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Serena tops Venus for French title

PARIS -- The French Open was hers, no more shots to chase or winners to produce. Still...avoid eye contact. And yet, there were also rare moments when this French Open final was just two sisters and pals swapping thwacks from opposite...
Another all-Williams major final close; rain halts men's play

...Venus and Serena Williams will be playing in their first French Open semifinals Thursday. Already known for powerful strokes...encounters -- both 2001 quarterfinals, at Wimbledon and the French Open. On court, everything about the Williams sisters is...
Erratic Venus good enough for round of 16 the final include 1999 champion Lindsay Davenport, French Open runner-up Kim Clijsters and Jelena Dokic. All won...certainly not fearful,'' said Davenport, who missed the French Open because of a knee injury. ''I thought I played great...
Joints plague Hingis

...Open last week and the Italian Open this week, and Molitor said that it was unlikely her daughter would compete in the French Open, which starts later this month. Last June, Hingis filed a $40 million lawsuit against Italian sportswear manufacturer...
Wimbledon sees no major upsets

...Grand Slam. She's already won the Australian Open and French Open. The U.S. Open begins in late August. Capriati...2000 semifinalist Jelena Dokic of Yugoslavia and 2001 French Open runner-up Kim Clijsters of Belgium advanced Tuesday...
Venus, Henin-Hardenne reach Aussie quarters

...injury before beating Venus in the title matches at the French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open. Pratt, an Aussie ranked...On the men's side, No. 4 Juan Carlos Ferrero, the French Open runner-up, advanced with a 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 victory...
Venus exacts family revenge

...absence. It's a strong follow-up to reaching the French Open final. Williams last went that far at a major at Wimbledon...came all the way back to win the rematch of the 2004 French Open final 1-6, 7-6 (9), 7-5. U.S. Open champion...
With another Wimbledon title, Federer's game stands alone

...were in semifinals at this year's Grand Slams, against Marat Safin at the Australian Open and Rafael Nadal at the French Open, the only major he has yet to win and now will focus on adding to his collection. Unprompted, Federer mentioned those...
Agassi, Blake to clash

...leg, as it did when he lost in the first round of the French Open. He took a cortisone shot in the spine, missed Wimbledon...oldest women left in the tournament. In a reversal of the French Open final, the 30-year-old Pierce upset No. 7 Justine...
Serena keeps title from sis

...each other much. In last year's U.S. Open final, Venus won 6-2, 6-4 despite only seven winners. In the French Open final in June, Serena emerged with a straight-set victory while the sisters combined for 101 unforced errors. At...


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