Tags: Tennis

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,…

Boris Becker Is an African Diplomat? His Creditors Are First to Know

LONDON — Boris Becker, the former tennis star, hails from Germany, lives in England, and has had homes in, among other places, Switzerland, Monaco, Spain and the United States. But now, he says, he represents (wait for it) the Central African Republic. Mr. Becker, 50, is trying to fend off creditors who forced him into…