Sindhu, the lone Indian in the fray on the penultimate day of the competition, got off to a good start as she won the first game but could not maintain the momentum as her Japanese opponent came back strongly to win the next two games and seal a place in the final. Sindhu lost 21-18, 16-21, 12-21 in the last-four stage encounter that lasted just over one hour.
World No.1 Novak Djokovic on Sunday made an astonishing comeback from being two sets down to beat fifth seed Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7(6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in four hours and 11 minutes and win the French Open title.
Unseeded Barbora Krejcikova on Saturday became the first Czech Republic woman in 40 years to win the French Open title as she defeated No.31 seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 in the final match.
Novak Djokovic dashed Rafael Nadal's hopes of winning a record 21st Grand Slam title and his 14th French Open after the world No. 1 overcame the Spaniard 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-2 in a four-hour-22-minute semi-final that was replete with moments of brilliance as well as errors.
Unseeded Czech Barbora Krejcikova pulled off a remarkable upset by outlasting No.17 seed Maria Sakkari 7-5, 4-6, 9-7 in a French Open women's semi-final match to reach her first Grand Slam final on Thursday.
Twenty-time Grand Slam singles champion Roger Federer of Switzerland withdrew from French Open tennis.
World No. 2 Naomi Osaka of Japan on Monday withdrew from the French Open over her stand to not to speak to the media due to her mental health.
Paris: The French Open has been postponed by a week due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) said in a statement on Thursday. The clay court Grand…
Paris: Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova have entered the semifinals on the ongoing French Open after registering contrasting wins in their respective quarterfinal matches. In the men’s singles event, Djokovic, despite visibly struggling with his left arm early on Wednesday evening, defeated Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 in three hours and 10 minutes […]
Paris: The Indian men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty continued their dream run, sailing into the finals of the French Open Super 750 with a straight game win over Japan’s Hiroyuki Endo and Yuta Watanabe here. Satwik and Chirag, who had won their maiden Super 500 title at the Thailand Open in […]
Paris: Ace Indian women shuttler P.V. Sindhu bowed out of the ongoing French Open badminton tournament after losing her quarter-final match. Newly crowned World Champion Sindhu lost to World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying 21-16, 24-26, 21-17 in an intense last-eight match which lasted for 75 minutes on Friday night. It was a fierce battle […]
Paris: Saina Nehwal’s campaign at the 2019 French Open came to an end on Friday. She was beaten by South Korean teenager An Se Young in a hard-fought two-game match that lasted 49 minutes. Young thus continues her impressive run having beaten reigning world champion P.V. Sindhu in the first round of the Denmark Open […]
Paris: World champion P V Sindhu would look to snap her recent run of early exits when she begins her women’s singles campaign at the USD 750,000 French Open badminton tournament, beginning here on Tuesday. Since claiming her maiden World Championships title in August, Sindhu has looked awfully out-of-form as she had failed to cross […]
Paris: Australia’s Ashleigh Barty won the French Open, winning her maiden Grand Slam singles title, with a lopsided victory over Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic. The 23-year-old Barty, who has enjoyed a meteoric rise up the rankings after resuming her tennis career following a hiatus to play professional cricket, earned a 6-1, 6-3 win […]
London: Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the upcoming French Open because of her long-standing shoulder injury. The 32-year-old has not played since pulling out of an event in her native Russia at the end of January and had a small operation in February, reports the BBC. The two-time Roland Garros champion […]
Paris: Ace India shuttler P.V. Sindhu entered the second round of ongoing French Open after thrashing Beiwen Zhang in straight games here on Tuesday. Sindhu took just 34 minutes to outclass Zhang 21-17, 21-8. With this win, the Rio Olympic silver medalist avenged her loss at the hands of Zhang in the opening round of […]
Paris: Indian badminton stars, including defending champion Kidambi Srikanth, P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will be eyeing their first major BWF title of the year when the French Open begins here on Tuesday. World number 10 Saina, who did well to the reach the Denmark Open final on Sunday before losing to nemesis and […]
Paris: The city of Paris paid tribute to Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal on Monday, a day after he won his record-extending 11th French Open title. Hours after thrashing Austria’s Dominic Thiem in straight sets, Nadal was playfully quizzed by Paris Mayor Anne Higaldo about a potential 12th French Open title, reports Efe. Nadal replied […]
Paris: Rafael Nadal of Spain powered past Austrian Dominic Thiem in straight sets to clinch his record-extending 11th men’s singles title at the French Open tennis championships here on Sunday. Following his 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory, Nadal became the second player in history to have won 11 singles titles at any Grand Slam event after […]
Paris: Top-ranked Romanian Simona Halep beat Sloane Stephens in full sets to claim her first Grand Slam title at the French Open here on Saturday. Halep extended her winning streak over her American opponent to five matches after triumphing at 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, reports Xinhua news agency. Halep recorded 0-3 in her previous Grand Slam […]
Paris: China’s Wang Qiang avenged her two previous losses to Venus Williams by beating the American veteran 6-4, 7-5 in the women’s first round of the French Open on Sunday. Wang lost both matches to the 37-year-old American at Grand Slam tournaments last year, the French Open and Wimbledon respectively, reports Xinhua news agency. Wang, […]
Paris: Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth bounced back to win 14-21, 21-19, 21-18 in a three-setter against H.S Prannoy and enter the men’s singles final in French Open Superseries here on Saturday. Srikanth now has taken a 3-1 lead in the head-to-head statistics against Prannoy. In the first game, after Srikanth took the first point of […]
Mumbai: Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi on Tuesday reacted angrily to his wife and actress Lara Dutta’s tweet demonstrating how she stopped water from seeping into her house by using towels of Wimbledon U.S., Australian and French Open. Dutta posted a picture on the social networking site showing rolled up towels against large glass doors. “Putting […]
Bengaluru: Fresh from winning the maiden Grand Slam title of his career at the French Open, Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna asserted on Saturday that he is in the best form of his life at the moment. “At the start of the year, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and I won the Chennai Open. Then, Marcin (Matkowski) and […]
Paris: Indian star Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski registered a straight sets victory to enter the final of the mixed doubles category at the French Open tennis tournament here on Wednesday. The Indo-Canadian pair sent the third seeded duo of France’s Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Andrea Hlavackova of Czech Republic crashing out with […]