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10 Jun 2019 | 3:35 AM

Nadal racks up 12th French crown as Thiem runs out of steam at Roland Garros

PARIS (Reuters) - Defying the years and one of the most fierce onslaughts he has ever faced at Roland Garros, Rafa Nadal won his 12th French Open crown on Sunday, leaving Dominic Thiem crushed and a packed Parisian stadium shaking their heads in wonder.

9 Jun 2019 | 4:20 AM

Barty's secret to success nothing like the norm

PARIS (Reuters) - As far as “secrets to my success” tales go, Ashleigh Barty’s is pretty special.

9 Jun 2019 | 4:20 AM

Barty party underway as Ashleigh triumphs in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - Ashleigh Barty, the Australian who ditched tennis to play professional cricket for a year, smashed Marketa Vondrousova for six on Saturday to lift the French Open crown at Roland Garros.

9 Jun 2019 | 3:10 AM

Thiem team told 'no chance' of Monday final

PARIS (Reuters) - As if facing 11-times champion Rafa Nadal in a French Open final was not daunting enough, Austria’s Dominic Thiem will need to do so after less than 24 hours rest.

8 Jun 2019 | 6:10 AM

Soccer-Rampant France thrash Korea in World Cup opener

PARIS (Reuters) - A rampant France smashed South Korea out of sight on Friday to open their women’s soccer World Cup campaign in irrepressible style with a 4-0 victory that sent a warning to all other teams with a design on the trophy.

7 Jun 2019 | 11:49 PM

Federer delights fans with hint of Paris return

PARIS (Reuters) - At the age of 37, Roger Federer knows he cannot keep playing amongst the world's greatest tennis players for too much longer, and his fans know that too, often treating his appearances round the world like valedictory performances.

7 Jun 2019 | 10:32 PM

Nadal too tough for Federer, reaches 12th French final

PARIS (Reuters) - Before this French Open semi-final match-up it had been all about the dizzying numbers and statistics, but once great foes Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal stepped on to the Roland Garros centre court, all that mattered was both men's preternatural ability to strike a small yellow ball.

7 Jun 2019 | 9:16 PM

French organisers move to defuse women's semis scheduling row

PARIS (Reuters) - French Open organisers sought on Friday to defuse a simmering row over their scheduling of the women's semi-finals, stating they had chosen to hold the two matches at the same time away from centre court "to respect sporting fairness".

6 Jun 2019 | 11:25 PM

Djokovic dismisses Zverev before turning sights to posterity

PARIS (Reuters) - Despite sending mighty serves crashing down from a great height, world number five Alexander Zverev could offer only momentary resistance to Novak Djokovic on Thursday, as the top seed barged into the French Open semi-finals in straight sets.

6 Jun 2019 | 11:06 PM

Anisimova offers thrilling glimpse of the future

PARIS (Reuters) - Roland Garros got a thrilling glimpse of the future of women’s tennis on Thursday when free-hitting teenager Amanda Anisimova romped into the French Open semi-finals, demolishing champion Simona Halep for the loss of only six games.