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French Open: French Open Tennis Championships
The French Open, officially Roland-Garros, is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France, beginning in late May. The venue is named after the French aviator Roland Garros. It is the premier clay court tennis championship event in the world and the second of four annual Grand Slam tournaments, the other three being the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. The French Open is currently the only Grand Slam event held on clay, and it is the zenith of the spring clay court season. Before the Australian Open and the US Open were converted into hardcourt, the French Open was the lone non-grass tournament. Because of the seven rounds needed for a championship, the slow-playing surface and the best-of-five-set men's singles matches, the event is widely considered to be the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world.

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Francesca Schiavone reveals she has overcome cancer

Francesca Schiavone, the former French Open champion, reveals she has fought a successful battle with cancer.
BBC News - Published

Ashleigh Barty voted WTA Player of the Year to cap off stellar year

Ashleigh Barty has capped off her stellar season, which included winning the French Open and finishing at No.1, by being voted WTA Player of the Year.
SBS - Published

Videos for French Open


Defending champion Osaka - "Last year I was fearless" [Video]Defending champion Osaka - "Last year I was fearless"

Defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka feels in a different mental place to last year

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Ashleigh Barty wins maiden WTA Finals to top perfect year

ashleigh barty wins maiden wta finals to top perfect year
World No 1 Ashleigh Barty ended the 2019 season in style as she beat defending champion Elina Svitolina to win the WTA Finals in Shenzhen. The 23-year-old Australian, who had lost all five previous..
WorldNews - Published

Katie Boulter on Fed Cup, French Open & returning from injury

Britain's Katie Boulter talks about recovering from a back stress fracture, her Fed Cup heroics and withdrawing from the French Open.
BBC News - Published

Roger Federer will play French Open as well as Olympics as Andy Murray casts doubts over doubles in Tokyo

roger federer will play french open as well as olympics as andy murray casts doubts over doubles in tokyo
Roger Federer discussed his schedule (Picture: TPN/Getty Images) Roger Federer intends to compete at both the French Open and the Olympic Games in 2020, ending fears he will withdraw from the..
WorldNews - Published

Teenager Gauff becomes youngest WTA winner in 15 years

Coco Gauff wins her first WTA title by beating former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3 1-6 6-2 in the Linz Open final.
BBC News - Published

Top-ranked Barty bounced from Rogers Cup

top-ranked barty bounced from rogers cup
World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty on Tuesday crashed out of Rogers Cup in Toronto, falling in three sets in her second-round opener to 29th-ranked Sofia Kenin of the US. Australia’s Barty, the French Open..
WorldNews - Published

Seventh seed Simona Halep stuns Serena Williams in SW19 showpiece

seventh seed simona halep stuns serena williams in sw19 showpiece
Simona Halep produced a superb display in her first Wimbledon final to storm to the title and keep Serena Williams waiting again for number 24. The 27-year-old's 6-2 6-2 victory makes her the first..
WorldNews - Published

I'll need to hit top level to beat greatest ever on grass Roger Federer: Nadal

i'll need to hit top level to beat greatest ever on grass roger federer: nadal
Rafa Nadal is excited for the next chapter of his enduring rivalry with Roger Federer. The two greats - with 38 Grand Slam titles between them - will illuminate what has been an underwhelming men's..
WorldNews - Published

Wimbledon 2019: Simona Halep's newfound romance with grass continues as she sets up blockbuster final against Serena Williams

wimbledon 2019: simona halep's newfound romance with grass continues as she sets up blockbuster final against serena williams
Simona Halep has been quite open about her love affair with the French Open. She dreamt of the crown on clay as a kid, did everything in her power to achieve that vision. Though the Romanian, with a..
WorldNews - Published

Halep overwhelms Svitolina to make Wimbledon history for Romania

halep overwhelms svitolina to make wimbledon history for romania
Simona Halep became the first Romanian woman to reach the Wimbledon final on Thursday when she defeated Ukraine's Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-3. ","content":"Simona Halep became the first Romanian woman to..
WorldNews - Published

Wimbledon 2019: Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem suffers Sam Querrey defeat

wimbledon 2019: austrian fifth seed dominic thiem suffers sam querrey defeat
The exodus of men’s seeds continued at Wimbledon on Tuesday as Austrian Dominic Thiem exited in the first round for the third time in six visits, beaten by American Sam Querrey. The No.5 seed goes..
WorldNews - Published

Number one Barty up and running at Wimbledon

number one barty up and running at wimbledon
Ashleigh Barty enjoyed a winning start to life as the world number one, beating Zheng Saisai 6-4 6-2 in her Wimbledon opener on Tuesday. Playing for the first time as the WTA Tour's top-ranked star,..
WorldNews - Published

Djokovic, Federer, Nadal primed to tighten Wimbledon grip

djokovic, federer, nadal primed to tighten wimbledon grip
LONDON: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are set to tighten their private stranglehold on Wimbledon as rivals struggle to keep afloat as they bid to dethrone the sport’s A-list stars...
WorldNews - Published

Barty primed for first big test as world No.1 at Wimbledon

French Open champion and world No.1 Ashleigh Barty doesn't believe she's necessarily the Wimbledon favourite.
SBS - Published

Wimbledon seeding is disrespectful, says Nadal

wimbledon seeding is disrespectful, says nadal
Rafael Nadal has criticised Wimbledon's seeding process, believing the tournament would be disrespecting his performances by having him listed below Roger Federer. Two-time All England Club champion..
WorldNews - Published

Barty pulls out of Eastbourne with arm injury

barty pulls out of eastbourne with arm injury
New world number one Ashleigh Barty has withdrawn from the Nature Valley International due to an arm injury just a week before Wimbledon starts. French Open champion Barty rose to the top of the..
WorldNews - Published

Barty 'rejected' me for Wimbledon - Murray column

In his regular BBC Sport column, Andy Murray reveals how he approached French Open winner Ashleigh Barty about playing mixed doubles at Wimbledon.
BBC News - Published

Johanna Konta makes winning return to action after French Open run

johanna konta makes winning return to action after french open run
Johanna Konta impressed in her first match since reaching the French Open semi-finals to ease into the second round of the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham. The British number one made a seamless..
WorldNews - Published

Dominic Thiem offers Serena Williams doubles match after French Open row

dominic thiem offers serena williams doubles match after french open row
Austrian tennis ace Dominic Thiem on Tuesday offered Serena Williams a mixed doubles jaunt in an attempt to put their French Open press room dispute behind them. tennis Updated: Jun 11, 2019 21:42 IST..
WorldNews - Published

Thiem wants to 'make amends' with Serena Williams by playing Wimbledon mixed doubles

thiem wants to 'make amends' with serena williams by playing wimbledon mixed doubles
Austrian world number four Dominic Thiem offers to play mixed doubles with Serena Williams at Wimbledon to put their French Open dispute behind them
BBC News - Published

Nadal energised by Paris triumph and aims to win third Wimbledon

nadal energised by paris triumph and aims to win third wimbledon
Rafael Nadal is hopeful he will again be able to challenge for the Wimbledon title after yet another French Open 
triumph. The Spaniard lifted the Coupe des Mousquetaires for a remarkable 12th time..
WorldNews - Published

Ambitious Nadal will not play before Wimbledon

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.
Reuters - Published

Rafael Nadal wins 12th French Open title, beating Australian Dominic Thiem

Rafael Nadal pulled away in what had suddenly become a tight final to beat Dominic Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 Sunday for his record-extending 12th French Open championship. It raises Nadal's Grand Slam..
CBS News - Published

Rafael Nadal says winning 12th French Open 'very special' after injury

rafael nadal says winning 12th french open 'very special' after injury
Rafael Nadal says winning his 12th French Open is extra special after a turbulent year where he considered taking an extended break because of injury problems.
BBC News - Published

Ashleigh Barty pays tribute to Indigenous trailblazer Evonne Goolagong Cawley

Ashleigh Barty has become the second Indigenous Australian to win the French Open. Moments after lifting the Suzanne Lenglen Cup, she paid homage to the trailblazer who came before her.
SBS - Published

Sanguine Nadal says he is not obsessed about Federer's record

Rafael Nadal took sole ownership of one record when he claimed a 12th French Open title on Sunday but says matching Roger Federer's haul of 20 Grand Slams will not become an obsession.
Reuters - Published

Nadal racks up 12th French crown as Thiem runs out of steam at Roland Garros

Defying the years and one of the most fierce onslaughts he has ever faced at Roland Garros, Rafa Nadal won his 12th French Open crown on Sunday, leaving Dominic Thiem crushed and a packed Parisian..
Reuters - Published

Austria's Thiem rattles Rafa but title still out of reach

Dominic Thiem achieved something few players have ever managed in any of Rafael Nadal's 12 French Open finals on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Rafael Nadal defeats Dominic Thiem to claim historic 12th French Open title

Rafael Nadal swept to an historic 12th Roland Garros title and 18th Grand Slam crown on Sunday with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Austria's Dominic Thiem.
France 24 - Published Also reported by •ReutersUSATODAY.com

French Open: Rafael Nadal makes Grand Slam history by winning his 12th Roland Garros title

french open: rafael nadal makes grand slam history by winning his 12th roland garros title
Rafael Nadal entered the history books once again as he saw off Dominic Thiem to win his 12th French Open title and his 18th Grand Slam crown. Playing in his 12th final at Roland Garros just 14 years..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Factbox: Nadal's record-breaking 12 French Open final victories

Factbox on Rafael Nadal's French Open final wins after he beat Dominic Thiem for the second year running on Sunday to become the first player to win the same Grand Slam title 12 times, edging ahead of..
Reuters - Published

Nadal wins 12th French Open for 18th career Grand Slam

The victory raises Nadal's Grand Slam title count to 18, within two of Roger Federer's record for a man
CBS News - Published

Factbox: French Open champion Rafa Nadal

Factbox on Rafa Nadal, who beat Dominic Thiem 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 in the final on Sunday to win his 12th French Open title:
Reuters - Published

Factbox: List of French Open men's singles champions

2019 Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat Dominic Thiem (Austria) 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1
Reuters - Published

The Latest: Babos and Mladenovic win French doubles title

The latest on the French Open: The second-seeded team of Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic has won the women's doubles title for their second Grand Slam title as a pairing
USATODAY.com - Published

Back from cricket, Australia's Barty now French Open champ

Ash Barty certainly did not think her best chance of winning a Grand Slam title would be at the French Open
USATODAY.com - Published

Political leaders heap praise on Ash Barty

Queensland and federal political leaders have congratulated Ash Barty on her French Open tennis singles title win.
SBS - Published

Barty pays homage to Indigneous trailblazer Goolagong after French Open win

Ashleigh Barty has become the second Indigenous Australian to win the French Open. Moments after lifting the Suzanne Lenglen Cup, she paid homage to the trailblazer who came before her.
SBS - Published

'It's unbelievable': Barty celebrates French Open title win after breaking Australia's 46-year drought

The victory lifts Ashleigh Barty to number two in the world with the teenager also becoming the first Indigenous Australian to win the French Open since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1971.
SBS - Published

Thiem's task against Nadal is near impossible - Rusedski previews final

thiem's task against nadal is near impossible - rusedski previews final
Rafael Nadal is "almost impossible" to beat at the French Open and it is a "big ask" for Dominic Thiem to stop him on Sunday, says ex-British number one Greg Rusedski.
BBC News - Published

Return to tennis my best decision - former cricketer Barty after French Open win

return to tennis my best decision - former cricketer barty after french open win
New French Open champion Ashleigh Barty says returning to tennis is the best decision she has ever made.
BBC News - Published

Adrenaline-fueled Thiem ready for Rafa

Austrian fourth seed Dominic Thiem says he will be fueled by adrenaline when he takes on Rafael Nadal in Sunday's French Open final in what will be his fourth successive day on court.
Reuters - Published

Thiem team told 'no chance' of Monday final

As if facing 11-times champion Rafa Nadal in a French Open final was not daunting enough, Austria’s Dominic Thiem will need to do so after less than 24 hours rest.
Reuters - Published

Thiem rides the storm to knock out Djokovic

Austrian Dominic Thiem crushed Novak Djokovic's French Open hopes as he survived a weather-ravaged semi-final spanning 24 hours to complete a 6-2 3-6 7-5 5-7 7-5 victory on Saturday and set up a repeat..
Reuters - Published

Ultimate challenge in danger of becoming mission impossible for Thiem

Beating Rafael Nadal on clay is the ultimate challenge, but that may have already become mission impossible for his opponent Dominic Thiem, even before Sunday's French Open final gets underway.
Reuters - Published

French Open final preview and prediction: Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem

french open final preview and prediction: rafael nadal vs dominic thiem
Nadal is the favourite (Picture: REX) The odds appear somewhat stacked against Dominic Thiem. After producing a heroic performance to down world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, the Austrian has to return to..
WorldNews - Published

Novak Djokovic bemoans weather conditions after Dominic Thiem defeat at French Open

novak djokovic bemoans weather conditions after dominic thiem defeat at french open
Novak Djokovic bemoaned the weather conditions and voiced his discontent towards the French Open organisers after his semi-final defeat to Dominic Thiem. The world No 1 suffered a dramatic 6-2 3-6 7-5..
WorldNews - Published

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