In his dreams, Novak Djokovic has already lifted the French Open trophy to make it four major tennis titles in a row. In reality, the No. 1-ranked player in the world has to overcome six-time champion Rafael Nadal on his favorite clay courts.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands used to be more famous for her colorful outfits than her tennis. That’s about to change, now that she’s reached the third round of the French Open to jump past the injured Venus Williams in the world rankings.
Virginie Razzano upset Serena Williams in the French Open, sending the American to her earliest exit from a Grand Slam tennis tournament, and Rafael Nadal won to open his bid for a record seventh men’s title.
Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka rebounded to avoid an opening-round upset at the French Open as men’s No. 1 Novak Djokovic won in straight sets and Roger Federer secured a record-tying 233rd Grand Slam victory.