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Mary Pierce: three passports, two grand slams, one overbearing father | Tumaini Carayol

The French-American-Canadian who won at Roland Garros 20 years ago could turn opponents into spectators, but despite her talent it was a pushy parent that often stole the showTwenty years ago, Mary Pierce was being dragged across the court. As she chas…

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Wimbledon 2020 ‘to be cancelled on Wednesday’ as French Open fury grows

German tennis official says SW19 decision has been madeFrench Open told to rethink dates or ‘degenerate into chaos’Coronavirus – latest updatesWimbledon organisers will announce the cancellation of the 2020 tournament on Wednesday because of the corona…

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Tennis bodies suspend sport until 7 June with sideswipe at French Open

ATP and WTA: ‘Now is not a time to act unilaterally’French Open organisers want tournament in SeptemberThe tennis season has been shut down and all rankings frozen until 7 June, effectively sidestepping the French Open in late May but keeping Wimbledon…

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French Open tennis postponed until late September due to coronavirus

Grand slam event had been due to start on 24 May in ParisNew Roland Garros dates from 20 September to 4 OctoberCoronavirus – latest updates | All our coronavirus coverageThe French Open has been postponed until September amid the coronavirus outbreak.T…

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Peter McNamara obituary

Australian tennis player who found fame in doubles with Paul McNameeiThe tennis player Peter McNamara, who has died aged 64 from prostate cancer, was as straightforward as he was talented. “Macca won well and he lost well, which is so hard,” said the o…

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French Open trophy error lists Britain’s Sue Barker as Australian

Barker won women’s title in 1976 but is listed as ‘AUST’Australia’s Ash Barty noticed error after her victoryShe may have been born and raised in Devon and be the face of the BBC’s Wimbledon coverage but, according to the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen – the tr…

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Rafael Nadal storms to historic 12th French Open win – video

Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem at Roland Garros to claim his 12th French Open title and 18th grand slam. A mark of his near-total dominance on clay, he has won all but three French Open tournaments since 2005 – and now stands just two grand slams shor…

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Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win 12th French Open title

• Nadal wins 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 to claim 18th grand slam title• Spaniard is only two behind Roger Federer’s record of 20• Reaction as Nadal wins 12th title – live!Rafael Nadal blew through the final of the French Open like a hurricane on Sunday, idling…

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Ashleigh Barty offers stark contrast with Johanna Konta and eyes No 1 spot

• French Open champion looks forward to grass season• Barty highlights progress for Australia’s indigenous youthJohanna Konta’s “acceptance” fatalism got her to the semi-finals of the French Open, her third journey that far in a slam event. Ashleigh Ba…

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Rafael Nadal v Dominic Thiem: French Open men’s final – live!

Game-by-game updates from the final at Roland GarrosThiem tasked with facing Nadal after ending Djokovic’s streakSend your emails to Jacob here or tweet @JacobSteinberg 2.40pm BST First set: Nadal* 2-3 Thiem (*denotes server): Nadal has made quite a fe…

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‘A joy to watch’: Ashleigh Barty French Open success sparks flood of support

Rod Laver and Evonne Goolagong Cawley lead tributes#BartyParty Twitter hash tag takes off on social mediaAny doubt about Ashleigh Barty’s popularity inside and outside the tennis world has been blown away by the incredible reaction to her French Open t…

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Ashleigh Barty: a humble and hugely popular grand slam champion | Simon Cambers

The Australian was close to individual perfection in the French Open final but as ever was keen to stress the importance of her teamEverything you need to know about Ash Barty was summed up in the immediate aftermath of her first grand slam success. Wi…

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‘The stars aligned’: Ashleigh Barty’s stormy journey to French Open glory – video

Ashleigh Barty has crowned her incredible comeback to tennis with a stunning French Open final triumph.Five years after quitting the sport in despair, Barty joined Australian legends Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Lesle…

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Djokovic fumes over ‘hurricane conditions’ as Thiem reaches French Open final – video

Novak Djokovic’s 26-match grand slam winning streak ended after Dominic Thiem beat the world No 1 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 in a wind-whipped and rain-interrupted match that spanned more than four hours over two days. Djokovic called conditions ‘one…

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Ashleigh Barty storms to French Open glory with win over Vondrousova

• Australian dominates in straight-sets cruise, 6-1, 6-3• Impressive display secures first grand slam titleAshleigh Barty crowned her comeback to tennis with a first grand slam singles title by beating Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova at the French O…

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Ashleigh Barty storms to French Open glory with win over Vondrousova

• Australian dominates in straight-sets cruise, 6-1, 6-3• Impressive display secures first grand slam titleAshleigh Barty crowned her comeback to tennis with a first grand slam singles title by beating Czech teenager Marketa Vondrousova at the French O…

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Dominic Thiem ends Novak Djokovic’s slam streak to reach French Open final

• Thiem wins in five sets to set up repeat of 2018 final with Nadal• Austrian ends Djokovic’s bid to hold four majors at same timeThere will be no second “Nole slam” for Novak Djokovic after the world No 1’s quest to win four consecutive grand slam tit…

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French Open final: Ashleigh Barty v Markéta Vondroušová delayed – live!

Women’s singles final set for delay due to men’s semi-finalThe Recap: sign up and get our weekly email of editors’ picksFeel free to email Tom or tweet @TBassam 1.45pm BST Matt Smith and Annabelle Croft are currently explaining the impact of weather. C…

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Novak Djokovic v Dominic Thiem: French Open semi-final – live!

French Open semi-final continues after rain delayNadal ousts Federer in straight sets to reach finalAnd feel free to email Tom with your thoughts 11.29am BST Third set: *Djokovic 2-6, 6-3, 4-4 Thiem (*denotes server): Thiem’s groundstrokes are just not…

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Johanna Konta questions French Open organisers after semi-finals court switch

• Women’s semi-finals moved from main court, Philippe Chatrier• Konta: ‘The way it looks probably speaks for itself’Johanna Konta on Friday joined the chorus of disapproval descending on the tournament organisers for moving the women’s delayed semi-fin…