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Wednesday, June 23, 2021


French Open: Krejcikova swats aside Stephens, to face Gauff in quarter-final

June 8, 2021 2:58:21 pm

Barbora Krejcikova triumphed 6-2, 6-0 over former finalist Sloane Stephens on Monday and will face 17-year-old Coco Gauff for a place in the Roland Garros semi-finals.

Martina Navratilova – Model for the modern, socially aware athlete

June 7, 2021 11:31:36 am

One of the most dominant players in tennis history, Navratilova was a cultural pioneer when the world wasn’t prepared for an outspoken lesbian. Finally, the world is catching up, and she’s still here.

French Open: Serena Williams stunned by Elena Rybakina in fourth round

June 7, 2021 12:11:57 am

Elena Rybakina, who triumphed 6-3, 7-5 over 23-time Grand Slam winner Williams, will go on to face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for a place in the French Open semi-finals.

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French Open: Medvedev to face Tsitsipas in high-octane quarter-final clash

June 6, 2021 9:53:25 pm

Daniil Medvedev, who has reached two Grand Slam finals on hardcourts but had never won a match in four previous attempts at Roland Garros, came up with a 6-2, 6-1, 7-5 win over Cristian Garin.

Roger Federer pulls out of French Open with Wimbledon in mind

June 6, 2021 8:37:41 pm

Roger Federer, who has hardly played in the last 17 months because of a knee injury, suffered physically in his gruelling four-set victory over Dominik Koepfer in the third round on Saturday.

French Open: Zidansek, Pavlyuchenkova storm into quarter-finals

June 6, 2021 6:42:35 pm

Tamara Zidansek became the first woman from Slovenia to reach the singles quarter-finals of a Grand Slam with a 7-6(4), 6-1 victory over unseeded Sorana Cirstea at the French Open.

Roger Federer to assess further participation in French Open after gruelling start

June 6, 2021 5:12:03 pm

Roger Federer was competing in only his sixth match in 17 months following knee surgery and suggested on Saturday that he could preserve himself for Wimbledon which begins on June 28.

Roger Federer needs four tight sets to reach French Open’s 4th round

June 6, 2021 9:05:37 am

Roger Federer has moved into the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament for a record-extending 68th time after coming through a four-set test at the French Open against 59th-ranked Dominik Koepfer of Germany

French Open: Djokovic marches on, Nadal into last-16 for record 16th time

June 5, 2021 10:34:11 pm

Novak Djokovic, who hit 30 winners against 18 unforced errors, is yet to lose a set in his three matches and will next face teenager Lorenzo Musetti.

French Open: Stephens ousts Muchova to reach fourth round; Kenin into last-16

June 5, 2021 8:27:03 pm

After a double exchange of breaks in the second set, Sloane Stephens then took a third break to seal the win and set up a clash against Barbora Krejcikova.

Stan Wawrinka out of Wimbledon due to foot injury

June 5, 2021 5:42:37 pm

The 36-year-old Wawrinka has not played on the ATP Tour since his opening round defeat by Lloyd Harris at the Qatar Open in March.

Stefanos Tsitsipas

Steely Stefanos Tsitsipas keeps cool to beat John Isner in four sets

June 5, 2021 8:26:08 am

The 22-year-old, who won two titles on clay in the run-up to Roland Garros, had to endure a torrid serving barrage in the opening set but eventually found his stride to set up a fourth round clash with Spanish 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta.

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French Open: Second seed Medvedev beats Opelka to reach fourth round

June 4, 2021 10:21:12 pm

Daniil Medvedev, who had not won a match at the French Open in four previous appearances, will next meet Cristian Garin.

Question marks over Naomi Osaka’s Wimbledon participation: Marion Bartoli

June 4, 2021 7:36:25 pm

Naomi Osaka pulled out of French Open on Monday after refusing to attend the mandatory post-match press conferences and revealing she had been suffering from bouts of depression for several years.

French Open: Third seed Sabalenka out; Serena powers past Collins to reach last-16

June 5, 2021 7:52:08 am

After the exits of Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka, Aryna Sabalenka was the highest seed remaining in Paris but she succumbed to a 4-6, 6-2, 0-6 third-round defeat to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Yana Sizikova arrested at French Open over match fixing allegations – sources

June 4, 2021 5:11:22 pm

The investigation into “fraud in an organised group” and “active and passive corruption” was related to a doubles match between Andreea Mitu, Patricia Mari and Yana Sizikova, Madison Brengle.

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Ruthless Rafa Nadal demolishes Gasquet to reach French Open third round

June 4, 2021 1:32:33 pm

Thirteen-time Roland Garros champion Nadal showed no mercy as he demolished the Frenchman for the 17th time in as many professional encounters.

Top-ranked Ash Barty retires from French Open with hip injury

June 3, 2021 7:37:08 pm

Top-ranked Ash Barty has retired from her second-round match at the French Open because of a hip injury.

Serena Williams

Medvedev overcomes clay court demons at Roland-Garros, Williams survives scare

June 3, 2021 1:36:41 pm

Williams got back to the third round at Roland Garros, where she has won three of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles, by pulling away to beat 174th-ranked Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 Wednesday on Court Philippe Chatrier.

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Sania Mirza ready for grass-court season after UK grants visa to 2-year-old son

June 3, 2021 1:36:19 pm

Sania Mirza is now set to travel to England for the grass-court season after her two-year-old son was granted a visa by the United Kingdom government.

French Open 2021: Venus Williams-Coco Gauff lose in doubles debut, Zverev keeps it short

June 2, 2021 8:58:49 pm

Venus Williams and Coco Gauff lost to 13th-seeded Ellen Perez and Zheng Saisai.

Naomi Osaka steps out of French Open and onto sport’s third rail

June 2, 2021 1:26:27 pm

Other athletes, notably Olympian Michael Phelps, spoke candidly about mental-health issues before. Still, others wrestled that tortured secret for a lifetime.

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Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic ease through as Roland Garros continues without Osaka

June 2, 2021 1:30:09 pm

While Nadal and Djokovic had no trouble against their respective opponents Alexei Popyrin and Tennys Sandgren, Russian seventh seed Andrey Rublev was knocked out in five sets by unseeded German Jan-Lennard Struff.

Top-ranked Barty advances at French Open, Rublev eliminated

June 2, 2021 8:49:58 am

Top-ranked Ashleigh Barty has overcome a strong challenge from Bernarda Pera to win her first match at Roland Garros since she claimed the French Open title in 2019.

Ankle injury at press conference ends Petra Kvitova’s French Open

June 2, 2021 8:49:09 am

Kvitova is the second high-profile player to pull out of Roland Garros, and her withdrawal follows the exit of second seed Naomi Osaka.