Tags: French Open (Tennis)

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…

2018 French Open: Rafael Nadal Regroups With a Day in the Sun

PARIS — Rafael Nadal’s dominance on clay has earned him many monikers, but on Thursday he staked claim to a particularly French one: the Sun King. Slowed by damp conditions on Wednesday that ultimately caused his French Open quarterfinal match against Diego Schwartzman to be suspended, the top-seeded Nadal capitalized on Thursday’s midday sunshine to…