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# french open

1st June 2023
# Tennis
Novak Djokovic says 'it's what I stand for' in Kosovo row
He will next face Alejandro Davidovich Fokina for a fourth-round place on tomorrow.
# unapologetic
Djokovic says 'it's what I stand for' in Kosovo row
He will next face Spanish 29th seed Alejandro Davidovich Fokina for a fourth-round place on Friday.
This week
28th May 2023 - 2nd June 2023
# Tennis
French Open under fire again over no women’s matches in night sessions
Former finalist Sloane Stephens hit out after her 6-2 6-1 win over Varvara Gracheva.
# Tension
Novak Djokovic could face fine for writing message about Kosovo on TV camera lens
Djokovic wrote on the camera lens: ‘Kosovo is the heart of Serbia. Stop the violence.’
# Tension
Kosovo Tennis Federation to call for Novak Djokovic fine over on-camera message at French Open
Djokovic wrote on the camera lens, ‘Kosovo is the heart of Serbia. Stop the violence.’
# french open
Djokovic courts controversy with Kosovo 'heart of Serbia' message
The Belgrade-born tennis superstar wrote the message in Serbian after his opening round victory over Aleksandar Kovacevic.
# Off the Mark
Djokovic begins bid for record 23rd Grand Slam with straight sets win at French Open
Djokovic has still not lost in his opening match of a major since the 2006 Australian Open.
# Controversy
French Open crowd boo Ukraine's Kostyuk for not shaking hands with Belarusian Sabalenka
Sabalenka initially thought she was being booed, and Kostyuk said the crowd should be ‘embarrassed.’
Last year
# Watergate
Hoejgaard puts four balls into the water but recovers to lead French Open
Dane bounced back from disastrous second hole to lead French Open by one shot.
# relentless
Nadal wins 14th French Open and record-extending 22nd Grand Slam title
His straight-sets rout of Casper Ruud means saw the Spaniard become the oldest male champion at Roland Garros.
# Ace
Victor Perez hits hole-in-one to lead European Open
Frenchman got off to a flying start at Green Eagle Golf Courses with a birdie on the first and hole-in-one on the second.
# prejudice
Anger at French Open amid claim female players treated like 'second class citizens'
Tennis pioneer Billie Jean-King has waded into the tournament’s scheduling row.
# french open
Alexander Zverev says injury suffered against Rafael Nadal is ‘very serious’
The world number three’s participation at Wimbledon this month is in major doubt following the incident in Paris.
# Philippe Chatrier
Casper Rudd reaches French Open final after protester ties herself to net
The woman leapt from the Court Philippe Chatrier crowd during the sixth game of the third set.
# conscientious
Bigger issues than tennis on Coco Gauff's mind ahead of French Open final
The 18-year-old, who has only just graduated high school, was widely praised for her impromptu ‘peace, end gun violence’ message.
# Teenage Kicks
Gauff becomes youngest Slam finalist for 18 years at French Open
The 18-year-old American claimed a 6-3, 6-1 win.
# Rivalry
Mother of all rows as French Open quarter-finalists trade 'grow up', 'no respect' barbs
Holger Rune and Casper Ruud were involved in a tense encounter.
# pushing on
Marin Cilic hits remarkable 33 aces to reach first French Open semi-final
Earlier, Iga Swiatek powered into the French Open semi-finals.
# Roland Garros
Women's matches less appealing than men's at French Open, says tournament director
Amelie Mauresmo, a former world number one, said it was ‘tough’ to schedule women’s matches for the prime night session slots.
# maiden
Russia's Kasatkina reaches first Grand Slam semi-final at French Open
The 25-year-old will face either Iga Swiatek or Jessica Pegula for a place in Saturday’s championship match.
# Tennis
Rafael Nadal outlasts Novak Djokovic to inch closer to 14th French Open title
The Spaniard hustled his way to a 6-2 4-6 6-2 7-6 (4) win in an enthralling showdown lasting four hours and 12 minutes.
# french open
Zverev delighted to edge past Alcaraz 'before he starts beating us all'
The German third seed secured a semi-final meeting with either Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros.
# Onwards
Coco Gauff reaches first French Open semi-final
She will face Italy’s 59th-ranked Martina Trevisan for a place in Saturday’s championship match.
# Roland Garros
Trevisan into first Grand Slam semi-final at French Open
The 28-year-old will face either Coco Gauff or Sloane Stephens for a place in the final.
# Au Revoir
World number two Medvedev dumped out of French Open in straight sets defeat
Former US Open champion Marin Cilic will face Russia’s Andrey Rublev in the quarter-final.
# Close Call
World number one Swiatek survives scare to reach French Open quarter-finals
After dropping the first set, Iga Swiatek defeated Chinese teenager Zheng Qinwen.
# Roland Garros
Teenage sensation Rune stuns Tsitsipas to reach French Open quarter-finals
Meanwhile, Daria Kasatkina and Veronika Kudermetova guaranteed a Russian woman will make the semi-finals with wins today.
# Pole Position
Swiatek racks up 31st straight win as French Open gets Nordic twist
The Pole was the only top 10 women’s seed left standing at the French Open as Casper Ruud and Holger Rune gave Roland Garros a rare Nordic twist with landmark performances.
# In form
World number one Swiatek racks up 30th successive victory after straight sets win at French Open
Iga Swiatek defeated Alison Riske of the United States to reach the French Open third round.
# Tennis
Alcaraz and Zverev pull off French Open escapes as kingpins Nadal and Djokovic cruise
Meanwhile this evening, Barbora Krejcikova was forced out with Covid.
# end of the line
Raducanu crashes out of French Open after second round defeat
The British number one was unable to maintain her momentum after a strong first set.
# Sorry
'I lost my mind' - World number seven apologises after blasting ball past groundsman
Andrey Rublev smashed the ball against the courtside chair during the French Open.
# Tennis
Medvedev cruises at French Open as Paris struggles to escape Wimbledon shadow
Medvedev routed Argentina’s 103rd-ranked Facundo Bagnis today.
# Disappointment
Defending champion among the big names to crash out early at French Open
Barbora Krejcikova tumbled out in the first round on Monday.
# straight sets
Osaka's return to French Open ends in first round
Osaka served up eight double faults and committed 29 unforced errors.
# Novax Djokovic
Novak Djokovic clear to play at French Open under current restrictions
Tournament director Amelie Mauresmo plans could change if cases in the country rise.
# In with a shout
Novak Djokovic given French Open boost with Covid rules set to change
Djokovic is currently unable to enter the US for the big ATP events in Indian Wells and Miami this month.
# scrutiny
Naomi Osaka 'more comfortable in my skin' after turbulent year
The Japanese former world number one opened the defence of her Australian Open title with a battling 6-3, 6-3 win against Colombia’s Camila Osorio.
All time
# back on track
Tearful Osaka attends first press conference since withdrawing from French Open
The four-time grand slam champion pulled out of Roland Garros for mental health reasons.
# future plans
Naomi Osaka confirms she will do press conferences at Olympics
The world number two told Japan’s national broadcaster NHK she was getting ready to play on home turf.