French Open

LONDON | Wimbledon to introduce final-set tiebreakers in 2019

LONDON — That epic 70-68 fifth set at Wimbledon will never be matched or surpassed, or even challenged. The All England Club said Friday it will introduce final-set tiebreakers next year, starting when the score reaches 12-12 in the decider. The grass-court Grand Slam tournament is the second of the four majors to use a … Continue reading LONDON | Wimbledon to introduce final-set tiebreakers in 2019

WIMBLEDON, England | Wimbledon to introduce 5th-set tiebreakers starting in 2019

WIMBLEDON, England — The All England Club says it will introduce fifth-set tiebreakers at Wimbledon next year when a match reaches 12-12. The grass-court Grand Slam tournament is the second of the four majors to use a fifth-set tiebreaker to determine a singles match. The U.S. Open, however, start its fifth-set tiebreakers at 6-6. At … Continue reading WIMBLEDON, England | Wimbledon to introduce 5th-set tiebreakers starting in 2019

MONTREAL  | Sloane Stephens reaches Rogers Cup semifinals

MONTREAL  — U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens romped into the Rogers Cup semifinals Friday, beating Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova 6-2, 6-2. The 25-year-old Stephens, ranked No. 3 in the world, won a hard-court title in Miami in March and lost the French Open final to top-ranked Simona Halep. In the semifinals, the American will face fifth-seeded … Continue reading MONTREAL  | Sloane Stephens reaches Rogers Cup semifinals

LONDON | The Latest: Ostapenko in Wimbledon semifinal debut vs Kerber

LONDON— The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Jelena Ostapenko has started her first Wimbledon semifinal. The 2017 French Open champion hasn’t lost a set en route to her last-four meeting with two-time Grand Slam winner Angelique Kerber. The youngest remaining player in the draw, 21-year-old Ostapenko was a junior champion at Wimbledon … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Ostapenko in Wimbledon semifinal debut vs Kerber

LONDON  | Williams looks to extend Slam finals streak at Wimbledon

LONDON  — Serena Williams will attempt to reach a Grand Slam final for the 12th straight season as she faces Julia Goerges in the Wimbledon semifinals on Thursday. When Williams took a leave of absence to have her first child soon after claiming her 23rd Grand Slam at the 2017 Australian Open, it appeared her … Continue reading LONDON  | Williams looks to extend Slam finals streak at Wimbledon

PARIS | The Latest: Gauff wins all-American girls final in Paris

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 6 p.m. Cori Gauff has defeated Caty McNally 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (1) in an all-American final to win the girls’ title at the French Open. Aged 14, Gauff was the youngest player in the singles draw. “It was a tough fight, but … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Gauff wins all-American girls final in Paris