Grand Slam
Sports  /  Published 04.01.21

Federer may again win Big W: Woodbridge

Roger Federer’s results in 2021 are more likely than any age milestone to determine when his glittering career comes to an end, said Australian Todd Woodbridge, who thinks the Swiss master may y...
By Reuters in London

Sports  /  Published 03.11.20

Swiatek adapts to newfound fame with eye on big 4

Iga Swiatek went from being a largely unknown teenager to suddenly acquiring celebrity status after winning the French Open in October — and the Pole is now confident she can go on to win all th...
By The Daily Telegraph, Agencies

Sports  /  Published 28.10.20

On what parity means for the greats

The sea and the sky are opposite forces that are not supposed to meet. The ordered chaos of the former acts as a foil for the infinite imperiousness of the latter. The two are designed to be prisms fo...
By Priyam Marik

Sports  /  Published 13.10.20

In triumph, why Rafa is sad

Playing to his Paris audience, Rafael Nadal usually speaks in French for his on-court interviews at Roland Garros, where his astounding success on the red clay has afforded him abundant practice at po...
By Karen Crouse in Paris

Sports  /  Published 13.10.20

No bubbly for ‘disciplined’ Iga Swiatek

Even in the glow of a champagne performance in Paris, Poland’s newly crowned French Open champion Iga Swiatek stuck to still water as she celebrated a maiden Grand Slam success and offered a gli...
By Reuters in Warsaw


Sports  /  Published 12.10.20

French Open: Child’s play for King Rafa

Neither Novak Djokovic nor Roger Federer could resist Rafael Nadal on Sunday. Nadal made astonishingly quick work of them both in the French Open final, annihilating Djokovic, the world’s No. 1...
By New York Times News Service in Paris

Sports  /  Published 11.10.20

It’s clay and Nadal is in the French Open final

Go all the way back to June 8, 2006, when Rafael Nadal moved on at the French Open after his 19-year-old, 63rd-ranked opponent in the quarter-finals quit because of a bad back while trailing two sets ...
By New York Times News Service , AP

Sports  /  Published 11.10.20

Polish teen authors Parisian fairy tale

Securing a first Grand Slam title is supposed to be an arduous task but 19-year-old Iga Swiatek crowned an extraordinary fortnight to win the French Open in a blaze of winners on Saturday, crushing So...
By Agencies in Paris

Sports  /  Published 10.10.20

Teen's unreal run in French Open

Since they both lost in the opening round in Rome, at their only claycourt tournament before the French Open, Sofia Kenin and Iga Swiatek have taken radically different paths to their unexpected place...
By Christopher Clarey

Sports  /  Published 09.10.20

Teen test for Kenin in final

Polish teenager Iga Swiatek became the youngest player to reach the French Open women’s final in 19 years, continuing her bulldozing run at Roland Garros with a 6-2, 6-1 dismantling of Argentine...
By Reuters in Paris


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