Analysis: New No. 1 Barty's rapid rise could be just a start

Ash Barty never had been ranked inside the WTA's top 10 until April. As of Monday, she is No. 1. The 23-year-old Australian never had been as far as the quarterfinals at any Grand Sl...

Analysis: Nadal, and everyone else, should stop doubting him

PARIS (AP) — This time, about a month out, even Rafael Nadal had his doubts about what his chances were going to be for yet another French Open title. He wasn't alone. But that part ...

'Stepped on me': Thiem loses French Open final to Nadal

PARIS (AP) — It all took a toll on Dominic Thiem, both physically and mentally, and that left him in no condition to do what it would take to beat Rafael Nadal in the French Open final. ...

Back from cricket, Australia's Barty now French Open champ

PARIS (AP) — Ash Barty sat down to meet with reporters, crossed her arms and rested them on a table that held the French Open trophy she'd just won. Beneath the table, her white-and-...

Djokovic Slam run ends at French; Thiem vs. Nadal in final

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic's 26-match Grand Slam winning streak ended in the French Open semifinals because he made some odd strategic choices, because the wild weather bothered him, becaus...

Something new: A French Open final for Barty, Vondrousova

PARIS (AP) — Ash Barty won 17 of the initial 18 points in her French Open semifinal against 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova to lead 5-0 after 12 minutes — and yet somehow lost that set. ...

Analysis: Federer-Nadal semifinal in Paris is magnifique

PARIS (AP) — The French Open semifinal between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal comes 15 years after their first match against each other. For tennis' sake, maybe this won't be their l...

Anisimova, 17, tops '18 French Open champ Halep in quarters

PARIS (AP) — Amanda Anisimova smacked one last backhand winner to complete her upset of defending champion Simona Halep in the French Open quarterfinals, flung her racket and covered her mouth with bo...

Choreography comes to clay: No replay review at French Open

PARIS (AP) — There's a bit of choreography on clay whenever a player disagrees with a line call at the French Open. The ball lands. The aggrieved player winces and squints at the spo...

Untested so far at French Open, Djokovic faces Zverev next

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic is into his record 10th consecutive French Open quarterfinal, something not even King of Clay Rafael Nadal has managed to do. And Djokovic is yet to be ch...

Women who beat Serena, Osaka in Paris are quickly gone

PARIS (AP) — Beating 23-time major champion Serena Williams or No. 1-ranked Naomi Osaka at the French Open was one thing. Following up those upsets with other victories two days later was entirely som...

Analysis: Of course Serena Williams unsatisfied by Paris run

PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams hadn't played much all year. Hadn't practiced much, either. She dealt with an injured ankle in January, a viral illness in March, then a bad left knee in March, April and ...

Serena Williams to face 20-year-old American Kenin in Paris

PARIS (AP) — When Serena Williams saw a young U.S. tennis player distraught after a loss at a tournament earlier this season, she did what just felt right. Williams, 37, went over to...

FRENCH OPEN '19: What to watch, from Osaka to Roger's return

PARIS (AP) — On the day Naomi Osaka won the Australian Open for her second consecutive major championship, she was asked whether it was too soon to start thinking about grabbing four in a row. ...

FRENCH OPEN '19: A look at younger, less-famous challengers

PARIS (AP) — There's been unprecedented tennis parity so far in 2019, including the clay-court circuit leading to the French Open: A total of 23 players split the 25 WTA and ATP titles on the slow, re...