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    World No.3 Dominic Thiem will find it hard to defend his title at the Vienna Open 2020. With six of the top-10 players competing in the ATP tournament, Thiem will square off against the Japanese, Kei Nishikori, in the opening round. After the announcement of Novak Djokovic expressing his desire to play at Vienna, it has made the draw further interesting. The 2020 season has proved to be Thiem’s most successful year as he finished runner-up at the Australian Open and then lifted his maiden Grand Slam title at the US Open. However, Thiem couldn’t replicate his form at the French Open earlier this month and lost to Diego Schwartzman in the quarterfinals. The Austrian will look to improve his form...
    After an emphatic French Open victory, Iga Swiatek fulfilled another one of her lifelong dreams-  meeting the King of Clay, Rafael Nadal. The 2020 Roland-Garros champions recently found their tracks merging on the Internet. Just two weeks back, Iga Swiatek became the first Polish player to win a major singles title. Rafael Nadal also won his 20th Roland Garros title the next day. The cherry on the cake moment for Iga Swiatek What more could the 19-year-old have possibly asked for? The delight on Iga Swiatek’s face conveys nothing more. The World No. 2, however, is caught by her camera lens in an unprepared moment (for which she apologizes too). But, that is not enough to diminish her contentment in...
    Native voters struggle amid growing reliance on mail-in voting Fast-food giants like Chipotle and Dunkin are doubling down on TikTok. Here are the top 7 brands winning over Gen Z customers French Open winner Swiatek to quarantine after contact with COVID-19 WARSAW (Reuters) - French Open winner Iga Swiatek said on Saturday she feels good, but will quarantine, after she met Polish President Andrzej Duda who subsequently tested positive for coronavirus. © Reuters/Susan Mullane Tennis: French Open "Neither I nor members of my team have symptoms of coronavirus. We carry out tests regularly. We will quarantine ourselves in accordance with current procedures," the 19-year-old tennis star said in a Twitter post. Fresh from winning the French Open earlier this...
    Wildfire kills Colorado couple in their 80s who wouldnt evacuate beloved home, sheriff says A 24-year-old engineer created a website that tells you if your McDonalds has a working ice-cream machine French Open winner Swiatek will quarantine after contact with COVID-19 WARSAW (Reuters) - French Open winner Iga Swiatek said on Saturday she feels good, but will quarantine, after she met Polish President Andrzej Duda who subsequently tested positive for coronavirus. © Reuters/Susan Mullane Tennis: French Open "Neither I nor members of my team have symptoms of coronavirus. We carry out tests regularly. We will quarantine ourselves in accordance with current procedures," the 19-year-old tennis star said said in a Twitter post. (Reporting by Alicja Ptak; Writing by...
    Rafael Nadal has spoken on how he believes he should be conducting himself off the court. He believes being famous comes with sets of responsibilities and brings with itself a code of conduct. Speaking to a local Spanish daily on how he feels about being a role model to so many people worldwide, he said, “I believe that all of us who are popular, who appear on television, to say the least, must be very responsible, because there are many people you can influence, for better and for worse and, therefore, we must take care of our behavior, our words.” The Spaniard great also feels the need to be natural because that is something one carries on-court and also off...
    Salem Witch City Massachusetts to triple fines over Halloween weekend amid coronavirus pandemic Arbys enters Mexico, and pandemic pushes new U.S. customers to try its sandwiches I regret U.S. Open and Roland Garros failures, says Djokovic By Zoran Milosavljevic © Reuters/MARKO DJURICA Djokovic news conference in Belgrade BELGRADE (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic has played some of the best tennis of his life in 2020 but he regrets the failure to win either the U.S. Open or the French Open in his bid to become the world's most trophy-laden player, the world number one said on Thursday. Having won the Australian Open in January, Djokovic was disqualified at the U.S. Open after inadvertently hitting a line judge in the neck...
    BERLIN (AP) — Former Wimbledon semifinalist Julia Goerges announced her retirement from tennis Wednesday at the age of 31. The German reached her highest ranking of ninth in the world in 2018 and was ranked 45th at her retirement. Her most recent match was a second-round loss to fellow German Laura Siegemund at the French Open. Goerges, in a letter addressed to the game of tennis, wrote that she was “ready to say ‘goodbye’” after a 15-year pro career. “I always knew how I would feel when it is time to say goodbye to you, and that moment has arrived. I am ready to close the tennis chapter of my life and open a new one, which I am really...
    Canadian professional tennis player Eugenie Bouchard managed to reach the second round of qualifying for the ITF USA 40A tournament. She defeated Alexa Glatch 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of qualification. But the 26-year-old suffered an abdominal injury in the second round of qualification against Katie Volynets. She lost the first set 4-6 and was also losing the subsequent set 0-3 when she suffered the injury. The former World No.5 Bouchard was not looking confident throughout her match. She was losing points and doing too many unforced errors. She won only four games out of a total of thirteen games. Initially, the injury didn’t seem too big, but after the doctors arrived it became evident that Bouchard was in...
    On the eve of celebrating his first marriage anniversary, Rafael Nadal was graced with good news. Construction of his new mansion has now begun, something which had been delayed for several years. The property is located in the small town of Manacor in Mallorca. Due to some hurdles related to the geography of the property, Rafa’s dream project was delayed for seven years. Rafa had bought the property for a whopping $4million dollars in 2013. Maria Francisca Perello looks on after husband Rafael Nadal wins the French Open final. REUTERS/Charles Platiau Rafael Nadal married Maria Perello on October 19, 2019 The property is over 700 square meters and has direct access to the sea. This news comes at the time...
    Fans, experts, and sports persons from every field and sphere have taken a step forward to congratulate Rafael Nadal. Rightfully so, the Spaniard deserves all the credit after he successfully won his 13th Roland Garros title at the French Open 2020. What was phenomenal about his performance was that Rafa did not even lose a single set in the whole tournament. The latest to join the appreciation squad is the Russian player Daria Kasatkina. Speaking about Nadal’s success at the French Open 2020, she said that it was a proud moment for her. It was as if she celebrated along with Nadal, having tears in her eyes. Kasatkina on Rafa’s RG: “I was crying with him while he was staying...
    Former French Open champion, Gustavo Kuerten had an engaging session with Flavio Saretta. The discussion between the two Brazilians gradually gravitated towards the recently concluded French Open 2020. Undoubtedly, Rafael Nadal popped up in the discussion. The 13 times Roland Garros winner has been a hot topic since he captured his 13th title last week. Winner of three French Open, Gustavo was full of praise for the Spaniard. Nadal completed a massive feat of winning 13 titles in the Roland Garros. However, Gustavo feels Nadal can go beyond his 13th mark. “Fantastic, more and more admirable, beyond the impossible. It looks like the 14th is coming and he has a good chance of getting the 15th,” Gustavo declared. “He wins by...
    World No.8 Petra Kvitova has announced that she will not participate in any other tournaments in 2020. The French Open 2020 was the last tournament she played this year, going all the way to the semis. She informed her fans by writing a message on Twitter. Now, the Czech tennis player will be seen in action in 2021. “It’s the end of my 2020 season. It has been a difficult year for everyone and we can only hope that 2021 will be better,” wrote the 30-year-old on Twitter. and realise what is important in our lives. Thank you to the people around me and to those who have supported me no matter what. I look forward to a restful off-season...
    Rafael Nadal, who made light work at the French Open Finals 2020 against Novak Djokovic has gone on to say that he would not consider himself as the best ever yet. And that the next few years will dictate who ends at the top. Meanwhile, Czech-American Ivan Lendl, former world No. 1 with 96 singles titles to his name, has gone on record saying that Rafa would be the most difficult opponent if he were to face anyone out of the ‘Big Three’ “The most difficult for me would be Rafa,” Ivan said . Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – Spain’s Rafael Nadal in action during his semi-final match against Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman REUTERS/Christian Hartmann Why...
    In 2020, we saw the rise of Polish tennis star Iga Swiatek. The 19-year-old played some amazing tennis and won the French Open by beating Sofia Kenin. Throughout the event, she was calm and did not get stressed during her matches. However, that wasn’t always the case for her as there was a match where stress paralyzed her. In a recent interview, she revealed it as she said, “It was the semi-final of junior French Open in 2018. We had been preparing for this tournament for a long time. I wanted to win it, I feel my best on clay and the French Open has always been my favorite Grand Slam. I played against Caty Mcnally, I had a match...
    One of the most sacred relationships is between a coach and his students. The contribution of a coach in a player’s life is uncountable. However, often they fail to get their due credit. Novak Djokovic and his coach Marian Vajda shares a unique bond between them. This bond exceeds the relationship between a coach and his student. No wonder they have been one of the most successful coach-student pairs in the sporting sector. Marian Vajda has been with Djokovic since his early days. The 55-year-old Serbian aims to be with Djokovic until he takes every record to his name. However, he prefers to invest in short term goals and aims to claim the 20 Slam record soon. “I hope until he...
    Iga Swiatek became the first Polish tennis player to win the French Open title. She has credited much of her success to having a sports psychologist on her team. Daria Abramowicz, her psychologist, was with her for the length of the Paris tournament. The 19-year-old feels she has been able to draw a lot of support and strength working with her. She also feels that having a sports psychologist can help other players too. “She understands me and she is a sports psychologist, so both on court and off court she is doing, with me, a great job,” said Swiatek. Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – October 10, 2020. Poland’s Iga Swiatek celebrates after winning the French...
    Nintendo just released Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit game with augmented reality Battery Fires Put BMW and Ford on Back Foot as EVs Take Off French Open champ Swiatek adjusting to celebrity status (Reuters) - French Open champion Iga Swiatek says she is trying to adjust to her new celebrity status after becoming the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title. © Reuters/CHARLES PLATIAU French Open The 19-year-old beat American Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-1 in Saturday's final to become the youngest winner of the claycourt Grand Slam at Roland Garros since Monica Seles in 1992. "It's pretty crazy here," Swiatek told the BBC after returning to Poland. "I feel like my life changed completely and...
    Fact check: Kamala Harris never called churches propaganda centers The #1 Myth About You Catching Coronavirus from Food Zverev beats Verdasco in first match since French Open controversy Alexander Zverev defeated Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 6-1 on Thursday in his first match since his Roland Garros exit that was overshadowed by an admission he was suffering from fever-like symptoms. © Ina FASSBENDER Alexander Zverev is the top seed in Cologne US Open runner-up Zverev had raised doubts as to whether he should have played his last-16 match at a coronavirus-affected tournament when he complained of feeling "completely sick". Zverev later returned a negative test for Covid-19. He said he had been suffering from a cold after telling reporters he had...
    Rafael Nadal made a shocking move in 2016 when he added former World No.1 Carlos Moya to his coaching team. Nadal has largely benefitted by learning from his compatriot, and Moya recently delivered a brilliant response when asked if Rafa needed to improve any more aspects of his game.  We’ve seen Rafael Nadal competing in the ATP circuit for well over a decade. In fact, he is one of the greatest ever to play the sport, and indeed the best when it comes to clay courts. Shortly after helping Nadal win his 13th French Open crown, Carlos Moya was asked if Nadal further needed to improve his game.  “Well I believe that perfection doesn’t exist in any sport or anyone...
    What to Watch on Thursday: The West Wing walks and talks again in HBO Max reunion special 60% of Medicare Enrollees Worry About Healthcare Costs. Heres the Best Way to Pay For Them in Retirement I will only play Grand Slams from now on jokes Kvitova Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova jokingly suggested she might only play Grand Slams in the future after ending a "very, very successful" Grand Slam season on Thursday. © Anne-Christine POUJOULAT Petra Kvitova reached the semi-finals of the French Open where she lost to Sofia Kenin The 30-year-old world number eight reached the quarter-finals at the Australian Open and the last-16 phase at the US Open before losing in the semi-finals of the French...
    Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka earned his spot in the quarterfinals at St. Petersburg Open, after winning a three-set match against Evgeny Donskoy 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. At the French Open 2020, Wawrinka was halted by the French wildcard player, 19-year-old Hugo Gaston. After advancing to the last eight, the former French Open champion sang the praises of the 13-time Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal. “What [Rafael Nadal] is achieving so far in the French Open is one of the greatest achievements of any sports probably, winning 13-time [the] French Open. The way he’s doing it, it’s something amazing. I had the chance to play him there [twice] at the French Open, always got killed, so I know how difficult...
    Often we come across the phrase,” records are meant to be broken”. A record is vulnerable irrespective of its magnitude. It gets broken by someone or the other. However, there are some records that exist without the danger of being broken. These records are here for a long time and will continue to remain unharmed. Spanish tennis professional Rafael Nadal has set a record that is impossible to break believes none other than Andy Murray. In the recently included French Open 2020, Rafael Nadal went on to win his 13th French Open title. Defeating Novak Djokovic in straight sets, he won his 100th match in the Roland Garros as well. While some dream of winning a handful of Grand Slams,...
    Andy Murray has heaped praise on Rafael Nadal’s 13th French Open title win against Novak Djokovic at Court Philippe- Chatrier in Paris. He has not held himself back in calling it “one of the best, maybe the best records in the sport.” He has also gone on to mention that either Nadal or Djokovic will end their respective careers as G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All-Time). Nadal’s drubbing of world No. 1 from Serbia, Djokovic, 6-0 6-2 7-5 in 2 hours, and 42 minutes saw the Spaniard equal Roger Federer’s 20-strong Grand Slam record. Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning the French Open final against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Charles Platiau Federer last played in the Australian Open in January 2020 and is...
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Having a sports psychologist helped Polish teenager Iga Swiatek win the French Open, and she thinks it can help others, too. The 19-year-old Swiatek said Wednesday she drew a lot of support and strength from her work with sports psychologist Daria Abramowicz, who was with her during the two weeks of the Paris tournament. “The psychological work is very complex and continues all the time. Daria understands me very well and we talk a lot,” Swiatek said. “You should not think that a psychologist is for people with problems, I think he is also for people who want to develop. “The work that we do with Daria may not be ideal for everyone, because not everyone...
    It is a feeling of pride for any person to represent the nation at the international level. Winning laurels and awards for the country is an even greater feeling. Rafael Nadal has been serving his country for a long time. Starting off with his journey in the early 2000s, he has been delivering his best for more than a decade. Needless to say, his country and his countrymen are honored to have him. Rafael Nadal kept his victory chariot running by winning the French Open 2020. His 13th title on the surface came by defeating Novak Djokovic in straight sets. As a token of appreciation and gratitude, the Spanish Government has decided to confer Nadal with the Royal Order of...
    The French Open 2020 saw Rafael Nadal being crowned as the champion for the 13th time. Defeating Novak Djokovic, the Spaniard claimed his 20th Grand Salm title. With the win, Nadal has gone on to tie with Federer while Djokovic is still stuck on 17 Slams. After the Roland Garros final, former Grand Slam champions, Tim Henman and Mats Wilander gave their verdict regarding the big three. Mats Wilander was all in praise for the Spaniard and even mentioned he can go down in the books of history to be the greatest ever to grace the court. “I think today tells us that Rafa Nadal most probably has the best chance to go down as the greatest male tennis player...
    Stefanos Tsitsipas revealed that his injury from the French Open 2020 semi-final against Novak Djokovic is slightly more serious than it had seemed. Tsitsipas was unable to move properly and was limping towards the end of the match. While it originally looked like a bad case of cramping, it has led to his withdrawal from the St. Petersburg Open. Tsitsipas said he will soon prepare for the Erste Bank Open in Vienna that begins in two weeks’ time. “Unfortunately, I’ve had a minor injury in my leg, but I’ve had an MRI and examined it thoroughly. Following my doctor’s feedback, I decided to withdraw from St. Petersburg, take a week off and prepare for Vienna,” Tsitsipas said in his statement....
    Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal met for the 56th time when they played at the 2020 French Open final. The match uncharacteristically went one-sided, as the Serbian struggled to settle in until it became too late. Nadal’s uncle and former coach Toni registered a few comments on his nephew’s achievement, and this time he has added an element of surprise in reaction to Djokovic losing in straight sets.  Nadal began showcasing his dominance as soon as the match began and handed Djokovic a bagel in the first set. Furthermore, he dominated the Serb’s service games and took most of it away from him by converting seven of them.   Mandatory Credit: REUTERS/Christian Hartmann TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY The match ultimately...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the French Open tennis tournament.FactsThe French Open is one of four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. The others are the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. It is the only Grand Slam tournament played on a clay court.September 21-October 11, 2020 - The French Open takes place at Roland Garros Stadium in Paris. Originally set for May 18-June 7, 2020, it was rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic.Read MoreMay 26-June 9, 2019 - The French Open takes place at Roland Garros Stadium in Paris.2020 ResultsIga Swiatek defeats Sofia Kenin, 6-4, 6-1, to become the first Polish grand slam winner.Rafael Nadal defeats Novak Djokovic, 6-0 6-2 7-5 to earn his 13th French Open title. Other FactsRafael Nadal...
    When Rafael Nadal stepped on to Court Phillippe-Chartier last Sunday, he was beaming with confidence. And rightfully so, the 34-year-old went on to clinch the 2020 French Open in straight sets. It is the 13th time Nadal is standing tall at Roland Garros, a record that he’s extending with each passing year. But whenever Rafa wins in Paris, he always fears that it might be his last!  Rafael Nadal has been gracing Roland Garros since 2005. The Spaniard also won his first title the same year, about fifteen years ago. This is a record in itself as Nadal became the first player in the open era to win a majors tournament 15 years after winning the first one.  Everything went...
    (CNN)Polish teenager Iga Swiatek says support from a sports psychologist was a key factor in helping her to win the French Open final on Saturday. The 19-year-old became the first player from Poland to win a grand slam singles title after beating No. 4 seed Sofia Kenin, 6-4 6-1. Swiatek was unseeded at Roland Garros and, despite feeling confident ahead of the season, hadn't been playing her best in the build up to the tournament.However, she showed nerves of steel in storming to victory, becoming the first female to win the French Open without dropping a set since Justine Henin in 2007. It was a turnaround in fortunes she partly credits to working with sports psychologist Daria Abramowicz, who watched...
    (CNN)Andy Murray thinks Rafael Nadal's 13 French Open titles is among the greatest achievements in sporting history and one that will never be topped. Nadal's victory over Novak Djokovic on Sunday means the Spaniard has won five more titles than any other male player at a single grand slam and two more than Margaret Court's record at the Australian Open. He also equals Roger Fereder's record of 20 grand slam titles at the top of the men's all-time list."It's an amazing achievement," said Murray, who was speaking to reporters ahead of an ATP 250 event in Cologne, according to Reuters. Nadal celebrates winning the French Open for the 13th time. "I don't think what he has done at Roland Garros...
    When the French Open 2020 commenced, almost everyone gave their verdict against Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard was on twelve Roland Garros title. Since this year’s French Open was delayed, Paris experienced adverse weather conditions, unlike in previous years. Paris was cold and damp in contrast to the warm summer afternoons the Roland Garros is expected to see. Novak Djokovic was the one everyone expected to clinch the title this year. These changing conditions posed as a threat to Nadal’s venture for his 13th title. Djokovic was in spectacular form coming into the French Open. Everyone expected Djokovic to lift the Roland Garros for the second time in his career. However, proving everyone wrong and overcoming every adversity, Nadal defeated Djokovic...
    When lawyer-turned-restaurateur James Mallios picked Arverne for his newest eatery, Bar Marseille, the narrow strip of oceanfront land in between Far Rockaway and Breezy Point was already going through a renaissance. The Queens beachfront locale — long home to many fourth-generation cops, firefighters, plumbers and electricians — has become hot with surfer dudes, young families, vegan hipsters and Condé Nast staffers. The perfect spot, thought Mallios, for a French restaurant. Mallios, his partners and chef Dominic Rice jetted off to France, pre-pandemic, to find inspiration — bringing back things like a salad they discovered at LouLou’s in Saint-Tropez. There’s also grilled oysters, crispy artichokes, trout with miso butter and asparagus, moules frites and chicken provencal, plus a 100-plus wine list...
    Rafael Nadal absolutely dismantled Novak Djokovic in the French Open 2020 final to win his 13th French Open title. Rafa raised the bar even higher with an air of invincibility around him in the French Open. A simple straight-set victory against his biggest rival, Djokovic, was never expected. Rafa now has 100 victories at Roland Garros and for the first time is tied with Roger Federer in the Grand Slam tally with 20. Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning the French Open final against Novak Djokovic at French Open 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes Prior to the match, many had different predictions for the match. And many expected the 2020 French Open final to be one of the best French Open finals in...
    Two dominant athletes entered Court Philippe-Chatrier with hopes of clinching the men’s Roland Garros crown on Sunday. But it was Rafael Nadal who comprehensively outplayed the #1 seed Novak Djokovic to claim his 13th title in Paris. With his incredible victory against Djokovic, Rafa has now broken a list of records in the tennis history books.  Rafa Nadal looked in complete control right from the first set. The Spaniard handed a bagel to the World No.1 in the first, by completely dominating the affairs at center court. As time flew by, Nadal kept inching closer toward victory and finally managed to secure the prestigious La Coupe des Mousquetaires. Mandatory Credits: REUTERS/Christian Hartmann By winning his 13th Roland Garros crown, Rafael...
    The odds and the history were surely in favor of Rafael Nadal coming into the French Open 2020 finals against Novak Djokovic. But not even Nadal himself would have seen this coming. Nadal won his 20th Grand Slam title with a 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 win and for the first time in their illustrious careers, equaled Roger Federer for most Grand Slams won. While the achievement is the highest in the sport, Nadal chose not to focus on the record. Given the difficulties and challenges coming into the tournament, Nadal was glad to just have the chance to win a staggering 13th Roland Garros title. It also further establishes the respect he and Federer share for each other. Tennis – French...
    World No.2 Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic in the finals of the French Open 2020 to win his 20th Grand Slam title. The Spaniard thrashed the World No.1 Djokovic in straight sets in order to lift his 13th French Open title. The final scoreline of the match was 6-0, 6-2, 7-5. In the post-match interview, Djokovic admitted that it was a phenomenal performance from Nadal on the court. He complimented Nadal for putting a great show at the Roland Garros 2020. Your 2020 runner-up, @DjokerNole!#RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/2NU9IXNE9x — Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) October 11, 2020 “Huge congratulations to Rafa. Today you [Nadal] showed why you are King of the Clay. I experienced it in my own skin,” accepted the 33-year-old Serbian. Head-to-head, before...
    World No.2 Rafael Nadal humiliated his biggest rival, Novak Djokovic, to win the French Open for a record 13th time. Despite the overcast conditions and the closed roof, Nadal thrashed the World No.1 in straight sets in the final. With the victory, Nadal clinched a record 20th Grand Slam title and finally equaled Roger Federer‘s tally of 20 Major championships. The match started with a spectacular opening game, with Djokovic hitting four drops shots. However, Nadal chased down all the drop shots and played rock solid from the baseline to break Djokovic early. The Spaniard broke Djokovic twice more and eventually bagel’d the No.1 seed in the opening set. It is the first time Djokovic has lost a set 0-6...
    World No.2 Rafael Nadal is no longer a 19-time Grand Slam winner. With his 13th French Open title, he has successfully equalized the Swiss maestro Roger Federer with 20 Grand Slam titles. Nadal defeated World No.1 Novak Djokovic in the final of the French open 2020 in straight sets. The final scoreline of the match was 6-0, 6-2, 7-5. What’s even more astonishing is the fact that Nadal didn’t lose a single set in the whole tournament. The Spaniard is receiving praise from all over the world. Roger Federer is the latest to join the list. Sharing a picture with Nadal on Twitter, the 39-year-old Swiss congratulated him for winning his 20th Grand Slam title at the Roland Garros. pic.twitter.com/TzQhBeuwML...
    Technical problems arise as early voting starts in Ga. Does Yogurt Go Bad? Because That Tub in the Fridge Has Been in There for Like Two Weeks French Open champ Swiatek rises to 17th; Djokovic, Nadal 1-2 French Open champion Iga Swiatek joined the Top 20 for the first time Monday by rising 37 spots in the WTA rankings to a career-best No. 17. © Provided by Associated Press The Eiffel Tower is seen in the background, as Poland's Iga Swiatek, suddenly becoming a Grand Slam champion at the age of 19, poses with her trophy during a photo call on the rooftop of Galeries Lafayette, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, after winning the final match of the French Open...
    Rafael Nadal dominated Novak Djokovic and won his 13th Roland Garros title at the Court Philippe Chatrier on Sunday. The 33-year-old eased his way into the match right from the start and showcased his class on the Parisian clay. During the title speech, Rafa graciously celebrated his rivalry with Novak Djokovic.  “What you’re doing in tennis is very very special,” Nadal lauded Djokovic. The Spaniard mentioned that is a “pleasure” to have competed against the Serb on numerous occasions. The French Open 2020 Finals was a record 56th meeting between the pair. And Nadal wants more! “Hope to keep facing you [Djokovic] on the court for the next couple of years,” Rafa expressed. With this special victory, Nadal now has...
    ROGER FEDERER paid a heartfelt tribute to 'greatest rival' Rafa Nadal as the Spaniard drew level in the race for the most tennis Slams. Ever since he won Wimbledon in 2003, the Swiss rival has led the way, setting the standard for Nadal and Novak Djokovic to follow. 3Nadal celebrates his record-equalling 20th Slam after thrashing Novak Djokovic in the French Open finalCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3 But Nadal’s trouncing of Serbian Djokovic in Sunday’s French Open final – he won 6-0 6-2 7-5 in Paris – represented the 20th major of an extraordinary career. It means Federer, 39, and Nadal, 34, are now locked together at the top of the rankings. And given his age and dominance...
    NOVAK DJOKOVIC'S wife has blamed "stress-related breathing issues" on her decision not to wear a face mask properly at Roland Garros. Jelena Djokovic was seen in the stands as the Serb won his French Open semi-final against Stefanos Tsitsipas. 2Jelena Djokovic was criticised for not properly wearing her mask at Roland GarrosCredit: Getty Images - Getty 2Novak and Jelena met in high school and have two children togetherCredit: AP:Associated Press Many viewers were furious with Djokovic's high school sweetheart for wearing the mask below her nose. Improperly wearing a facemask drastically reduces its effectiveness in preventing the spread of coronavirus. But Jelena has defended herself as well as one member of Djokovic's team who did not don a mask at...
    Kristina Mladenovic and Timea Babos were once again crowned women’s doubles champion at the Roland Garros after a straight-sets victory against Alexa Guarachi and Desirae Krawczyk. The 2nd seed duo were the defending champion and now are back-to-back Grand Slam champion at French Open 2020. For Mledenovic it was an emotional victory as the French player got emotional after winning the final. ???? 2019???? 2020@KikiMladenovic et @TimeaBabos conservent leur titre à Paris ! Le double ???????????????? s’imposent en finale face Krawczyk/Guarachi 6-4 7-5.#RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/WBY5m4hYjY — Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) October 11, 2020 Coming to the match, Mladenovic and Babos won the match in straight sets with a score of 6-4, 7-5. The match score-wise was short but it went on for more...
    Record: 19-8 2005 French Open — def. Mariano Puerta, 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-1, 7-5. 2006 French Open — def. Roger Federer, 1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (4). 2006 Wimbledon — lost to Roger Federer, 6-0, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 6-3. 2007 French Open — def. Roger Federer, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. 2007 Wimbledon — lost to Roger Federer, 7-6 (7), 4-6, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-2. 2008 French Open — def. Roger Federer, 6-1, 6-3, 6-0. 2008 Wimbledon — def. Roger Federer, 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (8), 9-7. 2009 Australian Open — def. Roger Federer, 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-2. 2010 French Open — def. Robin Soderling, 6-4, 6-2, 6-4. 2010 Wimbledon — def. Tomas Berdych,...
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    Rafael Nadal equalled Roger Federer’s record of 20 grand slam men’s singles titles with his latest stunning French Open victory over Novak Djokovic on Sunday. Nadal’s remarkable record of Roland Garros success continued courtesy of an astonishing 6-0 6-2 7-5 win against the world number one on Philippe Chatrier. Thirteen of the Spaniard’s major triumphs have come on the red clay in Paris, where he has lost only twice – never in a final and not at all since the last eight in 2015 against Djokovic. A 999th top-level victory and 100th at this event never looked to be in doubt as Nadal seized control from the outset to win the French Open without dropping a set across the tournament...
    Security guard in custody after fatal shooting near dueling Denver rallies The most historic fast food joints in the US The more things change the more they stay the same for French Open king Nadal By Julien Pretot © Reuters/Susan Mullane Tennis: French Open PARIS (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal is a creature of habit and there were suggestions that various new things at this year's French Open could unsettle the Spaniard in his bid for a 13th Roland Garros title. The way in which he crushed Novak Djokovic in the final on Sunday, however, proved that it would take more than a new stadium, different balls and unfamiliar weather conditions to throw the claycourt king off his stride. As...
    Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping plot: Former Marines among those arrested after Michigan governor threatened The most adorable small-town restaurant in your state Nadal feared 2020 French Open title would be beyond him Rafael Nadal admitted Sunday that the prospect of winning a 13th French Open and taking his Grand Slam total to a record-equalling 20 had seemed even beyond his powers of endurance in the run-up to the tournament. © - Twenty of the best: This combination of pictures shows Rafael Nadal posing with the trophies after his 20 Grand Slam victories The 34-year-old Spaniard demolished Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 to go level with Roger Federer's all-time men's record of majors. It was his 100th match win at Roland...
    CSX train derails in Georgia after heavy rains from Hurricane Delta The most adorable small-town restaurant in your state Phenomenal Nadal played perfect match, says Djokovic PARIS (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic was under no illusions about the Herculean effort it would take to beat Rafa Nadal in Sunday's French Open final but even he was surprised by the level of perfection the Spaniard reached to win a 13th title on the Paris clay. © Reuters/Susan Mullane Tennis: French Open The 33-year-old Djokovic did not play badly in the final but it took him 55 minutes before he registered his first game in what turned out to be a mauling. By that stage his task appeared about as hopeless as...
    (Reuters) - Roger Federer saw his men's record haul of 20 Grand Slam singles titles matched by Rafa Nadal on Sunday and the Swiss great was quick to offer his congratulations to the Spaniard. Nadal crushed Serbia's world number one Novak Djokovic 6-0 6-2 7-5 to claim a 13th French Open title and move level with Federer for the first time in his career. "I have always had the utmost respect for my friend Rafa as a person and as a champion," Federer, who already owned four Grand Slam titles when Nadal won his maiden French Open title in 2005, said on Twitter. "As my greatest rival over many years, I believe we have pushed each other to become better...
    (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal's 6-0 6-2 7-5 thrashing of Novak Djokovic to claim a 13th French Open title was one of the most one-sided men's Grand Slam finals in the professional era but there have been worse beatings in a major final. Here is a list of the most lopsided beatings: 1974 U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors (U.S) beat Ken Rosewall (Australia) 6-1 6-0 6-1 1977 French Open: Guillermo Vilas (Argentina) beat Brian Gottfried (U.S.) 6-0 6-3 6-0 2008 French Open: Rafael Nadal (Spain) beat Roger Federer (Switzerland) 6-1 6-3 6-0 1984 Wimbledon: John McEnroe (U.S) beat Connors 6-1 6-1 6-2 2003 Australian Open: Andre Agassi (U.S) beat Rainer Schuettler (Germany) 6-2 6-2 6-1 1978 French Open: Bjorn Borg (Sweden) beat...
    "I hope 20 is just another step on the continuing journey for both of us," Roger Federer wrote on Twitter. "Well done, Rafa. You deserve it." AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau Rafael Nadal won his record 13th French Open title on Sunday, giving the 34 year old the 20th Grand Slam victory of his career. With the win, the Spainiard tied Roger Federer for the most Grand Slam championships in men's tennis history. Federer penned a sweet tribute to his longtime rival, calling it "a true honor" to share the top spot with Nadal and writing that he hopes "20 is just another step on the continuing journey for both of us." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Roger...
    Why some Latino workers remain overlooked amid racial reckoning protests The most adorable small-town restaurant in your state Roger Federer congratulates Rafael Nadal on tying male Grand Slam record Roger Federer was quick to welcome Rafael Nadal to the club — now tied for the male record 20 Grand Slam singles titles. Federer, who owned the major record alone for the last 11 years, posted congratulations on social media 43 minutes after Nadal swept Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 for his 13th French Open title. “I have always had the utmost respect for my friend Rafa as a person and as a champion,” Federer posted, along with a photo of him with Nadal. “As my greatest rival over many years, I believe we have...
    (Reuters) - Men's tennis has been dominated by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic since the early 2000s. Following are some key facts and records as the trio battle for the top spot in the race to be crowned the 'Greatest of All Time'. GRAND SLAM TITLES Federer: 20 (Australian Open 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017, 2018; French Open 2009; Wimbledon 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017; U.S. Open 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) Nadal: 20 (Australian Open 2009; French Open 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020; Wimbledon 2008, 2010; U.S. Open 2010, 2013, 2017, 2019) Djokovic: 17 (Australian Open 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020; French Open...
    PARIS — Rafael Nadal tied Roger Federer with 20 Grand Slam titles by producing a nearly perfect performance against Novak Djokovic in the French Open final. Nadal equaled long-time rival Federer for the most major singles tennis championships won by a man and added to his own record at Roland Garros with No. 13 on the red clay, courtesty of a surprisingly dominant 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 victory over the No. 1-ranked Djokovic on Sunday. When Nadal ended it with an ace, he dropped to his knees, smiled widely and pumped his arms. He did not cede a set in his favorite tournament this year. “The love story that I have with this city, and with this court, is unforgettable,” Nadal...
    Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping plot: Former Marines among those arrested after Michigan governor threatened 8 Signs Youre Shopping at the Wrong Grocery Store Nadal routs Djokovic for 13th French Open, record-equalling 20th Grand Slam Rafael Nadal demolished Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 to win his 13th French Open and equal Roger Federer's all-time record of 20 Grand Slam titles on Sunday. © MARTIN BUREAU Champion again: Rafael Nadal celebrates For world number one Djokovic, the defeat ended his hopes of an 18th Slam and of becoming the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win all four majors twice. Nadal, 34, claimed his 100th match win at Roland Garros against just two defeats since his 2005 debut. The Spaniard,...
    Rafael Nadal tied Roger Federer with 20 Grand Slam titles by producing a nearly perfect performance against Novak Djokovic in the French Open final. Nadal equaled long-time rival Federer for the most major singles tennis championships won by a man and added to his own record at Roland Garros with No. 13 on the red clay, courtesy of a surprisingly dominant 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 victory over the top-ranked Djokovic on Sunday. When Nadal ended it with an ace, he dropped to his knees, smiled widely and pumped his arms. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox He did not cede a set in his favorite tournament this year. Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates winning the final match of the French...
    In wake of plot, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer not worried about Election Day violence, says Michigan is prepared 8 Signs Youre Shopping at the Wrong Grocery Store Nadal wins 13th French Open to claim record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title PARIS (Reuters) - Spain's Rafael Nadal demolished world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia 6-0 6-2 7-5 in the French Open final to claim a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title on Sunday. © Reuters/CHARLES PLATIAU French Open With his record-improving 13th triumph at Roland Garros, world number two Nadal is now tied with Swiss Roger Federer as the player with the most men's singles major titles. Nadal was the early aggressor as he choked Djokovic to win the opening set in...
    KING OF CLAY Rafa Nadal has equalled Roger Federer’s tally of 20 tennis majors after trouncing rival Novak Djokovic in a mesmerising French Open final. In one of the most complete performances of his career, magnificent Nadal dropped just seven games as he triumphed 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in front of 1,000 gobsmacked punters at Roland Garros. 4Rafael Nadal has won the French OpenCredit: Reuters 4He beat Novak Djokovic in a mesmerising final at Roland GarrosCredit: EPA This represents his 13th French Open title – nobody has been more dominant at one tournament on the ATP calendar – and more importantly, parity with Federer at the highest echelon of the sport. Federer, 39, has been the standard-bearer for the Big Three...
    By HOWARD FENDRICH and JOHN LEICESTER, AP Sports Writers PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal tied Roger Federer with 20 Grand Slam titles by producing a nearly perfect performance against Novak Djokovic in the French Open final. Nadal equaled long-time rival Federer for the most major singles tennis championships won by a man and added to his own record at Roland Garros with No. 13 on the red clay, courtesty of a surprisingly dominant 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 victory over the No. 1-ranked Djokovic on Sunday. When Nadal ended it with an ace, he dropped to his knees, smiled widely and pumped his arms. He did not cede a set in his favorite tournament this year. Nadal, No. 2 in the rankings,...
    PARIS (Reuters) - Spain's Rafael Nadal demolished world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia 6-0 6-2 7-5 in the French Open final to claim a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title on Sunday. With his record-improving 13th triumph at Roland Garros, world number two Nadal is now tied with Swiss Roger Federer as the player with the most men's singles major titles. Nadal was the early aggressor as he choked Djokovic to win the opening set in brutal fashion having made only two unforced errors. He then kept a firm grip on a subdued Djokovic in the second set under the roof of court Philippe Chatrier. Djokovic, who was looking to win his 18th Grand Slam title, rebelled in the third...
    Rafael Nadal secured his title as king of the clay on Sunday after defeating Novak Djokovic in the Men’s final of the French Open to extend his record to 13th titles at Roland Garros and his 20th Grand Slam. This story is breaking, check back for updates.Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj.
    PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal tied Roger Federer with 20 Grand Slam titles by producing a nearly perfect performance against Novak Djokovic in the French Open final. Nadal equaled long-time rival Federer for the most major singles tennis championships won by a man and added to his own record at Roland Garros with No. 13 on the red clay, courtesty of a surprisingly dominant 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 victory over the No. 1-ranked Djokovic on Sunday. When Nadal ended it with an ace, he dropped to his knees, smiled widely and pumped his arms. He did not cede a set in his favorite tournament this year. Nadal, No. 2 in the rankings, improved to 100-2 at the French Open,...
    (CNN)Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic 6-0 6-2 7-5 to win his 13th French Open and 20th grand slam title to tie Roger Federer for the all-time men's lead in majors. Nadal, who has never lost a French Open final, won his favorite tournament without dropping a set for the fourth time. He also posted his 100th French Open win. It was, conversely, the most lopsided defeat in a grand slam final for 17-time major champion Djokovic, also the world No. 1. more to follow
    PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic in French Open final to tie Roger Federer with 20 Grand Slam titles. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard is one of the most popular tennis players around the world. That is why everyone wants to know more about her and especially about her social life. She has kept quiet regarding her love life. However, many reports suggest that she is dating Mason Rudolph. Rudolph is a football player who plays as the quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL. Talks of his relationship with Bouchard started when he liked a post by the Canadian captioned ‘Pitt Stop.’ Now, many reports have said that they had a romantic fling and now, things have gotten pretty serious. The two have not officially announced it, but we should hear it soon enough. Tennis – French Open...
    By JOHN LEICESTER, AP Sports Writer PARIS (AP) — Unlike in New York, at the U.S. Open where she was placed in quarantine and forced out of the women's doubles tournament after playing cards with a coronavirus-infected player, Kristina Mladenovic came up trumps in doubles at the French Open. The French player and Hungarian partner Timea Babos defended their Roland Garros doubles title on Sunday, winning their fourth Grand Slam title together. Then, in what came across as a non-too-subtle dig at U.S. public health officials, Mladenovic said she is looking forward to playing cards again with countryman Benoit Paire. Paire tested positive for the coronavirus in New York. Mladenovic was deemed at risk because she came into contact with...
    Every young dream follows an inspiration. A role model is necessary to fuel ignited minds to race down the roads of glory. The French Open 2020 has coronated a new champion in women’s tennis. Creating history, Iga Swiatek became the first player from Poland to win the coveted Roland Garros. The 19-year-old faced the reigning Australian Open champion in the final. Her straight-set victory against Sofia Kenin showcased her domination in the tournament. The youngster was unable to keep her emotions in check after winning the Grand Slam in Paris. Like everyone, she also had an inspiration and was not shy to speak of it. She believes in following the best to get hold the best results. Therefore, she has...
    Polish teenager Iga Swiatek created history by winning the 2020 French Open. She cruised to the title in straight sets by beating Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1. With her tremendous achievement, Swiatek has now overtaken Serena Williams in a major Roland Garros record! By winning the clay-court major, Swiatek is now the first Polish player (male or female) to win a Grand Slam event. This is indeed an incredible achievement for an athlete who is just 19 years of age! Mandatory Credits: REUTERS/Charles Platiau Swiatek conquered several top athletes during the tournament, including #1 seed Simona Halep. However, even while facing tough challenges in extreme conditions, no one managed to win a set against Swiatek! Yes, she won the 2020 French...
    Iga Swiatek took note when Naomi Osaka was accumulating three Grand Slam trophies by age 22. Swiatek also was paying attention, of course, when Bianca Andreescu won her first major at 19. And when Sofia Kenin added her name to the list of Slam champions at 21. “For sure, it’s, like, inspiring. I know that there are no limits,” Swiatek, still just 19 herself, said Saturday after winning the French Open for the first tour-level title of her nascent career. “Even though you’re really young, and you’re an underdog, you can do a lot in a sport like tennis.” The old guard of men’s tennis has been holding off the kids for years and years, with Novak Djokovic vs....
    Advocates plead for housing aid as eviction cliff looms These are the worlds most historic restaurants WATCH LIVE: French Open men’s final: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal extend the most prolific rivalry in men’s tennis in Sunday’s French Open final, live on NBC Sports, with more history at stake than ever. © Getty Images Djokovic, the top seed, is 37-1 in 2020, the outlier when he was defaulted from the U.S. Open for striking a ball in anger after a losing point that inadvertently hit a linesperson in the throat. The 33-year-old Serb is at 17 Grand Slam singles titles, three shy of Roger Federer‘s male record and two behind Nadal. Nadal, 34, goes for a record-extending 13th...
    Couple enjoyed second honeymoon period after marrying for second time The Big Burn of 1910 transformed wildland firefighting. Will 2020 do the same? The Latest: Babos, Mladenovic defend doubles title PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): © Provided by Associated Press Hungary's Timea Babos,left, France's Kristina Mladenovic hold the trophy after winning the women's doubles final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Chile's Alexa Guarachi and Desirae Krawczyk of the U.S. at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) ___ 1:30 p.m. Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic have defended their French Open title in women's doubles. The Hungarian-French pairing, seeded second, beat the 14th-seeded...
    IT'S the French final the world wanted as Novak Djokovic takes on Rafael Nadal. The Serb is unbeaten in 2020 but will put that record to the toughest possible test against the king of Roland Garros - Rafael Nadal. 1Novak Djokovic will look to continue his unbeaten 2020 with a famous win over Rafael NadalCredit: EPA Nadal has never lost a French Open final and is yet to drop a set at this tournament. Djokovic meanwhile was taken to five sets against Stefanos Tsitsipas in his semi-final but ultimately got the job done 6-3, 6-2, 5-7, 4-6, 6-1. What time does Djokovic vs Nadal start? Novak Djokovic takes on Rafael Nadal on Sunday, October 11. The French Open final...
    How TV Shows Have Incorporated COVID-19 Storylines (Photos) Covid-19 Is Big Oil’s Asteroid Strike The Latest: COVID hits French Open revenues; 2021 still on PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): © Provided by Associated Press Croatia's Mate Pavic, right, and Brazil's Bruno Soares play a shot against Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies of Germany in the men's doubles final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) ___ 12.15 p.m. Roland Garros organizers say they've not made a profit from this year's pandemic-hit edition of the French Open that was pushed back from spring to autumn, deprived of 97%...
    Sunday At Stade Rolan Garros Paris Purse: €17,818,640 Surface: Red clay PARIS (AP) _ Results Sunday from French Open at Stade Rolan Garros (seedings in parentheses): Women’s Doubles Championship Kristina Mladenovic, France, and Timea Babos (2), Hungary, vs. Alexa Guarachi Mathison, Chile, and Desirae Krawczyk (14), United States, 6-4, 7-5. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ___ 12.15 p.m. Roland Garros organizers say they've not made a profit from this year's pandemic-hit edition of the French Open that was pushed back from spring to autumn, deprived of 97% of its ticket sales and most of its spectators and is wrapping Sunday with the men's final of Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal. As for next year, organizers are still planning to restore the Grand Slam clay-court tournament to its usual May-June slot but admit they have no visibility on whether the pandemic will allow that to happen. “We have no crystal ball,” said Bernard Giudicelli, the French tennis federation president. "We are advancing into the...
    A great sportsman always appreciates a good game, irrespective of the result.  Sofia Kenin is one such athlete who never fails to acknowledge sincere efforts coming from her opposition. The reigning Australian Open champion faced Iga Swiatek of Poland in the finals of the French Open 2020. Sofia failed to make an impact in the match as Iga won the final in straight sets. Accepting her defeat, Kenin acknowledged the fact that Swiatek is in some sizzling form this season. “Obviously a little bit disappointed and upset. She obviously played a really good match. She’s really hot right now, playing some really great tennis,” Kenin stated. Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – Sofia Kenin of the...
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    Teenager Iga Swiatek capped a remarkable fortnight at Roland Garros by destroying Sofia Kenin in straight sets to claim the French Open title. The 19-year-old has been the story of the final grand slam of 2020, with her dominant victory over 2018 champion Simona Halep in the fourth round announcing her as a legitimate contender for the crown. A clash with reigning Australian Open champion Kenin looked an extremely enticing final but, after a frenetic first set, it turned into a one-sided affair as Swiatek eased to a 6-4 6-1 victory over the ailing American, who received heavy strapping to her left thigh during a medical timeout. Swiatek did not drop a set in the tournament and never lost more than...
    Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski expressed his delight after Iga Swiatek ended Poland’s long wait for a singles Grand Slam champion. Swiatek, 19, capped a stunning fortnight at Roland Garros with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin in the Paris final on Saturday. The unseeded player did not drop a set over her seven rounds; other notable wins included an emphatic victory over tournament favorite Simona Halep in the fourth round and a seeing-off of 2019 finalist Marketa Vondrousova in her first match. Just two years ago she won the junior title at Wimbledon, and prior to this tournament she had never reached the last eight of a tennis major. Her run to victory captured the attention of Lewandowski,...
    IT'S the French final the world wanted as Novak Djokovic takes on Rafael Nadal. The Serb is unbeaten in 2020 but will put that record to the toughest possible test against the king of Roland Garros - Rafael Nadal. 1Novak Djokovic will look to continue his unbeaten 2020 with a famous win over Rafael NadalCredit: EPA Nadal has never lost a French Open final and is yet to drop a set at this tournament. Djokovic meanwhile was taken to five sets against Stefanos Tsitsipas in his semi-final but ultimately got the job done 6-3, 6-2, 5-7, 4-6, 6-1. What time does Djokovic vs Nadal start? Novak Djokovic takes on Rafael Nadal on Sunday, October 11. The French Open final...
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's President Andrzej Duda was among those offering congratulations as the nation celebrated on Saturday after 19-year-old Iga Swiatek won the French Open, becoming the first Pole to win a Grand Slam singles title. Swiatek, ranked 54th in the world at the start of the tournament but now into the top 20, crushed American Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-1 to become the youngest woman to win the French Open since Monica Seles in 1992. She comes from the Polish village of Raszyn, just outside of the capital Warsaw, but trained and went to school in the city. "Great thanks and congratulations for @iga_swiatek! A historic day for Poland, for Polish sport and for Polish tennis. Bravo!" tweeted Duda....
    PARIS (Reuters) - Sofia Kenin joyously lifted her maiden Grand Slam title at the Australian Open but eight months later the American was left crying in her courtside bench as she watched 19-year-old Iga Swiatek being crowned French Open champion. Kenin, 21, showed plenty of grit on that warm February night at Melbourne Park to fight her way back from a set down to beat Spain's Garbine Muguruza in the Australian Open final. But on Saturday she could do little as the unseeded Swiatek, ranked 54th at the start of the tournament, blazed Court Philippe Chatrier with winners. "Well, of course Australia was very special. Here was obviously really difficult. She was giving interview, and I was just sitting on...
    PARIS (Reuters) - Newly-crowned French Open champion Iga Swiatek is not your standard academy-honed tennis prodigy nor, for the matter, is she your typical teenager. For a start she eschews the latest pop music trends and lists Pink Floyd, AC/DC and Santana as her favourite bands. She also enjoys historical novels and meditating before bed. Put her on a tennis court and the 19-year-old brings a cerebral and inventive style that is a refreshing change to the often pre-programmed games of some of her peers. What is more, it is devastatingly effective as she demonstrated again on Saturday while beating American Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-1 to become Poland's first Grand Slam singles champion. Swiatek, the youngest French Open women's winner...
    Diego Schwartzman is making heads turn at French Open 2020. The Argentine star is making his first-ever Grand Slam semi-final appearance in Paris. His opponent, Rafael Nadal, is a mighty clay player, but Schwartzman showed no signs of backing down. He played some unbelievable shots early in the game, and down below, you can find an example of it!  Rafa Nadal versus Diego Schwartzman was always going to be a mouth-watering clash. The Spaniard is an excellent defensive player, but Schwartzman’s determination helps him break through all sorts of shields.  As the match began, Rafa gained a quick lead to boost his momentum. The 12x Roland Garros champion converted both his breakpoints to clinch the first set 6-3. However, Schwartzman...
    After almost two weeks of rigorous action, the French Open 2020 is drawing to a close this weekend. Keeping up the standard of a Grand Slam, Roland Garros has treated us with amazing action. There has been drama, there have been upsets, there have been withdrawals but above all, there has been a stunning display of tennis. To finish the action on a high, Sofia Kenin will be up against Iga Swiatek to tussle for the coveted French Open 2020 trophy in Paris. Sofia Kenin will be banking on her Grand Slam Final experience The reigning Australian Open champion continues her dream run in 2020. Storming into the finals of the French Open 2020, she is aiming for her 2nd...
    Tennis welcomed a new star to its firmament as 19 year-old Iga Swiatek eased her way to the French Open title with an imperious display. The Polish teenager took only an hour and 23 minutes to sweep aside Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-1 with a wonderful display of hitting, ignoring the scale of the occasion. She looks to be part of the new world order in the women's game, and continued her record of not dropping a set in the fortnight. For her trouble she earned £1.45 million, the first Pole to win in Paris. Iga Swiatek beat Sofia Kenin to become the youngest French Open female winner in 43 years It was a frustrating day...
    PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local): ___ 5:40 p.m. Dominic Stephan Stricker won the boys’ doubles title to clinch a French Open double after earlier winning the singles. He teamed with Flavio Cobolli of Italy and the third-seeded pair won against eighth-seeded Bruno Oliveria and Natan Rodrigues of Brazil 6-2, 6-4. The 18-year-old left-handed Stricker is the first Swiss player to win a boys’ singles major title since 2003 when Stan Wawrinka prevailed at Roland Garros. There was another success for Italy as Eleonora Alvisi and Lisa Pigato won the girls' doubles. The unseeded pair beat fifth-seeded Russians Maria Bondarenko and Diana Shnaider 7-6 (3), 6-4. ___ 5 p.m. Teen Iga Swiatek has become...
    Dozens of COVID-19 cases reported at 2 veterans care centers The best small chain restaurant in your state Five things on French Open champion Iga Swiatek Five things on Iga Swiatek who on Saturday became the first player from Poland to win a Grand Slam singles title with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Sofia Kenin of the United States in the final. © MARTIN BUREAU Champion: Iga Swiatek with the Suzanne Lenglen trophy Girl from nowhere -- Until Saturday's triumph, Swiatek's only Tour-level final was in Lugano last year where she lost to 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 to the experienced Polona Hercog. Before Saturday, her biggest titles had been on the second-tier ITF tour in Budapest and Montreux in 2018....
    PARIS (AP) — A quick look at the French Open: LOOKAHEAD TO SUNDAY Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will be facing each other for the 56th time when they play in the French Open final to close the unusual 2020 Grand Slam season. That is the most meetings between two men in the sport’s professional era. Djokovic leads 29-26 overall. Nadal leads 6-1 at Roland Garros, a tournament he has won 12 times. If Nadal gets No. 13, that would give him 20 Grand Slam titles total, tying Roger Federer’s record for men. Djokovic is trying to become the first man among the Big Three to own two trophies from each Grand Slam tournament. He has 17 in all. So...
    Delta live updates: Lake Charles reports disturbing damage, undoing Laura recovery efforts; 750K without power across South Bubbles, tents and greenhouses: Restaurants get creative to keep outdoor diners warm Poland Garros! Iga Swiatek sweeps Sofia Kenin for bonkers French Open title Poland’s Iga Swiatek became the most unheralded woman to win a Grand Slam tennis tournament in more than 40 years, taking the French Open without dropping a set, capped by a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Sofia Kenin in Saturday’s final. © Getty Images Swiatek, a 19-year-old ranked 54th in the world, won her first WTA Tour title of any kind. She had played just one prior final, the fewest of any woman to lift a major trophy since at...
    By HOWARD FENDRICH and JEROME PUGMIRE, AP Sports Writers PARIS (AP) — With the poise of a veteran and the shots of a champion, 19-year-old Iga Swiatek picked the perfect place for her first tour-level title: the French Open. Unseeded and ranked merely 54th, Swiatek grabbed the last six games to beat Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 in the final at Roland Garros on Saturday, becoming the first Polish tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles trophy. When she smacked one last forehand winner to the corner to end things, Swiatek placed her right hand over her mouth then crouched, shaking her head. Hard to believe? Maybe. This was, after all, only her seventh major tournament; she'd never been past...
    (Reuters) - Factbox on Iga Swiatek, who defeated Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-1 to win her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open on Saturday. Age: 19 Nation: Poland WTA ranking: 54 (Highest ranking: 48) Seeding: Unseeded Grand Slam titles: 1 (French Open 2020) ROAD TO FINAL First round: 15-Marketa Vondrousova (Czech Republic) 6-1 6-2 Second round: Hsieh Su-wei (Taiwan) 6-1 6-4 Third round: Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) 6-3 6-2 Fourth round: 1-Simona Halep (Romania) 6-1 6-2 Quarter-finals: Martina Trevisan (Italy) 6-3 6-1 Semi-finals: Nadia Podoroska (Argentina) 6-2 6-1 EARLY LIFE *Born in Warsaw. Her father Tomasz is a former Olympic rower, who competed in the men's quadruple sculls event at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. *Started playing tennis in...