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Italian Open


Rafael Nadal's weapon, his forehand, helps him beat Novak Djokovic

May 17, 2021 8:11 am

A whopping 26 forehand winners — 15 in the first set alone — helped Nadal to a 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 victory and a record-extending 10th Italian Open title Sunday.

Serena Williams' 1,000th match ends in defeat at Italian Open

May 13, 2021 11:18 am

"It's tough to have a first match on clay. It was definitely kind of good to go the distance and to try to be out there, but clearly I can do legions better," said Williams, who has won the Italian Open four times.

Novak Djokovic loses cool, wins match against Taylor Fritz in Rome rain

May 12, 2021 9:33 am

With conditions worsening during the second set and rain getting heavier, the defending champion’s temper boiled over and he roared, “How much more do you want to play?” at the umpire. He added: “I asked you three times and you are not checking anything.”

Simona Halep reaches Rome semis after Yulia Putintseva retires

September 19, 2020 8:32 pm

Simona Halep was ahead 6-2, 2-0 when Yulia Putintseva decided she was in too much pain to continue -- having already taken an off-court medical timeout between sets.

Italian Open: Rohan Bopanna-Denis Shapovalov bow out in quarterfinals

September 19, 2020 12:11 pm

Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov of Canada bowed out of the men's doubles event of the Italian Open tennis tournament here after losing to the French duo of Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin in quarterfinals.

Johanna Konta beats Kiki Bertens to reach Italian Open semifinals

May 18, 2019 8:31 pm

Johanna Konta rallied past sixth-seeded Kiki Bertens 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 in nearly three hours on Saturday to reach the Italian Open final for the biggest clay-court result of her career.

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka through to quarterfinals

May 17, 2019 9:34 am

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal won two matches on the same day after Wednesday's play was washed out completely in the Italian capital.

Elina Svitolina defends Italian Open title as Simona Halep injured again

May 20, 2018 8:03 pm

Elina Svitolina faced little resistance from Simona Halep in a 6-0, 6-4 win Sunday to defend her Italian Open title.

Super idea: Tennis channel pushing Italian Open development

May 20, 2018 3:01 pm

SuperTennis, which operates 24 hours per day broadcasting tournaments worldwide year-round to Italian households, is the country's most-watched non-football sports channel.

Furious Karolina Pliskova bashes umpire's chair after losing in Italian Open; watch video

May 17, 2018 8:08 am

Karolina Pliskova bashed a hole into the umpire's chair with her racket after suffering a 3-6 6-3 7-5 defeat by Maria Sakkari in the Italian Open.