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  • Wimbledon Lookahead: Smallest group of US men since 1947

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The seven U.S. men in the Wimbledon main draw represent the country's smallest contingent since 1947, when only five played at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament.Three are scheduled to be in first-round action Tuesday: 31st-seeded Jack Sock, 37th-ranked Sam Querrey, and 77th-ranked Tim Smyczek.

  • Wimbledon at a glance

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) A look at Wimbledon on Monday:Weather: Sunny. High of 79 degrees (26 Celsius)Men's seeded winners: No. 1 Novak Djokovic, No. 4 Stan Wawrinka, No. 5 Kei Nishikori, No. 7 Milos Raonic, No. 9 Marin Cilic, No. 11 Grigor Dimitrov, No. 14 Kevin Anderson, No. 16 David Goffin, No. 17 John Isner, No. 19 Tommy Robredo, No. 21 Richard Gasquet, No. 24 Leonardo Mayer, No. 26 Nick Kyrgios, No. 27 Bernard Tomic, No. 32 Dominic Thiem.

  • The Latest: Stephens wins 1st-round match at Wimbledon

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---9 p.m.Sloane Stephens won a Wimbledon match for the first time in two years.The 37th-ranked American knocked off a seeded player, too, easily eliminating No. 27 Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-2 in a first-round match moved to Centre Court.

  • The Latest: Lucie Safarova reaches 2nd round at Wimbledon

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---8:30 p.m.French Open runner-up Lucie Safarova overcame Alison Riske of the United States 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 to reach the second round at Wimbledon.The sixth-seeded Czech, who was coming off a first-round loss at the grass-court warmup at Eastbourne, was down a set and 5-3 before rallying to take the match into a third set.

  • 2002 champ Hewitt loses in 1st round at his last Wimbledon

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The last Wimbledon singles contest of 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt's career was a back-and-forth, 4-hour tussle in which he saved three match points before finally succumbing 11-9 in the fifth set.He might have lost. He did not go gently.

  • The Latest: Sharapova goes for a run after win at Wimbledon

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---7:55 p.m.Maria Sharapova celebrated her opening win at Wimbledon with a run in the park.The fourth-seeded Russian beat Johanna Konta of Britain 6-2, 6-2 Monday, and then tweeted some pictures of herself out and about in Wimbledon.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka advances to 2nd round at Wimbledon

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---7 p.m.French Open champion Stan Wawrinka is in the second round at Wimbledon.The fourth-seeded Swiss beat Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-2, 7-5, 7-6 (3) Monday in his opening match, played on Centre Court.

  • The Latest: Djokovic says he and Becker are not cheating

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---6:40 p.m.Novak Djokovic can't seem to shake accusations that he and coach Boris Becker are cheating.Becker said in a recent interview that he and Djokovic communicate during matches. Coaching during a match is against the rules, but Djokovic says that's not what is happening.

  • The Latest: Hewitt plays his last match at Wimbledon

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---5:35 p.m.Lleyton Hewitt has played his last match at Wimbledon.The 2002 champion at the All England Club lost his opening match at this year's tournament, falling to Jarkko Nieminen 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0, 11-9 Monday in exactly 4 hours.

  • The Latest: Sharapova moves into 2nd round at Wimbledon

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---4:55 p.m.Maria Sharapova has advanced to the second round.The fourth-seeded Russian, the 2004 Wimbledon champion, beat Johanna Konta of Britain 6-2, 6-2 Monday.Although Sharapova won her first major title on the grass in southwest London, she has struggled at Wimbledon. In seven of the past eight years, Sharapova has failed to reach the quarterfinals at the All England Club.

  • Straight-set wins for top-ranked Djokovic, Williams on Day 1

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Serena Williams knew she had to do something - fast.Down 3-1 to a qualifier on the first day of Wimbledon, the top-ranked player was not about to drop the opening set as she did four times during her run to the French Open title.''She came out so fast, I was like, `Oh my God, if I don't start I'm going to be down a set.' And I was tired of being down a set,'' Williams said.

  • The Latest: Nick Kyrgios big fan of LeBron, not Warriors

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:50 p.m.Even with Wimbledon on his mind, Nick Kyrgios made time to watch the NBA Finals.The Australian is a big basketball fan, but definitely not a fan of the Golden State Warriors.Kyrgios said he wouldn't talk about the NBA champions because ''I don't really like the Warriors.'' But he did have plenty of nice things to say about LeBron James.

  • The Latest: Djokovic calls Wimbledon 'cradle of our sport'

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:35 p.m.Just after he won his opening match at Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic summed up what the All England Club means to him.''This is the cradle of our sport, Centre Court,'' Djokovic said, ''it doesn't get any better than Wimbledon.''

  • John Isner wins opening match at Wimbledon in straight sets

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:25 p.m.John Isner's serve is in fine form to start Wimbledon, where his career winning percentage is now back to .500.The 17th-seeded American - best known for winning the longest match in tennis history at the All England Club in 2010 - hit 38 aces in a 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4 victory over 91st-ranked Go Soeda of Japan in the first round Monday.

  • Novak Djokovic advances to 2nd round at Wimbledon

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---3:15 p.m.Wimbledon's defending champion is through to the second round.Novak Djokovic beat Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 Monday in the first round, playing the first match of the tournament on Centre Court.

  • Serena Williams wins her opening match at Wimbledon

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---2:35 p.m.Serena Williams was far from dominant at the start, but more than good enough at the end.The top-seeded American opened her quest for a true Grand Slam with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Margarita Gasparyan of Russia on Monday in the first round of Wimbledon.

  • Serena Williams warned over language at Wimbledon

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---1:50 p.m.Serena Williams is a half-hour into Wilmbledon and she's already getting warned to watch her language.In the sixth game of her first-round match against Margarita Gasparyan of Russia, a qualifier ranked 113th, Williams slid on the grass and fell during a point. After the next point, a lineswoman trotted over to the chair umpire, who announced: ''Code violation, audible obscenity, Miss Williams.''

  • Victoria Azarenka advances to 2nd round at Wimbledon

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---12:50 p.m.Victoria Azarenka is the first player to reach the second round of Wimbledon.The 23rd-seeded Belarussian, a two-time Australian Open champion, beat Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-2, 6-1 on Court No. 12.

  • Kyrgios accidentally hits linesman on head with tennis ball

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---12:45 p.m.Nick Kyrgios hit it right on the head -- on the head of a linesman, that is.The 26th-seeded Australian was hitting back to the ball boy during his opening match at Wimbledon on Monday when he sent an errant shot toward the corner of the court that bounced off the top of the head of an unsuspecting linesman.

  • No rain expected at Wimbledon, and none coming anytime soon

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---12:05 p.m.Rain shouldn't be problem on the opening day at the All England Club.Play has already started at Wimbledon, with some sun sneaking through the gray clouds overhead.The dry weather and warm temperatures are expected to stay well into the first week.

  • Day 1 of Wimbledon is upon us, with Djokovic up 1st

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):---11:15 a.m.Day 1 at Wimbledon is upon us, and Novak Djokovic is first up on Centre Court.The defending champion from Serbia will take to the grass at about 1 p.m., but it will be no walk in the park against Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany.

  • Novak Djokovic back to tennis, and focused on Wimbledon

    June 28, 2015

    LONDON (AP) After losing in the French Open final, Novak Djokovic wanted nothing to do with tennis.For about a week, anyway.Now, with his opening match at Wimbledon coming Monday on Centre Court, the top-ranked Serb is firmly focused on defending his title.

  • David Ferrer withdraws from Wimbledon with wrist injury

    June 28, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Spanish player David Ferrer has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of an elbow injury.Wimbledon says the eighth-seeded Ferrer will be replaced in the draw by lucky loser Luca Vanni of Italy.Ferrer had been scheduled to face British wild-card entry James Ward in the first round.

  • Istomin beats Querrey, wins Nottingham Open for 1st title

    June 27, 2015

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan beat Sam Querrey of the United States 7-6 (1), 7-6 (6) in the final of the grass-court Nottingham Open to win his first ATP title on Saturday.The No. 92-ranked Istomin dropped to his knees with a scream after winning his first title match in a battle of big servers at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament.

  • Serena Williams not feeling Grand Slam pressure - yet

    June 27, 2015

    LONDON (AP) While tennis fans everywhere anxiously wait to see if Serena Williams can take the third step toward a true Grand Slam, the 20-time major winner said she will only start to feel the pressure in about two weeks.That is, after Wimbledon ends.

  • Bencic wins Eastbourne final for 1st WTA title

    June 27, 2015

    EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic won her first title by beating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 Eastbourne final on Saturday, enhancing her burgeoning reputation ahead of Wimbledon.The 18-year-old Bencic won on grass in windy conditions on the south coast to deny the ninth-seeded Radwanska a second title at Eastbourne.

  • AP Photos: Men's champs at Wimbledon from Lacoste to Federer

    June 26, 2015

    LONDON (AP) With the dominance of the ''Big Four'' showing signs of fraying in men's tennis, this year's Wimbledon could be the most unpredictable in years.Only Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have won on the grass of southwest London since 2002.

  • AP Photos: Women's champions from Wills Moody to Serena

    June 26, 2015

    LONDON (AP) At Wimbledon, Serena Williams is often at her best. And this year she has a chance to win a third major title of 2015, taking her ever closer to becoming the fourth woman to win a calendar Grand Slam.Maureen Connolly, Margaret Court and Steffi Graf are the only three to achieve the feat in the same season.

  • Radwanska beats Stephens, through to Eastbourne final

    June 26, 2015

    EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Former Wimbledon runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska beat Sloane Stephens of the United States 6-1, 6-7 (3), 6-2 to reach the final at Eastbourne on Friday and stay in contention for a second title at the grass-court tournament.Radwanska will play the winner of the second semifinal match between second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki and 18-year-old Swiss Belinda Bencic.

  • Istomin through to Nottingham final after Baghdatis retires

    June 26, 2015

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Denis Istomin advanced to the final of the Nottingham Open on Friday when defending champion Marcos Baghdatis retired early in their semifinal match with a left calf injury.Baghdatis, who was on a nine-match winning streak at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament, was leading 2-1 in the first set when he pulled up after playing a shot. He received treatment and retired.

  • Djokovic avoids Federer, Murray, Nadal in Wimbledon draw

    June 26, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided his three biggest traditional rivals in the Wimbledon draw on Friday as the other members of tennis' ''Big Four'' were all placed on the opposite side.Serena Williams had no such luck in the women's draw, where she may have to get past a trio of former No. 1s - sister Venus, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova - just to get to the final.

  • Djokovic drawn in other half from 3 other big names

    June 26, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Defending champion Novak Djokovic was handed a favorable draw for Wimbledon on Friday as the other three members of tennis' ''Big Four'' were all placed on the opposite side.Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal were all placed in a tougher bottom half of the draw that also includes former finalist Thomas Berdych and former semifinalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. That left Djokovic facing a possible semifinal against Stan Wawrinka, the man who beat him in the French Open final.

  • Simon, Mayer lose in quarterfinals at Nottingham Open

    June 25, 2015

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Gilles Simon and Leonardo Mayer were eliminated from the grass-court Nottingham Open on Thursday, leaving an unlikely lineup for the semifinals of the warm-up tournament for Wimbledon.The second-seeded Simon was beaten 5-7, 7-6 (8), 6-4 by Sam Querrey of the United States, while fourth-seeded Mayer lost 6-3, 6-7 (8), 7-6 (6) to Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan.

  • Wozniacki, Radwanska through to Eastbourne semifinals

    June 25, 2015

    EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Caroline Wozniacki reached the semifinals at Eastbourne for the third consecutive year by beating Andrea Petkovic in straight sets Thursday, while Agnieszka Radwanska also won easily in the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon warm-up event.

  • WIMBLEDON 2015: Tournament at a glance

    June 25, 2015

    A look at Wimbledon, the year's third Grand Slam tennis tournament:Surface: Grass courts.Site: The All England Lawn Tennis Club.Schedule: Play begins Monday; an extra week was added between the French Open and Wimbledon this year. The women's singles final is July 11; the men's singles final is July 12. There are no matches scheduled for the two-week tournament's middle Sunday, July 5.

  • WIMBLEDON 2015: Capsules on top women's players

    June 25, 2015

    Women to watch at Wimbledon, which begins Monday:SERENA WILLIAMSSeeded: 1Age: 33Country: United States2015 Match Record: 32-12015 Singles Titles: 3Career Singles Titles: 67Major Titles: 20 - Wimbledon ('02, `03, `09, `10, `12), U.S. Open ('99, `02, `08, `12, `13, `14), Australian Open ('03, `05, `07, `09, `10, `15), French Open ('02, `13, `15)

  • WIMBLEDON 2015: Capsules on top men's players

    June 25, 2015

    Men to watch at Wimbledon, which begins Monday:NOVAK DJOKOVICSeeded: 1Age: 28Country: Serbia2015 Match Record: 41-32015 Singles Titles: 5Career Singles Titles: 53Major Titles: 8 - Wimbledon ('11, `14), U.S. Open ('11), Australian Open ('08, `11, `12, `13, `15)

  • WIMBLEDON 2015: Federer's 'big goal,' other things to know

    June 25, 2015

    Minutes after his quarterfinal exit at the French Open, Roger Federer was asked whether it was too early to look ahead to Wimbledon.''No,'' Federer replied, ''it's never too early.''''I'm already thinking what I'm going to do the next few days, because Wimbledon is going to be a big goal for the season,'' he continued. ''That's where I want to play my best.''

  • WIMBLEDON 2015: Serena Williams halfway to true Grand Slam

    June 25, 2015

    Serena Williams heads to Wimbledon halfway to a Grand Slam.If it were up to her, no one would notice.Williams prefers to downplay her chances of becoming the first tennis player in more than a quarter-century to win all four major tournaments - Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open - in the same season.

  • Spanish tennis federation president gets suspended

    June 24, 2015

    MADRID (AP) Spain's administrative court for sport has suspended the president of the Spanish tennis federation.Spain's higher sports council says Jose Luis Escanuela has been ''suspended from exercising his functions for one month.''The suspension comes amid a spat between the council and the federation over the auditing of the federation's finances.

  • Simon through to Nottingham quarters, will play Querrey

    June 24, 2015

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Gilles Simon maintained his impressive grass-court form ahead of Wimbledon by easing to a straight-sets win over Joao Sousa to reach the quarterfinals of the Nottingham Open on Wednesday.The second-seeded Simon, who was a semifinalist at the Queen's Club last week, won 6-4, 6-1 in 73 minutes to set up a last-eight match against Sam Querrey of the United States.

  • Bouchard retires injured in Eastbourne 3rd round

    June 24, 2015

    EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Eugenie Bouchard retired from her third-round match against Belinda Bencic because of an abdominal muscle injury at Eastbourne on Wednesday, five days before the start of Wimbledon.Bouchard, the runner-up at Wimbledon last year, was losing 6-4, 3-0 when she retired.

  • 2-time champ Rafael Nadal seeded No. 10 for Wimbledon

    June 24, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Two-time champion Rafael Nadal was seeded No. 10 for Wimbledon on Wednesday, his lowest seeding ever at the All England Club.The seeding means Nadal could face top contenders as early as the fourth round, and one of the top four seeded players in the quarterfinals.

  • Top seed Ferrer ousted by Baghdatis in Nottingham opener

    June 23, 2015

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Top-seeded David Ferrer lost to Marcos Baghdatis 6-2, 7-6 (4) in the second round at Nottingham on Tuesday.Ferrer, the world No. 7, lost his first two service games to Baghdatis, who earned his first win over a top-10 player in more than two years.

  • Bouchard finally wins on grass in Eastbourne 2nd round

    June 23, 2015

    EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Eugenie Bouchard earned her first win of the grass-court season when the 2014 Wimbledon runner-up beat Alison Riske of the U.S. 7-6 (5), 6-3 in the Aegon International second round on Tuesday.The result was desperately sought by Bouchard, who came into the event having lost nine of her last 10 matches, including opening defeats in the last two weeks on grass at s-Hertogenbosch and Birmingham.

  • Australian Nick Kyrgios splits with coach Todd Larkham

    June 22, 2015

    SYDNEY (AP) Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has split with coach Todd Larkham less than a week before the start of Wimbledon, saying on his website Tuesday that the pair ''mutually agreed'' to part ways.The 20-year-old Krygios says ''it's never an easy decision to end a coaching relationship ... but I feel that this is the right decision for me at this time.''

  • Bedene wins at Nottingham ahead of 1st Wimbledon as a Briton

    June 22, 2015

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Aljaz Bedene warmed up for his first Wimbledon since switching nationality to British by beating Diego Schwartzman in one of just five completed first-round matches at the rain-hit Nottingham Open on Monday.The Slovenia-born Bedene, who was granted British citizenship in March, won 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-2 against his Argentine opponent and will play eighth-seeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in the second round.

  • Kuznetsova, Cibulkova win at Eastbourne; Kvitova pulls out

    June 22, 2015

    EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Former grand-slam finalists Svetlana Kuznetsova and Dominika Cibulkova advanced to the second round of the Eastbourne grass-court tournament on Monday, while top-seeded Petra Kvitova withdrew through illness a week before starting her title defense at Wimbledon.

  • Murray beats Troicki and Anderson to win Queen's Club title

    June 21, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Andy Murray claimed his 34th career title on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over unseeded South African Kevin Anderson in the grass-court Queen's Club final.Top-seeded Murray, who was contesting his 50th career final, also won the event in 2009, 2011 and 2013. He joins John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt as a four-time winner of the event.

  • Federer beats Seppi for record 8th Halle title

    June 21, 2015

    HALLE, Germany (AP) Roger Federer defeated Italy's Andreas Seppi 7-6 (1), 6-4 on Sunday to claim a record eighth Gerry Weber Open title in his 10th final at the event.Despite not replicating the free-flowing tennis of previous rounds, Federer dug deep to win big points. He broke the 45th-ranked Seppi for the first time at the fifth attempt in the decisive game.

  • Murray beats Troicki to reach Queen's Club final

    June 21, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Andy Murray reached his fifth final of the year and 50th of his career when he completed a 6-3, 7-6 (4) win over Serbia's Viktor Troicki at the grass-court Queen's Club on Sunday.The semifinal resumed in the first set at 3-3 and break point to top-seeded Murray after rain stopped play Saturday. Murray won nine of the next 10 points to take the set.

  • Murray beats Troicki to reach Queen's final

    June 21, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Andy Murray reached his fifth final of the year and 50th of his career when he completed a 6-3, 7-6 (4) win over Serbia's Viktor Troicki at the grass-court Queen's Club on Sunday.The semifinal resumed in the first set at 3-3 and break point to top-seeded Murray after rain stopped play Saturday. Murray won nine of the next 10 points to take the set.

  • Pliskova, Kerber to meet in WTA Birmingham final

    June 20, 2015

    BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic reached her first grass-court final when she beat Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-2, 7-6 (6) in the Aegon Classic on Saturday.Pliskova's final hurdle will be Angelique Kerber, who won the other semifinal against German compatriot Sabine Lisicki, the former Wimbledon finalist, 6-3, 6-3.

  • Anderson beats Simon to reach Queen's Club final

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Kevin Anderson made the final at Queen's Club by beating Gilles Simon of France 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3 on Saturday.The unseeded South African struck his 34th ace to seal victory, bringing his total of aces in the tournament to 96.Anderson will appear in his second final of the year on Sunday after winning his 12th career title in Marseille in February.

  • Federer reaches his 10th Gerry Weber Open final

    June 29, 2015

    HALLE, Germany (AP) Seven-time champion Roger Federer advanced to his 10th final at the Gerry Weber Open where he will play Italy's Andreas Seppi.Federer defeated big-serving Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) Saturday while Seppi won the other semifinal after second-seeded Kei Nishikori pulled out injured when the Italian was leading 4-1.

  • Halep loses to Mladenovic in quarterfinals at Birmingham

    June 29, 2015

    BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Top-seeded Simona Halep lost 2-6, 6-0, 7-6 (4) Friday in a back-and-forth match against Krisytina Mladenovic of France in the quarterfinals of the Aegon Classic.Mladenovic was outplayed in the first set but then won the second in only 20 minutes as Halep imploded with five double-faults. She failed to serve out the match at 5-3 in the third, but clinched the tiebreaker when Halep netted a backhand.

  • Simon beats Raonic to reach Queen's Club semis

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Gilles Simon reached his third semifinal of the year by eliminating third-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 at Queen's Club on Friday.The seventh-seeded Frenchman surrendered the opening set on a single break of serve at 1-1, but in a 12-minute game at 2-2 in the second set he fought off three break points before breaking for a 4-2 lead.

  • Tsonga doubtful for Wimbledon with abdominal injury

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has pulled out of the Nottingham Open with an abdominal injury, casting doubts on his participation at Wimbledon.The 12th-ranked Tsonga, who has not played since his semifinal loss to Stan Wawrinka at the French Open, picked up the injury in Paris. He already withdrew from grass-court tournaments in Germany and the Netherlands in previous weeks.

  • Karlovic fires 45 aces to beat Berdych at Gerry Weber Open

    June 29, 2015

    HALLE, Germany (AP) Ivo Karlovic fired a remarkable 45 aces and upset the third-seeded Tomas Berdych 7-5, 6-7 (8), 6-3 to advance to the Gerry Weber Open semifinals on Friday.Karlovic made the first break at 5-5 following a Berdych double fault.The eighth-seeded Croat fought back to level the second set tiebreaker after Berdych missed three set points, but he missed a match point and hit a return into the net for the Czech to take the set.

  • South African judge lets Bob Hewitt appeal his jail sentence

    June 29, 2015

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) A judge in South Africa allowed former Grand Slam doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt to appeal his six-year jail sentence on Friday for rape and sexual assault and extended his bail pending a higher court's decision.Judge Bert Bam ruled that he would not, however, allow 75-year-old Hewitt to appeal his guilty conviction for assaults that happened in the 1980s and 1990s. Still, another court may hand Hewitt a different prison term, Bam said, ruling that Hewitt could appeal his sentence.

  • Former champs Lisicki, Hantuchova set up Birmingham quarter

    June 29, 2015

    BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) A day after hitting a WTA Tour-record 27 aces, Sabine Lisicki produced another powerful performance which carried her into the Aegon Classic quarterfinals on Thursday and a chance to regain the title.The U.S.-based German delivered a battery of heavy groundstrokes and more unstoppable serves in beating 2009 champion Magdalena Rybarikova 7-6 (7), 6-4.

  • Nishikori to meet Janowicz in Gerry Weber Open quarters

    June 29, 2015

    HALLE, Germany (AP) Second-seeded Kei Nishikori advanced to the quarterfinals of the Gerry Weber Open by beating German wild card Dustin Brown 7-5, 6-1 on Thursday.Brown served a double-fault to give Nishikori two break points at 5-5 and the German then hit a volley into the net and dropped his serve.

  • Dimitrov loses to Muller in 2nd round at Queen's Club

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Defending champion Grigor Dimitrov lost 6-4, 7-6 (5) to Gilles Muller of Luxembourg in the second round at Queen's Club on Thursday.The sixth-seeded Bulgarian won the title last year by defeating Feliciano Lopez, but he has failed to reach a final since. He was bidding to successfully defend a title for the first time in his career.

  • Federer advances to quarterfinals of Gerry Weber Open

    June 29, 2015

    HALLE, Germany (AP) Top-seeded Roger Federer moved closer to a record eighth title at the Gerry Weber Open by beating Ernests Gulbis 6-3, 7-5 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals.Federer produced flowing grass-court tennis. After fending off the only two breaks points he faced in the third game, one break for 4-2 was enough to give him the first set. Federer was in brief trouble when he served consecutive double-faults but held for 4-4. Gulbis double-faulted to give Federer a 6-5 lead and Federer served out the match.

  • Azarenka withdraws at Birmingham with foot injury

    June 29, 2015

    BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka suffered another blow to her chances of reviving her faltering career when she was forced to withdraw from the Aegon Classic with a left foot injury on Wednesday.It is similar to the ailment which contributed to Azarenka's fall from the world's top 20 more than 10 months ago, something which has prevented her from adding to her 17 titles in almost two years.

  • Wawrinka falls in Queen's 2nd round to familiar nemesis

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) French Open champion Stan Wawrinka's eight-match winning streak ended at Queen's Club on Wednesday when Kevin Anderson edged him 7-6 (4), 7-6 (11).It was the South African's fourth successive win over Wawrinka.Anderson pressured the second seed from the start, holding a break point in the opening game. Although Wawrinka stood firm and held two set points at 6-5, it was Anderson who took the tiebreaker.

  • Hewitt and Mahut granted Wimbledon wild cards

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Lleyton Hewitt will be making his final main draw appearance at Wimbledon after the 2002 champion was granted a wild card for the singles tournament by the All England Club on Wednesday.The 34-year-old Australian is planning on retiring at the Australian Open next January.

  • Azarenka, Jankovic through to 2nd round in Aegon Classic

    June 29, 2015

    BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Victoria Azarenka rallied from 4-0 down in the first set to beat Varvara Lepchenko of the United States 7-6 (7), 6-4 in the first round Tuesday of the Aegon Classic, a grass court Wimbledon warm-up event.The former top-ranked Azarenka came within one point of losing the fifth game of the opening set five times, but managed to steer clear of trouble with a powerful service game.

  • Nishikori, Monfils advance at Gerry Weber Open

    June 29, 2015

    HALLE, Germany (AP) Second-seeded Kei Nishikori won a close contest against Dominic Thiem of Austria 7-6 (4) 7-5 to reach the second round of the Gerry Weber Open on TuesdayThe Japanese saved nine of 10 break points he faced to set up a second-round clash with Dustin Brown of Germany.

  • Wawrinka wins Queen's opener, 1st match since French Open

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Stan Wawrinka began his latest bid for a first grass-court title by defeating Nick Kyrgios of Australia 6-3, 6-4 to reach the second round at Queen's Club on Tuesday.Playing his first match since defeating Novak Djokovic to lift the French Open trophy, and wearing check shorts similar to those which drew so much attention in Paris, the Swiss needed patience before eventually gaining an advantage.

  • Federer struggles past Kohlschreiber in 3 sets in 1st round

    June 29, 2015

    HALLE, Germany (AP) Roger Federer got away with a close call in the opening round of his favorite Wimbledon tune-up event, beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6 (8), 3-6, 7-6 (5) at the Gerry Weber Open on Monday.Federer is seeking his eighth title in Halle, a grass-court tournament that is traditionally his preparation for Wimbledon, where he will be chasing a record eighth title later this month.

  • McHale beats Cornet to reach 2nd round in Birmingham

    June 29, 2015

    BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Christina McHale of the United States upset 11th-seeded Alize Cornet of France 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 Monday to reach the second round of the Aegon Classic.The 23-year-old McHale tumbled out of the top 100 in the rankings from a career-high 24th after contracting mononucleosis two years ago but showed excellent movement on the grass against Cornet, who stunned Serena Williams at Wimbledon last year.

  • Gasquet gets 400th ATP win to reach 2nd round at Queen's

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Richard Gasquet earned his 400th ATP tour victory Monday by beating Italian qualifier Simone Bolelli 6-1, 6-2 in just 56 minutes to reach the second round at Queen's Club.Gasquet is the third Frenchman to reach that milestone in the Open era, after Yannick Noah (476 wins) and Fabrice Santoro (470).

  • Del Potro to undergo surgery for third time on left wrist

    June 29, 2015

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro will have surgery for the third time on his left wrist.Del Potro says Monday on Twitter that he will have surgery in the United States on Thursday on a chronic injury that is threatening his once-promising career.

  • Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish to play doubles together in Atlanta

    June 29, 2015

    After dealing with anxiety issues, former top-10 player Mardy Fish is going to give professional tennis another try. And this time, he's bringing pal Andy Roddick along with him.Roddick, who retired in 2012, and Fish will play doubles together next month at the BB&T Atlanta Open, where Fish is also going to attempt his latest comeback in singles.

  • Croatian teen Konjuh wins first WTA tour title in Nottingham

    June 29, 2015

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Croatian teenager Ana Konjuh won her first WTA tour title on Monday by beating Monica Niculescu 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the rain-delayed Nottingham Open final.It was the 17-year-old Konjuh's third match in two days after playing both her quarterfinal and semifinal on Sunday.

  • Niculescu, Konjuh to play rain-delayed Nottingham Open final

    June 29, 2015

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Monica Niculescu and Ana Konjuh will contest the rain-delayed final of the Nottingham Open on Monday.The tournament had been hit by bad weather coming into the finals weekend, with play again halted during Sunday.Niculescu of Romania reached her first grass court singles final with an upset victory over top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 5-7, 6-4, 6-0.

  • Unseeded Mahut and 5th-seeded Giorgi win Topshelf Open

    June 29, 2015

    S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands (AP) Frenchman Nicolas Mahut won his third career title after beating second-seeded David Goffin 7-6 (1), 6-1 at the Topshelf Open on Sunday, while fifth-seeded Camila Giorgi of Italy won the women's final.Giorgi clinched her first career title with a 7-5, 6-3 win against Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic.

  • Nadal beats Troicki to win grass-court Mercedes Cup

    June 29, 2015

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Rafael Nadal defeated Viktor Troicki 7-6 (3), 6-3 Sunday to win the Mercedes Cup for the third time and claim his first title on grass since Wimbledon in 2010.The top-seeded Spaniard, who had no aces in his semifinal win over Gael Monfils, ended the first set tiebreaker with an ace - his ninth. Nadal saved the only break point he faced.

  • Rain washes out Saturday play at Nottingham Open

    June 29, 2015

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Rain forced Nottingham Open organizers to schedule the last quarterfinal, the semifinals and final for Sunday.No play was possible on the grass on Saturday, after rain also cut short play on Friday, when the last quarterfinal between Ana Konjuh of Croatia and qualifier Sachia Vickery of the United States was postponed.

  • Bencic beats Jankovic to reach Topshelf Open final

    June 29, 2015

    S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands (AP) Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic remains on course for her first career title after beating veteran Jelena Jankovic 6-3, 6-3 in the semifinals of the grass-court Topshelf Open on Saturday.The 18-year-old Bencic, who is seeded fourth, showed solid defense to save six of seven break points and broke the second-seeded Serb at the first opportunity in the first set - and twice more in the second set.

  • Nadal beats Monfils 6-3, 6-4 to reach Mercedes Cup final

    June 29, 2015

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Top-seeded Rafael Nadal defeated Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday to reach the final of the grass-court Mercedes Cup.The 14-time Grand Slam winner saved all four break points he faced and converted two of his own to beat the fourth-seeded Monfils of France in 1 hour, 19 minutes. Monfils lost despite serving 11 aces compared to none from Nadal.

  • Teenager Bencic to face Jankovic in Topshelf Open semifinals

    June 29, 2015

    S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands (AP) Teenager Belinda Bencic of Switzerland will face veteran Jelena Jankovic of Serbia in the semifinals of the Topshelf Open after saving three match points in a 7-6 (4), 6-7 (4), 7-5 win against seventh-seeded Kristina Mladenovic of France on Friday.

  • Radwanska into semifinals at Nottingham, will play Niculescu

    June 29, 2015

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska kept up her serene progress at the Nottingham Open by beating Lauren Davis in straight sets to reach the semifinals of the Wimbledon warm-up tournament on Friday.Finding some form after a disappointing first half of the year, the 13th-ranked Radwanska won 6-2, 6-2 for her third straight easy victory in central England this week and will play Monica Niculescu in the last four.

  • Nadal beats Tomic to reach semifinals at Mercedes Cup

    June 29, 2015

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Top-seeded Rafael Nadal overcame stiff resistance from Bernard Tomic to reach the semifinals of the Mercedes Cup with a 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 victory on Friday.Nadal will next play fourth-seeded Gael Monfils, who beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-5, 3-6, 6-3.

  • Radwanska through to quarters in Nottingham

    June 29, 2015

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Former Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska dropped just four games against Christina McHale on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the grass-court Nottingham Open, where she will meet another American.The top-seeded Radwanska won 6-3, 6-1 in the second round of the Wimbledon warm-up tournament, and next plays Lauren Davis.

  • Defending champ Bautista Agut out in Topshelf Open 2nd round

    June 29, 2015

    S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands (AP) Defending champion Roberto Bautista Agut was paid back by French qualifier Nicolas Mahut, who beat the Spaniard 6-2, 6-4 at the Topshelf Open on Thursday.Mahut was the titleholder last year when Bautista Agut beat him in the quarterfinals en route to his maiden title here.

  • Tomic beat Haas, advances to quarterfinals of Mercedes Cup

    June 29, 2015

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Fifth-seeded Bernard Tomic cut short the comeback of German veteran Tommy Haas and reached the quarterfinals of the Mercedes Cup with a 7-6 (6), 6-2 victory on Thursday.The 37-year-old Haas played his second match after missing more than a year with a shoulder injury. Tomic saved two set points and then won the first 11 points of the second set as he quickly broke Haas' serve twice for a decisive lead.

  • Boris Becker to seek British citizenship 'eventually'

    June 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) Boris Becker says he enjoys living in Wimbledon so much that he's going to apply for British citizenship at some point in the future.Interviewed on BBC television, the German six-time Grand Slam champion said Wednesday that he and his family ''love Wimbledon a lot; people treat us with respect.'' He described the west London district and home of the tennis championships as his ''professional home'' for 30 years and ''my private home for the last couple of years.''

  • Steel set for new Arthur Ashe Stadium roof to cover US Open

    June 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) A towering crane lowered a final steel beam into place over Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday as the U.S. Open's center court moved closer to being covered by a retractable roof.The roof will be ready to be used in 2016. Now that the superstructure supporting it is up, workers can begin the process of removing the three cranes from the grounds of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to get ready for the final Grand Slam event of the year. The U.S. Open begins Aug. 31.

  • Big-serving Karlovic reaches quarterfinals at Topshelf Open

    June 29, 2015

    S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands (AP) Fifth-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia smacked 25 aces as he beat Tatsuma Ito of Japan 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) to reach the Topshelf Open quarterfinals on Wednesday.There, he'll face local favorite Robin Haase, who beat seventh-seeded Fernando Verdasco of Spain 7-6 (4), 6-3.

  • Monfils, Troicki advance to Mercedes Cup quarterfinals

    June 29, 2015

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Seeded players Gael Monfils and Viktor Troicki were made to fight hard to reach the Mercedes Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday.The fourth-seeded Monfils of France fired 18 aces and defeated Andreas Haider-Maurer of Austria 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), while the eighth-seeded Troicki beat German wild card Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3.

  • Radwanska through in Nottingham, 2 more seeded players fall

    June 29, 2015

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska dropped just three games in advancing to the second round of the grass-court Nottingham Open, while two seeds were eliminated from the Wimbledon warm-up event on Tuesday.The 13th-ranked Radwanska from Poland beat Alla Kudryavtseva of Russia 6-0, 6-3 in her first match since losing in the first round of the French Open.

  • Bouchard starts grass season with loss at Topshelf Open

    June 29, 2015

    S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands (AP) Back on her favorite surface, top-seeded Eugenie Bouchard lost in the first round at the Topshelf Open on Tuesday.Bouchard, who last year became the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam singles final at Wimbledon, was beaten by by Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 6-4, 1-6, 6-4.

  • Tomic, Troicki advance to Mercedes Cup 2nd round

    June 29, 2015

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Fifth-seeded Bernard Tomic beat Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 6-3, 7-6 (5) in reaching the second round of the Mercedes Cup, one of the grass-court events leading up to Wimbledon.Tomic, Australia's highest-ranked player, has made starts in most of his tournaments this year but passed the quarterfinals only once.

  • Kohlschreiber wins opener at Mercedes Cup against Dolgopolov

    June 29, 2015

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Sixth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber beat Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3, 6-3 on Monday to ease into the second round of the Mercedes Cup.It was the only completed match of the day as heavy rain delayed start of play for several hours and the meeting between Viktor Troicki and Borna Coric was postponed until Tuesday.

  • 2 seeds fall at Nottingham Open 1st round

    June 29, 2015

    NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Seeded players Karin Knapp and Ajla Tomljanovic lost in the first round of the Nottingham Open on Monday as top-level women's tennis returned to the central England grass-court venue for the first time in 42 years.The fourth-seeded Knapp lost 6-4, 6-2 to Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium, and Tomljanovic, the No. 8 seed from Croatia, was beaten 4-6, 7-6 (1), 7-5 by Lauren Davis of the United States.

  • Fendrich on Tennis: Williams' Slam bid moves on to Wimbledon

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Serena Williams was only a few hours' removed from her second major trophy of 2015, putting her halfway to a true Grand Slam, when she expressed a wish for a particular outcome in the following day's men's final at the French Open.Like Williams, Novak Djokovic already had won the Australian Open in January. And like Williams, he would be appearing in the title match at Roland Garros.

  • Defending champion Vandeweghe advances at TopShelf Open

    June 29, 2015

    S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands (AP) CoCo Vandeweghe started the defense of her Topshelf Open title with a 7-6 (1), 6-1 win over Andreea Mitu on Monday as the season shifted to grass.The third-seeded Vandeweghe, who won her sole career title in the Netherlands last year, trailed 4-1 in the first set before she found her range. She saved four of the five break points she faced and fired nine aces.

  • French champ Wawrinka: Federer 'always really happy' for him

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) So here's how far Stan Wawrinka has come: Now that he is a two-time major champion, the guy ignores congratulatory phone calls from none other than Roger Federer.OK, well, that's not exactly how it went. But Wawrinka did say Monday, less than 24 hours after beating Novak Djokovic in the French Open final, that he wasn't able to answer a post-match call from good pal Federer, his Swiss Olympic and Davis Cup teammate, because it was time to do a news conference.

  • What we learned about Stan Wawrinka, others at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Stan Wawrinka's French Open title brings back the old debate about who deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as the elite in men's tennis.For years, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were alone at the top. Then Novak Djokovic elbowed his way into the conversation. Soon enough, so did Andy Murray, forming what came to be known as the ''Big 4.''

  • The Latest: Wawrinka jokes about his shorts at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:---9:07 p.m.Just after arriving at his final French Open news conference, Stan Wawrinka draped his pink-checkered shorts over the table in front of him.They have been a major topic on social media over the past fortnight, with tennis fans comparing them to swimming trunks, or boxer shorts.

  • The Latest: Kuerten sees similarities in Wawrinka's win

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:7:52 p.m.Stan Wawrinka's big upset in the final of the French Open brought back good memories for three-time winner Gustavo Kuerten.''Stan is much more experienced than me in 1997,'' said Kuerten, recalling his first victory on the Parisian red clay. ''But many times that year, I had to beat players who were (considered) far better than me. Today it's similar. Novak, as a player, is more steady, solid and experienced than anybody else. But today Stan was the best.''

  • The Latest: Wawrinka keen to speak French after trophy win

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:7:20 p.m.Stanislas Wawrinka was in the mood to continue speaking in French after winning the French Open.As he collected his trophy, having beaten Novak Djokovic in four exciting sets, the Swiss started to make his winner's speech at Roland Garros.

  • The Latest: Djokovic praises champion Wawrinka

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:7:00 p.m.It's an emotional speech from Novak Djokovic as he praises French Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka after losing to him in a gripping final.Not so much for the manner of Wawrinka's impressive 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 win but for his overall attitude.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka gets French Open trophy from Kuerten

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:6:40 p.m.There is another French Open champion on center court at Roland Garros: Gustavo Kuerten is presenting the winner's trophy.A three-time winner at Roland Garros, Kuerten walked out onto center court wearing an eye-catching sky blue suit to match the gloriously sunny weather.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka beats Djokovic to win French Open title

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:---6:26 p.m.Against the odds, Stanislas Wawrinka has won the French Open, beating top-ranked Novak Djokovic 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.Wawrinka sealed the win on his second match point with a backhand winner down the line to clinch his second Grand Slam title and deprive Djokovic of his ninth.

  • Wawrinka tops Djokovic in French final, denying career Slam

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Stan Wawrinka won the French Open by beating No. 1-seeded Novak Djokovic 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in the final Sunday, thwarting Djokovic's bid to complete a career Grand Slam.The eighth-seeded Wawrinka, so long in the shadow of his Swiss Davis Cup teammate and pal, Roger Federer, collected his second major title after last year's Australian Open.

  • Williams says No. 20 was about as tough as any of her majors

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) When someone has won as many significant matches and titles as Serena Williams - her Grand Slam trophy count now stands at 20 - it can be hard to decide how to sort them by degree of difficulty or order of importance.She puts her 2015 French Open championship high on the list.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka and Djokovic level at 3-3 in 4th set

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:---6:00 p.m.It's a tense duel in the evening sun in the French Open final, with Stanislas Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic level at 3-3 in the fourth set.The top-ranked Djokovic won the first set but Wawrinka took the next two and rallied from 3-0 down in the fourth.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka wins 3rd set against Djokovic in final

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:---5:34 p.m.Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is in trouble in the French Open final after losing the third set 6-3 to Stanislas Wawrinka, who now leads 2-1 in sets.Wawrinka, unleashing winners from all over the court, broke Djokovic to lead 4-2 and then saved a break point on his serve.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka wins 2nd set against Djokovic in final

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:4:50 p.m.Jeers on center court for Novak Djokovic as he smashes his racket angrily into the red clay after losing the second set 6-4 to Stanislas Wawrinka in the French Open final.Djokovic, who had saved four break points in the second set, looked in control of the 10th game when he led 30-0.

  • The Latest: Djokovic and Wawrinka keeping energy levels up

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:---4:30 p.m.Midway through a tense second set in the French Open final, the players have been keeping their energy levels up.Top-ranked Novak Djokovic, who won the first set 6-4, has been eating dates during changeovers, while Wawrinka prefers to nibble at bananas.

  • The Latest: Novak Djokovic wins 1st set of French Open final

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:---3:56 p.m.Novak Djokovic has won the first set of the French Open final 6-4 against Stanislas Wawrinka.It looked set to be a long match on center court in warm conditions. The marathon ninth point lasted 40 strokes, ending when Djokovic pushed a backhand long.

  • The Latest: Marc Rosset's bold bet at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:---3:31 p.m.The odds are stacked against Stan Wawrinka in his French Open final against top-ranked Novak Djokovic, but former Switzerland Davis Cup captain Marc Rosset is betting on him to create an upset.

  • The Latest: French Open final under way

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:---3.18 p.m.The French Open final between Novak Djokovic and Stanislas Wawrinka is under way in sunny conditions at Roland Garros.Both players are looking to win the tournament for the first time, with Djokovic chasing a ninth Grand Slam title and Wawrinka going for a second title after his victory at the Australian Open last year.

  • The Latest: Mattek-Sands praises Safarova's effort

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:---2:45 p.m.Bethanie Mattek-Sands was quick to praise the efforts of her doubles partner Lucie Safarova after their French Open win.Safarova missed out on a Grand Slam double after losing the singles final to Serena Williams late on Saturday afternoon, but was straight back on court at noon for the doubles final.

  • The Latest: Safarova finally wins French Open - in doubles

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:---2:20 p.m.The day after losing the women's final to Serena Williams in a thrilling three-set match, Lucie Safarova finally has a Grand Slam title at the French Open after winning the women's doubles.

  • The Latest: Safarova still on course for Grand Slam title

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:---1:39 p.m.Lucie Safarova is still on course to win a Grand Slam title at the French Open.Teaming up with American player Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the women's doubles final, the Czech has just served out the second set to level at 1-set all on Court Philippe Chatrier against Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova.

  • The Latest: French Open director rues fans' bad manners

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the final day of the French Open:---12:55 p.m.French Open director Gilbert Ysern has criticized the whistles and jeers directed at Stanislas Wawrinka after he ended local favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's run in the semifinals.

  • Dodig and Melo beat Bryans to win French Open men's doubles

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo won their first Grand Slam title by edging two-time champions Bob and Mike Bryan 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 7-5 in the French Open doubles final on Saturday.Melo clipped a superb lob over the head of the top-seeded Bryans to level on sets, and the Brazilian player hit the winner with a neat volley to the side to prompt wild celebrations with Dodig, a Croatian.

  • The Latest: Dodig, Melo win French Open men's doubles title

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 8:25 p.m.Third-seeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia and Marcelo Melo of Brazil won the French Open men's doubles final after beating top-seeded Americans Bob and Mike Bryan 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 7-5.After hitting the winner with a cross-court volley at the net, Melo sank to his knees and put his hands on his face in apparent disbelief.

  • The Latest: Williams plays with weaker left hand in final

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 7:45 p.m.Serena Williams generates great power hitting the ball right-handed.However, when she needs to, the top-ranked American is not afraid to improvise and use her left hand.During her French Open final win against Lucie Safarova, Williams was off balance and scrambling near the baseline. Switching hands, she managed to swipe the ball back.

  • The Latest: Safarova jeered for thanking tournament sponsor

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 5:50 p.m.Lucie Safarova was jeered by some of the fans on Court Chatrier during her runner-up speech after losing the French Open final to Serena Williams.Why?After thanking a list of people - her coach, people in her box, the staff from the WTA tour - she added the name of the tournament sponsor, which is a bank.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams receives trophy from Navratilova

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 5:38 p.m.Serena Williams received a kiss from 18-time Grand Slam champion Martina Navratilova as she collected the French Open trophy, raising it triumphantly over her head as she milked the applause from Court Chatrier crowd.Williams, speaking in French, paid tribute to beaten finalist Lucie Safarova:

  • The Latest: Williams has Steffi Graf's 22 majors in sight

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 5:25 p.m.Serena Williams has Steffi Graf's 22 majors in her sights this year after winning her 20th Grand Slam title.The top-ranked American beat Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2 Saturday to clinch her third French Open title.The 33-year-old Williams, the Australian Open champion, will move level with Graf's tally if she wins Wimbledon and the U.S. Open for a calendar-year Grand Slam.

  • Williams beats Safarova in 3 sets at French for 20th major

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Overcoming a mid-match lull and a third-set deficit, Serena Williams won her third French Open title and 20th major singles trophy by beating 13th-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2 on Saturday.The top-ranked Williams took the last six games and added to her championships on the red clay of Roland Garros in 2002 and 2013.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams wins French Open for 3rd time

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 5:15 p.m.Serena Williams has won the French Open title for the third time after beating Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2.The top-ranked American has now won 20 Grand Slam titles.Safarova led 2-0 in the final set.Williams led 4-1 in the second set but then her serve fell apart as the 13th-seeded Czech player rallied to force a decider.

  • The Latest: Williams receives obscenity warning in final

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 5:03 p.m.Serena Williams has received an obscenity warning from the chair umpire after holding serve for a 3-2 lead in the third set of the French Open final.After sealing the game with an ace, Williams yelled on center court and received the warning moments later.

  • The Latest: Safarova wins 2nd set vs. Williams in final

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 4:43 p.m.Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic has fought back from 4-1 down to win the second set 7-6 (2) against Serena Williams in the French Open final.Williams double-faulted at the end of the sixth and eighth games of the second set to give Safarova hope.

  • Murray turning his focus to grass after French Open loss

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Andy Murray left the French Open in optimistic mood, and with the firm belief that a third Grand Slam title is not too far away.The third-seeded Briton pushed top-ranked Novak Djokovic to a fifth set in their French Open semifinal that spanned over two days, before the Serb stepped up a gear to clinch a 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 5-7, 6-1 win on Saturday.

  • Paul wins all-American junior final in Paris

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Who said Americans can't play on clay? Not Tommy Paul, for sure.The 18-year-old Paul won the first all-American boys' final at the French Open with a 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-2 defeat of second-seeded Taylor Fritz on Saturday.Paul, who learned his trade on the slow surface, became the sixth American boy to win the junior title in Paris. Among them was John McEnroe in 1977.

  • The Latest: Williams wins 1st set in French Open final

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 3:45 p.m.Serena Williams is a step closer to winning her 20th Grand Slam title - and her third at the French Open - after clinching the first set 6-3 against Lucie Safarova.The top-ranked American appears to be showing no signs of the illness that forced her to skip practice Friday and which affected her during her semifinal the day before.

  • The Latest: Williams-Safarova French Open final is underway

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 3:14 p.m.The women's French Open final between top-ranked Serena Williams and 13th-seeded Lucie Safarova is under way.Williams is looking to win her 20th Grand Slam title and third at Roland Garros.After feeling ill in her semifinal on Thursday, she skipped practice and media duties on Friday.

  • The Latest: Murray optimistic he is close to Grand Slam win

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 2:50 p.m.Andy Murray leaves the French Open in optimistic mood - and with the firm belief that a third Grand Slam title is not too far away.The third-seeded Briton pushed top-ranked Novak Djokovic to a fifth set in their French Open semifinal, before Djokovic stepped up a gear to take the decider 6-1.

  • The Latest: Djokovic in a hurry after French Open semi win

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 2:35 p.m.After waiting overnight to complete his French Open semifinal triumph against Andy Murray, top-ranked Novak Djokovic was in a hurry to complete his media duties.Just moments after completing a 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 5-7, 6-1 win, Djokovic raced to attend a post-match news conference.

  • The Latest: Djokovic beats Murray to reach French Open final

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 2:15 p.m.Novak Djokovic has reached the French Open final after beating Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 5-7, 6-1.The top-ranked Serb struggled at the end of the fourth set, making some sloppy mistakes, but broke Murray twice in the decider to take complete control before sealing victory with an ace.

  • Djokovic tops Murray in 5 sets to reach French Open final

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Novak Djokovic squeezed his eyes shut and raised both arms, a rather reserved celebration at the conclusion of his up-and-down, two-day, five-set French Open semifinal victory over Andy Murray.There's one more match for Djokovic to win if he's going to collect his first championship at Roland Garros and complete a long-sought career Grand Slam, and conserving energy was key.

  • The Latest: Murray wins 4th set vs. Djokovic at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 1:35 p.m.Andy Murray has won the fourth set 7-5 against Novak Djokovic in their French Open semifinal.Murray broke Djokovic in the 11th game and then clinched the set when Djokovic, who is making a series of unforced errors, sent a backhand long.

  • The Latest: Djokovic-Murray semi resumes at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 1:12 p.m.The French Open semifinal between top-ranked Novak Djokovic and third-seeded Andy Murray has resumed in bright sunshine with the score level at 3-3 in the fourth set and Djokovic leading 2-1 in sets.The match was interrupted late on Friday evening just minutes before heavy rain started to fall in western Paris.

  • The Latest: Paul wins all-American junior final in Paris

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 12:53 p.m.Tommy Paul has won the first all-American boys' final at the French Open with a 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-2 defeat of second-seeded Taylor Fritz.The 18-year-old Paul, from Lumberton, New Jersey, is the sixth American boy to win the junior title in Paris. Among them was John McEnroe in 1977.

  • The Latest: Badosa Gibert wins girls' title at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the French Open:---12:27 p.m.Paula Badosa Gibert has clinched the first title up for grabs on a busy Saturday at the French Open.The 12th-seeded Spaniard defeated No. 16 Anna Kalinskaya of Russia 6-3, 6-3 to win the girls' title.

  • Wawrinka beats Tsonga to reach first French Open final

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) - One year after his first-round loss in Paris, Stan Wawrinka will be playing in the final of the French Open.The eighth-seeded Swiss player advanced to his first final at Roland Garros with a 6-3, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (3), 6-4 win over local favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Friday.

  • The Latest: Heavy rain after French Open semifinal suspended

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 8:55 p.m.The crowd was angry when Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray walked off center court midway through the fourth set of their French Open semifinal.The decision was taken to suspend play, with Djokovic leading 2-1 in sets and the score tied at 3-3 in the fourth set, because of the threat of an imminent rainstorm.

  • The Latest: French Open semifinal suspended in 4th set

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 8:44 p.m.The French Open semifinal between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray has been suspended until Saturday because of the threat of a rain storm.With Djokovic leading 2-1 in sets and the fourth set tied at 3-3, the players were told by officials that play would be halted. They walked off the court to jeers from the crowd, which wanted play to continue.

  • Williams still ill day before French final against Safarova

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) There are two key questions going into the French Open women's final Saturday between Serena Williams and Lucie Safarova.One is: How healthy will Williams be as she tries to win a third title at Roland Garros and 20th Grand Slam singles trophy in all?

  • The Latest: Wawrinka whistled at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) ---7:59 p.m.It looks like the crowd at Roland Garros has not forgiven Stan Wawrinka for his teasing of the French players at last year's Davis Cup final.After being booed in his fourth-round win over local favorite Gilles Simon, Wawrinka received whistles and jeers during his semifinal against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, another French player.

  • The Latest: Murray wins 3rd set vs. Murray at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 7:50 p.m.Andy Murray has won the third set against Novak Djokovic 7-5 in their French Open semifinal.Djokovic, who is seeking the only Grand Slam title he has never won, dropped his first set of the tournament.The top-ranked Serb won the first two sets 6-3, 6-3, but as the sun started to fade and the temperature dropped, Murray came back into the match.

  • Billie Jean King: Caitlyn Jenner helps transgender tolerance

    June 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) Billie Jean King believes Caitlyn Jenner has given people clarity about transgender issues beyond the progress already made four decades after they shared the international sports spotlight.''The interview with then-Bruce Jenner, and now Caitlyn Jenner, really helped people to be clear in understanding, especially about gender vs. sexuality,'' the 71-year-old former tennis star said in an interview with The Associated Press. ''Everybody's always getting very confused with that. Then they finally realized they have nothing to do with each other.''

  • The Latest: Djokovic takes 2nd set vs. Murray in semifinal

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 6:52 p.m.Novak Djokovic is one set away from reaching the French Open final after winning the second set 6-3 against Andy Murray.The top-ranked Serb broke the third-seeded Briton in the fifth game, and again in the ninth game to take the set after Murray sent a routine overhead long.

  • Williams says she 'collapsed' after French Open semifinal

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Serena Williams says she ''just kind of collapsed'' after winning her French Open semifinal and has been resting at her Paris apartment for Saturday's final.Before facing Lucie Safarova with a chance for a third title at Roland Garros and 20th Grand Slam singles trophy overall, Williams didn't practice Friday, and she didn't do a pre-final news conference, either.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams explains illness ahead of final

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 6:20 p.m.Serena Williams says she ''just kind of collapsed'' after winning her French Open semifinal and has been resting at her Paris apartment ahead of Saturday's final.Before facing Lucie Safarova with a chance for a third title at Roland Garros and 20th Grand Slam singles trophy overall, Williams didn't practice Friday, and she didn't do a pre-final news conference, either.

  • The Latest: Novak Djokovic takes 1st set against Andy Murray

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 6:10 p.m.Novak Djokovic has won the first set 6-3 against Andy Murray in their French Open semifinal.The top-ranked Serb broke Murray to lead 5-3 and then clinched the set with an ace.The winner plays Stanislas Wawrinka in Sunday's final, after the Swiss player beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (3), 6-4.

  • Serena skips practice, Safarova into doubles final

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) - Serena Williams is skipping practice the day before the French Open women's final, and will not conduct a news conference, either.She meets first-time finalist Lucie Safarova on Saturday.Williams has been sick for several days, and was listless in the heat during her semifinal victory on Thursday, then did not hold a post-match news conference, saying she went to the tournament doctor.

  • The Latest: Novak Djokovic-Andy Murray semifinal is underway

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 5:35 p.m.The second French Open semifinal between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray is under way on center court, as they play each other at Roland Garros for the first time.Djokovic has won every major except the French Open and the top-ranked Serb is bidding to become the eighth man in history to win a career Grand Slam.

  • Wawrinka beats Tsonga to reach 1st French Open final

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Stan Wawrinka advanced to his first final at the French Open after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (3), 6-4 on Friday.In sizzling temperatures, Wawrinka overcame strong resistance from the 14th-seeded Tsonga in a gripping match on Court Philippe Chatrier.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka beats Tsonga to reach French Open final

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 5:01 p.m.Stanislas Wawrinka is through to the French Open final after beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 6-7 (1), 7-6 (3), 6-4.After 3 hours, 46 minutes in hot conditions on Court Chatrier, Wawrinka clinched his first match point when Tsonga returned into the net.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka leads Tsonga 2-1 in French Open semi

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 4:10 p.m.Stan Wawrinka was one set away from the French Open final after edging a tight third set 7-6 (3) against home favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.Wawrinka won the first set 6-3 and Tsonga took the second 7-6 (1) in hot conditions on Court Chartrier.

  • The Latest: Lucie Safarova on course for Grand Slam double

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 4:00 p.m.Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic remains on course to become the first woman in 15 years to win the singles and doubles at the French Open.Safarova teamed with Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States to beat Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 to reach the doubles final.

  • The Latest: Williams skips practice and news conference

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 3:30 p.m.Serena Williams is skipping practice the day before the French Open women's final, and will not conduct a news conference, either.She meets first-time finalist Lucie Safarova on Saturday.Williams has been sick for several days, and was listless in the heat during her semifinal victory on Thursday, then did not hold a post-match news conference, saying she went to the tournament doctor.

  • The Latest: Tsonga leans on fridge at sun-soaked French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 3:15 p.m.With temperatures reaching 90 degrees (32 C) on Court Chartrier for the French Open men's semifinal, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga found a novel way to keep cool.He laid on a fridge to sooth his shoulder muscle.He and Stan Wawrinka are into the third set, at one set all, with both looking to reach their second Grand Slam final.

  • The Latest: Tsonga win 2nd set vs. Wawrinka in French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 2:53 p.m.Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the second set 7-6 (1) against Stanislas Wawrinka to level the set score in their French Open semifinal.The fans on Court Chartrier broke out into loud chants of ''Tsonga, Tsonga'' after the Frenchman broke back in the set and held to love to lead 5-4.

  • The Latest: 1st all-American final in French Open boys event

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 2:05 p.m.For the first time at Roland Garros, there will be an all-American final in the French Open boys tournament.Second-seeded Taylor Fritz reached the final Friday with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Corentin Denolly and will take on Tommy Paul for the title.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka takes 1st set against Tsonga

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 1:49 p.m.Stanislas Wawrinka has won the first set 6-3 against home favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in their French Open semifinal.The eighth-seeded Swiss broke Tsonga in the fourth game, and served out.The winner plays top-ranked Novak Djokovic or third-seeded Andy Murray.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka and Tsonga underway in French Open semi

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 1:15 p.m.The first French Open semifinal between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Stanislas Wawrinka is underway in hot and sunny conditions on center court.Both are looking to reach their second Grand Slam final, with Tsonga losing in the 2008 Australian Open final, and Wawrinka winning that tournament in 2014.

  • A title and a final: Mike Bryan's great day in Paris

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Mike Bryan enjoyed a good day at Roland Garros, first reaching a sixth French Open doubles final with his twin brother Bob then taking the first trophy up for grabs at Roland Garros.Teaming with fellow U.S. player Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Bryan won the mixed doubles title, beating Lucie Hradecka and Marcin Matkowski 7-6 (3), 6-1 on Thursday.

  • The Latest: Bacsinszky not affected by Serena's ails in semi

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---9:40 p.m.Timea Bacsinszky's concentration was not affected by Serena Williams' signs of discomfort in their French Open semifinal.Bacsinszky, a Swiss player seeded 23rd, led by 6-4 and a break. Then, she lost 10 straight games as the top-ranked American lined up a shot at her 20th Grand Slam title, and her third here at Roland Garros.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams skips post-match news conference

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---9:10 p.m.An ill Serena Williams will not attend a post-match news conference after winning her French Open semifinal against Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 6-3, 6-0.The top-ranked American, who is aiming for a 20th Grand Slam title, grimaced between points, and during changeovers, she pressed white towels filled with ice against her forehead and neck and guzzled water.

  • The Latest: U.S pair win mixed doubles title at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---8:09 p.m.Mike Bryan and Bethanie Mattek-Sands have won the French Open mixed doubles title, beating Lucie Hradecka and Marcin Matkowski 7-6 (3), 6-1.Bryan is also in the men's doubles final with his twin brother Bob.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams reaches French Open final

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:20 p.m.Top-ranked Serena Williams has reached the French Open final after fighting back from a set down against Timea Bacsinszky.Williams, who will play first time major finalist Lucie Safarova for her 20th Grand Slam title, struggled for fitness for most of the match but still managed to win 10 games in a row.

  • The Latest: Williams wins 2nd set against Bacsinszky

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:50 p.m.Top-ranked Serena Williams has fought back to win the second set 6-3 against Timea Bacsinszky in their French Open semifinal.After losing the first set 6-4, Williams looked in trouble as she trailed 3-2 in the second set after dropping her serve.

  • The Latest: Struggling Williams loses 1st set to Bacsinszky

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:05 p.m.Timea Bacsinszky has won the first set 6-4 against a struggling Serena Williams in their French Open semifinal.After losing her serve in the fifth game, Williams sat down with a towel around her neck, and patted her forehead with another towel.

  • The Latest: Williams and Bacsinszky on court for semifinal

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:20 p.m.Top-ranked Serena Williams and Timea Bacsinszky have started their French Open semifinal.Bacsinszky, who is seeded 23rd, had to wait for a few minutes in the players' corridor before Williams joined her, and both players walked out onto center court wearing headphones.

  • The Latest: Lucie Safarova reaches French Open final

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic has reached her first Grand Slam final after beating Ana Ivanovic of Serbia 7-5, 7-5.The 13th-seeded Czech player staged an impressive comeback after trailing 5-2 in the first set against the seventh-seeded Serb, who won the tournament in 2008.

  • Safarova advances to 1st Grand Slam final at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Lucie Safarova advanced to her first Grand Slam final with a 7-5, 7-5 win over former champion Ana Ivanovic at the French Open on Thursday.The 13th-seeded Czech player, who upset defending champion Maria Sharapova in the fourth round, has not dropped a set in the tournament.

  • French Open Lookahead: Djokovic-Murray, Wawrinka-Tsonga

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Ever since adding his first Wimbledon and U.S. Open titles in 2011 to his haul of Australian Open trophies, Novak Djokovic has been coming to the French Open with one thing in mind: completing a career Grand Slam.He's sure come close.In 2012, Djokovic lost in the final at Roland Garros to Rafael Nadal.

  • The Latest: Lucie Safarova wins 1st set vs. Ana Ivanovic

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:40 p.m.Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic has taken the first set 7-5 against Ana Ivanovic of Serbia in their French Open semifinal, after trailing 5-2.Ivanovic, the 2008 champion who is seeded seventh, was serving for the set against Safarova, who is bidding to reach her first Grand Slam final.

  • The Latest: Bryans vs. Dodig and Melo in French Open final

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:17 p.m.The Bryan brothers now know who they will be playing in the French Open's doubles final. It will be third-seeded pair Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo, who defeated fifth-seeded Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau 6-3, 7-5.

  • The Latest: Fans taking their seats slowly for 1st semi

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:50 p.m.French Open fans are enjoying the glorious sunny weather at Roland Garros, which means they are filtering slowly onto center court for the first women's semifinal between Ana Ivanovic of Serbia and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic.

  • The Latest: Djokovic books ATP World Tour Finals spot

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:37 p.m.No surprise here: Less than six months into the year, Novak Djokovic has already qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals.A French Open quarterfinal victory over nine-time champion Rafael Nadal assured the No. 1-ranked Djokovic of earning the first berth in the men's season-ending tournament, held in November in London.

  • The Latest: Bryan twins advance to sixth French Open final

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:25 p.m.Top-seeded pair Bob and Mike Bryan reached the French Open doubles final for the sixth time with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Italian duo Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini.The twin brothers converted four of their five break points to edge the Australian Open champions on Court Philippe Chatrier in 59 minutes.

  • French Open Lookahead: Williams wary of Bacsinszky threat

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Serena Williams sees something of herself in Timea Bacsinszky, her semifinal opponent at the French Open on Thursday.The top-ranked Williams is chasing her 20th major title, while Bacsinszky is in a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time.

  • Murray ready for Djokovic clash at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Andy Murray became the first British player to reach three semifinals at the French Open on Wednesday. More importantly, he claimed his first win on clay over David Ferrer, one of the best players on the slow, red surface.The third-seeded Murray was in tremendous form in the buildup to the French Open - claiming his first two titles on clay - and has maintained that level of performance in Paris.

  • No comeback needed for Williams in French Open quarterfinals

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) No comeback necessary for Serena Williams in this match. She was back to being at her best.Her serves were terrific, to the tune of 10 aces. Her returns, too, delivering 11 winners. Her forehands, her backhands, her defense - and the list goes on and on - helped compile a 39-9 edge in total winners.

  • The Latest: Djokovic wary of Murray's improved form on clay

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---8:35 p.m.Novak Djokovic is wary of Andy Murray's improved form on clay.They meet in Friday's French Open semifinals, with the top-ranked Djokovic leading the third-seeded Briton 18-8 in career matches.But Murray has not lost on clay this season. The two titles he won, at the Madrid Masters and at Munich, are his first on the slow surface.

  • Renovation work at Roland Garros receives boost

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The planned renovation of Roland Garros has received the support of French Prime minister Manuel Valls.The controversial project was put on hold in March after the Paris council allowed a new study on the land use, following protests from local residents and environmentalists at the city council.

  • The Latest: Nadal unhappy with his 3rd set against Djokovic

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---8:00 p.m.Rafael Nadal is particularly frustrated at how poorly he played in the third set of his 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 loss to Novak Djokovic in their French Open quarterfinal.Nadal's second defeat in 72 matches at Roland Garros was a crushing one as Djokovic kept him pinned to the back of the court with his relentlessly precise shot-making, forcing 18 break points against the struggling Spaniard.

  • The Latest: Andy Murray reaches French Open semifinals

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:37 p.m.Andy Murray has reached the French Open semifinals for the second straight year and the third time in his career after beating David Ferrer 7-6 (4), 6-2, 5-7, 6-1.In defeating Ferrer for the third straight time, Murray improved his career record against the seventh-seeded Spaniard to 10-6.

  • The Latest: David Ferrer back in contention at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:05 p.m.David Ferrer remains in contention after winning the third set against Andy Murray in their French Open quarterfinal match.The third-seeded Murray looked in dominant form on a sunbaked Suzanne Lenglen court, opening up a 7-6 (4), 6-2 lead, but Ferrer, who is seeded seventh, won the next set 7-5.

  • The Latest: Tongue-twister for Djokovic as he speaks French

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:20 p.m.Novak Djokovic is having more trouble speaking in French than he is winning matches at the French Open.The top-ranked Serb has yet to drop a set in five matches and easily beat nine-time champion Rafael Nadal 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 to reach the semifinals.

  • The Latest: Djokovic beats Nadal in French Open quarterfinal

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:13 p.m.Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal's reign at the French Open is over, after losing 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 to top-ranked Novak Djokovic.Nadal's loss is only his second ever defeat in 72 matches at Roland Garros, the other coming in 2009 against big-serving Swede Robin Soderling in the fourth round.

  • The Latest: Djokovic takes second set against Nadal

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:40 p.m.Coach Boris Becker is out of his seat and applauding as Novak Djokovic takes the second set 6-3 against nine-time champion Rafael Nadal.Nadal, who saved five set points in the first set, saved another three in the second set.

  • The Latest: Andy Murray takes 1st set against David Ferrer

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:30 p.m.Andy Murray and David Ferrer look like they are going to spend a lot of time on court in their French Open quarterfinal.On court Suzanne Lenglen, Murray raced into a 6-1 lead in the tiebreak and sealed the first set 7-6 (4) on his fourth set point in 68 minutes.

  • The Latest: Djokovic takes tense 1st set against Nadal

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:4:54 p.m.Novak Djokovic has won a tight first set against nine-time champion Rafael Nadal 7-5 in their French Open quarterfinal.After 67 minutes on center court in warm conditions, Djokovic finally clinched the set with a running cross-court forehand shot that forced an error from Nadal.

  • The Latest: Bacsinszky advances to French Open semifinals

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:03 p.m.A final backhand winner down the line and Timea Bacsinszky makes it to her first semifinal at a Grand Slam tournament.The 23rd-seeded Swiss player defeated Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium 6-4, 7-5 on Court Suzanne Lenglen to set up a semifinal match with top-ranked Serena Williams.

  • The Latest: Serena Williams eases into French Open semis

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:23 p.m.Top-ranked Serena Williams has reached the French Open semifinals after beating former finalist Sara Errani 6-1, 6-3.Williams, who is seeking a 20th Grand Slam title, cruised through the first set in 27 minutes but the 17th-seeded Italian, who lost the final in 2012, tested her somewhat more in the second set.

  • Serena Williams eases into French Open semifinals

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) - In stark contrast to her previous three matches, top-ranked Serena Williams overpowered Sara Errani on Wednesday to reach the French Open semifinals with a 6-1, 6-3 win.A two-time champion in Paris, Williams extended her unbeaten record against the 2012 French Open runner-up to nine matches.

  • The Latest: Safarova reaches French Open doubles semis

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2.20 p.m.Celebrations on court No. 1 as Czech player Lucie Safarova reaches another semifinal, this time in doubles.Playing alongside American Bethanie Mattek-Sands, she won 7-5, 6-2 against the top-seeded pair of Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza.

  • The Latest: Serena looks relaxed for quarterfinal v Errani

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:59 p.m.Top-ranked Serena Williams looks in a relaxed mood as she prepares to face former finalist Sara Errani in the French Open quarterfinals.As they prepare to come out, Williams is wearing headphones and jogging up and down on the spot, while Errani has good reason to look pensive.

  • Champion Czechs go to Romania for 2016 Fed Cup 1st round

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Titleholder Czech Republic will travel to Romania in the first round of the 2016 Fed Cup.The Czechs have made it to the final again this year, facing Russia in November.Also, on the weekend of Feb. 6-7, last year's finalist Germany will host Switzerland.

  • China's tennis star Li Na gives birth to a baby girl

    June 29, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) Chinese tennis star Li Na has given birth to a baby girl.The retired, two-time Grand Slam winner released the news of the Wednesday birth on her microblog, posting a footprint picture of her daughter, named Alisa.The child shares the birthday of Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, but a tennis career for the child is far from certain. Li has said she would encourage her daughter to take up sports, though not necessarily tennis alone, and quipped that the tennis she reportedly played while pregnant did not amount to ''pre-natal education.''

  • Tennis star Li Na has girl

    June 29, 2015

    Retired tennis star Li Na and her husband, Dennis, are celebrating the arrival of their first child.Li gave birth to a girl named Alisa early Wednesday morning. IMG Tennis posted a picture of the family to its Twitter account.Li is one of China's best known athletes and became the first Asian tennis player to win a Grand Slam tournament when she captured the French Open in 2011. She also won the Australian Open last year, and returned to Melbourne Park in January to announce her pregnancy.

  • Nishikori loses in 5 sets in French Open quarterfinals

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Kei Nishikori rallied from two sets down against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, but his bid to become the first Japanese man to reach the semifinals of the French Open in 82 years fell just short of the mark.Tsonga eventually came through to win the quarterfinal 6-1, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3 on Roland Garros' center court on Tuesday.

  • The Latest: Tournament director says 1 person hurt by panel

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---9:15 p.m.Tournament director Gilbert Ysern says one person was injured by the 3-meter-long (about 9-feet-long) metal panel that fell off a giant television screen above Court Philippe Chatrier during a match.

  • The Latest: Tsonga tells fans he loves them after close win

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---8:15 p.m.''Roland, je t'aime,'' wrote Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on the red clay, using the sole of his right shoe. Then he got down on the court, on his back, with arms and legs spread apart, as 15,000 or so of his closest friends stood and roared their approval.

  • The Latest: Nishikori-Tsonga into 5th set in French Open QF

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:29 p.m.Kei Nishikori has a second wind at the French Open.The Japanese seemed headed for the exit, down 6-1, 5-2, before a piece of metal paneling crashed in strong winds onto spectators, interrupting his quarterfinal against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

  • Falling sheet of metal interrupts French Open QF

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) A large sheet of metal paneling detached from a scoreboard in strong winds and crashed onto center court spectators below at the French Open on Tuesday, slightly injuring one person and causing a quarterfinal to be suspended for about 40 minutes.

  • The Latest: Federer out of French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:37 p.m.Au revoir, Roger.For the third year in a row, Roger Federer is gone from the French Open before the semifinals.This time, he bows out in the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (4) loss to his pal and Swiss Davis Cup teammate Stan Wawrinka.

  • The Latest: Federer, Nishikori on ropes at French

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:03 p.m.Back to the tennis.Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori are both on the ropes at the French Open, both down two sets in their respective quarterfinals.On center court, Nishikori's opponent, Jo Wilfried-Tsonga, is looking as comfy as a cat on a sofa. Nishikori's chances of becoming the first Japanese man in 82 years to reach the French Open semis are evaporating fast on this warm, but very windy Parisian spring day. Tsonga is up 6-1, 6-4.

  • The Latest: French Open says 3 slight injuries

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:52 p.m.French Open organizers say three people were slightly injured by the falling piece of metal paneling that detached in strong winds from a giant TV screen overlooking center court and crashed onto spectators below.

  • The Latest: French Open QF resumes after delay

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:43 p.m.Drama over, seemingly with no big harm done.Kei Nishikori and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are back on the center court in their French Open quarterfinal that was suspended for about 40 minutes after a large piece of metal paneling fell off a giant TV screen in strong winds onto spectators below.

  • The Latest: French Open fans evacuated after TV panel falls

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:31 p.m.Security guards are evacuating spectators - more than 200 of them - from seats under the giant TV screen that shed a large piece of metal paneling in strong winds on the French Open center court during a quarterfinal Tuesday. They also are cordoning off the seating area with red and white tape.

  • The Latest: Panel falling holds up French Open QF

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:03 p.m.First-aid workers are assisting a spectator who appears to have been lightly injured by a large piece of paneling that fell off a giant TV screen at the French Open's center court in strong winds, holding up the quarterfinal between Kei Nishikori and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

  • The Latest: Soccer politics at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:19 p.m.Reverberations of soccer's corruption and bribery scandal are being felt at the French Open, with spectators holding up a sign calling for the ouster of FIFA President Sepp Blatter.Our Associated Press photographer David Vincent spotted the ''Out Blatter'' sign during Lucie Safarova's quarterfinal victory against Garbine Muguruza.

  • French Open Lookahead: Djokovic, Nadal renew rivalry in QF

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Maybe it's because Novak Djokovic was only 19 at the time, young and full of bravado.Or perhaps it's because he simply was saying aloud what he certainly hoped, but couldn't be absolutely positive, was true.Then again, there's also the possibility that Djokovic knew he had conjured up more winners that day than his opponent, despite playing with an aching back that led the Serb to quit a few points into the third set after losing the first two.

  • The Latest: Safarova through to French Open semis

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:09 p.m.Lucie Safarova is through to her first French Open semifinal, with a hard-won 7-6 (3), 6-3 quarterfinal win against Garbine Muguruza.Safarova broke Muguruza in the second game of the second set, but was broken straight back in the next game. Safarova then saved a break point with a forehand winner in the fifth game and then broke Muguruza in the sixth game.

  • 2008 champion Ivanovic back in semifinals at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Ana Ivanovic lost her opening match to a 78th-ranked Russian qualifier in her final warm-up tournament before the French Open, so she had low expectations when she packed her bags for Paris.Now she's in the semifinals at Roland Garros for the first time since she won her sole Grand Slam title on the Parisian clay in 2008. She'll face Lucie Safarova, who beat Garbine Muguruza 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Tuesday.

  • The Latest: Ivanovic 1st player through to French Open semis

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:29 p.m.Ana Ivanovic is the first player to reach the semifinals at the French Open this year.The 2008 champion hit a flurry of winners to complete a 6-3, 6-2 win over Elina Svitolina, a 20-year-old from Ukraine who was playing her first quarterfinal at a Grand Slam.

  • The Latest: Safarova wins QF 1st set vs. Muguruza

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:24 p.m.In a match of power hitting from the baseline, Lucie Safarova has taken the first set of a closely contested French Open quarterfinal against Garbine Muguruza, winning the tiebreaker 7-3 after neither player broke the other's serve in 12 games.

  • The Latest: Ivanovic wins 1st set in French QF

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:53 p.m.Ana Ivanovic is hammering Elina Svitolina with her big forehands on the French Open's center court.After they traded breaks early on in extremely windy conditions, Ivanovic raced through the opening set of their quarterfinal in 39 minutes, securing another break in the fourth game. The 2008 champion sealed the set 6-3 by holding at love.

  • The Latest: Quarterfinals underway at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:34 p.m.Of the 256 men and women who started the French Open, just 16 are left.Most of the quarterfinalists are big names: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Serena Williams. Others could become big by upsetting the tennis hierarchy to reach and - why not? - even win the finals, almost within touching distance now this coming weekend.

  • In developing US athletes, 1 size doesn't fit all

    June 29, 2015

    Jack Sock's run at the French Open was notable not only as the first time the 22-year-old reached a Grand Slam round of 16 in singles.He also became the youngest American man since Pete Sampras in 1993 to advance that far at Roland Garros. Tennis may be an individual sport, but national pride still counts - as he and his countrymen are reminded with every early exit at the majors.

  • French Open lookahead: Federer faces Wawrinka in Paris

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Swiss fans can rub their hands in delight: They're guaranteed to have a man in the semifinals at Roland Garros.It will be either Roger Federer or Davis Cup teammate Stan Wawrinka, who are facing off in the French Open's quarterfinals Tuesday.

  • The Latest: 2-time Wimbledon champ loses to Bacsinszky

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---9:27 p.m.Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is gone from the French Open. And in her section of the draw, either the woman who beat her - Timea Bacsinszky - or Alison Van Uytvanck will be a first-time Grand Slam semifinalist.

  • It's on: Djokovic vs. Nadal in French Open quarterfinals

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) From the moment the French Open draw was made more than a week ago, this is the match the tennis world has been awaiting: No. 1 Novak Djokovic against nine-time champion Rafael Nadal.Except instead of the final, Wednesday's blockbuster will come in the quarterfinals.

  • The Latest: Stephens burns with ambition at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---8:04 p.m.Rest assured, Sloane Stephens says, ''the fire is still there.''After the 22-year-old American lost in the French Open's fourth round for the fourth consecutive year, she was asked whether the tight, two-hour match against Serena Williams might ''sort of re-ignite'' her inner fire.

  • The Latest: Djokovic on Nadal: 'biggest possible challenge'

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:45 p.m.Novak Djokovic isn't mincing his words. He's also stating the obvious. Playing Rafael Nadal in the French Open quarterfinals, Djokovic says, will be ''the biggest possible challenge for me on clay.''

  • Federer back into French Open quarterfinals

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) A night's rest did little to help Gael Monfils against Roger Federer at the French Open.Having leveled their match at one set apiece before play was suspended on Sunday, Monfils lasted just over an hour after play resumed Monday before losing 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 to the 17-time Grand Slam champion.

  • The Latest: French Open blockbuster quarterfinal is on

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:24 p.m.The blockbuster quarterfinal at the French Open - Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic - is on.Nadal dispatched Jack Sock - not without difficulty. And Djokovic beat Richard Gasquet 6-1, 6-2, 6-3. So the match that was the final last year will be in the quarters on Wednesday.

  • The Latest: Sock 1st man to take set from Nadal at French

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:37 p.m.Jack Sock has become the first player to take a set off nine-time champion Rafael Nadal at this French Open.Sock is still trailing by a set in their fourth-round match, after Nadal raced to a 6-3, 6-1 lead.

  • The Latest: Van Uytvanck the new face of Belgium

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:12 p.m.You would be forgiven for never having heard of Alison Van Uytvanck. In which case, meet Belgium's soon-to-be new No. 1.Van Uytvanck was 1-5 in Grand Slam matches before the French Open. Now, she is 5-5 after four wins at Roland Garros that put her in the quarterfinals of a major for the first time. At 93rd, she will be the lowest-ranked quarterfinalist this year by far. The others are all top 30.

  • The Latest: Nadal marching at French, up 2 sets vs. Sock

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:30 p.m.The last U.S. man in the draw, Jack Sock, is making a real go of his first-ever match against Rafael Nadal, but is losing all the same.Sock is down two sets - 6-3, 6-1 - to the nine-time French Open champion.

  • The Latest: Williams into French Open quarterfinals

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:01 p.m.Serena Williams valiantly speaking French in an on-court interview can only mean one thing: The No. 1 has won again at Roland Garros.A strange fourth-round match from the 19-time Grand Slam champion. She looked curiously flat at times against Sloane Stephens but still fought back from a switched-off first set to win 1-6, 7-5, 6-3.

  • The Latest: Williams, again, fights back at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:15 p.m.There will be just one U.S. woman in the French Open quarterfinals, but after two sets, it's still not clear who.Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens are tied at one set apiece in their engrossing fourth-round match on Court Philippe Chatrier.

  • The Latest: Murray through to French Open quarters

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:57 p.m.Andy Murray overcame a partisan crowd and Frenchman Jeremy Chardy's strong resistance to remain unbeaten on clay this season and reach the last eight at the French Open for the fifth time.The third-seeded Murray was whistled and booed several times in his 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 win but stayed cool to set up a quarterfinal against David Ferrer, runner-up at the French in 2013.

  • The Latest: Muguruza gets French Open champion's advice

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:32 p.m.When three-time French Open champion Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario offered advice, Garbine Muguruza didn't think twice. ''I was like, `Yes, tell me everything!''' she says.And it worked: Muguruza is into the quarterfinals for the second straight year at Roland Garros.

  • The Latest: Ferrer into French Open quarterfinals

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:58 p.m.At 5-foot-9 (1.75 meters), David Ferrer is on the short side for a tennis player, but he stands very tall on clay.The French Open runner-up in 2013 breezed past U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic (6-foot-6; 1.98 meters) 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals at Roland Garros.

  • Sharapova loses to Safarova at French Open; Federer wins

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Defending champion Maria Sharapova's bid for a third French Open title in four years is over.Coughing between points on an overcast day, the second-seeded Sharapova was outplayed throughout a 7-6 (3), 6-4 loss to 13th-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic in the fourth round Monday.

  • The Latest: Federer into French Open quarters for 11th time

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:36 p.m.''Roger forever,'' said a sign held up by Federer fans on the French Open center court.That's surely over-optimistic. But the 2009 champion gets to fight another day, into the quarterfinals for the 11th time.

  • The Latest: Sharapova makes no excuses after French loss

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:05 p.m.Maria Sharapova battled a cold, wiping her runny nose and coughing during matches, through this French Open. But she's not blaming that for her failure to reach the quarterfinals for the first time since 2010.

  • Sharapova loses to Safarova in 4th round of French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Defending champion Maria Sharapova's bid for a third French Open title in four years is over.Coughing between points on an overcast day, the second-seeded Sharapova was outplayed throughout a 7-6 (3), 6-4 loss to 13th-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic in the fourth round Monday.

  • The Latest: French Open loses defending champion, Sharapova

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:05 p.m.For the first time since 2011, the French Open women's final won't feature Maria Sharapova.The champion last year and in 2012, and runner-up to Serena Williams in 2013, lost 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the fourth round to Lucie Safarova, who is into the French quarterfinals for the first time.

  • The Latest: Muguruza into French Open quarters

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---12:44 p.m.Garbine Muguruza is through to the French Open quarterfinals for the second consecutive year.The 21st seed from Spain beat Flavia Pennetta, seeded 28th, 6-3, 6-4.Muguruza will face either defending champion Maria Sharapova or Lucie Safarova in the quarters. They are playing now, with Safarova taking the first set.

  • The Latest: Sharapova drops 1st set at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---12:22 p.m.Defending champion Maria Sharapova is in trouble at the French Open, losing a first-set tiebreaker in the fourth round against Lucie Safarova.Sharapova hadn't dropped a set at this tournament until now.

  • The Latest: A manic Monday at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---11:16 a.m.It feels like a Wimbledon `Mad Monday' at the French Open.Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal are all crammed into a fourth-round day of play.Because of a long rain delay Sunday, two women's matches were rescheduled for today, including Sharapova vs. Lucie Safarova. They have just started on center court. Sharapova, the defending women's champion, served first.

  • French Open lookahead: Owners of 49 Slams take center court

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The nearly 15,000 tennis fans holding a ticket for Court Philippe Chatrier on Monday should consider themselves particularly fortunate.There's quite a lineup, with Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova - owners of a combined 49 Grand Slam singles titles - all scheduled to play in the French Open's fourth round.

  • Nishikori reaches new milestone at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Kei Nishikori reached another milestone on Sunday, becoming the first Japanese man in more than 80 years to advance to the quarterfinals at the French Open.The fifth-seeded Nishikori, who has yet to drop a set at this year's tournament, progressed to the last eight at the clay-court Grand Slam for the first time with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory of Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia on Sunday.

  • The Latest: Federer and Monfils tied at 1-set each in 4th rd

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---8:32 p.m.Swiss star Roger Federer and French hope Gael Monfils are tied at one set each in their fourth-round match, which has been suspended until Monday because of fading light on center court.Federer won the first set 6-3 and Monfils bounced back to take the second 6-4, drawing roars from the home crowd.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka reaches French Open quarterfinals

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---8:10 p.m.Eighth-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka has eased into the French Open quarterfinals by beating Frenchman Gilles Simon 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 in less than two hours.Wawrinka, the Australian Open champion in 2014, beat Simon three years ago in the third round, although that match went to five sets.

  • McEnroe agrees with Azarenka about bringing replay to tennis

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) After a much-debated call in her French Open loss to Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka suggested that perhaps it's time for full-on instant replay to be used in tennis - beyond simply the Hawk-Eye line-calling technology used at other tournaments.

  • The Latest: Tsonga reaches French Open quarterfinals

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:05 p.m.Home favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has reached the French Open quarterfinals after beating fourth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3.Tsonga, who is seeded 14th and seeking to become the first Frenchman to win a Grand Slam since Yannick Noah won here at Roland Garros in 1983, was certainly in the mood to celebrate.

  • The Latest: Fan disturbs Tsonga's concentration as he serves

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---A fan at the French Open disturbed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga as he was preparing to serve at the end of a tense third set against Tomas Berdych in their fourth-round match.Tsonga was about to toss the ball in the air at 6-4 down in the tiebreaker when a fan behind him on center court shouted out in French: ''Reveille-toi!'' - ''Wake up!''

  • The Latest: Kei Nishikori reaches French Open quarterfinals

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:51 p.m.Kei Nishikori has reached his first French Open quarterfinal after easing past Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia 6-3, 6-4, 6-2, becoming only the second Japanese player to reach the last eight at Roland Garros after Jiro Satoh got to the semifinals in 1931 and 1933.

  • The Latest: Maria Sharapova's 4th-round match postponed

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:50 p.m.Defending champion Maria Sharapova will need to wait until Monday to try to take another step toward what would be a third French Open title in four years.Because more than 2 1/2 hours of rain delayed play earlier Sunday, tournament organizers postponed the last two women's fourth-round matches on the schedule: Sharapova against 13th-seeded Lucie Safarova at Court Suzanne Lenglen, and No. 21 Garbine Muguruza vs. No. 28 Flavia Pennetta at Court Philippe Chatrier.

  • Ivanovic back to quarterfinals at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Former champion Ana Ivanovic returned to the quarterfinals of the French Open for the first time since her triumph at Roland Garros seven years ago after beating ninth-seeded Russian Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 on Sunday.Ivanovic will face 19th-seeded Elina Svitolina, who overcame strong resistance from local hope Alize Cornet to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal with a 6-2, 7-6 (9) win.

  • The Latest: Nishikori looks full of energy after 3-day rest

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:20 p.m.After enjoying three days of rest, Kei Nishikori of Japan looks fresh and full of energy in his fourth-round match against Teymuraz Gabashvili.Nishikori has raced into a 5-2 lead in the first set, and has been pinning his Russian opponent back with some clean winners on Suzanne Lenglen court.

  • The Latest: Svitolina reaches 1st Grand Slam quarterfinal

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:50 p.m.Ukraine's Elina Svitolina has reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal after finally getting the better of French hope Alize Cornet 6-2, 7-6 (9).Cornet, playing in the fourth round at Roland Garros for the first time, saved five match points before the 19th-seeded Svitolina clinched victory when Cornet's backhand went long.

  • The Latest: Svitolina reaches first Grand Slam quarterfinal

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:50 p.m.Ukrainian player Elina Svitolina has reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal after finally getting the better of French hope Alize Cornet 6-2, 7-6 (9).Cornet, playing in the fourth round at Roland Garros for the first time, saved five match points before the 19th-seeded Svitolina clinched victory when Cornet's backhand went long.

  • AP PHOTOS: US Open roof taking shape in New York

    June 29, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) Long rain delays could soon be gone for good at the center courts of tennis' Grand Slam tournaments.Wimbledon and the Australian Open already have retractable roofs over their main stadiums. The French Open, which was halted by showers for more than 2 1/2 hours Sunday, is hoping to add one by 2019, though that is currently held up by conflicts over a broader expansion plan.

  • The Latest: Ana Ivanovic reaches French Open quarterfinals

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:30 p.m.Former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic is into the French Open quarterfinals for the first time since winning the tournament in 2008, after beating ninth-seeded Russian Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 3-6, 6-1.

  • The Latest: Schweinsteiger watches on as Ana Ivanovic plays

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:06 p.m.Under the watchful eye of Bayern Munich star midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, former champion Ana Ivanovic is into a third set against Ekaterina Makarova.Schweinsteiger, who helped Germany win the soccer World Cup last year, has been present at the Serb's matches this week at Roland Garros.

  • The Latest: Play resumes at the French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:10 p.m.Play has resumed at the French Open after a rain delay of 2 hours, 40 minutes.Cheers could be heard from fans on center court and the ball boys smiled as the court covers came off and the players walked back out.

  • The Latest: Rain easing up at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1.33 p.m.The rain has eased and Roland Garros ground crews are now sweeping water off the court covers. It's been more than two hours now that play has been suspended but it looks like matches will be resuming soon.

  • The Latest: Rain still delaying play at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---12:50 p.m.The best-case scenario was too optimistic. With covers still on courts, organizers are now saying that play won't resume before 1.15 p.m at Roland Garros. The forecast is a mostly wet afternoon. It's not unlikely that rain will wash out the rest of the day.

  • The Latest: Play suspended by rain at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---11:55 a.m.There is at least one person who will enjoy the first rain delay of what is expected to be a wet day at Roland Garros.Local hope Alize Cornet was off to a bad start in her fourth-round match against 19th-seeded Elina Svitolina on center court, trailing 3-0 after dropping her serve twice when their match was suspended after 21 minutes. The rain gives her the chance to refocus in the locker room as she bids to reach the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time.

  • The Latest: Rain delays expected on Day 8 at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---11 a.m.The big losers on Sunday at Roland Garros could be the fans as weather forecasts don't look good at all.Covers have been removed on the two courts where big matches are taking place Sunday, but showers could break within the next hour according to the latest forecast.

  • French Open Lookahead: Federer vs. Monfils highlights Sunday

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Roger Federer and Gael Monfils know each other - and each other's games - quite well.Their fourth-round match Sunday will be their 13th meeting overall (Federer leads 8-4) and fourth at the French Open (Federer leads 3-0).''Roger asks many questions,'' the 13th-seeded Monfils said, ''and I have to find many answers.''

  • Nadal wins again, yet to be tested

    June 29, 2015

    So, the big question: Is Rafael Nadal firing on all cylinders in his quest for a 10th French Open title?Short answer: It is still too early to tell, because through the first three rounds, he has yet to be seriously tested.Andrey Kuznetsov certainly wasn't a reliable gauge of the 14-time Grand Slam champion's form in a clay-court season when his ranking has slipped to seventh - the Spaniard's lowest spot in a decade - and which Nadal himself acknowledges has been ''up and down.''

  • The Latest: Williams-Azarenka fight and make up at French

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---10:26 p.m.Forget flowers, try saying it with shorts.Seems to have worked for Victoria Azarenka. She gave Serena Williams a pair of her shorts after their fiery French Open third-round match - despite a testy exchange of gestures and words between them over chair umpire Kader Nouni's decision to replay a key point.

  • The Latest: Williams wins titanic battle vs. Azarenka

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---9:00 p.m.It has been said before but it is worth saying again: Serena Williams is one tough cookie.The No. 1 was on the ropes after Victoria Azarenka took the first set of their titanic third-round match on an enthralled center court at the French Open.

  • The Latest: Azarenka-Williams battling at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---8:30 p.m.Stop whatever you're doing and turn on the TV, because Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka are going at each other at the French Open.As a two-time Australian Open champion, Azarenka always lurked as potential bear-trap for the No. 1 from the moment they were drawn in the same half.

  • Tennis career Grand Slam winner Doris Hart dies at 89

    June 29, 2015

    MIAMI (AP) Tennis great Doris Hart, who won each Grand Slam tournament at least once, and once won three Wimbledon titles in a single day, has died.Hart died Friday at home at the age of 89, the International Tennis Hall of Fame confirmed to The Associated Press, citing close personal friends of Hart's.

  • The Latest: Stephens four-squared at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:42 p.m.Make that four-squared for Sloane Stephens.Now, the 40th-ranked American wants to go one better.Beating Tsvetana Pironkova 6-4, 6-1 puts Stephens into the French Open fourth round for the fourth consecutive year.

  • The Latest: Nadal firing at French? Still too early to tell

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:47 p.m.So, the big question: Is Rafael Nadal firing on all cylinders in his quest for a 10th French Open title?Short answer: It is still too early to tell, because through the first three rounds, he has yet to be seriously tested.

  • The Latest: 2010 French champ Schiavone too tired to dance

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:32 p.m.Francesca Schiavone felt mental, rather than physical, exhaustion was mostly to blame for her 7-5, 6-4 loss to 100th-ranked Andreea Mitu of Romania.A nearly four-hour marathon in her previous match didn't help.

  • The Latest: Sock wins to set up likely matchup vs. Nadal

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:50 p.m.No sooner said than done.The last American man in the French Open, Jack Sock, will make his fourth-round Grand Slam debut after beating 18-year-old Borna Coric of Croatia 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.After ending the match with a cross-court backhand that Coric netted, Sock soaked up the applause, but the celebration was rather muted. This was the most important singles win at a major for the 22-year-old, who was born in Nebraska, grew up in Kansas City and now is based in Florida.

  • The Latest: Sock working toward likely match-up vs. Nadal

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:21 p.m.Jack Sock, the last U.S. man flying the flag at the French Open, is earning what would be a first-ever chance to test himself against the French Open's greatest champion, Rafael Nadal.Sock, ranked 37th, is up two sets and a break against 18-year-old Borna Coric, billed as a kid to watch but who is feeling the pressure of his first foray into the third round of a major tournament.

  • The Latest: Kyrgios loves lob in French loss to Murray

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:49 p.m.Nick Kyrgios leaves Roland Garros with a highlight-reel `tweener to cherish.At 3-all in the first set of his straight-set exit, Kyrgios raced from the net to the baseline to retrieve a lob and, his back to the net, smacked the ball through his legs for a lob of his own that sailed over Andy Murray. The two-time major champion ran to get his racket on the ball, but his shot landed out.

  • The Latest: US women falling at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:24 p.m.The U.S. women are falling at the French Open, with Madison Keys and Irina Falconi both out.That leaves Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens - both in action later Saturday - as the only ones left of the 17 American women who entered the clay-court major.

  • No. 1 Novak Djokovic races into French Open 4th round

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Novak Djokovic seems in a hurry as he chases his ninth Grand Slam title - and the only one he's never won - racing into the French Open fourth round with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win against 19-year-old Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis.Ranked 84th, Kokkinakis never stood a chance against the top-ranked Serb. He dropped his serve three times and could not force a single break point in a match lasting 1 hour, 49 minutes.

  • The Latest: No. 1 Djokovic races into French Open 4th round

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:31 p.m.Chasing the only Grand Slam he has yet to win, Novak Djokovic is through to the French Open fourth round after a rapid 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win against 19-year-old Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis, an opponent ranked 84th.

  • Murray extends clay streak to reach French Open 4th round

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray extended his impressive winning streak on clay, reaching the French Open fourth round after beating big-hitting Nick Kyrgios 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday.The third-seeded Briton, who lost in the semifinals last year against nine-time champion Rafael Nadal, was hardly troubled on court Suzanne Lenglen.

  • The Latest: Cilic walking on flowers at the French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:45 p.m.Either Marin Cilic had trouble tying his shoes this morning or the reigning U.S. Open champion is feeling inspired by the flowery blooms of the Parisian spring.Our eagle-eyed Associated Press photographer Christophe Ena spotted the curious flower-shaped form of Cilic's shoelaces while shooting the ninth-seed's 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 victory Saturday in the third round against Leonardo Mayer, the 23rd seed from Argentina.

  • The Latest: Andy Murray reaches French Open fourth round

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:26 p.m.A big win for Andy Murray. The two-time Grand Slam champion is into the French Open's fourth round for the sixth time after an overpowering 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 demonstration of powerful but also nuanced hitting against Nick Kyrgios, who was hampered by an ailing right forearm.

  • The Latest: Kvitova, Mitu advance at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:05 p.m.Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is having her best French Open since she was a semifinalist in 2012. The fourth-seeded Czech is through to the last 16 with a quick-fire 6-3, 6-2 demolition of 30th-seeded Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu in 58 minutes.

  • The Latest: Murray up 2 sets vs. wounded Kyrgios at French

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---12:53 p.m.Andy Murray is up two sets against Nick Kyrgios who is playing with a problematic right forearm that was heavily taped by a trainer in a medical timeout.''I can't serve,'' the Australian told the trainer after Murray broke him for a 5-2 lead in the set.

  • The Latest: Murray-Kyrgios fireworks at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---12:13 p.m.Oh la la. Fireworks on Court Suzanne Lenglen, where Andy Murray and Nick Kyrgios are playing incandescent tennis in the French Open third round. But cover the kids' ears, because their language is blue.

  • The Latest: Strap in, get excited: mammoth French Open day

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---11:22 p.m.A mammoth Saturday of tennis at the French Open, with potential upsets on the cards for high-ranked seeds who fail to up their game.An announcer has been getting the thin crowd on the Philippe Chatrier center court in the mood, leading them in a sing-along. The jig of a jazz clarinet is wafting on the air from another court.

  • FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: No. 1 Djokovic faces teen Kokkinakis

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The next player facing Novak Djokovic as he seeks to win the French Open for the first time is an opponent he's never played before.Thanasi Kokkinakis, who turned 19 last month, is one of two teenagers looking to reach the fourth round.The 84th-ranked Australian has never won a title, while Djokovic has 53 so far in his career - including five this year.

  • The Latest: Gael Monfils into French 4th round the hard way

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---9:18 p.m.Gael Monfils likes doing things the hard way at the French Open, where five-setters are becoming his trademark.The 13th-seeded Frenchman trailed Pablo Cuevas 2-1 in sets on Suzanne Lenglen court, before rallying to win 4-6, 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 to reach the fourth round.

  • The Latest: 4th-seeded Berdych into French Open 4th round

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:43 p.m.Fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych is into the French Open fourth round, overcoming a tough start to beat Benoit Paire 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4.The 29-year-old, a quarterfinalist at Roland Garros last year, has never won a Grand Slam. The closest he got was in 2010, losing the Wimbledon final to Rafael Nadal.

  • The Latest: Berdych being tested by Paire at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:25 p.m.Fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic is having a tough time on Court 1 against unseeded Frenchman Benoit Paire in the French Open third round.Berdych, who reached the last four at Roland Garros in 2010, easily took the first set 6-1.

  • The Latest: Defending champion Sharapova reaches 4th round

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:05 p.m.Defending champion Maria Sharapova is into the French Open fourth round after beating Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-3, 6-4.The second-seeded Russian has a great record against Stosur, the 26th seed, and has now beaten her 15 times in their 17 meetings.

  • The Latest: Nicolas Mahut already warming up for Wimbledon

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:45 p.m.Although Wimbledon is still one month away, Nicolas Mahut is already playing like he's on grass.The Frenchman came to the net 104 times during his third-round match against countryman Gilles Simon on Friday. The strategy didn't work: Simon won 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-1.

  • The Latest: Gasquet haunted by French Open pigeon

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:25 p.m.The feathers. The anguish. Richard Gasquet is having trouble forgetting the pigeon that got tangled in television equipment during his second-round win.The unfortunate bird got stuck under a cable attached to a camera. That was Thursday evening. The 20th seed was still haunted by it Friday.

  • The Latest: It's Stan the Man as Wawrinka reaches 4th round

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:57 p.m.Stan the Man.That what's written on the plastic wrapping of Stanislas Wawrinka's rackets. And the French Open's eighth seed was certainly in bossy mood on Court 1 against Steve Johnson, beating the American 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 in just 1 hour 29 minutes.

  • The Latest: Relaxed Roger Federer into French 4th round

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:00 p.m.Cool as a cucumber.Roger Federer was hardly tested in winning 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 against Damir Dzuhmhur, a 23-year-old Bosnian ranked 88th.''I'm quite relaxed,'' Federer told the center court crowd in French after the third-round match.

  • The Latest: Roger Federer cruising toward French 4th round

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:25 p.m.Roger Federer is cruising toward the French Open fourth round, after taking the first two sets 6-4, 6-3 against Damir Dzuhmhur, a 23-year-old Bosnian played ranked 88th.The 17-time Grand Slam champion, who was facing Dzuhmhur for the first time, dropped his serve at 5-2 but broke straight back to clinch the second set and broke for a 3-1 lead in the third.

  • Former champion Ivanovic through to 4th round at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) After struggling in her first two matches at the French Open, Ana Ivanovic eased past Donna Vekic 6-0, 6-3 Friday to book a spot in the second week at the clay-court Grand Slam.On a cold day in the French capital, it took the former champion just 53 minutes to return to a fourth round at a major tournament for the first time in more than a year.

  • The Latest: Hey Makarova! 9th seed into French 4th round

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:51 p.m.Hey Makarova!Ninth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova, a semifinalist this year at the Australian Open, is into the French Open fourth round after beating Russian countrywoman Elena Vesnina 6-2, 6-4.Makarova next faces former champion Ana Ivanovic, seeded seventh, and will be aiming to reach the French quarterfinals for the first time.

  • The Latest: Wrong-way Cornet reaches French Open 4th round

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:09 p.m.How embarrassing.Alize Cornet's 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni puts the 29th seed into the fourth round of the French Open for the first time in 11 attempts.But in the 10th game of a tense third set, with Cornet on her second serve at 30-30, she served to the right when her opponent was standing on the left.

  • The Latest: No sign of bad back for Gasquet at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:27 p.m.With his bad back behind him, Richard Gasquet is looking ahead.After a five-set, second-round French Open match that spanned two days, the 20th seed says he is ready to take on 15th-seeded Kevin Anderson despite having just one day to recover.

  • The Latest: Gasquet races into lead in delayed 5th set

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---12:45 p.m.Richard Gasquet looks in the mood to spend as little time as possible on court against Carlos Berlocq of Argentina.The players trudged off Court Suzanne Lenglen at 9:20 p.m on Thursday night, with their second-round match tied at two sets apiece after nearly three hours of play.

  • The Latest: Ivanovic through to 4th round at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---12:36 p.m.It took Ana Ivanovic just 53 minutes to return to a fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in more than a year.Ivanovic, who won the French Open in 2008 the year after losing in the final, advanced 6-0, 6-3 against 165th-ranked Donna Vekic.

  • The Latest: Soccer stars enjoy coming to the French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---11:30 a.m.Stars from the soccer world seem to like Court Suzanne Lenglen at the French Open.Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, who plays for Bayern Munich and helped his country win last year's World Cup, was seen clapping during Friday's third-round match between seventh-seeded Ana Ivanovic of Serbia and Donna Vekic of Croatia.

  • The Latest: Lucic-Baroni opens play on Day 6 at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---10:50 a.m.Former tennis prodigy Mirjana Lucic-Baroni is about to open play on center court at the French Open.Now 33, the 70th-ranked Croat is bidding to reach the fourth round for the first time in Paris after upsetting 2014 runner-up Simona Halep in her previous match.

  • FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: Federer faces unheralded Dzumhur

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Roger Federer goes up against an opponent he has never played before in Friday's French Open third round: 88th-ranked Damir Dzumhur.Federer's been in this position many times and has faced hundreds of different opponents since winning his first title in 2001.

  • French Open at a glance

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) A look at the French Open on Thursday:Weather: Partly cloudy. High of 68 degrees (20 Celsius).Men's seeded winners: No. 1 Novak Djokovic, No. 3 Andy Murray, No. 5 Kei Nishikori (walkover), No. 6 Rafael Nadal, No. 7 David Ferrer, No. 9 Marin Cilic, No. 15 Kevin Anderson, No. 17 David Goffin, No. 23 Leonardo Mayer, No. 29 Nick Kyrgios (walkover).

  • The Latest: 9 seeded players go out on French Open day 5

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---9:55 p.m.Nine more seeded players have been sent packing on Day 5 at the French Open.Five of them were in the men's draw - No. 16 John Isner, No. 18 Tommy Robredo, No. 22 Philipp Kohlschreiber, No. 27 Bernard Tomic and No. 31 Viktor Troicki.

  • The Latest: Gasquet and Berlocq stay out late, even at 2-2

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---9:20 p.m.Home fans stayed out late in the hope that 20th-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet could beat Carlos Berlocq of Argentina.He couldn't quite finish it Thursday.After losing the first set, Gasquet won the next two to take control.

  • The Latest: Sock of US gets to 3rd round in Paris; Isner out

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---8:47 p.m.Jack Sock is into the third round at Roland Garros for the second year in a row.Another American, 16th-seeded John Isner, failed to join him.The 37th-ranked Sock got past Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 6-7 (2), 7-6 (4), 6-1, 7-6 (4), while Isner was beaten by Jeremy Chardy of France 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

  • The Latest: Andy Murray weighs in on FIFA scandal

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:57 p.m.Andy Murray is also weighing in on the FIFA bribery and corruption scandal, as Rafael Nadal did earlier.''I wouldn't say that many people were surprised by it,'' the No. 3-ranked Murray said. ''It's good for sport in a way when that stuff happens, because people have kind of talked about it for a long time.''

  • Unlike Sisyphus, Schiavone gets to top of mountain in Paris

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) In a matchup of past French Open champions with similar, grind-it-out-at-the-baseline games, Francesca Schiavone knew she and Svetlana Kuznetsova would wind up playing for hours and hours.They've done it before, once meeting in the longest Grand Slam women's match in history, and they did it again Thursday. Schiavone saved a match point with an off-balance, down-the-line backhand winner before eventually pulling out a 6-7 (11), 7-5, 10-8 victory to reach the third round at Roland Garros after 3 hours, 50 minutes of loud exertion by both.

  • The Latest: Led by Williams, US women go 4-0 at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:25 p.m.After going 4-13 in the first round of the French Open, American women went 4-0 in the second round.That top-seeded Serena Williams would advance was not surprising, although she had her share of problems while getting past 105th-ranked Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany in three sets.

  • The Latest: Murray stumped by kilt but wins at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:07 p.m.Andy Murray was more stumped by the kilt that his post-match interviewer wore than he was by his second-round opponent at the French Open.''I really don't know what to say,'' the third-seeded Murray said when former player Fabrice Santoro appeared in full Scottish attire - kilt, long black socks, black shoes and sporran - to quiz the Scotsman about his 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory against Joao Sousa.

  • The Latest: Nadal welcomes "great news" on FIFA corruption

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:30 p.m.Venturing into soccer politics, Rafael Nadal says the cleaning out of apparent deep-rooted corruption in the sport's governing body, FIFA, is ''great news.''''In the world of sport, in the world of football, in the world of tennis, politics, around the world, we need people who are fair and who are ready to work in a good way, being honest,'' Nadal said after his second-round win in the French Open.

  • The Latest: Bad leg, embarrassing point can't stop Djokovic

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:15 p.m.A painful right leg and one embarrassing point did not prevent Novak Djokovic from wrapping up a 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 second-round victory over Gilles Muller.Djokovic repeatedly flexed his right leg after shots. He took a medical timeout before the last game of the second set, getting his upper leg and lower back massaged by a trainer.

  • The Latest: Shots for Tomic after French Open loss

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:40 p.m.Dispatched from the French Open by teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis, 27th-seeded Bernard Tomic will get cortisone injections on his aching lower back to mend himself for the grass court season and Wimbledon, where he's had his best results at a Grand Slam, reaching the quarterfinals in 2011.

  • The Latest: Aches and pains bother Djokovic at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:29 p.m.That's not an encouraging sight: top-ranked Novak Djokovic lying flat on his stomach on the red clay of Roland Garros, being given a massage for what appears to be an aching right hip or groin problem.

  • The Latest: Williams vs. Azarenka next at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:52 p.m.Serena Williams will face a familiar foe in the French Open third round: former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka.They've played 18 times previously, with Williams winning 15 of those matches, including in the 2012 and 2013 U.S. Open finals.

  • The Latest: Williams in 3rd round for first time since 2013

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:13 p.m.Shaking off an unsteady first set, Serena Williams won 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 against Anna-Lena Friedsam, winning 15 of the last 16 points on her serve.The top seed in the women's draw is through to the third round for the first time since 2013, the year she went on to win the second of her two French titles.

  • The Latest: Nadal safely through to French Open 3rd round

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:58 p.m.Rafael Nadal had no real trouble against Nicolas Almagro, winning their second-round match 6-4, 6-3, 6-1. And he won brownie points with the center court crowd, eliciting their cheers, by using French to tell them how happy he is.

  • The Latest: Williams steadies the ship at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:26 p.m.Serena Williams looks back on track, at least for now, in her second-round match on Court Suzanne Lenglen.Williams won the second set 6-3 against Anna-Lena Friedsam, having lost the first set to the 21-year-old ranked 104 spots below her.

  • 5th seed Wozniacki out of French Open; Nishikori advances

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Fifth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark was knocked out of the French Open on Thursday after losing her second round match to Germany's Julia Goerges in straight sets.Wozniacki, a former No. 1 and two-time finalist at the U.S. Open, has never advanced beyond the quarterfinals at the French and struggled throughout against the 72nd-ranked German.

  • The Latest: Schiavone wins 2nd-round marathon at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:12 p.m.Francesca Schiavone has won an epic second-round match against Svetlana Kuznetsova on Court 1, with 13 breaks of serve in the third set, nine of them consecutive.You may need a calculator to tot up the score: 6-7 (11), 7-5, 10-8.

  • The Latest: Williams in trouble at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:46 p.m.Serena Williams is in trouble in the second round of the French Open.She lost the first set 7-5 to Anna-Lena Friedsam, a 21-year-old ranked 104 spots below the No.1.Williams is having trouble with all her strokes, especially her serve.

  • The Latest: Kvitova through to French Open third round

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:51 p.m.Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is through to the French Open third round.The fourth seed beat Silvia Soler-Espinosa, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2.Kvitova was a semifinalist at the French in 2012.

  • The Latest: Becker injury puts Nishikori in French 4th round

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:24 p.m.Thanks to his next opponent's withdrawal, Japan's Kei Nishikori is the first player to advance to the second week of the French Open - and he gets plenty of extra time for rest and preparation.The fifth-seeded Nishikori was supposed to play Benjamin Becker in the third round on Friday, but Becker pulled out of the tournament Thursday because of a muscle tear in his right shoulder.

  • The Latest: Wozniacki out of French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:15 p.m.The French Open loses its fifth-seeded woman, with Caroline Wozniacki losing 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the second round.Her opponent, Julia Goerges, overcame the sniffles, frequently pulling out a tissue to wipe her red nose.

  • The Latest: Epic 13-11 tiebreaker for ex-French Open champs

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---12:46 p.m.In a matchup of past French Open champions on Court 1, Svetlana Kuznetsova has taken the first set from Francesca Schiavone in an epic tiebreaker than ended 13-11.Kuznetsova finally seized the 82-minute set on her seventh chance, hitting a backhand volley winner to close a 15-stroke exchange.

  • The Latest: Wozniacki in a hole at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---12:15 p.m.Fifth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki is making life difficult for herself, losing the first set 6-4 against an opponent ranked 67 spots below her, Julia Goerges.The formerly top-ranked Dane broke the German in the fourth game, but then lost her next two service games. She angrily thumped her racket on the clay after netting a backhand that allowed Goerges to pull ahead 4-3.

  • The Latest: 23 seeds in action on Day 5 of French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---11:17 a.m.Thwack, grunt, thwack.Play is underway on Day 5 of the French Open, where 23 seeded players will be kicking up clay dust against lower-ranked opponents looking to upset the hierarchy.The top seeds, Serena Williams for the women and Novak Djokovic among the men, are both in action in successive second-round matches on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

  • FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: Nadal wants more consistent forehand

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Rafael Nadal's uppercut of a lefty forehand, thick with topspin, has flummoxed many opponents through the years and carried him to nine French Open titles in 10 previous appearances.Now he thinks it could be better.''With my forehand, I'm not as steady and consistent as in the past,'' Nadal said. ''Of course I can still put spin on it, but I'm not smooth enough.''

  • The Latest: 5 more seeds, including Halep, exit French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---9:56 p.m.Five more seeded players have been sent packing on Day 4 at the French Open.Four of them in the men's draw - No. 19 Roberto Bautista Agut, No. 24 Ernests Gulbis, No. 28 Fabio Fognini (28) and No. 32 Fernando Verdasco (32) - plus last year's finalist Simona Halep.

  • The Latest: Ivanovic to 3rd round in Paris after long match

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---9:17 p.m.Seventh-seeded Ana Ivanovic dropped her serve four times and had an awful lot of mistakes to make her life difficult, but she is through to the third round at the French Open.Ivanovic made 37 unforced errors before rallying past 103th-ranked Misaki Doi 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a nearly two-hour match.

  • The Latest: Kyrgios to 3rd round in Paris when foe withdraws

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---8:27 p.m.British qualifier Kyle Edmund has withdrawn from the French Open with what the tournament said is an abdominal injury, giving 29th-seeded Nick Kyrgios of Australia a free pass into the third round.

  • The Latest: Dzumhur lives the Federer dream at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:31 p.m.Damir Dzumhur, no titles, and Roger Federer, 17 Grand Slam titles, now have two things in common: They play each other in the French Open third round and share the same racket supplier.The 88th-ranked Bosnian, a self-confessed fan of the Swiss, didn't choose his work tool to copy Federer. Rather, he got a racket contract at age 12, and stuck with it.

  • The Latest: Monfils a picture of delight at French Open win

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---7:14 p.m.With big strokes of his big feet, Gael Monfils etched a smiley face into the red clay dust of the French Open center court to celebrate his second-round win.Just imagine what the 13th seeded Monfils might draw if he becomes the first Frenchman in 32 years to win the whole thing. The mind boggles. The Mona Lisa, perhaps?

  • 'Swiss Miss' Hingis, now 34, wins French Open doubles match

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) After a 15-year absence, Martina Hingis once again played - and won - a women's doubles match at the French Open.Hingis and Sania Mirza, the first woman from India to rank No. 1 in singles or doubles, are the top-seeded pairing at Roland Garros and made a successful Grand Slam debut as a partnership, beating Julia Goerges and Barbora Krejcikova 6-3, 6-0 on Wednesday.

  • The Latest: So far, so French at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:03 p.m.Vive la France.The home crowds are in high spirits, with victories for three French seeded players already and Gael Monfils, seeded 13th, now fighting a fifth set on a center court resounding with cheers.

  • The Latest: No 2,000-dollar mistake at French for Johnson

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:32 p.m.Hold the phone.Two years ago to the day, Sergiy Stakhovsky made an expensive mistake. The French Open fined the Ukrainian ,000 for whipping out his cellphone during a match and snapping a photo of a mark left in the clay by a ball that was ruled out - but which he felt was in.

  • The Latest: Federer happy with better French Open security

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:53 p.m.No selfie-seeker bothered Roger Federer this time.French Open security guards who allowed a teenager to stroll onto court Sunday and grab Federer for cellphone photos did better for his second-round win Wednesday.

  • The Latest: French Open loses last year's runner-up, Halep

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:12 p.m.Au revoir, Simona Halep.Last year's French Open runner-up is out, losing 7-5, 6-1 in the second round to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni on Court Suzanne Lenglen.The third-seeded Romanian, who lost to Maria Sharapova in last year's final, seemed clueless in the lopsided second set.

  • The Latest: Nishikori going places at the French

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:45 p.m.Kei Nishikori, the last of five Japanese men who started the French Open, is in a hurry.Last year's U.S. Open runner-up, seeded fifth at the French, breezed through a second-round 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 victory in 2 hours, 22 minutes.

  • The Latest: Hell's bells! AC/DC's Angus Young at French

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:25 p.m.Hell's Bells.Roger Federer has twice seen AC/DC in concert. At the French Open, the hard rock group's guitarist Angus Young came to see the tennis maestro strut his stuff.''It's a real pleasure to see him here at the tennis,'' Federer said after his second-round win.

  • Sharapova sets up meeting with Stosur at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Maria Sharapova will get an early test in her bid for a third French Open title.The defending champion, who has been battling a cold, limited her mistakes to just eight unforced errors as she beat Russian Fed Cup teammate Vitalia Diatchenko 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday.

  • The Latest: Un-cool Federer advances at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:40 p.m.Not something you see every day in tennis: normally composed Roger Federer losing his cool.Something you see far more regularly: Federer winning, again.The 17-time Grand Slam champion's backhand gave him fits against second-round opponent Marcel Granollers at the French Open.

  • The Latest: Stan the man at French, through to 3rd round

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:20 p.m.Serving badly but still winning, Stan Wawrinka is through to the third round with a 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 victory over 67th-ranked Dusan Lajovic.Sweating heavily, the eighth-seeded Wawrinka puffed out his cheeks in relief as he went to the net for the post-match handshake and celebrated by tossing a towel into the crowd.

  • The Latest: Stosur lucid on Sharapova threat at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:40 p.m.2011 U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur is painfully aware that she's going to have to raise her game to get past Maria Sharapova in the French Open third round. The 26th-seeded Australian has won just two of 16 previous encounters with the defending women's champion, seeded second this year.

  • The Latest: Sharapova advances to 3rd round at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---12:36 p.m.Maria Sharapova will say later whether she was hampered by her cold in her 6-3, 6-1 win over Vitalia Diatchenko, but it did not show on center court at the French Open.The defending champion saved four of the five break points she faced against her Fed Cup teammate and limited her mistakes to eight unforced errors to set up a third-round meeting with 2010 runner-up Samantha Stosur.

  • The Latest: Stosur routs French wildcard at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---12.16 a.m.In front of her home crowd, Amandine Hesse looked up to the sky and sighed in relief. Her forehand volley had just landed on the line, out of Samantha Stosur's reach.It was a crucial point for the wild card entry, a point that spared her the humiliation of bowing out of the French Open without winning a single game.

  • The Latest: Sharapova opening play on Day 4 at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---10.52 a.m.Maria Sharapova, the defending champion in Paris, is about to open play on center court against Vitalia Diatchenko in a second-round match.It will be interesting to see if the second-seeded Russian has recovered from the cold that had her coughing during her opening win against Kaia Kanepi.

  • Venus Williams fined at French Open after snubbing media

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Venus Williams has been fined ,000 by tournament organizers for not showing up at a news conference following her first-round exit at the French Open.After the 15th-seeded Williams lost 7-6 (5), 6-1 to Sloane Stephens on Monday, she snubbed the media, instead issuing a short statement to the press.

  • The Latest: Venus Williams fined .000 at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open---10.07 a.m.Venus Williams has been handed a ,000 fine by tournament organizers for not showing up at a news conference following her first-round exit at the French Open.After the 15th-seeded Williams lost 7-6 (5), 6-1 to Sloane Stephens on Monday, she snubbed the media, instead issuing a short statement.

  • FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: Worth watching security for Federer

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Here's guessing French Open security guards will not allow a selfie-seeker - or anyone else, for that matter - to get anywhere near Roger Federer following his second-round match Wednesday.Not after what transpired at the end of his victory in the first round: A teenager managed to make it out of the stands and stroll across the court to get to Federer, using a cellphone to try to snap photos.

  • Nadal asks that chair umpire Bernardes not work his matches

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Rafael Nadal has asked the ATP that chair umpire Carlos Bernardes not be assigned to his matches for the time being because of a dispute between the two at a tournament in February.After his first-round victory at the French Open on Tuesday, Nadal said he respects Bernardes, but it is ''better for both of us if we are not (on a) court at the same time for a while.''

  • The Latest: 3 seeded players lose on Day 3 at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---8:48 p.mThree more seeded players failed to advance to the second round on Tuesday, including 10th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov who faltered at the first hurdle for the second straight year in Paris.Two of the seeded women exited: No. 6 Eugenie Bouchard, the highest-seeded player to lose so far, and No. 25 Jelena Jankovic.

  • Canada's Bouchard loses in Slam's 1st round for 1st time

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The losses keep mounting for Eugenie Bouchard, who was so good last year and is having so much trouble nowadays.Exiting in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in her nascent career, No. 6 Bouchard became the highest-seeded player bounced from the French Open, losing 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday to 44th-ranked Kristina Mladenovic of France.

  • The Latest: Laughing fit can't slow Serena Williams in Paris

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:42 p.m.One little laughing fit after a ball took an awkward hop did nothing to slow Serena Williams.The top-ranked Williams needed less than an hour to defeat French Open qualifier Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic 6-2 6-3.

  • The Latest: Sock of US surprises No. 10 Dimitrov at French

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---6:27 p.m.Who says Americans can't win on the red clay of Paris?Jack Sock, a 22-year-old who was born in Nebraska and is now based in Florida, has pulled off a French Open upset, eliminating 10th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria.

  • The Latest: Djokovic avoids trouble, speaks French after win

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:25 p.m.For just a moment, brief as can be, Novak Djokovic was in a bit of a tight spot in the first round of the French Open.Djokovic found himself two points from dropping the second set when his opponent, 87th-ranked Jarkko Nieminen of Finland, was serving at 5-3, 30-love.

  • The Latest: No. 6 Bouchard top seed to lose at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5:10 p.m.The losses keep mounting for Eugenie Bouchard, who was so good last year and is having so much trouble nowadays.At No. 6, Bouchard is the highest-seeded player to exit the French Open so far, beaten 6-4, 6-4 in the first round by 44th-ranked Kristina Mladenovic of France on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

  • The Latest: Toni says confidence, not shots, is the problem

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---5 p.m.Toni Nadal, Rafael's uncle and coach, says the nine-time French Open champion's strokes are just fine.''He is hitting the ball good enough. No worse than years ago,'' Toni told The Associated Press.

  • The Latest: Djokovic wins 1st set at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---4:47 p.m.Fourteen winners, three aces and two breaks: 6-2 in 35 minutes.Top-ranked Novak Djokovic just won the opening set of his first-round match against Jarkko Nieminen on center court at the French Open.

  • Easy start for Rafael Nadal at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) On his return to center court, nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal enjoyed a quiet Tuesday afternoon.Facing 18-year-old French wild-card entry Quentin Halys, the Spaniard was never really tested, progressing to the second round with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win over his 296th-ranked opponent.

  • The Latest: Not much of a test for Nadal at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:46 p.m.Rafael Nadal didn't really get much of a test in the first round.The nine-time French Open champion began his bid for title No. 10 at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Quentin Halys, an 18-year-old wild-card entry from France who is ranked 296th and had never played a match at a major tournament.

  • The Latest: Janowicz taunts opponent at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---3:23 p.m.Now this was one awkward post-match handshake.Jerzy Janowicz aggressively grabbed opponent Maxime Hamou's hand when they met at the net after the Pole's 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win at the French Open.

  • The Latest: Knapp no match for Wozniacki at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---2:24 p.m.It was a tricky test, but Caroline Wozniacki passed it smoothly.The former top-ranked player from Denmark stopped Karin Knapp's good run on clay this season with a 6-3, 6-0 win to reach the second round of the French Open.

  • The Latest: Kvitova wins tough opener at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:38 p.m.Petra Kvitova has made it through to the second round of the French Open after a tougher-than-expected struggle.The two-time Wimbledon champion edged 80th-ranked Marina Erakovic of New Zealand 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

  • The Latest: Kvitova pushed into decider at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---1:04 p.m.Surprisingly, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has been pushed into a third set on Court Philippe Chatrier.The fourth-seeded Czech was broken to drop the second set 6-3 after taking the opener 6-4 against Marina Erakovic of New Zealand, who is ranked 80th and never has made it past the third round at any Grand Slam tournament.

  • The Latest: Ferrer records 300th match-win on clay

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---12:41 p.m.A final cross-court forehand winner at the net and David Ferrer is through to the second round at the French Open.Runner-up at Roland Garros two years ago, the Spaniard recorded his 300th career match-win on his favorite surface with a 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 win over 94th-ranked Lukas Lacko on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

  • The Latest: Marin Cilic off to strong start at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---11:38 a.m.Along with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, there is a third Grand Slam champion in action in the men's draw at Roland Garros on Tuesday.Marin Cilic, who won the U.S. Open last year, is up against 80th-ranked Robin Haase on Court 2. Things are going well so far for the ninth-seeded Croat, who has converted both break points and served out the opening set 6-2.

  • The Latest: Royal field at French Open on Day 3

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:---10:50 a.m.There is no Royal Box at Roland Garros, but the ''King of Clay'' will be on center court on Day 3 with nine-time champion Rafael Nadal in action.Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams will also be starting their campaigns in Paris.

  • Haggerty bids for International Tennis Federation presidency

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The former chairman of the U.S. Tennis Association has announced that he is running for president of the International Tennis Federation.David Haggerty, who currently serves as a vice president of the ITF, says in a statement Monday that ''my goal is to strengthen the ITF's role as the world governing body for tennis and to increase revenue and communications throughout the tennis family so that we can ensure a healthy and viable future for our sport.''

  • FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: Nadal, Djokovic finally get started

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Two most-talked-about men at this year's French Open, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, finally play their first matches on Tuesday.Nadal, the champion nine of the past 10 years, takes on Quentin Halys, an 18-year-old wild-card entry from France who is ranked 296th and has never played a match at a major tournament.

  • Jamie Loeb of North Carolina is NCAA tennis champ

    June 29, 2015

    WACO, Texas (AP) Jamie Loeb made it to the NCAA quarterfinals as a freshman.A year later, she is North Carolina's first singles tennis champion.Loeb defeated second-seeded and fellow sophomore Carol Zhao 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 on Monday, denying Stanford its 15th NCAA women's singles title.

  • Virginia's Ryan Shane wins NCAA tennis title

    June 29, 2015

    WACO, Texas (AP) Ryan Shane already shared one NCAA championship as part of Virginia's team title. The hard-hitting junior then rallied for an individual trophy as well.Shane recovered after losing the first five games in the men's singles match Monday. Though he dropped the first set, after play had been suspended by rain and lightning and moved inside, Shane had a break when Wake Forest freshman Noah Rubin was serving for the match before a second-set tiebreaker and went on to win 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1 on Monday.

  • BC-TEN--Grand Slam-Americans Beating Williams

    June 29, 2015

    By beating Venus Williams on Monday, Sloane Stephens became the second American to beat both Serena and Venus Williams in a Grand Slam match:Sloane Stephens=Beat Serena - 2013 Australian Open QF.Beat Venus - 2015 French Open 1R.Lindsay Davenport=Beat Venus - 1998 Australian QF, 1998 U.S. Open SF, 1999 Australian Open QF, 2004 U.S. Open R16

  • The Latest: Venus snubs media after French Open loss

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 9:40 p.m.Venus Williams has declined to speak to the media after her first-round exit at the French Open.She is facing a potential fine for skipping the traditional news conference, although she issued a statement in which she said Sloane Stephens ''just played better than me today.''

  • The Latest: 5 seeded players bowing out at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) ---9:12 p.m.Just five of the 28 seeded players in action Monday failed to advance to the second round.The most famous of them was Venus Williams, whose 18th appearance at the year's second Grand Slam was ended by fellow American Sloane Stephens on Court Suzanne Lenglen.

  • The Latest: Venus Williams loses in 1st round at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) ---8:25 p.m.For the second time in three years, Venus Williams has lost in the first round at the French Open.Venus, who was beaten by younger sister Serena in the 2002 final, lost 7-6 (5), 6-1 to the 40th-ranked Sloane Stephens, a 22-year-old up-and-coming American player.

  • The Latest: A point for the birds at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) ---8:11 p.m.This point was for the birds.As Venus Williams hit a serve to Sloane Stephens on Court Suzanne Lenglen, the ball landed near a pigeon, which flapped its wings to get out of there.That, in turn, startled Stephens, who let out a shriek.

  • The Latest: Allertova wins long tiebreaker at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) ---8:03There is a tense battle on court 5, where Denisa Allertova has claimed the first set of her match against Johanna Konta after a tiebreaker featuring 36 points (19-17).The set lasted 68 minutes. The second set is tied at 4-4.---7:45 p.m.

  • The Latest: Clinical win for Murray at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) ---7:45 p.m.Clinical.Andy Murray did not waste any time on center court, dispatching Facundo Arguello 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 to assert his credentials in Paris.On the back of his best season on clay, the third-seeded British player is among the favorites this year. He won his first two titles on the slow surface in the buildup to the French Open.

  • The Latest: At French Open, sympathy for Federer on security

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 7:15 p.m.At age 25, Donald Young is very much of the selfie generation. Still, the 52nd-ranked American understands why Roger Federer complained about the loophole in security procedures that allowed a teenage boy to run across center court at the French Open and snap a picture with the 17-time Grand Slam champion.

  • The Latest: Kyrgios' nosebleeds? 'Quite strange,' he says

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 6:24 p.m.A mid-match nosebleed for Nick Kyrgios is nothing new.For years, he's found himself shoving cotton up a nostril - as he did Monday during his first-round win at the French Open.''I just tend to get nosebleeds. I can't control them,'' says the 20-year-old Australian, who beat Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon last year and Roger Federer in Madrid this month.

  • The Latest: Sharapova wins to begin French Open defense

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 5:42 p.m.Maria Sharapova wasn't sticking around.The defending women's champion chomped through her first-round opponent in 1 hour, 25 minutes and then headed straight back to the locker room, not giving the center court crowd the customary post-match interview. Her haste seemingly wasn't appreciated: there were hoots from the seats.

  • The Latest: Kyrgios beats Istomin at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 5:25 p.m.Nick Kyrgios came out with his nose ahead, the 29th-seed winning 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 against Denis Istomin.----5:14 p.m.Who says tennis lacks characters?Nick Kyrgios, a 20-year-old Australian, likes a good grumble as he plays, even approaching the fiery levels reached by John ''You cannot be serious!'' McEnroe in his day.

  • The Latest: Cotton wad and all, Kyrgios brings character

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 5:14 p.m.Who says tennis lacks characters?Nick Kyrgios, a 20-year-old Australian, likes a good grumble as he plays, even approaching the fiery levels reached by John ''You cannot be serious!'' McEnroe in his day.''What a joke,'' the Aussie muttered under his breath - and that was after winning the second set against Denis Istomin.

  • The Latest: French Open fashion victim Fognini earns change

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 4:03 p.m.They made me do it!Fabio Fognini says his colorful, flowery headband and all-black French Open outfit were not by choice.The 28th-seeded Italian says his clothing sponsor made him wear the ensemble for his first-round match Monday.

  • Tiafoe manages to smile after quick loss in Grand Slam debut

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) As the first 17-year-old American man in the French Open since Michael Chang won the 1989 title, Frances Tiafoe learned a valuable lesson from a straight-set loss in his Grand Slam debut.''I need,'' Tiafoe said with a chuckle, ''to get a lot better.''

  • The Latest: 3 seeds through, Radwanska out of French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 3:47 p.m.Agnieszka Radwanska, formerly ranked No. 2 and a 2012 Wimbledon finalist, fails to advance beyond the French Open first round for the first time since her 2007 debut at the clay-court major. The 14th seed loses 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 to 83rd-ranked Annika Beck.

  • The Latest: Japan's big French Open crew slashed to just 1

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 3:17 p.m.And then there was one.Of the five Japanese men who started the French Open first round, the most since 1967, only fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori will play in the second round.Go Soeda tumbled out first on Day 1, followed on Day 2 by Yoshihito Nishioka, Tatsuma Ito and Taro Daniel, all out in straight sets.

  • The Latest: Cornet a picture of delight at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 2:30 p.m.When a picture is worth 100 words. Associated Press photographer Christophe Ena captured every sinew of Alize Cornet's delight over her first win, in five attempts, against Italy's Roberta Vinci, going through 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 to the French Open second round.

  • The Latest: Lopez highest seed to fall so far at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 2:00 p.m.Feliciano Lopez of Spain, seeded 11th, is the highest seeded man to tumble so far, losing 6-3, 7-6 (9), 6-3 in the first round to 74th-ranked Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia.---1:35 p.m.That was quick.The Grand Slam debut of 17-year-old Frances Tiafoe, the youngest man at this French Open, lasted just 1 hour, 40 minutes.

  • Berdych breezes past Japanese qualifier at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Getting past his first round opponent at the French Open was easy. Breaking the Big Four domination will be a lot harder for Tomas Berdych.In an era dominated by Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray, winning a major might sometimes look beyond reach. But the big-hitting Czech is not giving up hope.

  • The Latest: French Open loses its youngest man, teen Tiafoe

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 1:35 p.m.That was quick.The Grand Slam debut of 17-year-old Frances Tiafoe, the youngest man at this French Open, lasted just 1 hour, 40 minutes.The first 17-year-old American man at the French since Michael Chang won the title in 1989, Tiafoe crumbled 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 against 36th-ranked Martin Klizan of Slovakia.

  • The Latest: Berdych blows away Japanese qualifier at French

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 1:04 p.m.Fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych is through to the second round with a 6-0, 7-5, 6-3 win over Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka.Against a player looking for a first-ever win on clay at a big tournament, Berdych overwhelmed Nishioka with powerful groundstrokes, sealing the first set in 27 minutes.

  • The Latest: So far so good for seed Suarez Navarro at French

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 12:48 p.m.The eighth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro, who looms as a potentially tricky quarterfinal opponent for defending champion Maria Sharapova if they both get that far, made light work of her first-round 6-2, 6-2 victory against Monica Niculescu, a 67th-ranked Romanian.

  • The Latest: Home sweet home for Lisicki at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 12:19 a.m.Sabine Lisicki, runner-up at Wimbledon in 2013, makes a strong start at the only major where she's never reached at least the fourth round, barely working up a sweat in a 6-3, 6-2 beating of 86th-ranked Monica Puig.The German, seeded 20th, served out the first-round match with an ace. The expedited 66-minute victory leaves her plenty of time to relax back at the rented apartment she showed off here on her Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/sabinelisicki/status/602420477101998080

  • The Latest: Serena's coach milks French Open attention

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 11:41 a.m.Spotted in the alleys of the French Open: Patrick Mouratoglou, coach of 19-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams, perched precariously on a concrete post, racket in the air, striking a warrior's pose for a French newspaper photographer.

  • The Latest: Rain in air on super-busy Day 2 of French Open?

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 11:00 a.m.Bonjour.The tennis equivalent of breakfast, lunch, dinner and plenty of snacking in between on Day 2 of the French Open, with a whopping 57 first-round singles matches spread across 15 courts filling with expectant crowds. In short, a quick-moving feast of bright yellow balls, blood-red clay and no shortage of tennis drama.

  • Nishikori off to strong start at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan eased into the second round of the French Open on Sunday, beating French wild-card Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-3, 7-5, 6-1.Winning 79 percent of points on his first serve and hammering down seven aces, Nishikori converted seven of his 15 break points and took 2 hours, 10 minutes to brush the former big hope of French tennis off Court Suzanne Lenglen at Roland Garros.

  • FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: American teen Tiafoe makes Slam debut

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) When Frances Tiafoe steps on Court 5 at the French Open for his Grand Slam main-draw debut Monday, he'll be the first 17-year-old American man to play in the clay-court tournament since 1989, when a couple of guys named Pete Sampras and Michael Chang did it.

  • The Latest: French Open loses 4 seeds on Day 1

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 8:22 p.m.Seeded players, for the most part, earned their crust by living up to expectations on Day 1 of the French Open. Just four of the 17 seeds - two men and two women - in action Sunday failed to advance to the second round.The last to go out, as the evening light dims, is 26th-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, losing 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (1), 3-6, 6-3 to 56th-ranked Steve Johnson in the first five-set match at this year's tournament.

  • The Latest: After dire run, Gulbis savors French Open win

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 7:18 p.m.Ernests Gulbis offered an apology - accompanied by a hearty laugh - for the delay between the end of his first-round French Open victory and his appearance before the waiting media.''I didn't get a win for a long time this year,'' the 24th-seeded Gulbis said after beating Igor Sijsling 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (3), ''so I needed a long massage.''

  • The Latest: Tsonga through to French Open 2nd round

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 6:56 p.m.Cheers on center court at the French Open as 14th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, back from a long-problematic right wrist injury, blows away Swedish qualifier Christian Lindell 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.The Frenchman took just 1 hour, 32 minutes to book his place in the second round, winning a whopping 91 percent of points on first serve.

  • The Latest: French Open security measures won't be changed

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 6:07 p.m.The French Open's tournament director is giving a Gallic shoulder-shrug about the selfie-seeking fan who approached Roger Federer, saying ''there is no reason for us to change the security procedures.''Although the 2009 champion ''has good grounds for being unhappy,'' Gilbert Ysern also says: ''It's not the end of the world.''

  • The Latest: Japan's Nishikori starts well at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 5:39 p.m.Japan's fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori is off to a better start than at the 2014 French Open, easing through 6-3, 7-5, 6-1 against French wild card Paul-Henri Mathieu.Carrying an injury, Nishikori disappointed with a first-round exit at the French last year but rebounded by making the U.S. Open final.

  • The Latest: Wawrinka also fumes at French Open organizers

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 5:04 p.m.Roger Federer isn't the only Swiss unhappy with French Open organizers.Stan Wawrinka is complaining about a ''completely stupid article'' that he says appeared on the official www.rolandgarros.com tournament website.Federer's Davis Cup teammate said he spotted the article Saturday and ''I told the tournament that I wasn't really happy about it.''

  • The Latest: Federer fumes about selfie-seeker at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 4:25 p.m. (1425 GMT)Roger Federer is fuming that a kid got on center court to snap selfies with him at the French Open and is demanding better security.''This should never happen on the Philippe Chatrier court,'' the 2009 French Open champion said. ''I'm not happy about it. Obviously not one second I'm happy about it.''

  • Federer upset about close encounter with fan at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) For Roger Federer, the menace did not come from the other side of the net.After dispatching Colombian Alejandro Falla in straight sets, the 17-time Grand Slam winner was about to leave center court Sunday when a young man ran down the stands and made his way to the Swiss star unhindered. The fan brazenly put his hand across his shoulder to try and get a selfie with him.

  • The Latest: Federer incident recalls Seles attack of 1993

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 3:44 p.m. (1344 GMT)A selfie-seeking fan's up-close-and-personal approach of Roger Federer on center court at the French Open raises new questions about player security, an ever-present concern in tennis since the stabbing of Monica Seles in 1993.

  • The Latest: Karlovic first seeded man to exit French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 3:30 p.m. (1330 GMT)Ivo Karlovic is the first seeded man to exit from the French Open. The big server, seeded 25th, hit 21 aces in losing 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4 to Marcos Baghdatis on Court 7.Baghdatis, runner-up at the 2006 Australian Open, next plays Damir Dzumhir in the second round.

  • The Latest: Selfie fan accosts unhappy Federer at Roland

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 3:10 p.m. (1310 GMT)Surely, this was pushing the selfie craze too far.A kid ran down from the stands and across center court at Roland Garros to get a selfie with Roger Federer after the 17-time Grand Slam champion's first-round victory against Alejandro Falla.

  • Federer eases into 2nd round at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Roger Federer got off to a smooth start on the French Open center court Sunday as he advanced to the second round of the clay-court Grand Slam tournament with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win over Alejandro Falla.Facing a player who pushed him to five sets at Wimbledon five years ago, the 2009 champion was never threatened this time, extending his unbeaten run against the 111th-ranked Falla to 8-0.

  • The Latest: Federer through to 2nd round at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 2:43 p.m. (1243 GMT)Roger Federer is beaming after his straightforward 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 first-round win against Alejandro Falla, a Colombian who entered the main draw as a lucky loser from qualifying.Facing a player who pushed him to five sets at Wimbledon five years ago, the 2009 Roland Garros champion was never threatened, extending his unbeaten run against the 111th-ranked Falla to 8-0, serving eight aces.

  • The Latest: Halep wary of next opponent in French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 2:01 p.m. (1201 GMT)Once bitten, twice shy. Third-seeded Simona Halep, the losing women's French Open finalist last year, has good reason to be wary of her next opponent, Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. The 70th-ranked Croatian beat Halep in straight sets in the U.S. Open third round last year.

  • The Latest: 3rd seed Halep through to French Open 2nd round

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 12:45 a.m. (1034 GMT)Last year's losing women's finalist, Simona Halep, is safely through to the second round, closing out a 7-5, 6-4 victory against Russian Evegenia Rodina with an ace.The third-seeded Romanian, dressed all in black, celebrated with a fist pump.

  • The Latest: Mikhail Youzhny first man out at Roland Garros

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 12:19 p.m. (1019 GMT)The first match-winner this year is Bosnian Damir Dzumhur, in the men's draw. He was up two sets against Mikhail Youzhny when the Russian retired at the start of the third. Youzhny was a quarterfinalist in 2010.On the women's side, the first winner is Teliana Pereira. The Brazilian qualifier chomped through Fiona Ferro, a 326th-ranked French wild card, in 65 minutes, winning 6-3, 6-2.

  • The Latest: Golden oldies breaking records at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) 11:57 a.m. (0957 GMT)Out on Court 2, Phillip Kohlschreiber, seeded 22nd, has torn through his first set against Japan's Go Soeda, winning 6-1. Kohlschreiber (aged 31) and Soeda (30) are among 39 men aged 30 or over in the Roland Garros main draw. That is a Grand Slam record.

  • The Latest: Halep to open play on Center Court

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The latest from the French Open, the year's second Grand Slam tournament at Roland Garros:---10:52 a.m.Here we go again. On a sunny Sunday morning, play is about to start at the French Open, as grounds crews finish watering the center court.

  • Thiem wins 1st career title by beating Mayer in Nice final

    June 29, 2015

    NICE, France (AP) Dominic Thiem held his nerves to win his first ATP tour title on Saturday as he completed a tight 6-7 (8), 7-5, 7-6 (2) victory over fourth-seeded Leonardo Mayer in the final of the Open de Nice.The 21-year-old Thiem, who defeated second-seeded John Isner in the semifinals, hit seven aces and fended off all six break points to come out on top of a nearly-three hour match at the French Open warmup tournament.

  • Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil wins Geneva Open title

    June 29, 2015

    GENEVA (AP) Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil won the revived Geneva Open title on Saturday, beating sixth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal 7-6 (4), 6-4.The 27-year-old Bellucci's fourth career ATP title was his third in Switzerland. He also won on clay at the Swiss Open in Gstaad in 2009 and 2012.

  • Stosur wins first title this year in Strasbourg

    June 29, 2015

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) Third-seeded Samantha Stosur rallied to beat Kristina Mladenovic 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the Strasbourg International on Saturday, claiming her first title of the year.The 26th-ranked Stosur, a former French Open runner-up, is returning to form after reuniting last month with former coach David Taylor.

  • French Open at a glance

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) A look at the French Open on Wednesday:Weather: Sunny. High of 72 degrees (22 Celsius).Men's seeded winners: No. 2 Roger Federer, No. 4 Tomas Berdych, No. 5 Kei Nishikori, No. 8 Stan Wawrinka, No. 12 Gilles Simon, No. 13 Gael Monfils, No. 14 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 21 Pablo Cuevas,

  • Karin Knapp beats Roberta Vinci to win Nuremberg Cup

    June 29, 2015

    NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) Karin Knapp defeated fellow Italian Roberta Vinci 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-1 to win the Nuremberg Cup final on Saturday.The sixth-seeded Knapp forced 17 break points and converted seven - three of those in the final set - to beat her fourth-seeded compatriot in 2 hours, 6 minutes.

  • Clock ticks but fortune smiles for Federer at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) There are two distinct sounds one hears when Roger Federer graces the courts of Roland Garros. One is the pop of backhands and forehands kicking up puffs of red clay. The other, getting ever louder, is the scratchy tick of life's clock.At age 33, with 34 bearing down in August, time is increasingly the enemy to Federer's quest to add to his already record haul of Grand Slam titles.

  • Bellucci, Sousa advance to Geneva Open final

    June 29, 2015

    GENEVA (AP) Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil advanced to the Geneva Open final on Friday and will play Joao Sousa of Portugal for the title.Bellucci, twice a champion at Switzerland's other clay-court event in Gstaad, eased past Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-3, 6-4.

  • Stosur defeats Stephens to reach final in Strasbourg

    June 29, 2015

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) Third-seeded Samantha Stosur advanced to her first final this season with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 win over Sloane Stephens at the Strasbourg International Friday.Stosur, a former French Open finalist, is hitting form at the right time, with the clay-court Grand Slam tournament starting on Sunday at Roland Garros.

  • Djokovic looms in Nadal's toughest-ever draw at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and another trophy on the red clay of Paris.The draw Friday could hardly have been more unkind for the nine-time champion whose confidence and reign as ''King of Clay'' look shaky.

  • Thiem to take on Mayer in Open de Nice final

    June 29, 2015

    NICE, France (AP) Dominic Thiem hit 11 aces Friday to upset second-seeded John Isner and set up a final against Leonardo Mayer at the Open de Nice.The big-serving Isner also had 11 aces and saved seven of eight break points in the first set but lost the first three games of the second set to slump to a 7-6 (5), 6-3 loss at the clay-court tournament.

  • Vinci and Knapp to meet in Nuremberg Cup final

    June 29, 2015

    NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) Roberta Vinci advanced to the Nuremberg Cup final on Friday after second-seeded Angelique Kerber withdrew because of a back injury.Vinci will face sixth-seeded Karin Knapp in an all-Italian final. Knapp defeated 98th-ranked Lara Arruabarrena 6-0, 6-2.

  • Nadal could face Djokovic in French Open quarterfinals

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and another trophy on the red clay of Paris.The draw Friday could hardly have been more unkind for the nine-time champion whose confidence and reign as the ''King of Clay'' are looking shaky.

  • Serena's bid for 20, other things to know about French Open

    June 29, 2015

    The very day that Serena Williams won this year's Australian Open for her 19th Grand Slam championship, she was thinking ahead.''I would love,'' Williams said then, ''to get to 22.''Her next chance to move closer to that goal - equaling Steffi Graf's Open era record for major singles titles - comes at the French Open, which begins Sunday.

  • No. 6 Raonic of Canada out of French Open after foot surgery

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Sixth-ranked Milos Raonic will miss the French Open after having surgery on his right foot.The Canadian announced his withdrawal Thursday, a day before the draw for the clay-court Grand Slam tournament.Raonic was forced to retire from a match at Monte Carlo in April and skip the tournament in Rome last week.

  • Arnaboldi wins epic qualifying match at French Open

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Andrea Arnaboldi needed two days and spent four hours and 26 minutes on court to win the qualifying match featuring the most number of games in the history of the French Open on Thursday.The Italian player defeated Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France 6-4, 3-6, 27-25 to reach the final qualifying round, setting a new record for the most number of games played in a qualifier at Roland Garros.

  • Top seed Keys withdraws from Strasbourg; Stephens into semis

    June 29, 2015

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) Top-seeded American Madison Keys withdrew from the Strasbourg International on Thursday because of an elbow injury, giving French player Kristina Mladenovic a walkover into the semifinals.Keys, who rallied from one set and 5-0 down to beat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 4-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (0) on Wednesday, pulled out as a precautionary measure ahead of the French Open, which starts on Sunday.

  • Isner reaches Open de Nice semifinals; Gulbis goes out

    June 29, 2015

    NICE, France (AP) Second-seeded John Isner of the United States beat Serbia's Dusan Lajovic 7-6 (3), 6-4 to reach the Open de Nice semifinals on Thursday, while defending champion Ernests Gulbis lost 6-2, 6-4 against Austria's Dominic Thiem.Isner, who had eight aces and saved both break points he faced, next plays Thiem, who broke the third-seeded Latvian's serve twice in each set in their quarterfinals. Gulbis also double-faulted five times.

  • 2014 French Open doubles champ Julien Benneteau withdraws

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Reigning French Open men's doubles champion Julien Benneteau is pulling out of this year's tournament because he has not fully recovered from a sports hernia.The French tennis federation announced Benneteau's withdrawal from both singles and doubles Thursday, a day before the draw.

  • FRENCH OPEN 2015: Nadal's slump could open way for Djokovic

    June 29, 2015

    For years and years - a full decade, in fact - Rafael Nadal ruled the French Open the way no one had ever dominated any Grand Slam tennis tournament, winning 66 of 67 matches and collecting nine championships, including the last five in a row.This year, his far-poorer-than-usual results on red clay and acknowledged crisis of confidence are generating talk that his reign at Roland Garros might be about to end.

  • 2015 FRENCH OPEN: Capsules on men to watch

    June 29, 2015

    Men to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday:NOVAK DJOKOVICRanked: 1Age: 27 (Turns 28 on Friday)Country: Serbia2015 Match Record: 35-22015 Singles Titles: 5Career Singles Titles: 53Major Titles: 8 - Australian Open ('08, `11, `12, `13, `15), Wimbledon ('11, `14), U.S. Open ('11)

  • 2015 FRENCH OPEN: Capsules on women to watch

    June 29, 2015

    Women to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday:SERENA WILLIAMSRanked: 1Age: 33Country: United States2015 Match Record: 25-12015 Singles Titles: 2Career Singles Titles: 66Major Titles: 19 - French Open ('02, `13), Wimbledon ('02, `03, `09, `10, `12), U.S. Open ('99, `02, `08, `12, `13, `14), Australian Open ('03, `05, `07, `09, `10, `15)

  • 2015 FRENCH OPEN: Tournament at a glance

    June 29, 2015

    A glance at the French Open, the year's second Grand Slam tennis tournament:Site: Roland Garros in Paris.Surface: Red clay.Schedule: Play begins Sunday on all courts at 11 a.m. local time (5 a.m. EDT). The 15-day tournament closes with the women's singles final June 6, and the men's singles final June 7.

  • Kerber defeats Doi to reach Nuremberg Cup semifinals

    June 29, 2015

    NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) Second-seeded Angelique Kerber reached the semifinals of the Nuremberg Cup with a comfortable 6-2, 6-3 defeat of Japanese qualifier Misaki Doi on Thursday.The German next faces the fourth-seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy, who beat seventh-seeded Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-1, 1-6, 6-4.

  • US Open champion Cilic loses in Geneva Open quarterfinals

    June 29, 2015

    GENEVA (AP) U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic lost in the Geneva Open quarterfinals on Thursday, beaten 7-5, 6-3 by Santiago Giraldo of Colombia.Cilic, who has been troubled by a shoulder injury this year, has advanced to only one tournament semifinal since winning his first Grand Slam title last September.

  • Madison Keys survives scare in Strasbourg

    June 29, 2015

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) Top-seeded American Madison Keys rallied from one set and 5-0 down to beat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 4-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (0) and reach the quarterfinals of the Strasbourg International on Wednesday.On the brink of defeat, Keys took plenty of risks and the strategy paid off as Lucic-Baroni failed to serve out the match.

  • Top-seeded Stan Wawrinka advances at Geneva Open

    June 29, 2015

    GENEVA (AP) Top-seeded Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland outlasted Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the second round of his home Geneva Open tournament on Wednesday.Wawrinka needed a single break of service to win the opening and deciding sets, though faltered with his own first serves in losing the second set.

  • Top-seeded Simon withdraws from Open de Nice

    June 29, 2015

    NICE, France (AP) Top-seeded Gilles Simon of France withdrew from the Open de Nice on Wednesday, casting doubts on his French Open participation.Simon, who retired from his second-round match in Madrid this month, says ''I'm extremely sorry to withdraw from the Nice Open. The pain is too strong.''

  • Vandy tops defending champ UCLA for women's tennis title

    June 29, 2015

    WACO, Texas (AP) Vanderbilt was two points from its first NCAA women's team tennis title on one court when a UCLA rally shifted the focus to Astra Sharma three courts away.No big deal for the redshirt freshman from Perth, Australia. She just finished off her third straight three-set victory of the tournament to unseat the defending national champion.

  • Virginia takes 2nd NCAA men's team tennis title in 3 years

    June 29, 2015

    WACO, Texas (AP) Virginia's Mitchell Frank has played the deciding match for a national championship before, and with much more urgency than the Cavaliers faced in pursuit of their second NCAA men's team tennis title.The senior came through again, finishing off a 4-1 victory Tuesday that wrapped up a second crown in three years and denied top-seeded Oklahoma its first championship.

  • Cilic saves match point to beat teen Rublev at Geneva Open

    June 29, 2015

    GENEVA (AP) U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic saved a match point against 17-year-old Russian Andrey Rublev before winning 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-1 in the Geneva Open second round on Tuesday.The second-seeded Croatian trailed 6-5 in the second-set tiebreaker to No. 229 Rublev, who is the French Open junior champion.

  • Stosur advances to Strasbourg International quarterfinals

    June 29, 2015

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) Third-seeded Samantha Stosur advanced to the quarterfinals of the Strasbourg International with a walkover after opponent Lesia Tsurenko withdrew with a back injury on Tuesday.Stosur, a former finalist at the French Open, will next play Ajla Tomljanovic, who defeated Shelby Rogers 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-2.

  • Nick Kyrgios advances to 2nd round at Open de Nice

    June 29, 2015

    NICE, France (AP) Sixth-seeded Nick Kyrgios used his strong serve to reach the second round of the Open de Nice with a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Mikhail Kukushkin on Tuesday.The 20-year-old Kyrgios, who is among the outsiders at the French Open after making the final at the Estoril Open, lost only two points on his serve in the second set and converted three of his five break chances.

  • Hewitt still on bail after South African sentence for rape

    June 29, 2015

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) A South African judge on Tuesday extended the bail of retired doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt, who intends to appeal his conviction for raping and sexually assaulting minors in the 1980s and 1990s.Hewitt, who was sentenced to six years in prison on Monday, will be confined to his home until a June 19 hearing on whether he can appeal his conviction and sentence, Judge Bert Bam ruled.

  • Bellucci, Youzhny win 1st-round matches at Geneva Open

    June 29, 2015

    GENEVA (AP) Two-time Swiss Open champion Thomaz Bellucci ousted seventh-seeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the Geneva Open on Monday.Bellucci, a left-hander from Brazil, carried over the form which saw him push Novak Djokovic to three sets at the Italian Open last week.

  • Top-seeded Keys, No. 2 Jankovic reach Strasbourg 2nd round

    June 29, 2015

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) Top-seeded American Madison Keys overcame an inconsistent serve to reach the second round of the Strasbourg International with a 6-4, 6-3 win against countrywoman Christina McHale on Monday.Keys had four aces but also double-faulted twice, dropped her serve twice in the first set and saved all three break points in the second set. The 20-year-old Keys next faces Croatian veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.

  • Steve Johnson, Sam Querrey advance at Open de Nice

    June 29, 2015

    NICE, France (AP) American players Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey each won in straight sets Monday to reach the second round of the Open de Nice clay-court tournament.Johnson had 11 aces and did not face a break point in a 7-5, 6-3 win over qualifier Michael Venus, while Querrey used seven aces and saved the only break point he faced in a 6-2, 6-3 win over Ruben Bemelmans.

  • Germans Kerber, Lisicki advance at Nuremberg Cup

    June 29, 2015

    NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) German players Angelique Kerber and Sabine Lisicki advanced to the second round of the Nuremberg Cup by winning their opening matches at the clay-court tournament on Monday.The second-seeded Kerber defeated Rebecca Peterson of Sweden 7-5, 6-4 and the third-seeded Lisicki defeated Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 6-4, 7-5.

  • It's a winner: When tennis and fashion collide in Paris

    June 29, 2015

    PARIS (AP) Well before Andre Agassi caused a stir with his stone-washed denim shorts at the French Open, the clay courts at Roland Garros were a sporting catwalk for fashion experimentation.From the corset-less dress worn by ''La Divine'' Suzanne Lenglen and designed by French creator Jean Patou to the revealing black-and-red outfit that Venus Williams exhibited five years ago, the tennis stadium located in the chic western district of the French capital has always been a fashion hotspot.

  • South Africa: Bob Hewitt gets 6 years in prison for rape

    June 29, 2015

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) A South African judge sentenced retired doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt to six years in prison for rape and sexual assault on Monday.Judge Bert Bam sentenced Hewitt to eight years in jail for two counts of rape of minors, with two years suspended. He also sentenced Hewitt to two years in prison for a third charge of sexual assault.

  • South Africa: Bob Hewitt testifies in rape trial sentencing

    June 29, 2015

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) Former doubles tennis champion Bob Hewitt, who was convicted of rape and sexual assault, has testified at his sentence hearing in a South African court.Hewitt, 75, told the court on Monday that he suffers from poor health. He also said he had received anonymous threatening letters, warning of possible assault in prison.

  • Seeded Italians Vinci, Knapp advance at Nuremberg Cup

    June 29, 2015

    NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) Seeded Italians Roberta Vinci and Karin Knapp had little difficulty in advancing to the second round of the Nuremberg Cup on the clay-court tournament's opening day Sunday.The fourth-seeded Vinci defeated Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia 6-1, 6-1 and the sixth-seeded Knapp beat German wild-card entry Antonia Lottner 6-2, 7-5.

  • Tennis hall uses M museum makeover to detail game's impact

    June 29, 2015

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) The museum at the International Tennis Hall of Fame is using a million makeover to highlight the game's influence on pop culture and social issues, with snazzy new displays and iconic memorabilia highlighting moments that transcended the sport.

  • Sharapova rallies to beat Suarez Navarro for Rome title

    June 29, 2015

    ROME (AP) Maria Sharapova rallied to beat 10th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 Sunday and win her third Italian Open title.The victory gives Sharapova confidence on clay as she prepares to defend her title at Roland Garros, which starts next weekend.

  • Organizers want to move Italian Open to new location in Rome

    June 29, 2015

    ROME (AP) Running out of room and with ticket demand soaring, local organizers want to move the Italian Open from its historic Foro Italico venue to a new location near Rome's main airport.''We can't fit in here anymore,'' Italian tennis federation president Angelo Binaghi said Sunday. ''The hunger for tennis makes this the biggest sports event in Italy.''

  • Chinese tennis player Li Na's life story to become a film

    June 29, 2015

    CANNES, France (AP) Chinese filmmaker Peter Ho-Sun Chan is making a movie about Li Na, the country's biggest tennis star.Chan's production company We Pictures said in a statement Saturday that the film will be based on Li's autobiography ''Li Na: My Life'' and will be released in 2016.

  • Suarez Navarro beats Halep to reach Italian Open final

    June 29, 2015

    ROME (AP) Tenth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain fought through her nerves and rallied past No. 2 Simona Halep 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 Saturday to reach the Italian Open final.Aiming for her second career title, Suarez Navarro will face either two-time Rome champion Maria Sharapova or qualifier Daria Gavrilova, who were playing later.

  • Federer beats Berdych to reach Italian Open semifinals

    June 29, 2015

    ROME (AP) Roger Federer kept alive his pursuit of an elusive clay-court title with a routine 6-3, 6-3 win over sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych on Friday to reach the Italian Open semifinals.Along with Monte Carlo, Rome is one of only two Masters series titles that the 17-time Grand Slam champion has never won.

  • Citing fatigue, Andy Murray withdraws from Italian Open

    June 29, 2015

    ROME (AP) Fatigue from consecutive clay-court titles prompted Andy Murray to withdraw from the Italian Open on Thursday before his third-round match against Belgian opponent David Goffin.''I'm tired. My body is tired,'' Murray said. ''It's completely normal and I think acceptable to feel like that after the last few weeks.''

  • Serena Williams withdraws from Rome with elbow injury

    June 29, 2015

    ROME (AP) Trying not to make the same mistake as last year and let an injury affect her chances at Roland Garros, top-ranked Serena Williams withdrew from the Italian Open on Thursday with a right elbow problem.Williams, the defending champion, made the announcement before she was scheduled to face American qualifier Christina McHale in the third round.

  • Top-ranked Serena Williams withdraws from Italian Open

    June 29, 2015

    ROME (AP) Top-ranked Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Italian Open.Tournament organizers announced Williams' decision without explanation shortly before she was scheduled to face fellow American Christina McHale, a qualifier, in the third round.

  • Nadal figures out Isner's serve, reaches Rome quarterfinals

    June 29, 2015

    ROME (AP) Rafael Nadal became the first player to break John Isner's serve in nearly a month, and he did it twice in a 6-4, 6-4 win Thursday to reach the Italian Open quarterfinals.The 16th-seeded Isner had held serve in 84 consecutive games stretching back to his last meeting with Nadal on April 16 in the Monte Carlo Masters, when Nadal broke him in the third set and went on to win.

  • Citing fatigue, Andy bMurray withdraws from Italian Open

    June 29, 2015

    ROME (AP) Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Italian Open citing fatigue before his third-round match against Belgian opponent David Goffin.Murray says when he woke up Thursday he was ''pretty exhausted,'' and felt ''extremely flat'' after his pre-match warmup.

  • Murray wins opener in Rome, extends clay record to 10-0

    June 29, 2015

    ROME (AP) Andy Murray improved his record on clay this year to 10-0 with a 6-4, 6-3 win over 38th-ranked Jeremy Chardy on Wednesday at the Italian Open.The third-seeded Murray had considered withdrawing at the Foro Italico because of fatigue after his perfect start to the clay-court season, but his game showed no signs of wear.

  • Despite fatigue, Murray decides to play Italian Open

    June 29, 2015

    ROME (AP) Andy Murray has decided to play the Italian Open, fighting off fatigue after winning consecutive clay-court titles.Murray's manager Matt Gentry says Tuesday, ''Andy confirmed to play tomorrow after practice just now.''In the past two weeks, Murray won his first clay title at the Munich Open, and then beat Rafael Nadal in Sunday's Madrid Open final for his first Masters trophy on the surface.

  • Nadal: 'Obviously today I'm not as good as I (was)'

    June 29, 2015

    ROME (AP) After a decade at or near the top of tennis, Rafael Nadal can accept that he's no longer dominating.''Obviously today I'm not as good as I (was),'' Nadal said Tuesday at the Italian Open. ''Life has been fantastic with me. Today I'm not winning as much as I did in the past. Life continues.''

  • Sharapova advances at Italian Open; Cilic loses

    June 29, 2015

    ROME (AP) Maria Sharapova opened her bid for a third Italian Open title with a win over 52nd-ranked Jarmila Gajdosova on Tuesday.The third-seeded Sharapova was leading 6-2, 3-1 when her Australian opponent retired with an apparent injury.Sharapova won back-to-back titles at the Foro Italico in 2011 and 2012. She is coming off a loss to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the Madrid Open semifinals.

  • Andy Murray considering withdrawing from Italian Open

    June 29, 2015

    ROME (AP) With his body worn down after winning consecutive clay-court titles, Andy Murray is considering withdrawing from the Italian Open.Murray says Tuesday: ''I'm practicing again this afternoon and I'll decide this evening. It's obviously been a long couple of weeks.''

  • Roger Federer hologram to debut at tennis museum re-opening

    June 29, 2015

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) A hologram of 17-time major champion Roger Federer will be a highlight of the renovated International Tennis Hall of Fame museum when it re-opens next week, museum officials announced Monday.The Federer hologram will tell visitors why the Swiss player loves the sport and will showcase some of his signature shots. He was chosen because he is a current and international tennis star, a museum spokeswoman said.

  • Simon, Dimitrov and Keys advance at Italian Open

    June 29, 2015

    ROME (AP) Gilles Simon of France took advantage of a few key double-faults by American Jack Sock and rallied for a 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3 win Monday in the opening round of the Italian Open.Sock was up a break in the second set until his usual commanding serve deserted him. The 12th-seeded Simon quickly leveled the set then jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the tiebreaker with the help of two double-faults by Sock.

  • New York teen Chirico earns USTA's French Open wild card

    June 29, 2015

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) Louisa Chirico, an 18-year-old from Harrison, New York, earned a chance to make her Grand Slam main-draw debut at the French Open by claiming a wild-card berth via the U.S. Tennis Association.Chirico and Katerina Stewart finished with the same number of points awarded by the USTA for results in three lower-tier events, but Chirico got the wild card by virtue of a higher WTA ranking.

  • Muray beats Nadal 6-3, 6-2 to win the Madrid Open final

    June 29, 2015

    MADRID (AP) Andy Murray beat Rafael Nadal on clay for the first time Sunday, dominating the Madrid Open final to win 6-3, 6-2 against the four-time champion.It was Murray's first Masters title on clay, a week after his maiden career tournament victory on the red surface at the Munich Open.

  • Wild card Donati upsets Giraldo in ATP debut at Italian Open

    June 29, 2015

    ROME (AP) Local wild card Matteo Donati made his ATP Tour debut a match to remember, rallying to upset 49th-ranked Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 Sunday in the opening round of the Italian Open.Ranked 275th, the 20-year-old Donati showed off an aggressive game, often dictating play from within the baseline to the approval of a vocal crowd inside the Foro Italico's main stadium.

  • Rafael Nadal beats Tomas Berdych to reach Madrid Open final

    June 29, 2015

    MADRID (AP) Rafael Nadal has reached his seventh final at the Madrid Open by defeating Tomas Berdych 7-6 (3), 6-1.Yet to drop a set this week, Nadal will face either 2008 champion Andy Murray or last year's finalist, Kei Nishikori, in the final on Sunday.

  • Sharapova loses to Kuznetsova in Madrid Open semifinals

    June 29, 2015

    MADRID (AP) Defending champion Maria Sharapova lost in the Madrid Open semifinals on Friday, falling to Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-4.Kuznetsova beat Sharapova for the first time in seven years, breaking her opponent's serve three times and saving the one break point she faced.

  • Sharapova knocked out of Madrid Open semis by Kuznetsova

    June 29, 2015

    MADRID (AP) Svetlana Kuznetsova reached the Madrid Open final when she ousted defending champion Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-4 on Friday.Kuznetsova beat her fellow Russian for the first time in seven years by breaking Sharapova three times, and saving the one break point she faced.

  • Williams, Sharapova advance to Madrid Open semifinals

    June 29, 2015

    MADRID (AP) Serena Williams advanced to the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open by beating Carla Suarez Navarro 6-1, 6-3 on Thursday.The top-seeded Williams, who is a two-time champion in Madrid, broke the Spaniard's serve four times and saved three break points.

  • Sharapova beats Wozniacki to reach Madrid Open semis

    June 29, 2015

    MADRID (AP) Maria Sharapova reached the Madrid Open semifinals by defeating Caroline Wozniacki 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 on Thursday.The Russian continued the defense of her title by breaking the fifth-seeded Wozniacki's serve five times, completing the win in almost exactly 2 hours.

  • Kyrgios knocks Federer out of 2nd round at Madrid Open

    June 29, 2015

    MADRID (AP) Top-seeded Roger Federer made an early exit from the Madrid Open on Wednesday after a second round defeat to Nick Kyrgios of Australia.The 20-year-old from Canberra ended Federer's hopes of a fourth title at the Spanish tournament by rallying for a closely-fought 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (12) victory.

  • Sharapova beats Garcia, reaches quarterfinals of Madrid Open

    June 29, 2015

    MADRID (AP) Maria Sharapova advanced to the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open by beating Caroline Garcia of France 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 Wednesday.The third-seeded Russian, the defending champion who is making her sixth appearance at the Madrid tournament, broke her opponent's serve five times but was broken three times.

  • Maria Sharapova advances to 3rd round of Madrid Open

    June 29, 2015

    MADRID (AP) Maria Sharapova advanced to the third round of the Madrid Open by beating Mariana Duque-Marino of Colombia 6-1, 6-2 on Tuesday.The third-seeded Russian broke Duque-Marino's serve four times while saving three break points on her own serve.

  • Hewitt to skip French Open to focus on Wimbledon, Davis Cup

    June 29, 2015

    SYDNEY (AP) Two-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt will not play this month's French Open in what is likely to be his last year on tour.Hewitt's manager, David Drysdale, said Tuesday that the Australian veteran wants to focus on Wimbledon, where he won the 2002 title, and Australia's Davis Cup quarterfinal against Kazakhstan in July.

  • Isner beats Mannarino to reach 2nd round of Madrid Open

    June 29, 2015

    MADRID (AP) John Isner of the United States beat Adrian Mannarino of France 7-6 (2), 6-4 to reach the second round of the Madrid Open on Monday.The 16th-seeded Isner will next play either Jeremy Chardy - another Frenchman - or Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil.

  • Murray wins BMW Open for 1st clay-court title

    June 29, 2015

    MUNICH (AP) Andy Murray won his first clay-court title on Monday when he overcame Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (4) in the rain-delayed final of the BMW Open.The top-seeded Murray was the steadier player in the decisive tiebreaker and clinched the close match when Kohlschreiber sent a backhand long on Murray's second match point.

  • Halep, Venus lose in Madrid Open 1st round, Serena advances

    June 29, 2015

    MADRID (AP) Second-seeded Simona Halep and Venus Williams both lost in the opening round of the Madrid Open on Sunday, while top-seeded Serena Williams had a trouble-free debut.Defending champion Maria Sharapova also advanced after beating Timea Bacsinszky 6-2, 6-3.

  • Gasquet beats Kyrgios to win Estoril Open title

    June 29, 2015

    ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) Richard Gasquet of France won the Estoril Open final in straight sets on Sunday, beating Australian Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 6-2.Fifth-seeded Gasquet, who broke seventh-seeded Kyrgios three times on the clay court, won in just over an hour for his 12th career title and second of the year after also winning at Montpellier.

  • BMW Open final postponed by rain in Munich

    June 29, 2015

    MUNICH (AP) The BMW Open final between Andy Murray and Philipp Kohlschreiber was postponed by rain Sunday midway through the first set and will be completed Monday.Play was halted with Kohlschreiber leading 3-2. Organizers waited several hours for the rain to stop before eventually giving up.

  • Federer wins Istanbul Open in straight sets

    June 29, 2015

    ISTANBUL (AP) Top-seeded Roger Federer claimed his 85th title Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6 (11) win over Pablo Cuevas in the final of the Istanbul Open.The 17-time Grand Slam winner fended off strong resistance from the third-seeded Uruguayan, who saved four match points.

  • Gasquet to meet Kyrgios in Estoril Open final

    June 29, 2015

    ESTORIL, Spain (AP) Fifth-seeded Richard Gasquet will face 20-year-old Australian Nick Kyrgios in the final of the Estoril Open after both came from behind to win semifinals on Saturday.Gasquet of France rallied to beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (1) for a place in Sunday's final.

  • Elina Svitolina wins title at Grand Prix SAR

    June 29, 2015

    MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) Fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina saved eight of 11 break points on her way to her third WTA title as she defeated unseeded Timea Babos 7-5, 7-6 (3) in the Grand Prix SAR final.Svitolina extended her unbeaten record in finals to 3-0 after hitting nine aces and breaking Babos four times.

  • Federer advances to Istanbul Open final

    June 29, 2015

    ISTANBUL (AP) Top-seeded Roger Federer rallied past Diego Schwarzman 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 Saturday to reach the Istanbul Open.Federer recovered from a sloppy start against the eighth-seeded Argentine player to remain on course for an 85th title. The 17-time Grand Slam winner will face either second-seeded Grigor Dimitrov or Pablo Cuevas in the final.

  • Murray wins twice to reach BMW Open final

    June 29, 2015

    MUNICH (AP) Top-seeded Andy Murray won two matches Saturday and advanced to the BMW Open final with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain.Murray fired nine aces and saved five of the six break points he faced to win the semifinal in 1 hour, 34 minutes.

  • Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova wins Prague Open for 4th title

    June 29, 2015

    PRAGUE (AP) Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova rallied from a set down to claim her fourth WTA title by defeating qualifier Lucie Hradecka 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in an all-Czech final of the Prague Open on Saturday.The 14th-ranked Pliskova wasted three match points when she was 5-2 up in the final set. But she served out the match in the following game, converting her fifth match point with a forehand winner.

  • Murray beats Rosol to reach BMW Open semifinals

    June 29, 2015

    MUNICH (AP) Top-seeded Andy Murray rallied to beat Lukas Rosol 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 Saturday in their rain-postponed BMW Open quarterfinal.Murray converted five of his 14 break opportunities and served five aces against the Czech to set up a semifinal later Saturday against Roberto Bautista Agut.

  • 17-year-old Frances Tiafoe earns French Open wild-card berth

    June 29, 2015

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) Frances Tiafoe, a 17-year-old from Maryland, has earned his first main-draw Grand Slam tournament berth by clinching a French Open wild-card entry through the U.S. Tennis Association.The USTA said that Tiafoe assured himself of finishing with the best results among American men at three events played on green clay on the Challenger tour by reaching the final at Tallahassee, Florida, with a victory Friday.

  • Gasquet beats Almagro to reach Estoril Open semifinals

    June 29, 2015

    ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) Fifth-seeded Richard Gasquet of France beat Nicolas Almagro 6-1, 7-6 (4) to advance to the Estoril Open semifinals on Friday.Gasquet, who had lost his last three meetings with Almagro, saved four of five break points while breaking Almagro three times to win in one hour, 24 minutes.

  • Elina Svitolina to face Timea Babos in Grand Prix SAR final

    June 29, 2015

    MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) Fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine will face unseeded Timea Babos of Hungary in the Grand Prix SAR final after both players won their semifinals in straight sets on Friday.The 20-year-old Svitolina, who now bids for her third career title, dominated throughout against seventh-seeded Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, breaking the Slovakian player's serve six times in a 6-0, 6-3 win.

  • Quarterfinals wiped out by rain at BMW Open in Munich

    June 29, 2015

    MUNICH (AP) The quarterfinals of the BMW Open were washed out by rain on Friday and rescheduled for Saturday.The quarterfinals, including top-seeded Andy Murray's match against Lukas Rosol, will be in the morning, with the semifinals to follow in the afternoon.

  • Federer beats Gimeno-Traver to reach Istanbul semifinals

    June 29, 2015

    ISTANBUL (AP) Top-seeded Roger Federer overcame some sloppy serving to beat unseeded Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain 7-6 (3), 6-7 (5), 6-3 and reach the Istanbul Open semifinals on Friday.Federer, who dropped his serve twice, missed seven chances to break Gimeno-Traver for a second time in the second set. But the Swiss star saved four breaks points on his opening service game of the deciding set.

  • Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova reaches final of Prague Open

    June 29, 2015

    PRAGUE (AP) Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova aced her first match point to reach the Prague Open final, beating Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium 6-4, 7-5 on Friday.It was one of 11 aces for the hard-hitting, 14th-ranked Czech.Pliskova failed to serve out the match at 5-4 in the second set but Wickmayer double-faulted to drop her serve in the following game.

  • Garcia-Lopez beats 2nd-seeded Kevin Anderson in Estoril Open

    June 29, 2015

    ESTORIL, Portugal (AP) Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain upset second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 in the second round of the Estoril Open on Thursday.Garcia-Lopez, champion in Zagreb in February and in Bucharest last weekend, won their matchup for the first time in three tries.

  • World No 1 Novak Djokovic withdraws from Madrid Open

    June 29, 2015

    MADRID (AP) The ATP says world No. 1 and former champion Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from next week's Madrid Open without elaborating, and will return to competition the following week in Rome, where he is the defending champion.The tour made the announcement on Thursday.

  • Babos upsets 3rd seed Pennetta to reach Grand Prix SAR semis

    June 29, 2015

    MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) Timea Babos of Hungary secured an upset 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 win against third-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy to reach the Grand Prix SAR semifinals on Thursday.In an error-strewn match featuring nine double faults and 12 service breaks, Babos broke Pennetta's serve seven times to set up a last-four clash with Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic, who eased past Laura Arruabarrena of Spain 6-4, 6-1.

  • Grigor Dimitrov, Pablo Cuevas advance at Istanbul Open

    June 29, 2015

    ISTANBUL (AP) Second-seeded Grigor Dimitrov eased into the quarterfinals of the inaugural Istanbul Open by beating Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday.Dimitrov never faced a break point in dominating Golubev.Third-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay had to work much harder to book his place in the last eight, needing two hours and three sets to beat Ukraine qualifier Teymuraz Gabashvili, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

  • Murray beats Zverev in 1st match at BMW Open

    June 29, 2015

    MUNICH (AP) Top-seeded Andy Murray began his clay-court season with a routine 6-2, 6-2 victory over qualifier Mischa Zverev to reach the quarterfinals of the BMW Open on Thursday.Murray saved all of six break points he faced, including three in the final game while serving for the match. He broke serve for a 2-1 lead in the second set and then saved three break points in the next game before holding.

  • Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova reaches Prague Open semifinals

    June 29, 2015

    PRAGUE (AP) Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova advanced to the semifinals of the Prague Open on Thursday with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 victory over wild-card entry Denisa Allertova.The 14th-ranked Pliskova got three breaks in the final set and converted her first match point with a backhand return winner to beat Allertova in their first encounter.

  • Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova makes Prague Open semifinals

    June 29, 2015

    PRAGUE (AP) Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova advanced to the semifinals of the Prague Open Thursday with a 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 victory over wild-card entry Denisa Allertova in an all-Czech match.The 14th-ranked Pliskova got three breaks in the final set and converted her first match point with a backhand return winner to beat Allertova in their first encounter.