French Open

PARIS | Serena could face Sharapova in 4th round at French Open

PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova could meet in the fourth round of the French Open thanks to the draw on Thursday. But a matchup between three-time champion Williams and two-time champion Sharapova is far from guaranteed. Williams resumes her comeback after maternity leave following two consecutive losses in March. She will open … Continue reading PARIS | Serena could face Sharapova in 4th round at French Open

ROME | With Rome title, Nadal back on track entering French Open

ROME (AP) — Rafael Nadal is right back where he wants to be heading into the French Open. Alex Zverev is in a good place entering Roland Garros, too. Nadal came out on top in a matchup of this year’s top two clay-court players Sunday, beating defending champion Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 Sunday to win … Continue reading ROME | With Rome title, Nadal back on track entering French Open

ROME | Nadal gains a measure of revenge against Shapovalov in Rome

ROME (AP) — Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal methodically wore down Denis Shapovalov in a 6-4, 6-1 win to reach the Italian Open quarterfinals and gain a measure of revenge against the Canadian teenager. Shapovalov saved eight break points in his opening two service games before finally dropping his serve midway through the first set on … Continue reading ROME | Nadal gains a measure of revenge against Shapovalov in Rome

’16 champ Djokovic in ‘whole new situation’ after Paris loss

PARIS (AP)(STL.News) — His French Open title defense nearing an end, Novak Djokovic stumbled and tumbled to his knees on the red clay, his racket flying from his right hand as his opponent’s backhand zipped past. Even Djokovic found it hard to fathom how far he’s fallen, only a year removed from leaving Roland Garros … Continue reading ’16 champ Djokovic in ‘whole new situation’ after Paris loss

The Latest: French Open women’s quarterfinals get started

PARIS (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 2:20 p.m. Play has started in the French Open women’s quarterfinals. No. 13 Kristina Mladenovic of France is playing No. 30 Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland at Court Philippe Chatrier, while No. 11 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark faces unseeded 19-year-old Jelena Ostapenko of … Continue reading The Latest: French Open women’s quarterfinals get started

Luck and perfect tennis sends Nishikori to French Open QF

PARIS (AP)(STL.News) — A combination of luck and perfect tennis helped Kei Nishikori reach the quarterfinals of the French Open. The eighth-seeded Nishikori recovered from a nightmare opening set to beat Fernando Verdasco 0-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 on Monday and progress to his seventh Grand Slam quarterfinal, a record for a Japanese man. “I couldn’t … Continue reading Luck and perfect tennis sends Nishikori to French Open QF