French Open

A resurfaced clip of Venus Williams’ father calling out a reporter during an interview when she was a teenager has gone viral after Naomi Osaka’s decision to withdraw from the French Open.

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LINZ, Austria (AP) — Coco Gauff is still just 15. She also is already the owner of a WTA singles title. The American beat 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in the final of the Upper Austria Ladies tournament Sunday, making Gauff the youngest winner of a singles trophy on the WTA […]

The French Open made a controversial decision to ban Serena Williams’ black cat suit because they claim that it lacks “respect” for the game of tennis. Which is ridiculous because Nike designed the suit for her to help prevent blood clots, and because Williams is the game of tennis! The French folks sound like a bunch […]

PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams called off her Grand Slam comeback because of a chest muscle injury on Monday, pulling out of the French Open shortly before she was supposed to play Maria Sharapova in the fourth round. “It’s extremely disappointing,” Williams said during a news conference at Roland Garros. “But also, I made a […]

PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams considers the black bodysuit she wore at the French Open much more than a fashion statement. There’s a practical reason for the full-length legs on the skintight outfit: The aim is to protect her because of past bouts with blood clots. There also is a message she wanted to send […]

PARIS (AP) — For all that has changed in the 16 months since Serena Williams last played in a Grand Slam tournament — she is now married and a mother — so much was familiar about her at the French Open on Tuesday. The fashion statement, this time in the form of a black bodysuit […]

PARIS (AP) — Finally back on court after two days of rain, Venus Williams warmed up for her fourth-round French Open match Wednesday in a zipped-up gray coat, something that seemed more appropriate for winter wear. Once play began, the No. 9-seeded Williams never really gave herself a chance to join her sister in the […]

Serena Williams is a champion again. And this time she did it while facing two problems. The tennis legend put on a dominant performance to win…

For the third match in a row at the French Open, Serena Williams dropped the opening set and had to hustle through two more to pull out a win. Her latest victim – fellow American Sloane Stephens. In a thrilling match between the last two American women in the draw, the No. 1-ranked and No. […]

Venus Williams bailed on her mandatory press conference at the French Open on Monday following her first-round exit – and for that she was fined $3,000. After the 15th-seeded Williams lost 7-6 (5), 6-1 to Sloane Stephens on Monday, she blew off the media, instead issuing a short statement to the press. It was Williams’ […]

PARIS (AP) — Instead of looking forward to playing each other this week at the French Open, Serena and Venus Williams will both be heading home early. The American sisters both lost in the second round on Wednesday, each being outplayed by little known opponents at Roland Garros. Serena, the defending French Open champion and […]