French Open

  • French Open champ Swiatek adjusting to celebrity status
    Reuters French Open champion Iga Swiatek says she is trying to adjust to her new celebrity status after becoming the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title. The 19-year-old beat American Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-1 in Saturday's final to become the youngest winner of the claycourt Grand Slam at Roland Garros since Monica Seles in 1992. "It's pretty crazy here," Swiatek told the BBC after returning to Poland. "I feel like my life changed complet
  • Factbox: French Open champion Rafael Nadal
    Reuters Factbox on Rafael Nadal, who beat Novak Djokovic 6-0 6-2 7-5 on Sunday to win a record-extending 13th French Open title: Age: 34 Nation: Spain ATP ranking: 2 Seeding: 2 Grand Slam titles (20): Australian Open (2009); French Open (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020); Wimbledon (2008, 2010); U.S. Open (2010, 2013, 2017, 2019) ROAD TO FINAL First round: Egor Gerasimov (Belarus) 6-4 6-4 6-2 Second round: Mackenzie
  • Nadal wins 13th French Open to claim record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title
    PARIS, October 11 (Reuters): Spain's Rafael Nadal demolished world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia 6-0 6-2 7-5 in the French Open final to claim a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title on Sunday. With his record-improving 13th triumph at Roland Garros, world number two Nadal is now tied with Swiss Roger Federer as the player with the most men's singles major titles. Nadal was the early aggressor as he choked Djokovic to win the opening set in brutal fashion havi
  • Teenager Swiatek dazzles in Paris to claim first Grand Slam title
    PARIS, October 10 (Reuters): Securing a first Grand Slam title is supposed to be an arduous task but 19-year-old Iga Swiatek crowned an extraordinary fortnight to win the French Open in a blaze of winners on Saturday, crushing Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-1. Swiatek, who had dropped only 23 games en route to the final, produced another audacious display as she became the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title. Only briefly in the first set did Swiatek show any weakness,
  • Factbox: Novak Djokovic v Rafa Nadal
    (Reuters): A look at the key facts and records of Serbian Novak Djokovic and Spaniard Rafa Nadal ahead of their title clash at the French Open on Sunday (prefix number denotes seeding): 1-NOVAK DJOKOVIC Age: 33 ATP ranking: 1 (Highest: 1) Grand Slam titles: 17 (Australian Open 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020; French Open 2016; Wimbledon 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019; U.S. Open 2011, 2015, 2018) Career ATP titles: 81 2019 French Open performance: Sem
  • Factbox: List of French Open women's singles champions
    Reuters List of French Open women's singles champions: 2020 Iga Swiatek (Poland) beat Sofia Kenin (U.S.) 6-4 6-1 2019 Ashleigh Barty (Australia) beat Marketa Vondrousova (Czech Republic) 6-1 6-3 2018 Simona Halep (Romania) beat Sloane Stephens (U.S.) 3-6 6-4 6-1 2017 Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia) beat Halep 4-6 6-4 6-3 2016 Garbine Muguruza (Spain) beat Serena Williams (U.S.) 7-5 6-4 2015 Serena Williams beat Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) 6-3 6-7 6-2 2014 Mari
  • Factbox: French Open champion Iga Swiatek
    Reuters Factbox on Iga Swiatek, who defeated Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-1 to win her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open on Saturday. Age: 19 Nation: Poland WTA ranking: 54 (Highest ranking: 48) Seeding: Unseeded Grand Slam titles: 1 (French Open 2020) ROAD TO FINAL First round: 15-Marketa Vondrousova (Czech Republic) 6-1 6-2 Second round: Hsieh Su-wei (Taiwan) 6-1 6-4 Third round: Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) 6-3 6-2 Fourth round: 1-Simona Halep (Romania) 6
  • Swiatek wins French Open, becomes first Pole to win Grand Slam singles title
    PARIS, October 10 (Reuters): Teenager Iga Swiatek became the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title when she beat American fourth seed Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-1 in the French Open final on Saturday. The unseeded 19-year-old, who did not drop a set throughout the claycourt tournament, is the youngest winner since Monica Seles lifted the Suzanne Lenglen Cup in 1992. "I'm so happy. I'm so happy my family was here finally. It was overwhelming for me,"
  • Djokovic senses opportunity against Nadal
    PARIS, October 10 (Reuters): Novak Djokovic has suffered more than his fair share of heartache against Rafael Nadal at the French Open but Sunday's final offers him a chance to dethrone the claycourt king. The 33-year-old Serb leads their extraordinary rivalry 29-26 but Nadal has won six of their seven clashes at Roland Garros, including the 2012 and 2014 finals. Djokovic won their last encounter on the Parisian clay, however, in the 2015 quarter-finals and believes Sund
  • King Nadal downs Schwartzman to reach 13th French Open final
    PARIS, October 10 (Reuters): Rafael Nadal moved within one win of a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title by reaching the French Open final with a comfortable 6-3 6-3 7-6(0) victory over Diego Schwartzman on Friday. Nadal was beaten by the 12th seed a little over two weeks ago on the claycourts in Rome but the 12-time French Open champion showed he was still the undisputed king of Roland Garros as he notched up a 10th win in 11 meetings over the Argentine. "Two and a h
  • Swiatek's run to French Open final not by chance, says coach
    WARSAW, October 9 (Reuters): Iga Swiatek's incredible run to the French Open final has taken the tennis world by storm but her one person who is not surprised is her coach Piotr Sierzputowski. The music-loving 19-year-old has dropped only 23 games en route to the final where she will face American Sofia Kenin who in February claimed the Australian Open crown. If Swiatek prevails she will become the youngest player to lift the Suzanne Lenglen Cup since Monica Seles in 199
  • Carreno Busta accuses Djokovic of feigning injury concerns
    PARIS, September 8 (Reuters): Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta accused Novak Djokovic of gamesmanship during their French Open quarter-final on Wednesday as he felt the world number one Serb did not have any genuine health issues despite appearing to battle injury problems. Djokovic, 33, had his neck taped during the match on Court Philippe Chatrier and his movements seemed somewhat restricted during the opening set against the world number 18. He also called the trainer on court to
  • Emotions surface as Kvitova makes quarter-finals
    PARIS, October 5 (Reuters): The French Open holds special memories for Petra Kvitova, not because she has won the title but because it is where she resumed her career after a knife attack that almost ended it. Kvitova was sidelined for six months after an attack by a burglar at her home in the Czech Republic just before Christmas in 2016 that left her with severe damage to the nerves and tendons in her left hand. She returned, ahead of schedule, at the 2017 French Open and l
  • Qualifier Trevisan's career takes off with stunning win
    PARIS, October 4 (Reuters): Martina Trevisan's career is taking off in spectacular fashion, with the Italian becoming the first qualifier in eight years to reach the quarter-finals of the French Open by beating Dutch fifth seed Kiki Bertens 6-4 6-4 on Sunday. The world number 159, who did not play tennis between 2009 and 2014 because of an eating disorder, played aggressively throughout to set up a meeting with Polish teenager Iga Swiatek, who knocked out top seed Simona Ha
  • Teenager Swiatek bundles top seed Halep out of French Open
    PARIS, October 4 (Reuters): Polish teenager Iga Swiatek dumped top seed Simona Halep out of the French Open on Sunday with a crushing 6-1 6-2 victory to make her maiden Grand Slam quarter-final. Halep came into the fourth round clash on a 17-match unbeaten streak having defeated the 19-year-old Swiatek, ranked 54th in the world, 6-1 6-0 in 45 minutes at the same stage last year in the claycourt Grand Slam at Roland Garros. "I wasn't experienced at all then. That was
  • Djokovic sweeps past Galan into last 16
    PARIS (Reuters) - Top seed Novak Djokovic continued his imperious progress at the French Open with a 6-0 6-3 6-2 drubbing of Colombian Daniel Galan to effortlessly reach the last 16 for the 11th straight year on Saturday. The 33-year-old was rarely extended by his 153rd-ranked opponent and even found time to double up as a court sweeper when the match was briefly interrupted by rain. Djokovic, like 12-time champion Rafa Nadal, has reached the fourth round without the loss of a se
  • Collins knocks out former champion Muguruza to reach last 16
    PARIS, October 4 (Reuters): American Danielle Collins threw the kitchen sink at former champion Garbine Muguruza to force her way into the fourth round of the French Open with a 7-5 2-6 6-4 victory on Saturday. Collins, who has very little experience on clay, was 3-0 down in the decider but battled through to set up a meeting with Tunisian Ons Jabeur, the first Arab woman to reach the last 16 at Roland Garros. "She (Muguruza) was playing some of her best tennis, co
  • Simona Halep punishes Amanda Anisimova to reach last 16
    PARIS, September 03 (Reuters): Top seed Simona Halep extracted brutal revenge on American teenager Amanda Anisimova with a 6-0 6-1 victory to move ominously into the fourth round of the French Open on Friday. Anisimova caused a huge upset last year when she comfortably beat Romanian Halep, then the defending champion, in the quarter-finals, but could not reproduce that form. Halep was in typically miserly mood on Court Philippe Chatrier, giving precious little away and waiting fo
  • Easy again for Djokovic as he reaches third round
    PARIS, October 1 (Reuters): Top seed Novak Djokovic barely broke sweat in reaching the French Open third round with a 6-1 6-2 6-2 thrashing of outclassed Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis on Thursday. Some rare sunshine bathed the Court Phillipe Chatrier but it was dull viewing for the few spectators allowed in to watch the 33-year-old glide effortlessly through. The opening set was done and dusted in 22 minutes as Djokovic won the last 10 points and the second set was only margi
  • Kenin huffs and puffs into French Open third round
    PARIS, October 1 (Reuters): American fourth seed Sofia Kenin ran into a spot of bother before reaching the French Open third round with a 3-6 6-3 6-2 victory against Romanian Anna Bogdan on Thursday. Kenin, the best American hope at Roland Garros along with last year's semi-finalist Amanda Anisimova after Serena Williams withdrew injured on Wednesday, was out of sorts in the opening set before finding her range. The Australian Open champion struggled to handle Bogdan'