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An Unpredictable Journey

My eyes open, it’s morning.<p>I remember what happened yesterday. Under the covers, I try to move the knee. Ow. It hurts worse today. My first step out …

After the Deluge

WIMBLEDON, England—So, as they say, <i>that</i> happened. I’m talking about Wednesday, of course, variously known as Wimbleweird, Wimblegeddon, Wimbledone, …

Rafael Nadal on Court 11

WIMBLEDON, England—After a stop by Aorangi Park, where the majority of practice sessions at Wimbledon take place, yielded only sights of Jerzy …

Monfils takes video of Chatrier crowd on changeover

PARIS -- As a French Open keepsake, Gael Monfils took some video of the center court crowd Wednesday.<p>He was playing at the time.<p>During a changeover …

The Privilege of Being Ernests

With four hours and a dozen matches to make up from yesterday, it was wall-to-wall tennis on Wednesday at Roland Garros, from one corner of the …

Snakebite Antidote?

<b>“After this, as I usually say, it’s very strange, but here (Roland Garros) it’s magic. It’s magic. It’s a place where I feel really good, and, yeah,</b> …

Photos: French Open fashion hits and misses

The stars and also-ran pros of the ATP and WTA tours are in Paris, the fashion capital of the world, over these two weeks, all gunning for titles at …

Rainy Day Dramas

Foul weather, as much as anything else, has been the early theme at the French Open. Coming into the event, there was widespread dread over the …

With Cross and Racquet

PARIS—The scoreline reads: Second round – No. 10 Cilic d. Kyrgios, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2. Your brain says, “Move on folks, nothing to see here. Wonder how …

French Open moving forward with retractable roof

PARIS -- French Open officials say they're moving ahead with plans to build a retractable roof over center court and add night sessions there, …

Report: Murray already practicing

Even though he pulled out of Roland Garros with a back injury, Andy Murray is practicing on grass at Roehampton, the <i>Daily Mail</i> reports. Murray was …

Federer: Sunday and Monday starts don’t make sense

PARIS—Roger Federer, who won his first-round match on Sunday, discusses his thoughts about Roland Garros’ Sunday start, which the tournament has done …

The Rally: Rafa's Brain, Part II

<i>Here's Part II of my Rally on the mental make-up of Rafael Nadal with Alexandra Guhde, Psyd., a clinical psychologist from the Bay Area and the</i> …

On Fire, Inside and Out

PARIS—The television camera found Pablo Carreno-Busta just as he was about to emerge from the tunnel leading from the locker rooms to the Court …

Power Plays, Part 1: One-Two Punch

<b>More Power Plays:</b><p><i>As a player, Yann Auzoux has been a National Champion, a top 100 ITF</i> <i>junior player, an All-American Junior College and NCAA Div 1</i> …

Tommy. Can You Hear Him?

PARIS—He’s been ranked as high as No. 5 in the world, and he’s successfully fighting his way back from a devastating hamstring injury (and surgery) …

Subdued Sloane: I'm still the same person

A soft-spoken Sloane Stephens tells TENNIS.com at Roland Garros that she has not toned herself down due to the backlash she received for criticizing …

Roland Garros: Djokovic d. Goffin

In a rally early in the first set on Tuesday, David Goffin had Novak Djokovic on the run. The Belgian, one of the game’s purest ball-strikers, …

Tomic: My dad will always be my coach

After retiring from his Roland Garros first-rounder due to a small tear in his right leg muscle, Bernard Tomic opens his press conference with a …

Roddick, no stranger to broadcasting, joins Fox Sports

As first reported by SI.com, retired U.S. star Andy Roddick is soon to join the cast of a new Fox Sports 1 talk show when it debuts in August. The …

Product Profile: Head (RED) Bags

Besides sliding and tricky bounces, one of the undeniable truths of playing on clay is your gear usually leaves the court sullied for the effort. …

French Open at a glance

PARIS—A quick glance at the French Open, the year's second Grand Slam tennis tournament:<p>Site: Roland Garros.<p>Surface: Red clay.<p>Schedule: The 15-day …

King: I lost all endorsements in 24 hours after outing

In an interview with <i>USA Today</i>, Billie Jean King says she went through a very rough time when she was outed in May 1981.<p>"My galimony case, not coming …

Harrison: Americans are targets at French Open

Ryan Harrison tells <i>ESPN</i> that certain players relish facing Americans at Roland Garros. The United States hasn't produced a male singles champion …

French Open director: System can't produce champions

France has not produced a male Grand Slam singles champion since Yannick Noah won Roland Garros 30 years ago. French Open tournament director Gilbert …

Speaking the Language

What was the most impressive aspect of Serena Williams’ win over Victoria Azarenka in the Rome final on Sunday? There were the big serves and the …

Expert Picks: 2013 French Open

All four of our prognosticators are in agreement on their pick for a women’s champ. One of them, however, is going against the grain on the men’s …

2013 French Open Profiles: Serena Williams

The French Open has been Serena Williams’ most challenging major—it’s the only Grand Slam tournament she hasn’t won more than once—but clay has …

2013 French Open Profiles: Rafael Nadal

Remember the start of the season, when we wondered if Rafa and his knees were ever going to be the same again? That was a long time ago. If anything, …

2013 French Open Profiles: Maria Sharapova

The defending champion and world No. 2 won’t be considered the favorite by many prognosticators, and that’s because of her solitary loss on clay this …