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French Open: French Open Tennis Championships
The French Open, officially Roland-Garros, is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France, beginning in late May. The venue is named after the French aviator Roland Garros. It is the premier clay court tennis championship event in the world and the second of four annual Grand Slam tournaments, the other three being the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. The French Open is currently the only Grand Slam event held on clay, and it is the zenith of the spring clay court season. Because of the seven rounds needed for a championship, the slow-playing surface and the best-of-five-set men's singles matches, the event is widely considered to be the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world.

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Barty 'rejected' me for Wimbledon - Murray column

In his regular BBC Sport column, Andy Murray reveals how he approached French Open winner Ashleigh Barty about playing mixed doubles at Wimbledon.
BBC News - Published

Thiem wants to 'make amends' with Serena Williams by playing Wimbledon mixed doubles

thiem wants to 'make amends' with serena williams by playing wimbledon mixed doubles
Austrian world number four Dominic Thiem offers to play mixed doubles with Serena Williams at Wimbledon to put their French Open dispute behind them
BBC News - Published

Ambitious Nadal will not play before Wimbledon

French Open champion Rafael Nadal said he will play no grasscourt warm-up tournaments ahead of Wimbledon but is confident he can mount a challenge for a third title in southwest London.
Reuters - Published

Rafael Nadal says winning 12th French Open 'very special' after injury

rafael nadal says winning 12th french open 'very special' after injury
Rafael Nadal says winning his 12th French Open is extra special after a turbulent year where he considered taking an extended break because of injury problems.
BBC News - Published

Sanguine Nadal says he is not obsessed about Federer's record

Rafael Nadal took sole ownership of one record when he claimed a 12th French Open title on Sunday but says matching Roger Federer's haul of 20 Grand Slams will not become an obsession.
Reuters - Published

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

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..
Reuters - Published

Austria's Thiem rattles Rafa but title still out of reach

Dominic Thiem achieved something few players have ever managed in any of Rafael Nadal's 12 French Open finals on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Nadal's record-breaking 12 French Open final victories

Factbox on Rafael Nadal's French Open final wins after he beat Dominic Thiem for the second year running on Sunday to become the first player to win the same Grand Slam title 12 times, edging ahead of..
Reuters - Published

Nadal beats Thiem to claim record-stretching 12th French Open title

Rafael Nadal claimed a record-stretching 12th French Open title by beating Austrian fourth seed Dominic Thiem 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 in a repeat of last year's final on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Factbox: French Open champion Rafa Nadal

Factbox on Rafa Nadal, who beat Dominic Thiem 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 in the final on Sunday to win his 12th French Open title:
Reuters - Published

Factbox: List of French Open men's singles champions

2019 Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat Dominic Thiem (Austria) 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1
Reuters - Published

French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win 12th Roland Garros title

Rafael Nadal maintains his stranglehold on the French Open by beating Dominic Thiem in four sets to lift a 12th men's singles title.
BBC News - Published

Thiem's task against Nadal is near impossible - Rusedski previews final

thiem's task against nadal is near impossible - rusedski previews final
Rafael Nadal is "almost impossible" to beat at the French Open and it is a "big ask" for Dominic Thiem to stop him on Sunday, says ex-British number one Greg Rusedski.
BBC News - Published

Return to tennis my best decision - former cricketer Barty after French Open win

return to tennis my best decision - former cricketer barty after french open win
New French Open champion Ashleigh Barty says returning to tennis is the best decision she has ever made.
BBC News - Published

Adrenaline-fueled Thiem ready for Rafa

Austrian fourth seed Dominic Thiem says he will be fueled by adrenaline when he takes on Rafael Nadal in Sunday's French Open final in what will be his fourth successive day on court.
Reuters - Published

Thiem team told 'no chance' of Monday final

As if facing 11-times champion Rafa Nadal in a French Open final was not daunting enough, Austriaโ€™s Dominic Thiem will need to do so after less than 24 hours rest.
Reuters - Published

Thiem rides the storm to knock out Djokovic

Austrian Dominic Thiem crushed Novak Djokovic's French Open hopes as he survived a weather-ravaged semi-final spanning 24 hours to complete a 6-2 3-6 7-5 5-7 7-5 victory on Saturday and set up a repeat..
Reuters - Published

Ultimate challenge in danger of becoming mission impossible for Thiem

Beating Rafael Nadal on clay is the ultimate challenge, but that may have already become mission impossible for his opponent Dominic Thiem, even before Sunday's French Open final gets underway.
Reuters - Published

Johanna Konta pulls out of Nottingham Open after French Open defeat

johanna konta pulls out of nottingham open after french open defeat
British number one Johanna Konta pulls out of the Nottingham Open, with the main draw due to start on Monday.
BBC News - Published

Barty party underway as Ashleigh triumphs in Paris

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.
Reuters - Published

Barty wins French Open to claim maiden Grand Slam title

Ashleigh Barty claimed her maiden Grand Slam title when she crushed Czech teenager 6-1 6-3 on Saturday to become the first Australian woman in 46 years to win the French Open singles.
Reuters - Published

Australia's Barty wins French Open

Australian Ashleigh Barty defeats Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova in the French Open final to win her first Grand Slam title and complete a fairytale return to the sport.
BBC News - Published

Djokovic beaten by Thiem in French Open

World number one Novak Djokovic's bid to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time is ended by Dominic Thiem in the French Open semi-final.
BBC News - Published

French Open 2019: Johanna Konta has 'no regrets' after semi-final defeat

french open 2019: johanna konta has 'no regrets' after semi-final defeat
British number one Johanna Konta has "no regrets" after her French Open semi-final defeat and believes she can still reach a Grand Slam final.
BBC News - Published

'I can still reach Slam final' - Konta has 'no regrets' after French Open semi loss

'i can still reach slam final' - konta has 'no regrets' after french open semi loss
British number one Johanna Konta has "no regrets" after her French Open semi-final defeat and believes she can still reach a Grand Slam final.
BBC News - Published

Nadal defeats Federer in straight sets to reach French open final

Spaniard Rafael Nadal is one step away from his 12th French Open title following a 6-3 6-4 6-2 win over Roger Federer.
BBC News - Published

Britain's Konta misses out on French Open final

Johanna Konta misses out on becoming the first British woman to reach a Grand Slam singles final since 1977 by losing to Marketa Vondrousova in the French Open semi-finals.
BBC News - Published

Djokovic crushes Zverev to reach French Open semis

djokovic crushes zverev to reach french open semis
World number one Novak Djokovic reaches his first French Open semi-final since 2016 with a clinical win over fifth seed Alexander Zverev.
BBC News - Published

Johanna Konta: How has Briton become a serious French Open title contender

johanna konta: how has briton become a serious french open title contender
Johanna Konta's remarkable run to the French Open semi-finals surprised everyone - how has she transformed her fortunes on clay?
BBC News - Published

US teenager shocks defending champion Halep at French Open

Unseeded American teenager Amanda Anisimova reaches the semi-finals of the French Open with a straight sets win over defending champion Simona Halep.
BBC News - Published

Konta playing better tennis than anybody, says Barker

konta playing better tennis than anybody, says barker
Johanna Konta is playing "better tennis than anybody" at the French Open and can win her maiden Grand Slam title, says Sue Barker.
BBC News - Published

Johanna Konta can go all the way at French Open, says Sue Barker

johanna konta can go all the way at french open, says sue barker
Johanna Konta is playing "better tennis than anybody" at the French Open and can win her maiden Grand Slam title, says Sue Barker.
BBC News - Published

Konta semi-final moved to Friday after Wednesday wash out

konta semi-final moved to friday after wednesday wash out
Johanna Konta's maiden French Open semi-final is pushed back to Friday after rain washes out Wednesday's play in Paris.
BBC News - Published

'Definitely one of my best performances', says Konta after reaching French Open semis

'definitely one of my best performances', says konta after reaching french open semis
Britain's Johanna Konta says she produced one of the best performances of her career to reach the French Open semi-finals.
BBC News - Published

Johanna Konta 'really happy' to reach French Open semi-finals

johanna konta 'really happy' to reach french open semi-finals
Britain's Johanna Konta says she produced one of the best performances of her career to reach the French Open semi-finals.
BBC News - Published

Nadal to face Federer in French Open semi-finals

nadal to face federer in french open semi-finals
Rafael Nadal cruises into the French Open semi-finals to set up a last-four meeting with Roger Federer, who beat Stan Wawrinka in four sets.
BBC News - Published

Johanna Konta reaches French Open semi-finals with emphatic win over Sloane Stephens

johanna konta reaches french open semi-finals with emphatic win over sloane stephens
Johanna Konta's stunning French Open continues as she beats Sloane Stephens to become the first British woman since 1983 to reach the semi-finals.
BBC News - Published

Konta 'can go up a few more levels' as Briton bids to make semi-finals

konta 'can go up a few more levels' as briton bids to make semi-finals
Johanna Konta bids to become the first British woman since 1983 to reach the French Open semi-finals when she plays Sloane Stephens on Tuesday.
BBC News - Published

French Open: Britain's Johanna Konta says everyone in women's game is beatable

french open: britain's johanna konta says everyone in women's game is beatable
British number one Johanna Konta says there has been a belief in the women's game that anybody is beatable for "quite some time now".
BBC News - Published

French Open: Britain's Johanna Konta into quarter-finals

french open: britain's johanna konta into quarter-finals
British number one Johanna Konta continues her charge through the French Open by impressively beating Croatian 24th seed Donna Vekic to reach the quarter-finals.
BBC News - Published

Serena, Osaka exits open Paris boulevard for Halep

Simona Halep's path to a second successive French Open title cleared up in spectacular fashion on Saturday after 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams and world number one Naomi Osaka exited..
Reuters - Published

Serena may seek grasscourt wildcard ahead of Wimbledon

Serena Williams said she felt "pretty far away" from her optimal level after suffering a surprise third round defeat at the French Open to Sofia Kenin and suggested she might seek a wildcard entry into..
Reuters - Published

Highlights: French Open day seven

Highlights of the seventh day at the French Open, the second Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Saturday (all times GMT):
Reuters - Published

Serena's pursuit of 24th major title on hold after French Open exit

Serena Williams's quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title was put on hold on Saturday after the former world number one was knocked out of the French Open in the third round..
Reuters - Published

French Open 2019: Johanna Konta believes she can stay 'until the very end' at Roland Garros

french open 2019: johanna konta believes she can stay 'until the very end' at roland garros
British number one Johanna Konta says she always believes she can stay "until the very end" at a Grand Slam.
BBC News - Published

French Open 2019: Top seed Naomi Osaka loses to Katerina Siniakova in the third round.

Top seed Naomi Osaka's quest for a third successive Grand Slam title is ended in the French Open third round by world number 42 Katerina Siniakova.
BBC News - Published

French Open 2019: Simona Halep into fourth round with quick win over Lesia Tsurenko

french open 2019: simona halep into fourth round with quick win over lesia tsurenko
Defending champion Simona Halep makes light work of Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko to reach the French Open last 16.
BBC News - Published

Johanna Konta reaches French Open fourth round for first time

johanna konta reaches french open fourth round for first time
Johanna Konta becomes the first British woman to reach the French Open last 16 since 1983 after thrashing Slovakia's Viktoria Kuzmova.
BBC News - Published

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