Grand Slam

  • 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
  • Factbox: Nadal's 13 French Open final victories
    Reuters Factbox on Rafael Nadal's French Open final wins after he beat Novak Djokovic on Sunday to seal a record-extending 13th Roland Garros title: 2005 - beat Mariano Puerta (Argentina) 6-7(6) 6-3 6-1 7-5 Rallied from a set down to beat fellow left-hander Puerta and become the first player to win the French Open title in his main draw debut since Mats Wilander in 1982, setting in motion an unprecedented run of success in the tournament. 2006 - beat Roger Federer (Swit
  • 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
  • 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,"
  • 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
  • Azarenka and Osaka have unfinished business at US Open final
    NEW YORK, September 11 (Reuters): Victoria Azarenka and Naomi Osaka were set for a title clash two weeks back before the Japanese withdrew due to injury but the former world number ones will have another chance to establish supremacy during Saturday's U.S. Open women's singles final. A left hamstring injury forced the 22-year-old Osaka to pull out from the final of the Western & Southern Open, which was played at the Grand Slam venue at Flushing Meadows this ye
  • Serena heads to French Open with time running out for No. 24
    NEW YORK, September 11 (Reuters): Serena Williams will have just two weeks to shake off the disappointment of a semi-final loss in the U.S. Open and resume her pursuit of a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title on the claycourts at the French Open. The American great has remained one title behind Margaret Court's all-time record since bagging her 23rd Grand Slam singles trophy at the Australian Open in January 2017. Williams has lost four Grand Slam finals since returni
  • Brady beaten but proud of Grand Slam progress
    NEW YORK, September 11 (Reuters): American Jennifer Brady was proud of reaching her maiden Grand Slam semi-final at the U.S. Open and says she left everything on the court in her 7-6(1) 3-6 6-3 semi-final defeat to Naomi Osaka on Thursday. Brady, whose best performance at the majors had been getting to the fourth round at Melbourne and Flushing Meadows in 2017, matched 2018 U.S. Open champion Osaka shot-for-shot in a quality match on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court. "I th
  • Osaka outlasts Brady to reach US Open final
    NEW YORK, September 11 (Reuters): Two-times Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka reached the U.S. Open final for the second time in her career with a thrilling 7-6(1) 3-6 6-3 victory over American hope Jennifer Brady on Thursday. Brady arrived at her first Grand Slam semi-final without having dropped a set in New York and did not show any nerves but Osaka's firepower allowed her to get by the 28th seed. Fourth seed Osaka, who won the first of two consecutive Grand Slam titles
  • Serena stunned by Azarenka comeback in U.S. Open semis
    NEW YORK, September 11 (Reuters): Victoria Azarenka stunned Serena Williams 1-6 6-3 6-3 in the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Thursday, denying the American the chance of winning a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title on home soil this year. Azarenka will play Japan's Naomi Osaka on Saturday in her third final at Flushing Meadows, having lost the previous two to Williams in 2012 and 2013. Azarenka said her mental game had been crucial in beating the 38-year-ol