Tennis

Serena Williams of the U.S. screams during her third round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Sofia Kenin of the U.S. at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
June 02, 2019 - 7:59 am
PARIS (AP) — Maybe it was the daunting deficit Serena Williams faced in the French Open's third round. Maybe it was the way her 20-year-old American opponent, Sofia Kenin, was questioning line calls. Either way, as Williams attempted to start a comeback Saturday with a three-ace game, she followed...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka gets up after slipping during her third round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 01, 2019 - 9:02 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Naomi Osaka's attempt at a third straight Grand Slam title is over. The top-ranked player struggled throughout a 6-4, 6-2 loss to Katerina Siniakova in the third round of the French Open. Siniakova is ranked No. 1 in doubles...
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Sloane Stephens of the U.S. celebrates winning her their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Slovenia's Polona Hercog in three sets 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, May 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 31, 2019 - 3:29 pm
PARIS (AP) — Mulling over what might have been is never a great tactic in tennis. Just ask Sloane Stephens, who managed to regroup from four wasted match points in the second set of a 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 win over 71st-ranked Polona Hercog on Friday to reach the fourth round of the French Open. "Honestly...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka screams after scoring a point against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Thursday, May 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
May 30, 2019 - 2:16 pm
PARIS (AP) — Naomi Osaka screamed "Oh, my God!" after one shanked shot. Mouthed something and clasped her hands together, as if praying, after another. There were plenty of deep sighs and exaggerated eyerolls, too. The No. 1-seeded Osaka got off to a terrible start at the French Open again, never...
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Romania's Simona Halep celebrates winning her second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Poland's Magda Linette in three sets 6-4, 5-7, 6-3, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Thursday, May 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
May 30, 2019 - 1:43 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Defending champion Simona Halep looked headed for a relatively straightforward, straight-set victory in the French Open's second round — until everything started to fall apart for her. Halep dropped four games in a row to blow...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer plays a shot against Germany's Oscar Otte during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
May 29, 2019 - 2:25 pm
PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer, 37, joked to a stadium filled with screaming kids that he's "so super old." Stan Wawrinka, 34, pulled a crying boy out of a crush of autograph-seekers in the stands. Rafael Nadal, about to turn 33, offered this advice to youngsters at his match who might be pondering a...
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Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov plays a shot against Croatia's Marin Cilic during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 29, 2019 - 1:18 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): 8 p.m. Grigor Dimitrov outlasted 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic 6-7 (3), 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3 in the longest match so far at this year's French Open, which lasted nearly 4½ hours. Cilic and Dimitrov were seeded third and fourth at...
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Croatia's Ivo Karlovic clenches his fist after scoring a point against Spain's Feliciano Lopez during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. When 40-year-old Karlovic and 37-year-old Lopez played each other at the French Open on Tuesday, it marked a record for combined age between opponents at Roland Garros in the Open Era. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
May 28, 2019 - 1:21 pm
PARIS (AP) — Midnight gym sessions were the key to Ivo Karlovic's French Open preparations. For a 40-year-old with two kids to look after, 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. was the only time that Karlovic could get away to work on his fitness. The late-night work paid off when Karlovic produced a 7-6 (4), 7-5, 6-7...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka drops to the clay court after missing a point against Slovakia's Anna Karolina Schmiedlova during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
May 28, 2019 - 11:09 am
PARIS (AP) — The wind was swirling, Naomi Osaka's shots were flying everywhere except where she wanted and her debut as the No. 1 seed at a Grand Slam tournament was not going well. Not well at all. In the first set of her first match at the 2019 French Open, Osaka didn't even manage to grab a game...
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Japan's Naomi Osaka stretches to return a shot against Slovakia's Anna Karolina Schmiedlova during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )
May 28, 2019 - 11:04 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 4:50 p.m. Naomi Osaka dug herself out of a hole at the French Open and kept her bid alive for a third consecutive Grand Slam title. Coming back from a disastrous first set, the U.S. Open and Australian Open champion beat 90th-ranked...
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