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Tennis Travails, Not Triumphs, Gain a Spotlight in an Instagram Series

The gimmick of the “Behind the Racquet” series on Instagram is simple: tennis players’ faces are partially obscured by the strings of the tool with which they make their living. But the series, created by the American player Noah Rubin, has proved remarkably revealing, allowing his peers to share their vulnerabilities and struggles in raw,…

What to Watch Thursday at the French Open

Simona Halep vs. Amanda Anisimova Halep, the No. 3 seed and defending champion, dismissed one teenager with considerable ease in her fourth-round match, needing only 45 minutes to defeat 18-year-old Iga Swiatek, 6-1, 6-0, on Monday. Her next challenger — the 17-year-old Anisimova in the first match on Philippe Chatrier Court (6 a.m. Eastern) —…

Amanda Anisimova and Ashleigh Barty Reach French Open Semifinals

PARIS — Amanda Anisimova, an unseeded 17-year-old American, upset Simona Halep, the defending French Open champion, 6-2, 6-4, to reach the semifinals at Roland Garros on Thursday. “I’ve been working so hard, but I didn’t think it would pay off like this,” Anisimova said in her postmatch remarks on court. “This is honestly more than…