Men’s top seed Rafael Nadal dropped three games in his opening match on a wet day at tennis’s French Open, where he’s trying to win an unprecedented ninth title. Third-seeded Stan Wawrinka was ousted in the first round.
Four-time French Open champion Justine Henin was knocked out in the fourth round at Roland Garros today by Australia’s Samantha Stosur , who next will face top seed Serena Williams for a spot in the semifinals.
Serena Williams opened the defense of her Wimbledon tennis title with a straight-sets victory against Portugal’s Michelle Larcher de Brito , while 2008 men’s champion Rafael Nadal beat Japan’s Kei Nishikori .
Andy Roddick, the last American man to win a Grand Slam tennis title, will retire after the U.S. Open, the site of his only major championship and the place where as a kid he snuck in to see his heroes.