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Same failure, different year for Kerber at Roland Garros

Published on May 30, 2021 06:11 PM IST

Angelique Kerber bowed out with a 6-2 6-4 defeat for her third first-round loss in a row on the Paris dirt.

Germany's Angelique Kerber in action during her second-round match against Romania's Simona Halep(REUTERS)
Germany's Angelique Kerber in action during her second-round match against Romania's Simona Halep(REUTERS)
Reuters | , Paris

Osaka wins opener at French and speaks briefly

Osaka has won four Grand Slam titles, all on hard courts, including the Australian Open this February.

Japan's Naomi Osaka celebrates after defeating Romania's Patricia Maria Tig during their first-round match of the French Open(AP)
Japan's Naomi Osaka celebrates after defeating Romania's Patricia Maria Tig during their first-round match of the French Open(AP)
Published on May 30, 2021 05:46 PM IST
AP |

Korda beats Cecchinato in Parma to claim 1st ATP title

Korda became the first American in 11 years to lift a trophy on European clay, since Sam Querrey won in Belgrade in 2010.

Sebastian Korda of the United States in action. File(USA TODAY Sports)
Sebastian Korda of the United States in action. File(USA TODAY Sports)
Published on May 30, 2021 11:56 AM IST
AP |

Rafael Nadal on the verge of absolute greatness

A 14th French Open title will give Nadal the lead in the all-time Grand Slam count over Roger Federer, an unthinkable feat when the Swiss great was in his pomp.

Rafael Nadal will be gunning for a 14th French Open title.(Getty Images)
Rafael Nadal will be gunning for a 14th French Open title.(Getty Images)
Published on May 29, 2021 10:34 PM IST

French Open 2021: Rafael Nadal's magic numbers are 14 and 21

Rafael Nadal will be pursuing a 14th championship in at Roland Garros.

Rafael Nadal will be gunning for a 14th French Open title. (Getty Images)
Rafael Nadal will be gunning for a 14th French Open title. (Getty Images)
Published on May 29, 2021 09:30 PM IST
AP | , Paris

Barbora Krejcikova wins maiden WTA title in Strasbourg

Barbora Krejcikova gave her French Open preparations a huge boost when she won her maiden WTA title at the Strasbourg International on Saturday.

Barbora Krejcikova claimed her first WTA Singles title in Strasbourg. (Twitter)
Barbora Krejcikova claimed her first WTA Singles title in Strasbourg. (Twitter)
Published on May 29, 2021 09:15 PM IST
Reuters |

Djokovic warms up for French Open with title in Belgrade

Novak Djokovic warmed up for the French Open by beating Alex Molcan 6-4, 6-3 in the final.

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic won his 83rd ATP title. (Twitter)
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic won his 83rd ATP title. (Twitter)
Published on May 29, 2021 09:02 PM IST
AP |

Novak Djokovic wins on home soil ahead of French Open

It was Djokovic's first triumph since he clinched his 18th major at the Australian Open in February.

Novak Djokovic(REUTERS)
Novak Djokovic(REUTERS)
Published on May 29, 2021 08:18 PM IST
Reuters | , Belgrade

French Open: What to expect at the Grand Slam this year

From Roger Federer turning up to Naomi Osaka choosing to get fined over speaking to the press, from historic night sessions to health passes for fans, the 2021 Roland Garros starting on Sunday is set to witness a few firsts and some unprecedented sights.

The 2021 French Open begins from Sunday. (Getty Images)
The 2021 French Open begins from Sunday. (Getty Images)
Published on May 28, 2021 09:16 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

French Open: Medvedev looking to finally clear first hurdle

Medvedev lost all his four first-round matches at Roland Garros since his debut in 2017 and has only one win to his name on clay this season.

Daniil Medvedev during the 2019 French Open. (Getty Images)
Daniil Medvedev during the 2019 French Open. (Getty Images)
Published on May 28, 2021 08:28 PM IST
Reuters | , Paris

WTA would welcome dialogue with Osaka, Nadal defends media

Japanese player Osaka cited the impact on players' mental wellbeing for her decision, saying the nature of questions from journalists is like "kicking a person when they are down".

Japan’s Naomi Osaka in action.(REUTERS)
Japan’s Naomi Osaka in action.(REUTERS)
Published on May 28, 2021 05:38 PM IST
Reuters |

WTA says would welcome dialogue with Osaka

Naomi Osaka, who said the nature of questions can impact on players' mental wellbeing, has received support from several athletes but was slammed by the French Tennis Federation (FFT) for her stance.

Naomi Osaka commands the highest profile of any female tennis player. (Getty Images)
Naomi Osaka commands the highest profile of any female tennis player. (Getty Images)
Published on May 28, 2021 03:35 PM IST
Reuters | , London

Djokovic, Nadal, Federer in same half of French Open field

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer all ended up in the same half of the French Open men's field in the draw Thursday, meaning no more than one of them can reach the final.

From Left: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. (Getty Images)
From Left: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. (Getty Images)
Published on May 27, 2021 09:35 PM IST
AP | , Paris

Sumit Nagal fails to make French Open main draw cut

Nagal crashed out of the Clay Court major with a 3-6 3-6 loss to Alejandro Tabilo from Chile, last night.

Sumit Nagal returns a shot.(Getty Images)
Sumit Nagal returns a shot.(Getty Images)
Published on May 27, 2021 10:31 AM IST
PTI |

Osaka won't do press conferences at French Open, cites mental health concerns

"I'm writing this to say I'm not going to do any press during Roland Garros," the Japanese player wrote on Twitter.

Naomi Osaka,.(AP)
Naomi Osaka,.(AP)
Updated on May 27, 2021 04:54 PM IST
Reuters |

Ankita Raina and Ramkumar Ramanathan bow out of French Open Qualifiers

Ankita lost 2-6 0-6 to higher-ranked German Greet Minnen, while Ramkumar Ramanathan also crashed out with a tame 1-6 2-6 defeat against Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin.

File Photos of Ramkumar Ramanathan (left) and Ankita Raina. (Twitter)
File Photos of Ramkumar Ramanathan (left) and Ankita Raina. (Twitter)
Updated on May 26, 2021 11:14 PM IST
PTI |

Barty excited for 'spine tingling' Games debut in Tokyo

Ash Barty says there is no greater honour than representing your country and the world number one sees the Olympic Games as the pinnacle of sport.

Ash Barty in action. (Reuters)
Ash Barty in action. (Reuters)
Published on May 26, 2021 02:51 PM IST
Reuters |

Ramkumar progresses to second round of French Open Qualifiers, Prajnesh bows out

India's Ramkumar Ramanathan advanced to the men's singles second round of the French Open Qualifiers but Prajnesh Gunneswaran crashed out following his first-round defeat.

File Ramkumar Ramanthan, and Prajnesh Gunneswaran (left).(Twitter)
File Ramkumar Ramanthan, and Prajnesh Gunneswaran (left).(Twitter)
Published on May 25, 2021 06:40 PM IST
PTI |

Djokovic can't hit US Open line judge -- there won't be any

It was announced that Hawk-Eye Live electronic line-calling will be used for all competition courts at the U.S. Open in 2021 and at seven of the nine US Open Series events preceding it.

File Photo of Novak Djokovic striking the line-judge during 2020 US Open.(Twitter)
File Photo of Novak Djokovic striking the line-judge during 2020 US Open.(Twitter)
Published on May 24, 2021 11:52 PM IST
AP |

Raina makes winning start in French Open qualifiers

Indian tennis player Ankita Raina on Monday notched up a hard-fought win over higher-ranked Arina Rodionova in the first round of the women's singles qualifiers at the French Open.

File image of Ankita Raina.s(File)
File image of Ankita Raina.s(File)
Published on May 24, 2021 11:45 PM IST
PTI |

Ankita Raina among five athletes added to TOPS core group

Raina who is born and raised in Gujarat recently broke into the world's top 100 in women's doubles on the back of winning her first-ever WTA 250 title at Phillip Island in Australia. She has also been partnering with Sania Mirza while representing India in the Billie Jean King Cup.

File image of Ankita Raina.(File)
File image of Ankita Raina.(File)
Published on May 24, 2021 07:30 PM IST
ANI |

Teenager Coco Gauff sets sights on Paris after success on Italian clay

Coco Gauff has already made the fourth rounds of the Australian Open and the Wimbledon in her nascent career and this week she will be seeded at a Grand Slam for the first time.

File Photo of Coco Gauff.(REUTERS)
File Photo of Coco Gauff.(REUTERS)
Published on May 24, 2021 03:13 PM IST
Reuters |

Confident Tsitsipas heads to Paris with 'best' Slam preparation

Basking in the glow of his maiden ATP Masters 1000 title last month at Monte-Carlo, the 22-year-old added the Lyon crown for his second title in 2021 and leads the 2021 season with most wins at 33.

Stefanos Tsitsipas(Twitter)
Stefanos Tsitsipas(Twitter)
Published on May 24, 2021 12:33 PM IST
Reuters |

Shapovalov pulls out of French Open due to shoulder injury

The world number 14 lost to Norway's Casper Ruud 7-6(6) 6-4 in Saturday's Geneva Open final.

Denis Shapovalov(Denis Shapovalov / Twitter)
Denis Shapovalov(Denis Shapovalov / Twitter)
Published on May 24, 2021 09:39 AM IST
Reuters |

Nagal to clash with Marcora, Prajnesh versus Otte at French Open qualifiers

Sumit Nagal is yet to earn a main draw berth in the Clay court Grand Slam and must make a good start against the 191st ranked Marcora.

File Photos of Sumit Nagal (left), Ramkumar Ramanthan, and Prajnesh Gunneswaran (centre).(Twitter)
File Photos of Sumit Nagal (left), Ramkumar Ramanthan, and Prajnesh Gunneswaran (centre).(Twitter)
Updated on May 23, 2021 09:32 PM IST
PTI |

Serena’s preparation for Paris far from serene

Since returning from maternity break in 2017, Williams has had to suffer heartbreak after another in her four-year long chase for the Slam title that will put her on par with Margaret Court's all-time record.

Serena Williams: File Image(Getty Images)
Serena Williams: File Image(Getty Images)
Updated on May 24, 2021 03:10 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

Tennis-Ruthless Ruud topples Shapovalov to win Geneva Open

Third seed Casper Ruud claimed his second career title on the ATP Tour after beating Denis Shapovalov 7-6(6) 6-4 in the final of the claycourt Geneva Open.

Casper Ruud of Norway lifts the trophy at the ATP 250 Geneva Open(AP)
Casper Ruud of Norway lifts the trophy at the ATP 250 Geneva Open(AP)
Updated on May 22, 2021 11:11 PM IST
Reuters |

Coco Gauff beats Wang for 2nd career title and 1st on clay

American teenager Coco Gauff stormed to her second career singles title as she comfortably dispatched Wang Qiang 6-1, 6-3 at the Emilia-Romagna Open final.

Coco Gauff of USA.(REUTERS)
Coco Gauff of USA.(REUTERS)
Published on May 22, 2021 10:54 PM IST
AP |

Rohit Rajpal survives Covid-19 battle, recollects journey to "hell" and back

Davis Cup skipper Rajpal survives COVID-19 battle, recollects journey to "hell" and back.

File Photo of Rohit Rajpal(Twitter)
File Photo of Rohit Rajpal(Twitter)
Published on May 22, 2021 06:21 PM IST
PTI |
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