Tags: French Open (Tennis)

Australian Open Will Begin Using Final-Set Tiebreaker

Before the curtain rises on the 2019 tennis season, a warning to the audience: The script might be confusing because the directors can’t agree on an ending. The Australian Open, which begins Jan. 14, announced Friday that fifth sets in men’s singles matches and third sets in women’s singles will now conclude with a first-to-10-points…

Simona Halep Tries to Heal Before the WTA Final

It has been a career-defining year for Simona Halep. The 27-year-old has enjoyed her top-ranked perch since winning her first Grand Slam at the French Open in June, but all that is under threat. Battling a bad back and a four-game losing streak, Halep of Romania is racing to heal in time for the WTA…

Are Women Penalized More Than Men in Tennis? Data Says No

Serena Williams argued that she was subject to a double standard when she was cited for verbal abuse by the chair umpire Carlos Ramos during the United States Open women’s final last Saturday. “There are men out here who do a lot worse than me, but because I’m a woman you are going to take…