Ash Barty has raised Australian hopes of a first Wimbledon singles title since 2002 by storming into the fourth round of the championships but the world number one has also managed to calmly dodge a rash of potential controversies in week one.
New world No.1 and Wimbledon top seed Ash Barty says she has not even glanced at the All England Club draw, which considering the obstacles in her quarter, is just as well.
French Open champion Rafael Nadal said he will play no grasscourt warm-up tournaments ahead of Wimbledon but is confident he can mount a challenge for a third title in southwest London.
Australia hailed “bloody legend” Ashleigh Barty after she ended the country’s 46-year wait for a French Open singles title with a crushing victory in Paris.
Roger Federer has used just about everything in his vast armoury to try and beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open.
French Open fans will be treated to the semi-final they had always hoped for as great rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal advanced in contrasting fashion on Tuesday to set up a last-four encounter at Roland Garros.
Last year’s runner-up Dominic Thiem made light work of Gael Monfils as he ended French presence in the singles draw with a no-nonsense 6-4 6-4 6-2 victory to reach the French Open quarter-finals on Monday.
Serena Williams’ bid to win a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title was thwarted again when she suffered her earliest exit at the majors in almost five years, leading to more questions over her long-term future at the highest level.
Roger Federer breezed into the third round of the French Open for the 15th time on Wednesday by seeing off German lucky loser Oscar Otte, while 11-time champion Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas also progressed.
Naomi Osaka’s quest for a third consecutive Grand Slam title almost came to an abrupt end on Tuesday as a number of top players struggled to book their spots in the second round of the French Open.
Claycourt master Rafael Nadal quickly adapted to the new surroundings at Roland Garros with a 6-2 6-1 6-3 demolition of German qualifier Yannick Hanfmann in the first round of the French Open on Monday.
Roger Federer counts himself as an “outsider” for the French Open title this year.
Novak Djokovic can become only the second man in history to have twice held all four Grand Slam titles at the same time with victory at the French Open.
Serena Williams returns from injury in Rome next week looking to get back to winning ways as she prepares her bid to match Margaret Court’s record of major singles titles at the French Open later this month.
Rafael Nadal heads into the final fortnight of the countdown to the French Open facing uncertainty after crashing out in his bid for a sixth title at the Madrid Open.
Nadal has pulled out of ATP Tour Finals in London due to injury, so Novak Djokovic will end the year as world number one.
Halep will finish the year as women’s world number one for the second season in a row.
Former Wimbledon doubles champion Peng Shuai’s season was all but over.
Serena Williams has been seeded 25 for this year’s women’s singles by the organisers despite being ranked 183 in the world.
The Spaniard Rafael Nadal secures an 11th title at Roland Garros and 17th major of his career by winning the French Open.
Nadal loses his first set at the French Open since 2015 but that blip did not prevent him from marching into the semi-finals.
Novak Djokovic is facing the gravest crisis of his career after a shock French Open defeat to Marco Cecchinato.
Wherever he plays, Juan Martin Del Potro is the nice guy the crowd likes to back.
Serena Williams announces her shock withdrawal from the French Open with injury.
Anderson will tower over Schwartzman today but insists the Argentine’s short stature should not be interpreted as a weakness.
Garbine Muguruza cruises past French wild card player Fiona Ferro 6-4 6-3, booking her place in the French Open 3rd round.
World number one Simona Halep battled back after a disastrous opening set to beat Alison Riske 2-6, 6-1, 6-1.
Djokovic launches his campaign for a second French Open title with a moody victory over Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva.
Rafael Nadal said he is happy to “suffer” as he chases an 11th French Open title.
There will be questions about suspensions, favouritism, parties and candy lines.