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Players and fans will notice radical changes this year at Roland Garros.(REUTERS)

After two decades, Roland Garros conquers greenhouse effect

Agence France-Presse, Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 01:47 PM IST
After being embroiled in legal wrangles, fighting opposition, Greenhouses have been renovated and renewed and work on the new semi-submerged arena is well underway and will be operational for the 2019 French Open.
South Korea's Chung Hyeon, the Australian Open semi-finalist, said he had been carrying the ankle problem through the clay season and would need significant time on the sidelines to recover.(REUTERS)
South Korea's Chung Hyeon, the Australian Open semi-finalist, said he had been carrying the ankle problem through the clay season and would need significant time on the sidelines to recover.(REUTERS)

Korea’s Chung Hyeon out of French Open with ankle injury

Reuters, Seoul | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 10:24 AM IST
Chung Hyeon, tipped as one of the few tennis players who could beat Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros this year, will skip the French Open due to a niggling ankle injury.
Serena Williams has not played a tournament since March.(REUTERS)
Serena Williams has not played a tournament since March.(REUTERS)

Serena Williams could get Wimbledon seeding, despite French Open snub

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 06:17 PM IST
Serena Williams, who will not be seeded at French Open after her ranking plummeted to 453, could get a seeding at Wimbledon to produce a fair and a balanced draw.
Serena Williams is currently ranked 453.(AP)
Serena Williams is currently ranked 453.(AP)

Serena Williams to miss out on seeding as French Open follows rankings

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 11:21 AM IST
Former world number one and three-time French Open winner Serena Williams is set to miss out on a seeding after officials decided to follow the WTA rankings for women’s seedings.
Maria Sharapova is a two-time winner at French Open.(AFP)
Maria Sharapova is a two-time winner at French Open.(AFP)

Maria Sharapova back at French Open with point to prove

Agence France-Presse, Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 09:51 AM IST
Maria Sharapova will be playing at French open after last year the two-time winner was denied the entry following her 15-month doping ban.
Rafael Nadal has reached the world number 1 ranking for the sixth time in his tennis career.(AFP)
Rafael Nadal has reached the world number 1 ranking for the sixth time in his tennis career.(AFP)

Rafael Nadal back at number one ahead of bid for 11th French Open crown

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2018 04:42 PM IST
Sunday’s 6-1 1-6 6-3 victory over German Alexander Zverev on the Rome dirt ensured Rafael Nadal would leapfrog Roger Federer and become world number one for a sixth time ahead of the French Open
Serena Williams, who first played the French Open in 1998, has been the champion in Paris three times.(USA TODAY Sports)
Serena Williams, who first played the French Open in 1998, has been the champion in Paris three times.(USA TODAY Sports)

Serena Williams sounds French Open tennis alarm for rivals

Press Trust of India, Paris | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2018 10:34 AM IST
Should Serena Williams win a fourth Roland Garros tennis title, it will take her level with Margaret Court’s all-time Grand Slam record of 24 majors.
Milos Raonic, the 2016 Wimbledon runner-up, has withdrawn from the French Open a week before the clay-court Grand Slam tournament begins.(REUTERS)
Milos Raonic, the 2016 Wimbledon runner-up, has withdrawn from the French Open a week before the clay-court Grand Slam tournament begins.(REUTERS)

Milos Raonic pulls out of French Open

Omnisport, Paris | By By Peter Thompson
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 11:30 PM IST
Milos Raonic, who retired from the Monte Carlo Masters last month due to a knee problem, revealed that he will not play the French Open as he attempts to get back to full fitness.
Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina kisses the trophy as she celebrates winning the final against Romania's Simona Halep at the Italian Open in Rome on Sunday.(Reuters)
Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina kisses the trophy as she celebrates winning the final against Romania's Simona Halep at the Italian Open in Rome on Sunday.(Reuters)

Elina Svitolina dominates Simona Halep to defend Italian Open tennis crown

Reuters, Rome | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 11:27 PM IST
Elina Svitolina defeated World No.1 tennis player Simona Halep in straight sets to win the Italian Open crown in Rome.
Simona Halep beat Maria Sharapova in the semi-final of the Italian Open in Rome on May 19, 2018.(AFP)
Simona Halep beat Maria Sharapova in the semi-final of the Italian Open in Rome on May 19, 2018.(AFP)

Simona Halep outlasts Maria Sharapova in Italian Open tennis semi-final

Rome | By OmniSport
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 10:15 AM IST
Both Simona Halep and Maria Sharapova struggled to serve with any consistency in their Italian Open tennis semi-final in Rome on Saturday, but the world number one triumphed.
Maria Sharapova in action during her Italian Open quarter-final match against Jelena Ostapenko in Rome on May 18, 2018.(REUTERS)
Maria Sharapova in action during her Italian Open quarter-final match against Jelena Ostapenko in Rome on May 18, 2018.(REUTERS)

Maria Sharapova sets up semi-final clash with Simona Halep in Italian Open

Reuters, Rome | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 12:07 PM IST
Maria Sharapova will play top seed and world number one Simona Halep in what is sure to be a mouth-watering semi-finals clash at the Italian Open in Rome.
Jelena Ostapenko defeated China’s Zhang Shuai 6-2,7-5 on a rain-interrupted day in Rome.(REUTERS)
Jelena Ostapenko defeated China’s Zhang Shuai 6-2,7-5 on a rain-interrupted day in Rome.(REUTERS)

Jelena Ostapenko, reigning French Open champion, enters Italian Open third round

Reuters, Rome | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 09:41 AM IST
Jelena Ostapenko, who will look to defend her crown in Roland Garros, stormed to a dominant 6-2 7-5 victory over China’s Zhang Shuai in the Italian Open.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will miss French Open after failing to recover from knee surgery.(AP)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will miss French Open after failing to recover from knee surgery.(AP)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga withdraws from French Open due to injury

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 09:16 PM IST
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has withdrawn from the French Open because of a left knee injury.
Alexander Zverev celebrates after winning the Madrid Open final against Dominic Thiem on Sunday.(REUTERS)
Alexander Zverev celebrates after winning the Madrid Open final against Dominic Thiem on Sunday.(REUTERS)

Alexander Zverev punishes Dominic Thiem to secure Madrid Open title

Omnisport | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 11:52 PM IST
Alexander Zverev produced a clinical display to crush Dominic Thiem 6-4 6-4 in the Madrid Open final on Sunday.
Simona Halep will be looking to continue her good run of form with an impressive performance ahead of the French Open.(REUTERS)
Simona Halep will be looking to continue her good run of form with an impressive performance ahead of the French Open.(REUTERS)

Simona Halep seeks French Open boost in Rome

Agence France-Presse, Rome | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 07:10 PM IST
Simona Halep finished runner-up in Rome last year before losing in the final in Roland Garros for a second time. She was also a finalist in the Australian Open this year.
Venus Williams lost 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to Estonian Anett Kontaveit at the Madrid Open.(REUTERS)
Venus Williams lost 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to Estonian Anett Kontaveit at the Madrid Open.(REUTERS)

Jelena Ostapenko, Venus suffer shock Madrid exits, Elina Svitolina advances

Reuters, Madrid | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2018 07:46 PM IST
Jelena Ostapenko and Venus Williams were beaten in the first round of Madrid Open, while it was a much easier day out for Elina Svitolina and former world number one Karolina Pliskova.
Marin Cilic opted out of the Madrid Open tennis tournament due to injury.(REUTERS)
Marin Cilic opted out of the Madrid Open tennis tournament due to injury.(REUTERS)

Marin Cilic pulls out of Madrid Open tennis tournament with knee injury

Agence France-Presse, Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 05:07 PM IST
Marin Cilic pulled out of the Madrid Open tennis tournament due to the knee injury he suffered during last month’s Monte Carlo Masters
Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko returns the ball to Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas during their Stuttgart Open match on Thursday.(AFP)
Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko returns the ball to Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas during their Stuttgart Open match on Thursday.(AFP)

Jelena Ostapenko takes winning step on clay into Stuttgart Open tennis quarter-finals

Agence France-Presse, Stuttgart | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 09:13 PM IST
Jelena Ostapenko, ranked fifth on the WTA, broke her 52nd Kazakh opponent Zarina Diyas five times as she won in just 63 minutes to reach the Stuttgart Open tennis quarter-finals.
At the moment, only eight countries play in the elite World Group of the Fed Cup, and the reports doing the rounds is that they could have 16 in the future and bring the women’s event in line with the current format of the Davis Cup men’s tennis tournament.(Getty Images)
At the moment, only eight countries play in the elite World Group of the Fed Cup, and the reports doing the rounds is that they could have 16 in the future and bring the women’s event in line with the current format of the Davis Cup men’s tennis tournament.(Getty Images)

Echoing Davis Cup, Fed Cup to undergo reform in 2019: French tennis chief

Agence France-Presse, Aix-en-Provence (France) | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 05:09 PM IST
Without elaborating on reform plans for Fed Cup (which would echo that of Davis Cup), French Tennis Federation chief Bernard Giudicelli explained that “the purpose of the reform is to favour more teams in the World Group”.
Rafael Nadal holds the trophy as he celebrates his win over Kei Nishikori in the Monte Carlo Masters final.(AFP)
Rafael Nadal holds the trophy as he celebrates his win over Kei Nishikori in the Monte Carlo Masters final.(AFP)

Rafael Nadal swats aside Kei Nishikori to seal 11th Monte Carlo Masters crown

Agence France-Presse, Monte Carlo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2018 09:36 PM IST
Rafael Nadal won a record 31st Masters title after beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 in the Monte Carlo Masters final on Sunday.
Rafael Nadal has won 53 clay court titles in his tennis career compared to Roger Federer’s 11.(REUTERS)
Rafael Nadal has won 53 clay court titles in his tennis career compared to Roger Federer’s 11.(REUTERS)

Rafael Nadal mocks ‘rival’ Roger Federer for missing clay court tennis season

Asian News International, London | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2018 09:59 AM IST
Rafael Nadal says that Roger Federer told him he would love to play against him on clay court before deciding to skip the season for a second successive year.
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic split with coach Andre Agassi on Saturday.(Reuters)
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic split with coach Andre Agassi on Saturday.(Reuters)

Struggling Novak Djokovic splits with coach Andre Agassi

Reuters, Belgrade | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2018 10:42 PM IST
The split leaves Novak Djokovic’s coaching staff down to Czech Radek Stepanek, who joined on a part-time basis after eight times Grand Slam winner Agassi came on board ahead of last year’s French Open.
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