Djokovic, Nadal building superb Grand Slam rivalry

After all of those Grand Slam finals between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, a record eight in all, there's a new tantalizing tennis rivalry.

Djokovic, Nadal building superb Grand Slam rivalry

Humble Nadal in 7th heaven at French Open

Rafael Nadal is so unflinching, so nearly unbeatable, while sliding and grinding and pounding his way past opponent after opponent at the French Open. Away from the red clay, Nadal is human, of course. Humble, even.

Humble Nadal in 7th heaven at French Open

It's just routine for king of clay Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal, whose on-court routine includes picking the rear of his shorts and diligently lining up his water bottles, labels facing away, is making a habit of winning French Opens.

It's just routine for king of clay Rafael Nadal

Who is Rafael Nadal?

Every sport has its list of legends. In the tennis hall of fame, Rafael Nadal's very own palatial space is prime property. Today the Spaniard also stepped firmly into history books becoming the first player ever to win seven French Open Men's Singles titles.

Who is Rafael Nadal?

Maria Sharapova alone can't save women's tennis

It is tempting to say that the most entertaining moment in the women's French Open final was when the stadium announcer fluffed her lines during the trophy presentation and mistakenly introduced the winner, Maria Sharapova, as the runner-up. Ho-ho, how the crowd laughed.

Maria Sharapova alone can't save women's tennis

Blog: Cheering Sania Mirza, Mahesh Bhupathi under the French sun!

The afternoon at Roland Garros started with rain pouring down and the joke going around among Indian fans was that the monsoons had arrived in Paris on the day Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza were playing their mixed doubles final.

Blog: Cheering Sania Mirza, Mahesh Bhupathi under the French sun!

Nadal, Sharapova make it look easy in Paris

Maria Sharapova is trying to break through at Roland Garros, while Rafael Nadal wants to make history there.

Nadal, Sharapova make it look easy in Paris

Who is Mahesh Bhupathi?

Mahesh Bhupathi is a ladies man. He qualifies for arguably being one of the best mixed doubles players in the world. On June 7th, his 38th birthday, he claimed his 12th Grand Slam trohpy when he won the French Open mixed doubles title with compatriot Sania Mirza.

Who is Mahesh Bhupathi?

Men go to form, women don't at French Open

Heading into the quarterfinals of the French Open, the men's draw includes all the usual suspects - Djokovic, Nadal, Federer - while the names on the women's bracket look as if they've been picked out of a hat.

Men go to form, women don't at French Open

Carving out 'sorry' on the French Open clay

The 27th-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia was on the wrong end of a shutout set on Saturday and decided he needed to apologize right then and there to the ticket-buyers in the seats at Court Suzanne Lenglen.

Carving out 'sorry' on the French Open clay

Lepchenko thrives after painful childhood exile

Penniless girl with big tennis dreams quits bleak, struggling Russia for the United States, leaves mother behind and makes a Grand Slam breakthrough.

Lepchenko thrives after painful childhood exile

Spanish armada sails on at French Open

Spain's claycourt masters tightened their stranglehold on one half of the French Open draw on Saturday with both David Ferrer and Nicolas Almagro reaching the last 16 with straight sets wins.

Spanish armada sails on at French Open

French Open: When top players are left to fight the clock

On a busy day of tennis at the French Open, the top-ranked man and woman were left racing against the clock.

French Open: When top players are left to fight the clock

Questions for Williams sisters after French flop

Almost from the moment Venus and Serena Williams appeared on the Grand Slam scene in the late 1990s, they've been winning titles and transcending tennis, becoming red-carpet celebrities as much as sports stars.

Questions for Williams sisters after French flop

Celebrating at French Open is normal for Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal has made a habit of celebrating at Roland Garros, and it's not just because his June 3 birthday falls during the French Open.

Celebrating at French Open is normal for Rafael Nadal

Home comforts help Nadal cope

Rafael Nadal, like all tennis professionals, travels the world year in, year out, but even he finds it hard going at times.

Home comforts help Nadal cope

Forget the forehand Federer, what about the queen?

On a sleepy Roland Garros afternoon, Roger Federer found himself discussing life lessons in tennis, carrying the Swiss flag at the Olympics...and Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee.

Forget the forehand Federer, what about the queen?

Serena Williams says sister Venus is 'inspiring'

Between bites of some "frites" at the players' restaurant, Oracene Price smiled at the thought of being back at the French Open with her daughters, Serena and Venus Williams.

Serena Williams says sister Venus is 'inspiring'
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