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  • Nadal vs Djokovic tonight: A French Open masterclass beckons

    No matter the result, tonight's Roland-Garros semi-final promises brilliant tennis.

  • Serena knocked out

    Serena Williams's quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title was put on hold on Saturday after the former world number one was knocked out of the French Open in the third round following a 6-2 7-5 defeat by fellow American Sofia Kenin.

  • Federer turns on the style on Roland Garros return

    Roger Federer returned to the French Open and breezed into the second round with a 6-2 6-4 6-4 win against Italian Lorenzo Sonego on Sunday, four years after hitting his last ball on the Parisian clay.

  • Halep wins French Open

    Simona Halep fought back from a set and a break down to finally claim her first Grand Slam title by beating Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in a gruelling French Open final.

  • Wawrinka, Azarenka knocked out

    Former French Open champion Stan Wawrinka and Victoria Azarenka suffered shock exits on Monday.

  • Ostapenko flying high

    Jelena Ostapenko gets an invite into the cockpit of the plane taking her home after her shock French Open triumph.

  • Thiem stuns champion Djokovic at French Open

    Dominic Thiem demolish defending champion Novak Djokovic in a stunning French Open upset, setting up a semi-final duel against nine-time champion Rafael Nadal.

  • Nadal, Wozniacki in quarterfinals

    Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal surges into the French Open quarterfinals for a record-equalling 11th time.

  • Nadal drops single game in Roland Garros romp

    Rafael Nadal takes another step closer to a 10th French Open with a ruthless 6-0, 6-1, 6-0 demolition of Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili.

  • Nadal out to tame hard-hitting Haase

    Spaniard Rafael Nadal, seeking a record-extending 10th title at the French Open, faces big-serving Dutchman Robin Haase in the second round.

  • Murray faces French Open tester

    Short of confidence and recovering from illness and injury, Andy Murray will hope he can avoid becoming part of an historic French Open double act when he faces in-form Russian Andrey Kuznetsov.

  • Battling Kyrgios ready to play through pain

    Nick Kyrgios is having a "hard time" with hip and shoulder injuries but the Australian says he has done all he can to be ready for his French Open first round match against German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber.

  • Nadal, Djokovic launch French Open assaults

    Record nine-time winner Rafael Nadal and title-holder Novak Djokovic set off ahead of a French Open collision course, while champions past and present meet in the women's first round.

  • Kvitova's return to provide French Open with early emotions

    Five months after being stabbed during a burglary, Petra Kvitova will provide the French Open with early chills as she makes her return to competition by opening play at Roland Garros.

  • Venus Williams set for French Open 20th anniversary

    Serena Williams may be missing from this year's French Open, but big sister Venus is still going strong and marks her Roland Garros 20th anniversary.

  • ‘I've struggled to stay motivated’

    Britain's Andy Murray says that it has been hard at times for him to stay motivated since he became world number one last year.

  • ‘Roland Garros now toughest slam of all’

    With its quicksilver conditions, quaint old-tech environment and a leviathan casting his shadow across centre court, the French Open is now the hardest grand slam title to win, says former champion and tennis great Mats Wilander.

  • Kyrgios suffers early exit in Lyon

    Nick Kyrgios suffers a setback in his preparations for the French Open when he is sent packing from the Lyon Open by qualifier Nicolas Kicker.

  • First man on court, French Open manager keeps the clay in shape

    Bruno Slastan has been first on court at the French Open on every day the tournament has hosted since 1989, using all his experience to prep the world's most celebrated clay surface for five hours before play starts.

  • Muddled Murray searching for form ahead of French Open

    With the French Open starting on Sunday, Murray has accrued 1,210 to the 4,915 of Rafael Nadal and looks a pale imitation of the player who won his last 24 matches of 2016 to knock Novak Djokovic off his pedestal and seize power in men's tennis.

  • Djokovic names Agassi as coach

    Novak Djokovic confirms he will be coached by Andre Agassi at the French Open after being humbled by German youngster Alexander Zverev in the final of the Italian Open.

  • Sharapova's sponsor backs French Open snub

    Maria Sharapova's racket sponsor backs French Open's decision to deny the former world number one a wildcard entry and blames the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for her exclusion.

  • Federer to skip French Open and focus on Wimbledon

    Roger Federer has pulled out of this month's French Open as he feels he needs to avoid playing on clay this season in order to prolong his career, the 18-times grand slam champion said on Monday.

  • Murray confident that Sharapova will play at Wimbledon

    Maria Sharapova is still waiting to hear if she can play at the French Open later this month but men's world number one Andy Murray expects her to be at Wimbledon in July.

  • Sharapova to know French Open wildcard fate on May 16

    Maria Sharapova will know on May 16 if she will be granted a wild card invitation for the French Open, the organisers of the May 28-June 11 grand slam tournament said on Wednesday.

  • ‘Nadal among favourites for French Open’

    Nine-time winner Rafael Nadal remains among the favourites for this year's French Open -- but Roger Federer is stronger than ever at 35, according to Spanish great Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario.

  • Kvitova enters French Open draw

    Two-times Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has entered the draw for next month's French Open four months after suffering a serious hand injury, she said on Monday.

  • Bring on the clay: Nadal

    Rafa Nadal's hopes of a 15th grand slam title were crushed by an inspired Roger Federer in the Australian Open final but the rejuvenated Spaniard is already rubbing his hands together at the prospect of a "special" season on clay

  • Djokovic parts ways with Becker

    World number two Novak Djokovic confirms that he has split from his coach Boris Becker after three years working together

  • Nadal will be ready for Rio

    Rafael Nadal will be fit and ready for Rio, the head of the Spanish Olympic Committee insisted Thursday, even though the 14-time Grand Slam title winner is still sweating on his place in the squad.

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