Mens Tennis News - Womens Tennis News - Washington Times
Skip to content

Tennis

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates his record 12th French Open tennis tournament title after winning his men's final match against Austria's Dominic Thiem in four sets, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) ** FILE **

Dirty dozen: Nadal wins 12th French Open for 18th Slam title

- Associated Press

For a few, fleeting moments Sunday, Rafael Nadal found his French Open supremacy seemingly threatened by Dominic Thiem, a younger, talented opponent challenging him in the final for the second consecutive year.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic walks towards the locker rooms for a brief interruption because of the rain during his semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Austria's Dominic Thiem at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Thiem ends Djokovic’s Slam streak in French Open semifinals

- Associated Press

Novak Djokovic’s 26-match Grand Slam winning streak ended with a dramatic 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 loss Saturday to Dominic Thiem in a rain-interrupted French Open semifinal that spanned more than four hours over two days.

Japan's Naomi Osaka celebrates winning her second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in three sets, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Thursday, May 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

All’s well that ends well for No. 1 Osaka at French Open

- Associated Press

Osaka trailed by a set and a break Thursday against former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka in the second round at Roland Garros, before coming all the way back to win an entertaining matchup 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 and prolong her bid for a third consecutive major championship.

Japan's Naomi Osaka celebrates winning her first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Slovakia's Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in three sets, 0-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )

Top-seeded Osaka bounces back to avoid French Open upset

- Associated Press

Five times just two points from defeat in a swirling wind, Osaka held it together enough to overcome all of those miscues and stretch her winning streak at majors to 15 matches by eventually beating 90th-ranked Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia 0-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1.

Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates winning her first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia in three sets 2-6, 6-1, 6-0, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, May 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Serena Williams turns match around to win at French Open

- Associated Press

Williams arrived in Paris having withdrawn from each of her past two tournaments because of a balky left knee, and the one before that because of illness. She had played only nine matches all season, and so her pursuit of a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title - fourth at Roland Garros - seemed no sure thing.

Related Articles

Sofia Kenin of the U.S. serves against Australia's Ashleigh Barty during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Monday, June 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Women who beat Serena, Osaka in Paris are quickly gone

- Associated Press

Beating 23-time major champion Serena Williams or No. 1-ranked Naomi Osaka at the French Open was one thing. Following up those upsets with other victories two days later was entirely something else for Sofia Kenin and Katerina Siniakova.