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Nadal Survives

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 07.24.2011 | Sports

PARIS — It's newsworthy enough when anyone manages to win a set against Rafael Nadal at any stage of the French Open – let alone two sets ...

Wozniacki Dominates

AP | Posted 07.23.2011 | Sports

PARIS — Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki showed no sign of trouble from a heavily taped left thigh and beat 40-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan ...

Djokovic Extends Winning Streak

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 07.23.2011 | Sports

PARIS — Shhhhhh! Don't say a word. Novak Djokovic is perfect so far in 2011, and superstition demands silence, lest he be jinxed. Djokovic hims...

Out Of The Spotlight

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 07.21.2011 | Sports

PARIS — It's been eight years since the last time Roger Federer was not seeded No. 1 or 2 at a Grand Slam tournament. It's also been that long ...

Two Tennis Stars Withdraw From French Open

AP | Posted 07.19.2011 | Sports

PARIS — Andy Roddick and 2003 French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero withdrew from the year's second Grand Slam tournament Thursday night afte...

Serena Pulls Out Of French Open

AP | JEROME PUGMIRE | Posted 07.12.2011 | Sports

PARIS — Serena Williams pulled out of the French Open on Thursday, a decision that was expected because the 13-time Grand Slam singles champion ...

Venus Pulls Out Of French Open Warm-Up Tournament

AP | Posted 07.10.2011 | Sports

BRUSSELS — Venus Williams has pulled out of next week's Brussels Open, a warm-up tournament for the French Open. Organizers say Williams, who i...

Williams Sisters Return STILL Unknown

AP | By HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 06.29.2011 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- Serena and Venus Williams aren't ready to tell the world when they will return to the tennis tour. The sisters, who own a combined 20 G...

Clijsters' Status For French Open In Jeopardy

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 06.11.2011 | Sports

BRUSSELS — Another foot fault has deprived women's tennis of one of its best players. Kim Clijsters mangled her ankle at a wedding party last w...

Francesca Schiavone Wins 2010 French Open

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

PARIS — For more than a decade as a professional tennis player, and nearly 30 years as a person, Francesca Schiavone waited and worked to reach ...

PHOTOS: Who Is The Top French Open Hottie?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Rafael Nadal won the French Open men's tournament, but he is just one of many contenders for a different prize: the hottest male at the competition. S...

Rafael Nadal Wins 2010 French Open, Beats Robin Soderling In Straight Sets To Win Title

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

PARIS — Scurrying along the baseline as only he can, sliding through the red clay he rules, Rafael Nadal stretched to somehow dig the ball out o...

Agassi, Sampras, Federer, Nadal: Books On The Great Men Of Tennis

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Michael Kimmelman The New York Review of Books Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi Knopf, 388 pp., $28.95 A Terrible Splendor: Three Extraordina...

PHOTOS: Who Is The Ultimate French Open Hottie?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The French Open is coming to a close, with some of the sport's most prolific players knocked out before the final rounds. Even casual tennis fans, how...

Serena Williams wins, Roddick loses at French Open

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

PARIS — Saturday did not get off to a particularly auspicious start for Americans in Paris. Playing simultaneously across the Roland Garros gro...

New Journalism: Page Views Dictate Content Which Means More Lady Gaga Stories!

Harmon Leon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harmon Leon

New Journalism is still in a Wild West transitional stage. With the collapse of the publishing industry the rules have yet to be defined--and so far...

Andre Agassi's Open: Meth, Bitterness, And Bad Hair (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Andre Agassi's new memoir, Open, out today, has been causing a stir because of major revelations in the book -- that Agassi used crystal meth regular...

The Sound and the Fury

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger I. Abrams

Tennis phenom Michelle Larcher De Brito's sounds, variously termed as "shrieks," "wails" and "grunts," have caused a kafuffle in professional tennis of John McEnroe proportions.

FRENCH OPEN INTRUDER: 10 Seconds Of Mayhem On The Court

nytimes.com | CHRISTOPHER CLAREY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The on-court intrusion Sunday in the French Open men's final might have been scary for Roger Federer, but it was not without precedent during a Grand ...

2009 French Open Winner: Roger Federer Beats Soderling To Tie Sampras' Record

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — Oh, how Roger Federer savored every moment with his first French Open trophy. He raised it overhead. He cradled it in the crook of his ...

Federer Accosted At French Open (VIDEO)

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Midway through Roger Federer's championship match at the French Open on Sunday, a most bizarre event occurred: a spectator waving a flag climbed throu...

Svetlana Kuznetsova Wins French Open

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PARIS — Svetlana Kuznetsova never struck Dinara Safina as a Grand Slam champion in the making when they were kids in Russia. Kuznetsova showed u...

Federer 1 Win From Tying Sampras' Grand Slam Mark

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PARIS — Fresh off a ragged, rugged, five-set French Open semifinal victory Friday, Roger Federer was leaving for the night when a dozen or so fa...

Svetlana Kuznetsova Beats Serena Williams In French Open Quarterfinal

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PARIS — Dinara Safina cursed at herself in English, muttered to herself in Russian and generally carried on in much the same manner of older bro...

Nadal Loses In French Open 2009: Defeated By Robin Soderling

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — For 31 matches, Rafael Nadal ruled the red clay of Roland Garros, boasting an unbeaten record and an unbreakable will. For 31 matches, ...