Double Fault! A Recent History Of Tennis's Most Humiliating Finish

Rafael Nadal won his ninth French Open Sunday, and he did it in the most unbecoming way possible. The decisive moment was a double fault from Novak Djokovic, provoking an awkward "fall to your knees in euphoria after winning a point literally anyone with a pulse could have won themselves" celebration. » 6/09/14 1:51pm 6/09/14 1:51pm

Maria Sharapova Wins French Open

Maria Sharapova defeated Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 to win the French Open. In a tremendous match, Halep took an early lead in the third set, lost it, and then battled back to break Sharapova's serve, evening the set at 4-4. But Sharapova returned the favor and broke Halep to take 5-4 lead and won the championship… » 6/07/14 12:49pm 6/07/14 12:49pm

Prince At The French Open With A Scepter

Prince was at the French Open yesterday, and he brought a scepter. So here are a bunch of pictures of Prince, who was at the French Open with a scepter. » 6/02/14 10:26am 6/02/14 10:26am

Reporter Congratulates Nicolas Mahut For Losing; Mahut Is Not Amused

We linked to the transcript of this unfortunate yet hilarious exchange yesterday, but now we finally have video of a confused reporter congratulating Nicolas Mahut on his loss at the French Open. It's better than we could have ever imagined. » 5/27/14 11:57am 5/27/14 11:57am

Novak Djokovic Chills With Ball Boy During Rain Delay

During a rain delay in his first-round French Open match yesterday, Novak Djokovic made a buddy—a ball boy, whom he invited to sit down, out of the rain, and grab a beverage. » 5/27/14 8:43am 5/27/14 8:43am

Gael Monfils And Laurent Lokoli Engage In Dance-Off Before French Open

The French Open Kids' Day featured tennis players Gael Monfils and Laurent Lokoli stealing the show for a few minutes. It was an old-fashioned dance-off, with the clay court as the stage. » 5/24/14 2:53pm 5/24/14 2:53pm

Beyoncé's Note To Serena Williams: "Stunt On Them, Serena"

This is a note that Beyoncé wrote to Serena Williams right after Williams had finished up her French Open title run. I don't think the letter was actually sent to Williams, but was instead posted in the "news" section of Beyoncé's (crazy) website, which seems like a very Beyoncé way for Beyoncé to express her… » 6/10/13 3:28pm 6/10/13 3:28pm

The Half-Naked French Open Flare Guys Were Protesting Gay Marriage

So you remember earlier when the shirtless men in opera masks and salmon pants stormed the court with lit flares in the French Open final? That whole scene felt kind of homoerotic, right? It wasn't just you; we felt it, too. Well, it turns out those guys were actually protesting gay marriage. » 6/09/13 1:20pm 6/09/13 1:20pm

Rafa Nadal Just Beat David Ferrer To Win The French Open Title

There was never any doubt. Third-seeded Rafa Nadal just bested fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 to win the French Open title. It was Nadal's eighth French Open win—a record—and the 27-year-old now has 12 Grand Slams. Ferrer, seeded fourth, did well to make it to the final, but as Nadal… » 6/09/13 12:12pm 6/09/13 12:12pm

Serena Williams Just Won the 2013 French Open

Top-seeded Serena Williams just beat Maria Sharapova in straight sets, winning 6-4, 6-4, to clinch this year's French Open. It capped a ridiculous tournament for the 31-year-old champion, who mowed down her opponents en route to the second French Open win in her career. » 6/08/13 11:53am 6/08/13 11:53am

Roger Federer Booted From The French Open In Straight Sets

And there goes Roger Federer in straight sets. His loss to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals was 7-5, 6-3, 6-3, and it took less than two hours to complete. It was a blowout, just like Federer's straight set loss to Novak Djokovic in the semis last year. » 6/04/13 12:39pm 6/04/13 12:39pm

The USTA Will Make The U.S. Open The Most Fogeyish Grand Slam Tournament

For years, the U.S. Open was the antidote to Wimbledon and Roland Garros' fussiness (the Australian was basically just irrelevant and a big Whatever). At the Open there were ungodly late matches, bigger stadiums, the made-for-TV scheduling bonanza in Super Saturday, loud music, longer commercial breaks. It was, by far… » 6/14/12 4:17pm 6/14/12 4:17pm

Rafael Nadal Wins French Open On Novak Djokovic's Double Fault,…

The conditions were better, the courts were (mostly) drier and the power and topspin returned to Rafael Nadal's game. It took Nadal less than an hour today to break Djokovic's serve twice and win the fourth set, 7-5, continuing yesterday's suspended match and take his seventh French Open. » 6/11/12 8:41am 6/11/12 8:41am

For These Tennis Fans, The Score Is Love-Mouth

Here's a shot from Maria Sharapova's match a few days ago, during which some Roland Garros spectators appear to be engaged in some hanky-panky. Amour! » 6/06/12 8:50am 6/06/12 8:50am

Today In Photograph And Caption Synergy: Caroline Wozniacki Shits A…

Maybe she had a stomach bug? Maybe she was tired of all the 40-all scores? Whatever the reason, Woz laid a stinker on the court at the French Open today and was ousted by Estonian Kaia Kanepi, 6-1, 6-7 (3-7) 6-3. » 6/02/12 5:42pm 6/02/12 5:42pm

Immediately After A 38-Shot Rally, One Tennis Player Collapses And The…

Richard Gasquet hit an overhead winner to end a 56 second-long point with Grigor Dimitrov in their French Open second round match today. Gasquet promptly threw up his banana and Dimitrov fell to the ground with a severe leg cramp. Dimitrov never quite recovered; Gasquet would take the next three sets. » 6/01/12 5:35pm 6/01/12 5:35pm