Grand Slam

Even In Defeat, Playing Halep Proved A Great Experience For Swiatek

PARIS, June 3, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) After reaching the second week of Roland Garros, 104th-ranked Polish teenager Iga Swiatek earned the unenviable task of facing defending champion and No. 3 seed Simona Halep. And guess what? Swiatek revealed during […]

Djokovic Reaches Roland Garros Quarterfinals For 10th Straight Year

PARIS, June 3, 2019 (by Sharada Rajagopalan) Continuing from where he had left off on Sunday, the seventh-seeded Kei Nishikori survived a determined surge from Benoit Paire to move into the quarter-finals at Roland Garros. The Japanese overcame the wasting […]

Keys, Barty Set Up Quarterfinal Showdown At Roland Garros

PARIS, June 3, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) Madison Keys has defined consistency in Grand Slams – even if it doesn’t feel routine to her. Still, she’s reached the quarterfinals in six of her last eight majors. On Monday, in a light […]

Konta Books Quarterfinals Berth At Roland Garros

PARIS, June 2, 2019 Johanna Konta continued her great run of form at Roland Garros by reaching the quarterfinals in Paris. The 26th seed from Great Britain eased past No. 23 seed Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday […]

Martic, Vondrousova Reach Maiden Grand Slam Quarterfinal

PARIS, June 2, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) Watching Marketa Vondrousova go about her business of crafting powerful forehands mixed with deceptively accurate drop shots brings to mind a couple of other illustrious Czech left-handed stars, namely Hall of Fame great […]

Muguruza, Stephens March Into Second Week At Roland Garros

PARIS, May 31, 2019 (by Michael Dickens) Garbiñe Muguruza is a familiar name and face around Roland Garros — especially during the second week of the Parisian fortnight. After all, she lifted the Suzanne Lenglen Cup after beating Serena Williams […]

Nadal Defeats Goffin To Reach Fourth Round At Roland Garros

PARIS, May 31, 2019 Rafael Nadal cruised through the opening two rounds at Roland Garros, but the challenge stepped up a notch on Friday, with the 11-time Paris champion up against No. 27 seed David Goffin on Court Philippe Chatrier. […]