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ROME | The Latest: Premier-designate confirms Italy’s place in EU

ROME (AP) — The Latest on discussions to form a new government in Italy (all times local): 7:40 p.m. The law professor tapped as Italy’s next head of government has confirmed the country’s place in the European Union and international affairs, but says his first priority is to be the “defense lawyer of the Italian … Continue reading ROME | The Latest: Premier-designate confirms Italy’s place in EU

ROME | Populists’ pick to be Italian premier scorns bureaucracy

ROME — Giuseppe Conte, a bureaucracy-allergic law professor, is hardly a household name in Italy. Yet the 53-year-old academic is the candidate two rival political leaders have chosen to head what they hope will be the country’s first populist government. Say the name “Conte” and the one who comes to the mind of many ordinary … Continue reading ROME | Populists’ pick to be Italian premier scorns bureaucracy

ROME | Rival players support seeding Serena Williams at French Open

ROME — Several of Serena Williams’ biggest rivals believe that the 23-time Grand Slam champion deserves more than just a guaranteed spot in the French Open draw. Williams, who is expected to play in her first major since returning from maternity leave, should also receive a top seed that befits the No. 1 ranking she … Continue reading ROME | Rival players support seeding Serena Williams 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 beats Djokovic and will face Zverev for Rome title

ROME (AP) — The latest installment in the rivalry between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic met expectations for one tight set. Then Nadal pulled away for a 7-6 (4), 6-3 win to reach the Italian Open final on Saturday. In their 51st meeting but first in more than a year, Nadal’s court coverage eventually proved … Continue reading ROME | Nadal beats Djokovic and will face Zverev for Rome title

ROME | Svitolina beats Kontaveit to return to Italian Open final

ROME — Defending champion Elina Svitolina returned to the Italian Open final with a comfortable 6-4, 6-3 win over 26th-ranked Anna Kontaveit on Saturday. Aiming for the third title defense in her career, Svitolina will face either top-ranked Simona Halep or three-time Rome champion Maria Sharapova in Sunday’s championship match on the red clay of … Continue reading ROME | Svitolina beats Kontaveit to return to Italian Open final