after losing in straight sets to Aleksandar Vukic.

published : 23 Sep 2020

Rafael Nadal 'number one' French Open favourite, says rival Novak Djokovic

Conditions in Roland Garros could also have an impact, with the tournament pushed back to autumn because of the coronavirus pandemic.

published : 22 Sep 2020

Novak Djokovic wins Italian Open to get back on track ahead of Roland Garros

Dropping only one set all week, Djokovic won his fifth Italian Open title on Monday after beating Diego Schwartzman 7-5, 6-3 in the final.

published : 22 Sep 2020