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Andy Murray expects US Open to come too soon for singles return

Former world number one Andy Murray says he is still hoping to make a return to singles this year but the US Open looks too soon.
Dominic Thiem has claimed his first ATP Masters 1000 title with a thrilling victory over Roger Federer at the BNP Paribas Open. PA

Dominic Thiem offers Serena Williams doubles match after Roland Garros row

Austrian tennis ace Dominic Thiem on Tuesday offered Serena Williams a mixed doubles jaunt in an attempt to put their French Open press room dispute behind them.
Rafael Nadal adds to his rich French Open history.

Rafael Nadal: I’m not obsessed about Roger Federer’s record

Rafael Nadal took sole ownership of one record when he claimed a 12th French Open on Sunday, but says matching Roger Federer’s 20 Grand Slams haul will not become an obsession.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic blasts ‘worst’ ever conditions after Paris exit

Novak Djokovic said his shock Roland Garros defeat to Dominic Thiem, which ended his dream of becoming just the second man in history to hold all Grand Slam titles at the same time twice, was played out in “hurricane conditions”.
Rafael Nadal adds to his rich French Open history.

Rafael Nadal too tough for Roger Federer, reaches 12th French Open final

Before this French Open semi-final match-up between Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, it had been all about the dizzying numbers and statistics.
Ashleigh Barty reacts after winning against Amanda Anisimova. Ashleigh Barty reacts after winning against Amanda Anisimova. Yoan Valat-EPA

Ashleigh Barty, Marketa Vondrousova to meet in Roland Garros final

Ashleigh Barty reached her first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros on Friday, coming back from a set and 0-3 down to defeat 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 6-3 in a rollercoaster semi-final.
Johanna Konta

Billie Jean King: Johanna Konta playing better than ever

American tennis great Billie Jean King said on Wednesday she thinks Johanna Konta is playing “the best” she has in her career so far.
Serena Williams

Serena Williams makes history as Forbes richest woman athlete

U.S. tennis star Serena Williams has made history as the first athlete to make Forbes’ list of the World’s Richest Self-Made Women.
Top seed Novak Djokovic’s untroubled progress continued at the French Open as he chalked up a fourth successive straight-sets victory on Monday, this time outclassing Jan-Lennard Struff to reach the quarter-finals.

Novak Djokovic reaches 10th successive French Open quarter-final

Top seed Novak Djokovic’s untroubled progress continued at the French Open as he chalked up a fourth successive straight-sets victory on Monday, this time outclassing Jan-Lennard Struff to reach the quarter-finals.
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal wins 90th Roland Garros match to reach quarter-finals

Defending champion Rafael Nadal won his 90th match at Roland Garros on Sunday as he stormed into the quarter-finals for the 13th time.
Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova receives a ball and reacts during her women’s singles fourth round match against Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova on day eight of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 2, 2019. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)

Czech teenager Vondrousova into French Open quarters

The 19-year-old world number 38 dominated from start to finish as Sevastova made 24 unforced errors and managed just seven winners in the 59-minute encounter.
Naomi Osaka congratulates Katerina Siniakova after the Czech player’s fourth-round win. Martin Bureau-AFP-Getty Images

Naomi Osaka crashes out of Roland Garros, ending bid for third successive slam

World number one Naomi Osaka’s hopes of winning a third successive Grand Slam ended Saturday when she was knocked out of the French Open in the third round by unheralded Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic.
Roger Federer is into the fourth round at Roland Garros for the 14th time.

French Open: Roger Federer claims straight-set win against Casper Ruud

Former champion Roger Federer became the oldest person to reach the last 16 of a Grand Slam since 1991 with victory against Norwegian Casper Ruud.
Naomi Osaka

French Open: Naomi Osaka survives as Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams stroll

Naomi Osaka staged a second successive Roland Garros great escape on Thursday as fellow top seed Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams strolled into the last 32.
Angelique Kerber

Russian teen Anastasia Potapova ends Angelique Kerber grand slam bid

German fifth seed and reigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber was knocked out of Roland Garros in the first round on Sunday by Russian world number 81 Anastasia Potapova.
Russia’s Anastasia Potapova returns the ball to Germany’s Angelique Kerber during their women’s singles first round match on day 1 of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on May 26, 2019. Anne-Christine POUJOULAT - AFP

Angelique Kerber crashes to Russian teen at Roland Garros as Roger Federer returns

German fifth seed and reigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber saw her hopes of a career Grand Slam ended by Russian teenager Anastasia Potapova at Roland Garros on Sunday as Roger Federer prepared to make his Paris return after a four-year absence.
Unai Emery has been urged to offload three Arsenal players (Getty)

Unai Emery calls on Arsenal to summon up the spirit of Rafa Nadal ahead...

Unai Emery is calling on his Arsenal side to summon up the spirit of tennis icon Rafael Nadal as they prepare to go in search of major silverware in the Europa League final.
Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka sets sights on ‘cool’ Grand Slam sweep

Naomi Osaka said Friday it would be “cool” to complete a Grand Slam sweep in 2019 even if her meteoric rise to fame has left her feeling as if she’s 35 rather than 21.

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