French Open

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Djokovic Survives From Two Sets Down At Roland Garros

PARIS, June 7, 2021 (by Alessandro Boroch) For the fifth time in his career, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic completed a comeback from two sets down to secure a place in the Roland Garros quarterfinal round. The 17-time major champion […]

Serena Williams Into The Second Week At Roland Garros

PARIS, June 4, 2021 (by Alessandro Boroch) Twenty-three years after reaching the fourth round in Paris for the first time, three-time Roland Garros champion Serena Williams is back in the second week of the clay-court major for a 13th time […]

The French Open: Osaka Out And Predictions

STARNBERG, May 4, 2021 (by Daniel Brenes) You cannot talk about the 2021 French Open without discussing the sudden departure of the No. 2 female tennis player, Naomi Osaka. Before the tournament began, the 23-year-old Japanese native was vocal in […]

Big 3 Jointly Through To Third Round At Roland Garros

PARIS, June 3, 2021 (by Alessandro Boroch) The Big 3 headlined Thursday’s action on Day Five of this year’s Roland Garros tournament. On Court Suzanne-Lenglen, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic eased past Pablo Cuevas from Uruguay 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in […]

Zverev, Tsitsipas Advance At Roland Garros

PARIS, June 2, 2021 (by Alessandro Boroch) No. 6 seed Alexander Zverev opened Wednesday’s second-round action at Roland Garros on Court Suzanne-Lenglen with a 7-6(4), 6-3, 7-6(1) victory over 23-year-old Russian qualifier Roman Safiullin. Zverev and Safiullin share a long […]

Nadal Starts Roland Garros Title Quest

PARIS/STARNBERG, June 1, 2021 Rafael Nadal began his campaign for a record-extending 14th Roland Garros title on Tuesday, with the No. 3 seed from Spain winning 6-3, 6-2, 7-6(3) over World No. 63 Alexei Popyrin on Court Philippe-Chatrier. Nadal had […]