Serena Williams of the United States returns the ball to Mandy Minella of Luxembourg during their first-round singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in London.
LONDON - After a week filled by a headline-grabbing, off-court tiff with Maria Sharapova and a series of apologies stemming from a magazine profile, Serena Williams got back to doing what she does best.
Rafael Nadal reacts as he loses a point to Steve Darcis. The loss to Darcis was Nadal's first in the opening round of any Grand Slam event.
LONDON - For the second straight year, Rafael Nadal is leaving Wimbledon early after a shocking loss to a little-known player ranked in the hundreds.
LONDON - Nothing drives Serena Williams the way disappointment does.
PARIS - His dramatic and delightful French Open semifinal was 4 1/2 hours old - and 14 games into the fifth set - when Rafael Nadal raced from the net to the baseline to retrieve Novak Djokovic's seemingly unreachable lob.
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic defeated David Goffin 7-6 (5), 6-4, 7-5 on a rainy Tuesday at Roland Garros. Just 26 of the 40 scheduled French Open singles matches were completed.
PARIS - Novak Djokovic spent the better part of a rainy Tuesday at the French Open wondering when - and even whether - he would wind up playing his first-round match at the only Grand Slam tournament he's yet to win.
Roger Federer's road to what would be his 18th major title starts with matches against a pair of qualifiers.
PARIS - Perhaps not surprisingly, the first three questions posed to Roger Federer at his pre-French Open news conference Friday concerned rival and nemesis Rafael Nadal.
Since returning from a layoff due to injury, Rafael Nadal is 36-2 and has won six of eight tournaments. He's seeking his eighth French Open title.
PARIS - Used to be the French Open was the scene for clay-court specialists and surprise champions.
Serena Williams advanced to the second round of Wimbledon, saying she learned to "keep going" after her first-round exit at the French Open.
WIMBLEDON, England - On one point Tuesday at Wimbledon, Serena Williams dumped a forehand into the net and dropped to a knee, her jaw clenched as she let out a shriek.
Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal each has reason to believe he can hoist the trophy overhead in two weeks' time. Play at the All England Club begins Monday.
WIMBLEDON, England - As Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer step back on the grass at Wimbledon, each has reason to believe he'll be hoisting the trophy in two weeks.
PARIS - If love means never having to say you're sorry, what about 6-love? Depends which side of the French Open scoreboard you're on, apparently.