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  1. Tsonga reaches first clay final, will play Berdych in Lyon

    05.26 / 18:55 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Tennis
    LYON, France (AP) - Second-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia at the Lyon Open on Friday to reach his first clay-court final. Tsonga hit 14 aces and saved eight of 10 break points to win 6-2, 3-6, 6-1. The Frenchman, who has reached 25 ATP finals on other…
  2. Gavrilova upsets defending champ Garcia in Strasbourg

    05.26 / 16:51 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Tennis
    STRASBOURG, France (AP) - Daria Gavrilova used her strong serve to down defending champion Caroline Garcia 6-4, 6-2 and reach the Strasbourg International final on Friday. Gavrilova will play in her second WTA final against fellow Australian Sam Stosur, who defeated Peng Shuai of China in straight sets in the…
  3. Unseeded Zverev upsets Nishikori in Geneva Open semifinals

    05.26 / 16:51 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Tennis
    GENEVA (AP) - Unseeded Mischa Zverev beat Kei Nishikori 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to advance to the Geneva Open final on Friday. The second-seeded Nishikori saved two match points trailing 5-2 on his own serve, but the 33rd-ranked German quickly won his next service game and clinched with a backhand volley…
  4. Defending champion Kiki Bertens reaches Nuremberg Cup final

    05.26 / 15:53 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Tennis
    NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) - Defending champion Kiki Bertens advanced to the final of the Nuremberg Cup on Friday when Misaki Doi became the sixth player to retire from the clay-court tournament. Bertens was leading 6-2, 0-1 when Doi retired with a right abdominal injury. The 64th-ranked Japanese player had progressed…
  5. Djokovic hoping Agassi can inspire him back to No. 1

    05.26 / 14:53 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Tennis
    PARIS (AP) - Nearly a year after his slump started, Novak Djokovic is ready to reveal his new game at the French Open. The 30-year-old Djokovic won the tournament at Roland Garros last year for his fourth straight major title. That completed a career Grand Slam, but it also marked…
  6. Petra Kvitova to play at French Open

    05.26 / 14:53 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Tennis
    PARIS (AP) - Petra Kvitova says she will make her comeback at the French Open, less than six months after being attacked by a knife-wielding intruder. The two-time Wimbledon champion says she is able to play, although she still lacks power and strength. Kvitova has missed all season while recovering…
  7. Djokovic and Nadal could meet in French Open semifinals

    05.26 / 12:51 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Tennis
    PARIS (AP) - Rafael Nadal could face Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the French Open in his quest for a 10th title at Roland Garros. The fourth-seeded Nadal, the only player with nine trophies from one Grand Slam tournament, will open against Benoit Paire. Nadal has been the dominant…
  8. FRENCH OPEN '17: Djokovic, Muguruza try to defend titles

    05.26 / 00:00 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Tennis
    A glance at the French Open, the year's second Grand Slam tennis tournament: SITE: Roland Garros in Paris. SURFACE: Red clay. SCHEDULE: Main-draw play begins Sunday. The 15-day tournament closes with the women's singles final June 10 and the men's singles final June 11. 2016 MEN'S SINGLES CHAMPION: Novak Djokovic…
  9. FRENCH OPEN '17: From Agassi-Nole to US teen, what to watch

    05.26 / 00:00 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Tennis
    The names missing from the French Open field are as noteworthy as can be: Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova. They are the owners of a combined six titles at Roland Garros and 46 Grand Slam singles trophies in all and the three most marketable athletes in tennis. That…
  10. FRENCH OPEN '17: No. 1 Angelique Kerber 0-7 vs top-20 foes

    05.26 / 00:00 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Tennis
    Women to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday: ___ ANGELIQUE KERBER Ranked: 1 Age: 29 Country: Germany 2017 Match Record: 19-12 2017 Singles Titles: 0 Career Singles Titles: 10 Major Titles: 2 - Australian Open ('16), U.S. Open ('16) Last 5 French Opens: '16-Lost in 1st Round,…
  11. FRENCH OPEN '17: Rafael Nadal seeks his record 10th title

    05.26 / 00:00 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Tennis
    Men to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday: ___ ANDY MURRAY Ranked: 1 Age: 30 Country: Britain 2017 Match Record: 16-7 2017 Singles Titles: 1 Career Singles Titles: 45 Major Titles: 3 - Wimbledon ('13, '16), U.S. Open ('12) Last 5 French Opens: '16-Runner-Up, '15-Lost in Semifinals,…
  12. FRENCH OPEN '17: 30 is the new 25 in men's tennis right now

    05.26 / 00:00 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Tennis
    The very top of men's tennis has never been this old. For the first time in the history of the ATP computer rankings, which date to the early 1970s, the men sitting at Nos. 1-5 are all 30 or older, the latest sign that the current crop of stars has…
  13. Raonic and Tsonga reach Lyon semifinals

    05.25 / 19:43 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Tennis
    LYON, France (AP) - Top-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada eased into the semifinals of the Lyon Open with a straight sets victory over Portuguese qualifier Gastao Elias on Thursday. Elias had defeated Juan Martin del Potro the previous day, but Raonic was never in difficulty as he won 6-4, 6-3.…
  14. Nishikori saves 3 match points in Geneva Open QF win

    05.25 / 18:41 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Tennis
    GENEVA (AP) - Kei Nishikori saved three straight match points in the deciding set before outlasting Kevin Anderson 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6) in the Geneva Open quarterfinals on Thursday. The second-seeded Nishikori was serving at 4-5, 0-40 before rallying to beat the 62nd-ranked South African, who fired 14 aces without…
  15. Shvedova becomes 5th player to retire from Nuremberg Cup

    05.25 / 17:33 washingtontimes.com WashingtonTimes-Tennis
    NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) - Yaroslava Shvedova became the latest player to retire from the Nuremberg Cup on Thursday when she withdrew injured after losing the first set of her quarterfinal to Misaki Doi of Japan 6-4. Doi was first to reach the semifinals, where she awaits defending champion Kiki Bertens…