Federer Withdraws From Roland Garros

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 6, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer announced he has withdrawn from the French Open. The Roland-Garros tournament organizers learned of Federer’s decision Sunday afternoon. Both the tournament and Federer used their social media […]

A Strange Night, A Very Special Win For Federer

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 6, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) After Roger Federer completed his remarkable three-hour and 36-minute, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 7-5 victory over Dominik Koepfer to reach the round of 16 at Roland Garros at 12:43 a.m. Sunday morning, […]

Tsitsipas Passes The Isner Test At Roland Garros

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 5, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas stood up to No. 31 seed John Isner of the United States for four sets during Friday’s featured night session match at the French Open on Court Philippe-Chatrier. The fifth […]

Stephens Is Enjoying A Roland Garros Rebirth

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 4, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Sloane Stephens is thriving at this year’s French Open. She’s one of eight American women who have advanced to the third round of the year’s second major. The Florida native been impressive in […]

Kasatkina: On Getting Back To A Happier Place

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 3, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Three years have passed since Daria Kasatkina made a quarterfinal run at Roland Garros in 2018. On Wednesday, the 24-year-old native of Tolyatti, Russia, showed signs of her brilliant past when she dealt […]

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 […]

The Journey Back Was Suárez Navarro’s Reward

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 2, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The journey back to play Roland Garros one last time was Carla Suárez Navarro‘s reward. Win or lose, it didn’t really matter. But, oh, did the 32-year-old Spaniard born in the Canary Islands, […]

Swiatek Finding Right Balance On, Off The Court

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 1, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The second day of the Roland Garros fortnight started with defending champion Iga Swiatek of Poland celebrating her 20th birthday by playing her best friend, Kaja Juvan of Slovenia, and winning 6-0, 7-5. […]