After earning her spot on the U.S. team with her quarterfinal run at the French Open, 17-year-old Coco Gauff said she “definitely” plans to compete at the Tokyo Olympics.
Naomi Osaka’s break from tennis will last a little longer after the tennis superstar announced she will not play at Wimbledon.
Rafael Nadal will not play at Wimbledon or at the Tokyo Olympics, saying Thursday he has decided to skip the two tournaments after “listening” to his body.
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev both have been viewed as potential future stars of tennis. Both have come close to Grand Slam titles. Now the pair of 20-somethings will meet each other for a berth in the French Open final after straight-set quarterfinal victories Tuesday.
For two sets and more than two hours at the French Open on Monday, Novak Djokovic found himself being outplayed by a 19-year-old opponent from Italy making his Grand Slam debut. And yet, to hear Djokovic tell it afterward, he had the kid right where he wanted him. Which turned out to be true.
Serena Williams turns 40 in September. Roger Federer hits that milestone the month before. No one knows how many more French Open appearances each will make, and this year’s tournament ended for both on Sunday.