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

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

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

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

French Open preview: With Rafael Nadal absent and Iga Światek’s dominance under threat, tournament is hard to call

CNN  —  It felt like the beginning of the end of an era at the French Open when Rafael Nadal announced his absence from the tournament earlier this month. Having struggled with a hip injury since the Australian Open, Nadal – a 14-time champion at Roland-Garros – is missing the second grand slam of the

Rafael Nadal’s French Open participation in doubt as he struggles to recover from injury

CNN  —  Rafael Nadal admits he doesn’t know if he will recover from injury in time to defend his title at the French Open. The 22-time grand slam champion said in a video posted on social media that his recovery process is taking longer than anticipated, forcing him to pull out of tournaments in Monte

Bryan brothers: How ‘twin energy’ fueled tennis’ greatest ever double act

CNN  —  When you spend every moment of every day with another person – eating, sleeping, training, competing – it’s hardly surprising that you should develop a formidable partnership, even less so if you share the same DNA. For Bob and Mike Bryan, their “twin energy” was at the heart of their triumphs and titles

Rafael Nadal withdraws from French Open due to injury, says ‘next year is my last year’

CNN  —  Rafael Nadal will miss the French Open for the first time since he made his debut in 2005 after the 14-time champion announced on Thursday that he has withdrawn from the tournament due to injury, adding that “next year is my last year” in professional tennis. The Spaniard suffered a hip injury during