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Sports  /  Published 02.06.21

French Open: Rafael Nadal stays on course

Former champion Venus Williams exited in the first round for the fourth year running, beaten 3-6, 1-6 by Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova. Following a freak accident on Sunday, Petra Kvitova has ...
By Reuters in Paris

Sports  /  Published 01.06.21

Serena, Navratilova, Billie Jean stand by Naomi

Tennis requires more than just physical stamina. It’s not just about winning exhausting rallies or making unplayable serves. It is also about making tiring on-court calculations and thinking of ...
By Our Bureau

Sports  /  Published 01.06.21

Naomi Osaka opts for break point in Paris

Birthday girl Iga Swiatek faced some stiff resistance in the second set before the Pole went on to beat best friend Kaja Juvan of Slovenia 6-0, 7-5 to launch her title defence. Celebrating her 20th b...
By Reuters in Paris

Sports  /  Published 30.05.21

Will Federer or Nadal take sole lead in the race?

The French Open is often referred to as Roland Garros. But who was Roland Garros? Eugène Adrien Roland Georges Garros was a French aviator and a fighter pilot during World War I. Nickname...
By Our Bureau

Sports  /  Published 29.05.21

Media have made us what we are: Nadal

Rafael Nadal said on Friday that without the media “we will not be the athletes that we are today” as Naomi Osaka became increasingly isolated over her decision to boycott all French Open ...
By Agencies in Paris

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Sports  /  Published 28.05.21

French Open: Big 3 in same half of draw

Thirteen-time champion Rafael Nadal, 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic were placed in the same half of the French Open draw on Thursday. The three most successful...
By Reuters in Paris

Sports  /  Published 27.05.21

French Open: Naomi Osaka to boycott media

Naomi Osaka has already become a subject of vehement discussion ahead of the French Open. The world no. 2, who is yet to go beyond the third round at the Roland Garros, said she will not take part in ...
By Our Bureau

Sports  /  Published 26.05.21

Novak Djokovic gears up for French Open with Belgrade win

The French Open is knocking on the door, and Novak Djokovic is limbering up for the Grand Slam at the Belgrade Open. The world no. 1 won his opening match 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) versus Germany’s Mats M...
By Our Bureau

Sports  /  Published 25.05.21

Ankita wins

The Djokovics and the Nadals usually become talking points before any Grand Slam. But in the process we miss out on discussing the incidents that also deserve mention. Yesterday, India’s Ankita ...
By Our Bureau

Sports  /  Published 20.05.21

I won’t win the French Open: Roger Federer

Roger Federer hasn’t won a French Open title since 2009. This year is not going to be any different, going by what the 20-time Grand Slam champion has to say. Federer, who recently lost to Pablo...
By Our Bureau


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