The complicated story of Aryna Sabalenka at the French Open

Aryna Sabalenka was one point away from reaching her first French Open final. Facing the unseeded Karolina Muchova in the semifinals Thursday, she had battled back after losing the first set in a tiebreak, and now held a commanding lead at 5-2 in the decider. The Roland Garros final looked all but inevitable. As if

Elina Svitolina calls Russian Daria Kasatkina ‘brave’ following upset win at French Open

CNN  —  Tennis player Elina Svitolina called her opponent, Russian Daria Kasatkina, a “brave one” following the Ukrainian’s upset win on Sunday. Svitolina, who previously said she would not shake hands with Russian and Belarusian opponents out of respect for the men and women defending Ukraine, told reporters that she “acknowledged” Kasatkina after the match.

Mirra Andreeva, 16, continues meteoric rise by advancing to French Open third round

CNN  —  Russian teenager Mirra Andreeva has continued her meteoric rise by reaching the third round of the French Open with an emphatic 6-1 6-2 win over France’s Diane Parry. The 16-year-old, who celebrated her birthday in April, is now the youngest player to reach the third round at Roland Garros since 2005, according to

Sabalenka reaches French Open semis amid handshake drama

Sabalenka triumphs amid controversial handshake drama at French Open quarter-finals. Twitter In the French Open quarter-finals, Aryna Sabalenka defeated Elina Svitolina, but controversy arose when Svitolina accused Sabalenka of deliberately waiting for a handshake she knew would never happen.   Novak Djokovic continued his quest for a record 23rd Grand Slam title by overcoming a slow

Miyu Kato and Aldila Sutjiadi disqualified from French Open after ball hits ball girl

CNN  —  A French Open doubles match ended controversially on Sunday as No.16 seeds Miyu Kato and Aldila Sutjiadi were disqualified from the tournament after a ball girl was hit by a ball. Having lost the opening set to Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo and Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic, Japan’s Kato and Sutjiadi of

Michael Block comes up short in US Open qualifier after magical PGA Championship run

Michael Block, the club professional who won the hearts of every golf fan with his performance at the 2023 PGA Championship at Oak Hill last month, attempted to qualify for this year’s U.S. Open on Monday.  He came up just two strokes short.  The teaching pro at Arroyo Trabuca Golf Club in Mission Viejo, California,

Novak Djokovic: Kosovan Olympic Committee calls for disciplinary action against tennis star after French Open message

CNN  —  The Kosovan Olympic Committee (KOC) has called for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Tennis Federation (ITF) to take disciplinary action against Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic. On Monday, Djokovic left a political message on a TV camera lens at the French Open in response to violent clashes in Kosovo, writing: “Kosovo

Thiago Seyboth Wild stuns Daniil Medvedev in French Open upset

CNN  —  The French Open has already seen a major upset as world No. 2 Daniil Medvedev was knocked out by Brazilian qualifier Thiago Seyboth Wild in the first round on Tuesday. The world No. 172 showed little sign of nerves by beating Medvedev in a thrilling five-set encounter – 7-6(5) 6-7(6) 2-6 6-3 6-4

Transfer Talk: Chelsea open to Havertz talks with Real Madrid

The summer transfer window might not be open yet in Europe, but teams are getting ready for it, and there’s plenty of gossip swirling around. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, done deals! TOP STORY: Chelsea open to Havertz talks with Madrid Chelsea are open to

Novak Djokovic gets French Open campaign off to winning start; matches Roger Federer record

CNN  —  Novak Djokovic got his French Open campaign off to a winning start with a dominant victory over American Aleksandar Kovacevic in the first round. The No. 3 seed beat Kovacevic in straight sets, 6-3 6-2 7-6(7-1), at Roland Garros as he begins his quest for a third title at the grand slam. The