Roland Garros

Roland-Garros Defends Its Handling Of Osaka Situation

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 16, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) The organizers of Roland-Garros said they did everything possible to protect Naomi Osaka while admitting they wanted to do more to support players in the future. During a press conference before the men’s championship […]

Djokovic’s Roland-Garros Triumph Was A Win-Win

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 15, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Novak Djokovic rewrote tennis history with his come-from-behind 6-7 (8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas to win his second Roland-Garros men’s championship and 19th Grand Slam trophy overall on Sunday […]

Krejcikova On Success: ‘Now I Can Just Improve’

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 14, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) After Barbora Krejcikova won her first Grand Slam singles title, unseeded and coming from out of nowhere to capture the 2021 French Open women’s championship, the rising star from the Czech Republic had […]

Djokovic Digs Deep, Wins Second Roland-Garros Title

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 13, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Following his brilliant four-set victory over 13-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal two days earlier, Novak Djokovic had a chance to win his 19th Grand Slam singles title in the men’s championship of […]

Third Doubles Major Is History-Making For Krejcikova

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 13, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) A day after she lifted the Coupe Suzanne-Lenglen trophy in honor of winning her first Grand Slam singles title at the French Open, Barbora Krejcikova returned to the Paris center stage for an […]

Paris Fortnight Comes Down To Men’s Final

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 13, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) What began a fortnight ago with 128 players – including the Big Three of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer all in the upper half of the draw – the French Open […]

Emotional Doubles Victory For Herbert, Mahut

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 13, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut were the home favorites at this year’s French Open. Throughout the Paris fortnight, their matches were wildly popular attractions at Stade Roland Garros. On Saturday evening, on Court […]

Krejcikova Perseveres, Wins Roland-Garros Title

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 12, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Women’s tennis crowned a first-time Grand Slam champion at the French Open in Paris Saturday afternoon. In a battle of late bloomers between the Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia, […]

Krejcikova Eyes Rare Roland-Garros Double

PARIS/WASHINGTON, June 12, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Barbora Krejcikova will begin her quest for a French Open rare double, sweeping both the singles and doubles titles, when she walks out on Court Philippe-Chatrier Saturday afternoon to face No. 31 seed […]

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 […]