Grand Slam

Tsitsipas Gets Quick Revenge Over Rublev At Roland Garros

PARIS/STARNBERG, October 7, 2020 (by Alessandro Boroch) When fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Andrey Rublev to secure a spot in the semi-finals at Roland Garros, he made some history on Court Philippe-Chatrier on Wednesday. The World No. 6 became the first Greek player […]

Roland Garros: Late Night In Paris Leaves Nadal Smiling

WASHINGTON, October 7, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) In his 100th career French Open match, Rafael Nadal won for the 98th time on the red clay of Roland Garros and reached his 13th semifinal with a 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-1 victory […]

Podoroska Continues To Make History At Roland Garros

PARIS/STARNBERG, October 6, 2020 (by Alessandro Boroch) Twenty-three-year-old Nadia Podoroska continues to make history in Paris following a straight-set win over No. 3 seed Elina Svitolina. The Argentinian No. 1 player managed to upset Svitolina 6-2, 6-4 in just 80 minutes. […]

Missing Most Of Its Stars, Roland Garros Still Has Kvitova

WASHINGTON, October 6, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) If you were preoccupied or blinked, you might have missed Petra Kvitova‘s 6-2, 6-4 defeat of China’s Zhang Shuai at Roland Garros on Monday, which lifted the Czech star into the quarterfinal round of […]

Roland Garros: Djokovic Passes Khachanov Test

PARIS/STARNBERG, October 5, 2020 Novak Djokovic reached his 11th consecutive quarterfinal at Roland Garros with a straight-sets victory against Russian 15th seed Karen Khachanov. The World No. 1 from Serbia, whose only French Open title win came in 2016 when […]

A Day Full Of Italian Surprises At Roland Garros

WASHINGTON, October 5, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Italians Martina Trevisan and Jannik Sinner are both alive and well in this Paris fortnight. Together, they are through to their first major quarterfinal at the French Open. In a day full of surprises at […]

Roland Garros: Iga Swiatek Shocks No. 1 Seed Simona Halep

PARIS/STARNBERG, October 4 ,2020 (by Alessandro Boroch) Sunday, during the first match of the day on Court Philippe-Chatrier, 19-year-old Polish prospect Iga Swiatek produced one of her best career-performance so far, easing past No. 1 seed Simona Halep 6-1, 6-2 in just 68 minutes, which ended […]

Badosa Thriving In Her First Roland Garros Main Draw

WASHINGTON, October 4, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) When 87th-ranked Paula Badosa of Spain was a junior player, she recalled how there were a lot of expectations placed upon her in her country, saying she needed to be “the next [Maria] Sharapova … […]

Roland Garros: Djokovic Yet To Lose A Set

PARIS/STARNBERG, October 3, 2020 (by Alessandro Boroch) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic remained flawless in Paris after easing past Colombian qualifier Daniel Ehali Galan 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 in just under two hours to reach the fourth round at Roland Garros. […]