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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

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

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

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