French Open: Coco Gauff becomes youngest Grand Slam finalist in 18 years

Agence France Presse 06/03/2022

PARIS–Coco Gauff will face world number one Iga Swiatek for the French Open title after the teenager eased into her maiden Grand Slam final with a straight-sets victory over Martina Trevisan on Thursday. The 18-year-old American claimed…

Kenya’s Okutoyi aiming to be ‘Serena of Africa’ at French Open

Agence France Presse 05/28/2022

It has been a long and painful path for Angella Okutoyi to reach the red clay courts of Roland Garros but the 18-year-old Kenyan is in no doubt about her ambition. “The French Open is the big…

Djokovic, Nadal, Alcaraz hunt spots in French Open last 16

Agence France Presse 05/27/2022

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal aim to take another step Friday towards a blockbuster quarter-final clash at the French Open, while Carlos Alcaraz targets a place in the last 16 after surviving a match point in the…

French Open: Carlos Alcaraz wins in 4 1/2-hour marathon

Reuters 05/26/2022

Teenage sensation Carlos Alcaraz of Spain outlasted countryman Albert Ramos-Vinolas in a match that lasted more than 4 ½ hours on Wednesday at the French Open in Paris. The sixth-seeded Alcaraz, 19, took the match 6-1, 6-7…

Holder Djokovic eases past Nishioka into round two of French Open

Reuters 05/24/2022

PARIS — World number one and holder Novak Djokovic cruised past Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-3 6-1 6-0 on Monday, May 23, 2022, to advance to the French Open second round in a comfortable start to his quest…

‘Everything is possible’: Djokovic eyes Golden Grand Slam

06/15/2021

Paris, France—Novak Djokovic has set his sights on the Golden Grand Slam of all four majors and the Olympic title, insisting: “Everything is possible”. The world number one captured a second French Open and 19th Slam with…

‘Poland Garros’: Swiatek powers to landmark French Open triumph

Agence France Presse 10/11/2020

Polish teenager Iga Swiatek won her country’s first Grand Slam singles title on Saturday as she defeated American fourth seed Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 to become the youngest women’s French Open champion since 1992. The 19-year-old Swiatek,…

Alex Eala reaches semis in 2020 French Open juniors

Marc Anthony Reyes 10/09/2020

Filipino tennis hope Alex Eala fought through a problematic service game to overcome Czech Republic’s Linda Noskova, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, late Thursday, October 8, 2020, and reach a milestone by barging into the French Open girls singles…

Alex Eala books French Open girls’ quarterfinals spot

Celest Flores-Colina 10/08/2020

Filipino tennis ace Alex Eala booked a spot in the quarterfinals of the 2020 French Open Juniors singles tournament after turning back Spain’s Leyre Romero Gormaz, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1, on Wednesday (Manila time). It is the first…

French Open not considering event behind closed doors

06/19/2020

French Open organizers have “absolutely” rejected the scenario of playing the tournament behind closed doors, the president of the French Tennis Federation said on Wednesday. Bernard Giudicelli said all of the tickets sold for the tournament in…

Postponed French Open topics: Rafa’s 20th? Serena’s 24th?

05/28/2020

If the French Open were being held as scheduled right now — instead of postponed to September because of the coronavirus pandemic — Rafael Nadal would have been seeking a 20th Grand Slam title to equal Roger Federer’s…

Halep tops Stephens to rule French Open

AP 06/10/2018

Paris — Maybe all of those losses in Grand Slam finals helped Simona Halep actually win one. She’d gone 0-3 in matches with a major trophy on the line before facing Sloane Stephens for the French Open…

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