The U.S. Open tennis tournament is moving the women’s final to Sunday and men’s final to Monday in 2013, building in a day of rest ahead of each title match for the first time.
Let’s give some love to LeBron James, Union Rags, Maria Sharapova, Rafael Nadal, the Seawolves and to a Chinese woman named Shanshan Feng.
The French Open final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic was suspended in the fourth set because of rain, the first time in 39 years the tournament won’t end on a Sunday.
The No. 1 seed at the French Open fell 6-2, 7-6 (4) to 15th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova on a windy, gray day at Roland Garros in which the world’s top-ranked player hardly looked the part.
Ann Liguori gives the rundown on American athletes who are making us proud.
Serena Williams lost in the first round of a major tournament for the first time, falling to Virginie Razzano of France 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 Tuesday at the French Open.
Andy Roddick exited in the opening round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 2007, losing to 88th-ranked Nicolas Mahut 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 Sunday at the French Open.
Serena Williams needed just 74 minutes to return to the U.S. Open quarterfinals, beating 2008 French Open champ Ana Ivanovic in straight sets.
Rafael Nadal is still better on clay than the most successful Grand Slam champion of all time, beating Roger Federer in their fourth French Open final 7-5, 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-1 on Sunday.
Heading into Sunday’s French Open final, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal already have played against each other in seven Grand Slam title matches, more than any pair of men in tennis history.
Federer, a 16-time major champion who completed a career Grand Slam at Roland Garros in 2009, improved on the mark he shared with Jimmy Connors. The last time Federer failed to reach the quarterfinals at a major was at the 2004 French Open.
With the French Open — tennis’ second Grand Slam event — getting underway in Roland Garros over the weekend, Jerry “Rello” Recco thought it would be a good time to play a little “Ova/Unda” with Boomer & Craig. And he was right.
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