Category: Tennis

On Tennis: Can Simona Halep Finally Make Her Major Breakthrough?

When the line of questioning continued — she was asked what she had learned from those three losses — a smile flitted across her face. “Can we change the subject? Let’s talk outside,” she asked, turning her gaze toward the window of the interview room. “It’s beautiful weather.” It was sunny indeed on Thursday, but…

Serena Williams Is Told to Rest, but Should Be Ready for Wimbledon, Her Coach Says

PARIS — Serena Williams, who withdrew from the French Open before her fourth-round match with Maria Sharapova because of pain in her right pectoral muscle, is expected to play Wimbledon, her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, said. In an interview on Thursday at Roland Garros, Mouratoglou said Williams had been told to “rest for 15 days” before…

On Tennis: In Dominic Thiem, Rafael Nadal Faces a New French Open Challenge

PARIS — On his favorite tennis court, Rafael Nadal was struggling on Friday. He looked hesitant and edgy, as if he might not be able to finish what he had started. But this had nothing to do with winning or losing his French Open semifinal against Juan Martín del Potro, whom Nadal had just manhandled,…