Tennis

10:07 AM ET ESPN News Services Add the French Open to Coco Gauff‘s list of Grand Slam tournaments where she has beaten seeded opponents. The 16-year-old American made her main-draw debut at Roland Garros a successful one by eliminating No. 9 seed Johanna Konta 6-3, 6-3 at Court Suzanne Lenglen on Sunday. Konta was a
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7:39 AM ET D’Arcy MaineESPN.com Victoria Azarenka and her opponent Danka Kovinic briefly walked off the court during a rain delay during their opening round match at the French Open on Sunday. Play was stopped after three games on Court Suzanne-Lenglen, and the players were instructed to stay on court. However, they both were unhappy
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3:47 AM ET Associated Press PARIS — Already repeatedly trimmed, crowd sizes for the French Open have been reduced again — to just 1,000 spectators per day — because of the worsening coronavirus epidemic in Paris. The new limit, reduced from 5,000 per day, was first announced by Prime Minister Jean Castex on Thursday night.
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4:49 PM ET Associated Press PARIS — Former top 10 player Fernando Verdasco said he has been dropped from the French Open because of what he believes is a false positive result on a coronavirus test. He had played in 67 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments until missing this year’s US Open. Verdasco, 36, wrote Friday
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1:51 PM ET Associated Press PARIS — Rafael Nadal will begin his bid for a record-extending 13th French Open title against Egor Gerasimov in the first round, while Serena Williams starts her attempt for a record-equaling 24th major against Kristie Ahn in all-American matchup. Nadal, 34, who is seeded second and has never faced the
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5:33 PM ET Associated Press French tennis player Benoit Paire was allowed to compete at the Hamburg Open despite twice testing positive for the coronavirus, he said Wednesday. Paire retired from his opening-round match while trailing Casper Ruud 6-4, 2-0 on Wednesday with what the ATP Tour said was “dizziness.” Paire withdrew from the U.S.
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5:45 AM ET Associated Press Daniil Medvedev lost his first match since reaching the US Open semifinals as he was beaten 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday by unseeded French player Ugo Humbert in the first round of the Hamburg European Open. The top-seeded Medvedev was a break up at 4-3 in the first set but was
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3:15 PM ET Associated Press PARIS — A tennis coach who failed a coronavirus test for the French Open, forcing his player’s withdrawal from qualifying for the Grand Slam tournament, sharply criticized organizers on Tuesday for their handling of the case. Damir Dzumhur, a former top-30 player from Bosnia now ranked 114th, traveled to Paris
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1:02 PM ET D’Arcy MaineESPN.com Bianca Andreescu, the 2019 US Open champion, announced on Tuesday she will not be playing in the upcoming French Open and will sit out the remainder of the 2020 season. “I have come to the difficult decision to skip the clay court swing this year and will be taking the
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3:49 PM ET Associated Press NEWPORT, R.I. — Billie Jean King and the other members of the Original 9 who laid the groundwork for the women’s professional tennis tour are the first group nominated together for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. They join Jonas Bjorkman, Sergi Bruguera, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Lleyton Hewitt, Lisa Raymond
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5:42 PM ET Associated Press PARIS — One woman who was entered in French Open qualifying tested positive for the coronavirus and was dropped from the field Monday. The French tennis federation did not identify the player, who must isolate for seven days, the federation said. Women’s qualifying is scheduled to begin Tuesday. The news
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