French Open Tennis Championships

FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2018, file photo, Venus Williams, left, celebrates winning against her sister Serena, right, after a match on the opening day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Serena Williams is looking forward to getting back to competing on a tennis court when the coronavirus pandemic permits it. Her older sister, Venus, is looking forward to hanging out at a rooftop bar. Two of the most famous and successful siblings in the history of sports shared those thoughts and more Tuesday, May 12, 2020, after doing some yoga together during an online session that offered workout tips and some laughs. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
May 12, 2020 - 3:51 pm
Serena Williams is looking forward to getting back to competing when the coronavirus pandemic permits it, in part because she’s “feeling better than ever.” Her older sister, Venus, is looking forward to hanging out at a rooftop bar. Two of the most famous and successful siblings in the history of...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2019, fil photo, Commissioner John Swofford speaks during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C. There are 130 major college football teams, spread across 41 states and competing in 10 conferences, save for a handful of independents. The goal is to have all those teams start the upcoming season at the same time — whether that's around Labor Day as scheduled or later — and play the same number of games. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
May 10, 2020 - 4:23 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The British government says tennis courts and golf courses in England can reopen from Wednesday, although people can only play with members of their own household. The sports venues were ordered to be closed in...
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The Philippe-Chatrier tennis court with its retractable roof is pictured from a balloon which measures air quality during a nationwide confinement to counter the Covid-19, in Paris, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 as the Roland Garros tournament is posponed. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
May 10, 2020 - 7:22 am
PARIS (AP) — The French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros could be held without fans later this year, the president of the French Tennis Federation said on Sunday. The clay-court tournament at Roland Garros was initially slated to be held May 24-June 7, but was postponed amid the coronavirus...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2017 file photo, players challenge for the ball in front of the empty south tribune because of a ban following fan trouble during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and VfL Wolfsburg at Germany's biggest stadium in Dortmund, Germany. Bundesliga will now restart on May 16, 2020 when Dortmund will play the derby against Schalke at home without spectators due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)
May 07, 2020 - 9:56 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The head of China’s football association says teams will implement temporary player pay cuts of 30% to 50% to help teams manage losses from the coronavirus outbreak. Chen Xuyuan also told state broadcaster CCTV...
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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
April 16, 2020 - 7:09 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Current Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Andre Dillard is helping the athletes at his alma mater. Dillard helped cover the costs of care packages that were sent to every athlete at Washington State. The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2020, file photo, Maria Sharapova makes a forehand return to Donna Vekic during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. Sharapova is retiring from professional tennis at the age of 32 after five Grand Slam titles and time ranked No. 1. She has been dealing with shoulder problems for years. In an essay written for Vanity Fair and Vogue about her decision to walk away from the sport, posted online Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, Sharapova asks: “How do you leave behind the only life you’ve ever known?”(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
February 26, 2020 - 10:37 am
Maria Sharapova quietly walked away from tennis at the age of 32 on Wednesday, ending a career that featured five Grand Slam titles, time at No. 1 in the WTA rankings and a 15-month doping ban. She has been dealing with problems in her right shoulder for years and lost the last four matches she...
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Russia's Maria Sharapova makes a backhand return to Croatia's Donna Vekic during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
February 26, 2020 - 9:08 am
Maria Sharapova quietly walked away from tennis at the age of 32 on Wednesday, ending a career that featured five Grand Slam titles, time at No. 1 in the WTA rankings and a 15-month doping ban. She has been dealing with problems in her right shoulder for years and lost the last four matches she...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts during press conference following his semifinal loss to Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
February 20, 2020 - 2:36 pm
Roger Federer will miss the French Open and no fewer than three other tournaments while he is sidelined for at least four months after having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. It's only the second operation for the 38-year-old Federer — the other was on his left knee in 2016 — and one that is...
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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, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
February 20, 2020 - 10:30 am
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Roger Federer has had surgery on his right knee and will miss the French Open and several other tournaments. Writing on his Facebook page Thursday, the 20-time Grand Slam champion said his knee “has been bothering me for a little while” so he "decided to have arthroscopic...
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Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, points out distractions in the crowd during his match against Steve Johnson, of the United States, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, early Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 28, 2019 - 2:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 1:50 a.m. Nick Kyrgios says the ATP is "corrupt" for fining him more than $100,000 this month for his behavior during a match. Asked if that recent punishment from the men's tour — only the latest in a long series that...
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