Grand Slam

Djokovic Breaks Nadal’s Roland-Garros Reign

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 11, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) There’s plenty of shared history between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Enough to fill an encyclopedia. The two future Hall of Famers have combined to create the most prolific rivalry in men’s tennis […]

Winning Roland Garros Semifinal An Adventure For Tsitsipas

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 11, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Stefanos Tsitsipas reached his first career Grand Slam final – and sealed it with an emphatic ace to beat Alexander Zverev in the first Roland-Garros men’s semifinal Friday afternoon. The 22-year-old Greek rose […]

Roland Garros Women’s Semifinal Day Will Long Be Remembered

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 11, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Looking back, Thursday’s women’s semifinals day at Roland-Garros will long be remembered for a number of positive reasons. Among them, there was the right amount of drama, entertainment and excitement. When it ended, […]

Pavlyuchenkova, Krejcikova To Play Roland Garros Final

PARIS, June 10, 2021 (by Alessandro Boroch) In her 52nd major main draw appearance, 29-year-old Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova came through her Roland Garros semi-final against Tamara Zidansek in straight sets to move into her career-first Grand Slam final. The No. 31 seed […]

Krejcikova, Sakkari Breaking New Ground At Roland Garros

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 10, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The last four of the French Open women’s singles draw is set. With Barbora Krejcikova, Maria Sakkari, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Tamara Zidansek set to do battle in Thursday’s semifinal round, it marks the […]

Sakkari Downs Swiatek, New Grand Slam Champion Confirmed

PARIS, June 9, 2021 (by Alessandro Boroch) Twenty-five-year-old Maria Sakkari continued to make history in Paris following a remarkable straight-set victory over French Open defending champion Iga Swiatek on Wednesday. It ended the 20-year-old Swiatek’s 22-set winning streak at the clay-court major. […]

Historic Fortnight For Pavlyuchenkova, Zidansek

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 9, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The semifinal for the lower half of the French Open women’s draw is set between unseeded Tamara Zidansek and No. 31 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Huh? Who? At the start of this year’s Roland-Garros, […]

Zidansek Continues Dream Run At Roland Garros

PARIS/STARNBERG, June 8, 2021 World No. 85 Tamara Zidansek became the first player representing Slovenia to reach a Grand Slam semi-final. The 23-year-old fought past Paula Badosa of Spain 7-5, 4-6, 8-6 on Tuesday afternoon at Roland Garros. In sunny […]

Swiatek Completes Roland Garros Quarterfinal Lineup

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 8, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Defending Roland Garros women’s titlist Iga Swiatek of Poland rounded out the quarterfinal field with her 6-3, 6-4 victory over Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine Monday evening. Playing in her first night session match […]