T/tennis

  1. Petra Kvitova Triumphs in an Emotional Comeback at the French Open Sports, Yesterday

    Kvitova beat Julia Boserup, 6-3, 6-2, in her first competitive tennis match since a home intruder attacked her with a knife. The top-seeded Angelique Kerber made history with a loss....

  2. For Paris Wild Card Sandgren, Tennys Is Also the Name of His Game Sports, Yesterday

    The first name of the 25-year-old American, who lost in his Grand Slam main-draw debut at the French Open, is pronounced the same as the sport....

  3. Denied a Wild Card at Roland Garros, a French Player Makes His Point Sports, May 26

    Paul-Henri Mathieu, once ranked No. 12 in the world, earned a French Open bid in the qualifying tournament. It was also a victory against his country’s tennis federation....

  4. Petra Kvitova in French Open Field, 5 Months After Attack Sports, May 26

    Kvitova has not played competitively since she was attacked with a knife in December. She sustained serious injuries to all five fingers on her left hand....

  5. Kristina Mladenovic Offers Hope to Keep the French Open Trophy at Home Sports, May 26

    No Frenchwoman has won the French Open since 2000, but with instability at the top of the game, the 14th-ranked Mladenovic has ample room to make her childhood dreams come true....

  6. In ‘Trophy Son,’ Fictional Character Accuses Real Life Tennis Stars of Doping Sports, May 25

    A trainer in Douglas Brunt’s new novel levels accusations against Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and others that are likely to leap off the pages into a public debate....

  7. Amanda Anisimova, 15, Is Ready for Her Grand Slam Debut Special Sections, May 25

    Described as “a very special player,” the American will be the youngest to play singles in the French Open since 2005. And she has her sights set high....

  8. The New Roland Garros Is on Its Way Special Sections, May 25

    Even some beloved parts of the French Open’s site will be demolished to build one of the world’s most avant-garde tennis sites....

  9. Skipping French Open Is a Strategy That Fits Roger Federer Sports, May 22

    Roger Federer, 35, is following a route his peers say they wouldn’t follow, but it is a move others have used to better their chances at Wimbledon....

  10. Victoria Azarenka Will Return to Tennis During Grass-Court Season Sports, May 22

    Azarenka, who went on a break last July to have her first child, plans to compete a grass event before Wimbledon....

  11. A New Look at the Top of Women’s Tennis: It’s Wide Open Sports, May 21

    “I have to beat Serena to win a Grand Slam” — that common belief doesn’t apply these days. Who’s the favorite now?...

  12. Novak Djokovic Picks Andre Agassi to Be His Coach at the French Open Sports, May 21

    Djokovic has struggled since winning at Roland Garros last year, and has revamped his support team. Agassi has never coached before....

  13. Venus Williams Falls in the Italian Open Quarterfinals Sports, May 20

    Williams lost to Garbiñe Muguruza, the third seed and the defending French Open champion, in three sets....

  14. Dominant on Clay, Rafael Nadal Hits a Bump Before the French Open Sports, May 19

    Nadal has reasserted himself as one of the top players in tennis, but he lost in the Italian Open quarterfinals to the up-and-coming Dominic Thiem....

  15. Murray and Kerber Are No. 1, but Not at the Top of Their Games Sports, May 17

    Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber are heading toward the French Open with no momentum after losing their opening matches this week at the Italian Open....

  16. Denying Maria Sharapova, Inviting a Debate Sports, May 17

    The French Tennis Federation’s call not to give Sharapova a wild card into the French Open has some claiming it went too far....

  17. Maria Sharapova Is Denied a Wild-Card Spot in the French Open Sports, May 16

    Sharapova, who recently returned from a doping suspension, now has no way of entering the French Open, which she has won twice....

  18. Roger Federer Decides to Skip the French Open Sports, May 15

    Federer, who has won a major among three titles this year at 35, is bypassing the clay-court season entirely to prepare for Wimbledon....

  19. Sharapova, Foot in Door at Wimbledon, Awaits Approval to Play French Open Sports, May 15

    Maria Sharapova, back from a 15-month doping-related ban, has secured direct entry into the Wimbledon qualifying draw, but still needs a wild-card entry to Paris, the coming Grand Slam event....

  20. Simona Halep Wins in Madrid, but Ilie Nastase Steals the Show Sports, May 13

    Halep was joined at the trophy ceremony by Nastase, a fellow Romanian who has been suspended for profanity-laced tirades and comments about Serena Williams....

  21. Novak Djokovic Winning at Madrid Open, With No Coach for Now Sports, May 11

    Djokovic had an easy time advancing to the quarterfinals, but with the French Open looming he has yet to replace the coach he fired this month....

  22. Novak Djokovic Rallies for Victory in Madrid Open Sports, May 10

    Djokovic overcame a 3-0 deficit in the third set against Nicolás Almagro while Rafael Nadal struggled to defeat Fabio Fognini.

  23. Eugenie Bouchard, a Critic of Maria Sharapova’s, Defeats Her in Madrid Sports, May 8

    Bouchard won a three-set match at the Madrid Open against Sharapova, who she had said should be barred from tennis after a positive doping test....

  24. Looking for a Spark, Novak Djokovic Drops His Longtime Coach Sports, May 5

    The second-ranked Djokovic, in a slump since his victory at the French Open last year, split with his coach Marian Vajda and two other team members....

  25. Greek Tennis Player Handed Lifetime Ban for Corruption None, May 4

    Greek tennis player Konstantinos Mikos was banned for life on Thursday after being found guilty of four corruption offenses....

  26. Ferrer, Muller Reach Estoril Open Quarterfinals None, May 4

    Fourth-seeded David Ferrer of Spain defeated Frederico Ferreira Silva of Portugal 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the Estoril Open on Thursday....

  27. Strycova, Barthel, Pliskova Advance to Semis of Prague Open None, May 4

    Third-seeded Barbora Strycova overcame a second set scare on the way to beating eighth-seeded Katerina Siniakova 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 in an all-Czech quarterfinal at the Prague Open on Thursday....

  28. Defending Champion Kohlschreiber Out Among BMW Open Upsets None, May 4

    Defending champion Philipp Kohlschreiber and top-seeded Gael Monfils both lost at the BMW Open on Thursday....

  29. Nastase Slams 'Small-Minded' Wimbledon Over Royal Box Snub None, May 4

    Former Romanian world number one Ilie Nastase called Wimbledon organizers "small-minded" after they announced he would not be invited to the Royal Box at this year's championships....

  30. Maria Sharapova, in Return, Falls in Semifinals in Stuttgart Sports, April 29

    In her first tournament since serving a 15-month ban for doping, the former world No. 1 lost to Kristina Mladenovic, one of her biggest critics.