French Open Tennis Championships

FILE - In this June 4, 2017 file photo, spectators crowd around a bronze plaque of French tennis player Suzanne Lenglen at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris. The French Tennis Federation says up to 60% of the stands can be filled with fans when play starts in September at Roland Garros. The clay-court tournament had been scheduled to start on May 24 but was postponed to Sept. 20 because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
July 02, 2020 - 11:33 am
PARIS (AP) — The French Open will allow fans to attend this year's postponed tournament. The French Tennis Federation said Thursday up to 60% of the stands can be filled with fans when play starts in September at Roland Garros. Tickets will go on sale on July 16 for the Sept. 27-Oct. Oct. 11...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2018, file photo, fans walk outside of Arthur Ashe Stadium during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced, Tuesday, June 16, 2020, that the U.S. Open will be played in Queens from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13, but without fans in attendance. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
June 17, 2020 - 5:43 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The International Tennis Hall of Fame is reopening to the public three months after shutting because of the coronavirus outbreak. Starting Thursday, no more than 20 visitors at a time will be allowed to enter the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020, file photo, Switzerland's Roger Federer speaks during a press conference following his semifinal loss to Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Federer leads the annual Forbes ranking of highest-paid athletes with what the magazine says is $106.3 million in total earnings. He is the first tennis player top the list since it was first compiled in 1990. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, File)
June 10, 2020 - 5:49 am
LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer will miss whatever remains of the coronavirus-impacted 2020 tennis season because of a setback in his recovery from surgery on his right knee. The 20-time Grand Slam champion had arthroscopic surgery on his knee in February and said Wednesday in a statement on Twitter...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 6, 2020 file photo, Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece prepares to return the ball to Alberto Lim of the Philippines during their Davis Cup World Group II play-offs first round singles match in Manila, Philippines. Tsitsipas won 6-2, 6-1. With tennis majors on hold and discussions ongoing over whether the U.S. Open or the French Open can even take place later this year, a new digitally friendly tournament starts Saturday in southern France with four Top 10-ranked players involved. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
June 07, 2020 - 3:18 pm
PARIS (AP) — With discussions ongoing over whether the U.S. Open or the French Open can even take place later this year, a new digitally friendly tennis tournament starts Saturday in southern France with four Top 10-ranked players involved. Co-founder Patrick Mouratoglou hopes the Ultimate Tennis...
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FILE - In this June 9, 1989, file photo, Michael Chang makes a return during his match against Ivan Lendl in the men's singles final at the French Open tennis championships in Paris. Chang would go on to become the youngest male champion at any Slam, beating Lendl 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. (AP Photo/File)
June 07, 2020 - 10:04 am
EDITOR’S NOTE — Every French Open features matches that are memorable for one reason or another. There are upsets. Comebacks. Dramatic moments. Historic accomplishments. The AP is republishing stories about a handful of such matches while the postponed Grand Slam tournament was supposed to be...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2002, file photo, Venus Williams, surrounded by reporters, smiles after she made a picture of her sister Serena after the women's final of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Serena defeated her sister Venus 7-5, 6-3. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
June 05, 2020 - 11:06 am
EDITOR’S NOTE -- Every French Open features matches that are memorable for one reason or another. There are upsets. Comebacks. Dramatic moments. Historic accomplishments. The AP is republishing stories about a handful of such matches while the postponed Grand Slam tournament was supposed to be...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2020, file photo, jockey Joel Rosario and Nadal cross the wire to win the second division of the Arkansas Derby horse race at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark. Nadal, who now won't have a shot after an ankle injury in training last week, could have been racing to become trainer Bob Baffert's third Triple Crown winner in six seasons, if not for the coronavirus pandemic. The Belmont Stakes usually wraps up a five-week span that includes the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. All have been pushed back, though the Belmont Stakes will now go first on June 20. (Richard Rasmussen/The Sentinel-Record via AP, File)
June 01, 2020 - 2:04 am
The final leg of horse racing's Triple Crown would have been set and the French Open finals would have been contested this week if not for the coronavirus pandemic. While NASCAR is staying busy on the track, and there are signals that other sports could be working toward a return, The Associated...
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A general view of the Philippe-Chatrier tennis court with its new retractable roof during a media tour at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The French open will moving to September from the end of May because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
May 27, 2020 - 1:52 pm
PARIS (AP) — With the new $55 million (50 million euros) retractable roof shut atop a barren Court Philippe Chatrier — where the red clay has dimmed to an orange-brown, the court’s white lines have all but faded and there’s no net — the French Open’s main stadium was transformed into a far more...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2020, file photo, Sofia Kenin returns the ball to Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina during a match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. If World TeamTennis gets its way, Grand Slam champions Sofia Kenin and Sloane Stephens could be among the first tennis players to compete in front of fans after the coronavirus pandemic prompted lockdowns around the globe. WTT said Tuesday, May 26, 2020, it is planning to allow up to 500 spectators at each of its outdoor matches during a three-week season from July 12 to Aug. 2 at a resort in West Virginia.(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
May 26, 2020 - 10:18 am
If World TeamTennis gets its way, Grand Slam champions Sofia Kenin and Sloane Stephens could be among the first tennis players to compete in front of fans after the coronavirus pandemic prompted lockdowns around the globe. WTT said Tuesday it is planning to allow up to 500 spectators at each of its...
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The Philippe-Chatrier tennis court with its retractable roof is pictured from a top building in Paris, Sunday, May 24, 2020 as the Roland Garros tournament is posponed. It should have been the first day of the French Open tennis tournament, with thousands of fans flocking to Roland Garros in western Paris hoping to catch a glimpse of 12-time champion Rafael Nadal or No. 1 Novak Djokovic. Instead, the grounds are deserted amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the famed tennis tournament on hold until late September. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 24, 2020 - 3:02 pm
PARIS (AP) — Tennis, anyone? Not Sunday at the French Open. Nobody was there. Maybe they will be in September. It should have been the first day of the clay-court Grand Slam tournament held annually at Roland Garros — with thousands flocking to catch a glimpse of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic or...
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