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JOHN MCENROE: IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION revisits the rich bounty of 16-mm-shot footage of the tennis star John McEnroe, at the time the world's top-ranked player, as he competes in the French Open at Paris's Roland Garros Stadium in 1984. [Read More]
Two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza lost her opening match of the North American hardcourt season on Wednesday, falling 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Lesia Tsurenko in Cincinnati.The seventh-seeded Spaniard was playing her first match since losing in the second round of her Wimbledon title defense six weeks ago. She was beaten just as rain moved in, disrupting play in the combined WTA and ATP Masters tournament.Muguruza, who won the French Open in 2016 before her Wimbledon triumph last year, was unable to hold onto a lead against her Ukrainian opponent, exiting at the last major tune-up prior to the... [Read More]
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World number one Simona Halep turned back American Sloane Stephens 7-6(6) 3-6 6-4 to win the Rogers Cup women's title in a rematch of their French Open finale in Montreal on Sunday. [Read More]
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World number one Simona Halep held her nerve in a rollercoaster duel with Sloane Stephens Sunday to win the WTA Montreal crown for the second time.In a gruelling 2hr 41min battle, French Open champion Halep prevailed 7-6 (8/6), 3-6, 6-4 over Stephens in a repeat of the duo's meeting in the final of Roland Garros earlier this year.The victory was Halep's 18th career title and her second in Montreal following her success in 2016.The 26-year-old sealed the win with an ace on her fourth match point, capping an enthralling duel marked by several momentum swings.Halep had taken the first... [Read More]
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Romanian will play for title on Sunday against Sloane Stephens in rematch of French Open final... [Read More]
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Simona Halep, who overhauled Sloane Stephens at the Roland Garros final to earn her maiden grand slam title, will now face the American in the Rogers Cup final. [Read More]
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Sloane Stephens sent defending champion Elina Svitolina crashing out of the WTA Canada tournament in Montreal on Saturday to set up a rematch of the French Open final against Simona Halep.American third seed Stephens surged into Sunday's final against world number one Halep after overpowering Svitolina 6-3, 6-3 in the day's second semi-final.Stephens had dominated the first set, scoring two early breaks to race into a 4-0 lead against a hesitant Svitolina.Svitolina rallied briefly to get back to 5-3 but then handed Stephens another break and the first set when she sent a forehand wide.The second set was a... [Read More]
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World number one Simona Halep powered into the final of the WTA Canada hardcourt tournament Saturday, cruising past Australia's Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-1.Halep, who will now face either US Open winner Sloane Stephens or defending champion Elina Svitolina in Sunday's final, was in control from the outset against a nervous-looking Barty, whose challenge was undone by a string of unforced errors.Barty was in trouble on her opening service game, an error giving French Open champion Halep a break point which she duly converted with a superb backhand crosscourt winner. The next three games went with serve to leave Halep... [Read More]
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World number one Simona Halep won a three-hour, seven-minute marathon to defeat Anastasia Pavlyunchenkova to reach the third round in Montreal on Thursday but faces a return to the court later in the day to take on Venus Williams at the rain-hit US Open tune-up.Top seed Halep was 2-4 down in the third set against Russia's Pavlyuchenkova before she rallied to capture five of the last six games to claim the second-round tie."It was a great match, a great fight. She played unbelievable and was fighting until the end," said Halep, who was playing her first match since Wimbledon,... [Read More]
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