In searing heat on Rod Laver Arena, the powerful Wimbledon champion never got to grips with 88th-ranked Hsieh's unusual game style and looked totally perplexed by the end.
In searing heat on Rod Laver Arena, the powerful Wimbledon champion never got to grips with 88th-ranked Hsieh's unusual game style and looked totally perplexed by the end.
Nadal's comments follow media reports this week that Novak Djokovic, the president of the Players' Council, had urged players to unionize at a pre-Australian Open meeting and revolt over the way the revenues from the Grand Slams are distributed.
Former world No. 1 Wozniacki was simply outplayed by debutante Jana Fett for large parts of the match but won six straight games to avert the upset and claim her place in the third round.
While Ferrell provided some unexpected comedy, Federer again proved that when it comes to tennis he is king of the jungle.
Twice Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova's return to the Australian Open a year after being attacked by an intruder at her home ended in disappointment with a marathon 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 first-round loss.
The 30-year-old former champion, whose positive doping test after a quarterfinal defeat by Serena Williams in 2016 resulted in a 15-month ban from the sport, was in dominant mood as she beat Germany's Tatjana Maria 6-1, 6-4.
Bhambri struggled to rein in his unforced errors and played well only in patches as his third Australian Open appearance ended with a straight-set defeat.
Belinda Bencic sent an early shockwave through the Australian Open by dumping last year's finalist Venus Williams out of the first round with an impressive 6-3 7-5 win on Monday.
The American 13th seed, who is without a win since her triumph at Flushing Meadows, looked assured as she took the opening set but Zhang hit back to win 2-6 7-6(2) 6-2 on Margaret Court Arena.
Bhambri will take on Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis in the opening round.
The Serb is set to face former top-10 player Gael Monfils in the second round before running into fourth seed Aleander Zverev and 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka.
Nadal returns to the Australian Open after overcoming his chronic knee problems just in time and hoping to continue last year's progress under new coach Carlos Moya.
The former Wimbledon champion said she had been psychologically damaged by a relationship that pushed her to lose a lot of weight.
The Australian Open has been hit hard by absences with Andy Murray, Serena Williams and Kei Nishikori among those to have withdrawn, while Nadal and Novak Djokovic have also been struggling with injuries.
Serena had told Vogue magazine last August about her 'outrageous plan' to defend her title, but the short turnaround after giving birth has proven too much for even the greatest player of her generation.
Williams admitted her mind wandered to her child, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., during the match.
The 30-year-old Serb had been scheduled to start the new season at an exhibition match in Abu Dhabi on Friday when an elbow injury flared up.
Federer, who begins his 2018 campaign at the combined teams Hopman Cup tournament in Perth, recognizes that while expectations might be a little higher, he was trying to ensure they did not get out of control.
Twenty-three time grand slam champion Serena will play her first match since the birth of her daughter.
Sania's latest post on Instagram has proved to be a big hit.
The Frenchwoman shocked the tennis world when she quit the sport in 2013, a little over a month after winning her maiden Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, saying her body could no longer keep up with the demands of the sport.
The Australian Open begins in Melbourne on January 15, which would be barely beyond four months after Serena gave birth to her daughter on September 1.
Azarenka said she was thankful for the opportunity to return to Melbourne Park and hoped it would kick-start the year for her.
Reigning champion Serena Williams was included in the field for the first Grand Slam of the year, but remains a doubt for the event after giving birth to a daughter in September.
Andre Agassi, eight-time Grand Slam champion, will continue to coach Djokovic at the Grand Slams with 39-year-old Stepanek stepping in at other tournaments.
The five-time Grand Slam champion was getting ready to serve when the fan shouted 'Maria, will you marry me' during an exhibition match in the Turkish capital.
Serena was around two months pregnant when she captured her 23rd Grand Slam singles title in Melbourne earlier this year and was hoping to defend her crown next January following the birth of her daughter in September.
Lucas Pouille crushed Steve Darcis 6-3, 6-1, 6-0 to give the hosts a 3-2 victory in the final against neighbors Belgium.
Novotna was a three-time Olympic medalist and a member of Czechoslovakia's 1988 Fed Cup championship team.
Dimitrov claimed the biggest prize of his career, beating David Goffin 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in the season finale at the O2 in London.
Goffin, beaten in all six prior meetings with Federer, turned the tables to win 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 and become only the sixth player to beat Nadal and Federer in the same tournament.
Belgian Goffin recovered from a sluggish start to thrash Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1 and set up a daunting semifinal clash with six-times champion and overwhelming favorite Roger Federer.
Jack Sock became the first American to reach the last four of the ATP Finals for 10 years when he stunned world number three Alexander Zverev.
Grigor Dimitrov has not always handled the expectations placed on his shoulders after he won the Wimbledon junior title in 2008 with a game style uncannily like Federer's.
Sock upset fifth seed Marin Cilic of Croatia 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (4) to move to 1-1 in Group Boris Becker.
Nadal withdrew from the ATP Finals with a knee injury after defeat in his opening round-robin match against David Goffin on Monday.
Whatever else happens to Jack Sock at the ATP Finals this week, his between-the-legs volley at 4-4 in the second set of his debut match will feature in the end-of-tournament showreel.
The US had not won the title since beating Spain 5-0 in 2000.
Reigning French and US Open winner Nadal begins the quest for his first ATP Finals title against Belgian David Goffin on Monday.
All line calls at the innovative Milan showpiece for the cream of players aged 21 and under are controlled solely by the state-of-the art system originally invented for missile tracking.
The 16th-seeded Sock became the first American to win the singles title at the tournament since Andre Agassi in 1999.
Krajinovic is the lowest-ranked player to reach a Masters final since then-world number 191 Andrei Pavel in the French capital in 2003.
American Isner, last year's runner-up, needs to win the tournament if he is to clinch the final berth in the season-ending event at the O2 in London from November 12 to 19.
Williams appeared troubled by a hip injury and was trying to keep the points short while Garcia became tentative every time she had a chance to break free.
Wozniacki's victory is her second of the season in eight finals after she successfully defended her Pan Pacific Open title in Tokyo last month.
The retirement will be Hingis' third in a long and illustrious career during which she claimed 25 Grand Slam titles since her WTA Tour debut in 1994, five in singles, seven in mixed doubles and 13 in women's doubles.
The duo join world No. 1 Rafael Nadal, Swiss ace Roger Federer, Germany's Alexander Zverev and Austrian Dominic Thiem in the elite eight-man field.
The Swiss great has revealed that he has come to realize that sometimes less is more.
Roger Federer brushed aside world No.1 Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-3.
It was Sharapova's first WTA title since she defeated Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro to win the Italian Open in May, 2015.
The former world No. 1, who has won five Grand Slam titles, comes up with the interesting tale in her autobiography 'Unstoppable: My Life So Far'.
Roselyne Bachelot alleged that Nadal faked an injury in 2012, when he missed the final 6 months of the season due to knee problems, in order to hide a positive drug test.
The American veteran, 37, shows no signs of slowing down and enjoyed one of her best seasons this year, making the final of Wimbledon and the Australian Open and the semis at the US Open.
The Spaniard, appearing in the 110th final of his career, cruised to his first China Open title since 2005 as eighth-seeded Kyrgios was hindered by his own inconsistency and rarely troubled the top seed.
World No. 2 Simona Halep beat Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-2 in the China Open third round for her first win over the Russian in eight attempts.
Federer delivered in a tight 4-6 7-6(6) 11-9 win over world number 20 Nick Kyrgios, with the Australian pushing to the final point.
Nadal and Swiss outlasted and outclassed Americans Sam Querrey and Jack Sock to win 6-4, 1-6, 1-0 (10-5) in the weekend's headline match. The doubles victory put Team Europe up 9-3 going into the final day.
The Europeans, the clear favorites with five of the world's top seven players, jumped ahead 3-1 on the opening day of the three-day competition.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will set aside their long-time rivalry when they play for Europe against the rest of the world in the inaugural Laver Cup tournament.
Murray is seen as the voice of women's equality within the game for his previous views on various issues.
Ramkumar took some time to settle but by the time he controlled the butterflies in his stomach, Shapovalov had gone up 4-1 with a break of serve in the opening set.
Bopanna and Raja lost 5-7, 5-7, 7-5, 3-6 to Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil to leave India with the difficult task of winning both the reverse singles to qualify for the elite 16-nation World Group.
Ramkumar Ramanathan fetched the crucial win but Yuki Bhambri made the day memorable even in defeat as India and Canada shared the honors on day one of the Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie.
The Indian tennis legend said he will have a new mixed doubles partner and hoped to be on podium next year.
Moya, who shares a close friendship with Nadal, said nothing about his compatriot would surprise him anymore.
The world No. 1 comes up with a near-perfect performance against Kevin Anderson in the final to win his third US Open and 16th Grand Slam title.
A relentless Rafael Nadal thumped Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to win the US Open, earning the Spaniard his second Grand Slam title of the season and 16th of his career.
Martina Hingis won the US Open doubles title as she and Chan Yung-Jan beat Czechs Lucie Hradecka and Katerina Siniakova 6-3, 6-2.
Sloane Stephens stayed composed throughout an all-American US Open final and played near-perfect tennis to win her maiden Grand Slam title with a 6-3, 6-0 victory against Madison Keys.
The top-seeded partnership, which won their first tournament together at Wimbledon in July, pushed their team record to an unblemished 10-0 with the win over the number three seed.
The Spaniard struggled to handle his opponent's serve and huge forehand in the opening set before finding his stride to set up a title decider with South Africa's Kevin Anderson on Sunday.
The Indo-Chinese pair got off to good starts in both sets, but failed to hold on to their advantage.
Keys' opponent in Saturday's final will be world No. 83 Sloane Stephens, who beat ninth seed Venus Williams 6-1, 0-6, 7-5 in an earlier roller-coaster clash.
A new Grand Slam champion will be crowned at the US Open after Sloane Stephens beat fellow American Venus Williams 6-1, 0-6, 7-5 in a rollercoaster of a semifinal.
The fourth seeded Sino-Indian pair needed an hour and 56 minutes to carve out a 7-6, 6-4 victory over their fifth seeded opponents in the quarter-finals.
Del Potro, who swept aside Federer in the 2009 final at Flushing Meadows, now faces world No. 1 Nadal, denying fans a potential first encounter between the Swiss maestro and Spaniard in New York.
Americans grabbed all of the semifinals berths at Flushing Meadows for the first time since Tracy Austin, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova and Barbara Potter filled the final four spots in 1981.
The 31-year-old Anderson, seeded 28th, will face Spanish 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta for a spot in Sunday's final.
Venus Williams downed Petra Kvitova 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(2) in an electrifying atmosphere to set up an all-American US Open semifinal against Sloane Stephens.
One of sport's great rivalries, Federer and Nadal have clashed 37 times over the years but never stood across from each other on Flushing Meadows' hardcourts.
Petra Kvitova made an impressive 7-6(3) 6-3 win over pre-tournament favorite Garbine Muguruza to reach the U.S. Open quarter-finals.
Sharapova's contentious and captivating U.S. Open run came to an end when Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova beat her 5-7 6-4 6-2 to reach the Flushing Meadows quarter-finals.
Nadal saw off Argentine Leonardo Mayer, while five-time champion Federer brushed aside 31st seed Feliciano Lopez.
He has become the youngest man to make it into the fourth round of the U.S. Open since American Michael Chang in 1989.
Veteran Paes and Raja thrashed Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki 6-1, 6-3 at the Flushing Meadows.
Nothing comes easy to Maria Sharapova on her grand slam return after a doping ban, but the Russian's mix of grit and power were enough to see off Sofia Kenin 7-5 6-2 in the third round of the US Open.
She has now reached the last 16 in every Grand Slam this year, a feat she last achieved in 2010.
Some rivals don't like that Sharapova keeps getting to play on Arthur Ashe Stadium, while others don't like that she's even in the US Open..
Rogers and Gavrilova battled for 3 hours and 33 minutes eclipsing the previous record of 3:23 set in 2015 when Johanna Konta defeated Garbine Muguruza 7-6 6-7 6-2 in a second round clash.
World number three Roger Federer survived his second scare in as many matches but hung on to defeat Mikhail Youzhny 6-1 6-7(3) 4-6 6-4 6-2 to reach the third round of the US Open.
The mercurial 22-year-old, one of the most gifted players on the tour, lost 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 to fellow Australian John Millman after hurting his right shoulder.
Fourth seed Zverev, whose five ATP titles this year include a win over Roger Federer in this month's Montreal final, fell to 61st-ranked Croatian Borna Coric.
Sharapova became more vocal as she saved break points in a sixth game that proved to be the turning point of the match.
Lara used Bhupathi's Wimbledon, French Open, Australian Open and US Open towels to block floodwater from entering their house in Mumbai!
The 19-year-old Tiafoe broke Federer in the first game of the match and bellowed out a loud 'Come on!' when his forehand winner found the line to capture the opening set.
While the year's final grand slam is only just underway tennis fans have circled Sept. 8 when, if all goes to form, Nadal and Federer would meet in the last four to decide a place in the final.
The German sixth seed, who has not won a title since winning at Flushing Meadows last year, never got into the match against the 2016 WTA newcomer of the year.
Pliskova broke twice in the opening set to take a commanding lead with a fine backhand passing shot as Linette struggled on serve.
The victory becomes the highlight of what has been a torturous comeback for the former world number one, who returned to tennis in April after serving a 15-month doping ban.
Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza notched up her first ever victory on Arthur Ashe Stadium with a 6-0 6-3 win over American Varvara Lepchenko.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have never met at the US Open, an anomaly which seems certain to be corrected after a host of rivals limped out of contention.
The Scot, who had not played since Wimbledon, said he had tried everything to be fit for the final Grand Slam of the year, which starts on Monday.
The 26-year-old hoped to return to the ATP Tour later this year.
The 31-year-old Nadal became the world number one for the first time since July, 2014, after replacing Britain's Andy Murray at the top spot on Monday.
Bopanna and his Croatian partner Ivan Dodig lost 1-6, 7-6, 7-10 to second seeds Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Marcelo Melo in an exciting three-set quarterfinal.
The seventh seeds Bopanna and Dodig rallied to humble the Colombian-Italian combo 5-7 7-5 10-8 in a second round match.
In a wide-ranging interview with Vogue touching on motherhood, body image and race, Serena said she had set herself a goal of playing in Melbourne.
The 30-year-old Russian, who returned from a 15-month doping ban earlier this year, was denied a wildcard at the French Open.
Sharapova was scheduled to play French Open champion and world number 12 Jelena Ostapenko in a highly-anticipated first-round clash.
The Italian, who was suspended by the ITF for two months after she failed a drug test, suspects that accidental food contamination occurred at some stage in her house.
The deadline to send applications expired on April 28, but the AITA made up its mind to send Bopanna's name only on June 14 after he won the French Open mixed doubles title with Gabriela Dabrowski.
The three-time Grand Slam champion joins last year's US Open runner-up Novak Djokovic on the sidelines for the remainder of 2017.
Sharapova, who was competing as a wildcard in her fourth tournament back after a 15-month doping ban, said she started to feel pain in her forearm late during her first-round win over American Jennifer Brady.
Sharapova was pushed by Brady who forced several long games during the match.
As she prepares for the hardcourt season, starting with next week's Bank of West Classic at Stanford, Sharapova said her struggles over the past two years have made her stronger.
The Serb was forced to retire from his Wimbledon quarter-final against Tomas Berdych earlier this month because of the problem, and will now sit out of next month's US Open.
The 30-year-old could face up to 12 weeks on the sidelines. The tournament begins on August 28.
Winners of the men's and women's singles titles will each earn $3.7 million, while runners-up will pocket $1.825 million from the $50.4 million total pot.
Regaining the No. 1 spot and touching the incredible figure of 20 Slams could be next on the list of Federer after his record-breaking Wimbledon triumph.
The Swiss maestro, appearing in his 11th Wimbledon final, was challenged early on but once he broke a nervous Cilic in the fifth game of the opening set the match became a no-contest.
An inspired Garbine Muguruza stormed to her first Wimbledon title, blowing away in-form Venus Williams 7-5 6-0 with arguably the performance of her career after tight and tense early exchanges.
The 35-year-old Swiss was given his toughest test by the 11th seed, but Federer raised his game at the crucial moments to become the oldest men's singles finalist since Ken Rosewall in 1974.
The 28-year-old Cilic is the first Croatian to reach the men's singles final at Wimbledon since Goran Ivanisevic in 2001.
Venus beat Johanna Konta to reach her ninth Wimbledon final and Serena, who missed her title defense after becoming pregnant with her first child, believes her sibling can win a sixth All England Club crown.
The retirement, with the score at 7-6(2) 2-0, came shortly after the 30-year-old Serb called a medical timeout.
Williams, who claimed the last of her Wimbledon titles nine years ago, was too strong for her opponent from the baseline.
Murray, who had only lost to Querrey once in eight previous encounters, was struggling to move around the court in the final two sets against the big-serving American.
Federer, a seven-times Wimbledon champion, has the toughest challenge on paper against sixth-seeded Canadian Milos Raonic.
The five-times champion, who turned 37 last month, tamed the big-hitting Latvian with a rock-solid performance under the Centre Court roof, winning with something to spare.
Rafael Nadal's hopes of a third Wimbledon crown sank as Gilles Muller returned to haunt the Spaniard with a nerve-jangling 6-3 6-4 3-6 4-6 15-13 victory in a fourth-round classic.
Rohan Bopanna and Purav Raja also won their respective mixed doubles matches.
In another match, former runner-up Garbine Muguruza continued her untroubled progress at Wimbledon with a 6-2 6-2 thrashing of Romania's Sorana Cirstea.
The 32-year-old American is being treated in a London private hospital where she was taken on Thursday after her knee appeared to buckle as she approached the net in her second round Wimbldeon clash with Sorana Cirstea on Court 17.
Cilic is one of only two people, alongside Stan Wawrinka, to have won a grand slam in the last 7 years outside of the game's dominant quartet of Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray.
The American was playing Romania's Sorana Cirstea on Thursday when she appeared to slip as she approached the net at the beginning of the third set. She fell awkwardly to the grass and, after a moment's silence, screamed out in pain.
Purav Raja and Divij Sharan also began their campaign on a positive note as they defeated the British-Portuguese pair of Kyle Edmunds and Joao Sousa 7-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6..
It was Djokovic's first full match at the tournament after his first-round opponent retired hurt with the Serb leading 6-3 2-0.
Konta has reached the third round for the first time at the All England Club, but after a strong year in which she has established herself in the top 10, the Briton will be looking to advance much further.
It was the second successive anticlimactic ending on tennis's most famous stage after Novak Djokovic's opponent, Martin Klizan also called it quits midway through their second set.
It was a short and sweet introduction to this year's Wimbledon for Novak Djokovic who breezed into the second round when opponent Martin Klizan retired injured after the first set of their match.
The five-time champion broke down in tears during her post-match news conference at Wimbledon on Monday when asked about a recent car crash she was involved in, which led to the death of a 78- year-old Florida man.
The limp that often appeared to trouble the defending champion between points disappeared the moment the ball was in play.
Women's world No. 1 Angelique Kerber meets American qualifier Irina Falconi in the first round and is seeded to face Karolina Pliskova in the semifinals.
The absence of Serena Williams and a failure by any of the other top women to produce the kind of dominance the American has consistently delivered makes this year's Wimbledon the most open in years.
World No. 1 Murray has twice pulled out of matches at a grasscourt exhibition tournament in London this week because of a hip problem.
It was another great show from Ramkumar after his shock win over world No. 8 Dominic Thiem. He, though, eventually went down 7-6 (7-0), 3-6, 6-7 (6-8) in match that lasted two hours and 43 minutes.
An unapologetic John McEnroe has proposed competition between men and women players to prove his claim that 23-time Grand Slam singles winner Serena Williams would be ranked "like 700 in the world" if she competed on the men's circuit.
Former world No.1 Serena, who has taken time off to have a baby, responded testily on Twitter to McEnroe's comments.
The world No. 50, reached his first ATP Tour final this year in Sydney and has played for Britain in the Davis Cup.
Svitolina, 22, has never won a tournament on grass and says that withdrawing from Wimbledon could help her get a head start on preparations for hard court tournaments later this year.
The three-time Wimbledon champion has broken with tradition and taken a wildcard into the Aegon International at Eastbourne next week.
The French Open champion has withdrawn from next week's Aegon Championships at The Queen’s Club after advice from his doctors to rest.
The fourth seed, who has lost only two matches at Roland Garros since his debut in 2005, is now just one short of Margaret Court's all-time record of 11 titles at a single grand slam.
The former world number one has failed to recover from a left-thigh injury she suffered during last month's Italian Open.
Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko becomes the first unseeded player to win the title since Briton Margaret Scriven in 1933.
Nadal marches into his 10th French Open final after demolishing rising Dominic Thiem while Stan Wawrinka outlasts world number one Murray in an epic five-setter.
Latvian Jelena Ostapenko beat Swiss Timea Bacsinszky while Romanian Simona Halep showed the full extent of her defensive skills to beat Karolina Pliskova.
Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski beat Colombia's Robert Farah and Germany's Anna-Lena Groenefeld 2-6, 6-2, 12-10 in the mixed doubles final.
World No. 1 Andy Murray shrugged off a sluggish start to reach his fifth French Open semifinal with a 2-6, 6-1, 7-6(0), 6-1 defeat of Japan's Kei Nishikori.
Bopanna and his Canadian partner, seeded seventh, shocked third seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-5 6-3 in the semifinals.
Reigning champion Novak Djokovic suffered a demoralizing quarterfinal exit when he slumped to a 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-0 defeat by Austrian sixth seed Dominic Thiem.
Mladenovic failed to handle the atmosphere, the wind or the rain, as well as Timea Bacsinszky who checked into the semifinals with a 6-4, 6-4 win.
Nine-time champion Rafa Nadal was due to play fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta and defending champion Novak Djokovic was set to take on Austrian Dominic Thiem.
Bopanna is the only Indian left in the fray in the Grand Slam.
Top seed Andy Murray gave Karen Khachanov a two-hour tennis lesson in the French Open fourth round before predicting a top-20 place for the rising Russian this year.
Murray did enough to keep his nose in front throughout, while the giant Argentine was unable to reprise the heroics that saw the pair produce such magic in last year's Rio Olympics gold medal match.
Indian star Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas survived a tough three-set battle to enter the third round of the men's doubles competition at the French Open tennis tournament.
Nikoloz Basilashvili had a plan when he turned up to play Rafa Nadal on Friday but, like Mike Tyson said, everybody has a plan until they're punched in the face.
In another match, world number three Stan Wawrinka came out on top in his slugfest with Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov to win 6-4 7-6(5) 7-5 and move into the French Open third round.
Court, who won a record 24 Grand Slam titles, came under fire again on Wednesday when she claimed tennis was "full of lesbians", a week after expressing her opposition to same-sex marriage.
Court drew public criticism last week after writing an open letter saying that she would not fly with Qantas Airlines due to its support for same-sex marriage.
Djokovic looked every bit a champion as he controlled his opponent throughout, with Agassi closely monitoring from courtside, a look of concern occasionally clouding his mien.
The French 12th seed, who had just won the Lyon Open on clay, bowed out in the first round after saving three match points.
Footage of the interview showed Hamou pulling the female journalist close before kissing her on the side of the head. As the reporter looked embarrassed and tried to push him away, he kissed her again.
The Swiss did enough to win the rallies that mattered, extricating himself from a deep hole in the second set tiebreak, taking the last five points after trailing 6-3.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic cruised past Spain's Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in the first round.
Rafael Nadal looked in imperious form as he got past Benoit Paire 6-1,6-4, 6-1.
The German became the first top-seeded woman to lose in the opening round of the French Open since the sport turned professional in 1968.
For the first time in three years, Rafael Nadal will bounce through the Roland Garros gates at the peak of his powers and favorite to take his collection of French Open titles to 10.
Maria Sharapova's comeback from a doping ban will include an appearance at the Rogers Cup in August after the former world number one was granted a wild card by the organisers of the Toronto tournament on Tuesday.
The Serb, beaten 6-4 6-3 by Zverev in the Rome sunshine, said he would join up with eight-times grand slam champion Agassi as he prepares to defend his Roland Garros crown.
The 30-year-old returned from a 15-month doping ban last month and has failed to gain a high enough ranking for automatic entry into the 128-strong main draw.
The 30-year-old, who conquered all on the Parisian clay in 2012 and 201, was widely expected to be fast-tracked into the year's second grand slam tournament.
The Spaniard, who snapped a 7-match losing streak against Novak Djokovic to win their semifinal, was given a much sterner test by Thiem than in last month's final of the Barcelona Open.
Rafael Nadal ended a seven-match losing streak against Novak Djokovic in emphatic fashion by thrashing the world number two 6-2 6-4.
Spanish footballer Gerard Pique's idea of a week-long men's tennis world tournament rivaling the Davis Cup has received support from leading players Murray, Nadal and Djokovic.
Eugenie Bouchard prevailed over Maria Sharapova7-5, 2-6, 6-4 in the Madrid Open in a contest full of tension after the Canadian had called the Russian a cheater following her doping ban.
The 70-year-old was provisionally banned from all International Tennis Federation events after verbally abusing opposing team members and the umpire when he captained Romania in a Fed Cup tie against Britain last month.
Sharapova returned last month from a doping ban to reach the semifinals at the Stuttgart Open, but did not earn enough points to qualify for Roland Garros and is reliant on a wildcard for the qualifying tournament.
Rafael Nadal won a record-extending 10th Barcelona Open title by thrashing Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-4 6-1, collecting his second claycourt title in a row.
Wildcard entrant Sharapova, a five-time grand-slam winner, squandered a 6-3 2-0 lead as Mladenovic clawed her way back into the game to win after two hours and 38 minutes.
Wildcard entrant Sharapova returned to action this week following her 15-month ban, but has looked like she never really went away in winning her three matches so far without dropping a set.
Former world No. 1 Maria Sharapova eased past fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 6-1 to reach the Stuttgart Grand Prix quarterfinals and continue her winning comeback from a 15-month doping ban.
Maria Sharapova will know on May 16 if she will be granted a wildcard invitation for the French Open, the organizers of the May 28-June 11 grand slam tournament said.
Former world number one Maria Sharapova makes a winning comeback to the tour Wednesday following her 15-month doping ban, beating Italian Roberta Vinci in straight sets in the first round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix.
Bouchard said the Women's Tennis Association was sending the wrong message in allowing the five-time Grand Slam-winner to come back from her 15-month suspension.
Sharapova will play Italian Roberta Vinci in the round of 32 of the Stuttgart Open and WTA chief Simon believes the ban was more extensive than previous offenders.
Serena spilled the beans when she accidentally uploaded the "20 weeks" photo of herself on Snapchat, the world No. 1 said.
Former tennis bad boy Nastase, who won two Grand Slam titles in the 1970s, was quoted by Romanian and some British media as saying in response to William's pregnancy announcement: "Let's see what color it has. Chocolate with milk?"
The captain of Romania's Fed Cup team was sent off after apparently aiming abuse at the umpire, British player Johanna Konta and visiting captain Anne Keothavong during the second singles rubber.
Sharapova makes her comeback to the WTA Tour after 15 months out in Stuttgart next week, after gaining a wildcard, and has also been given invites to play in Madrid and Rome.
Australian great Margaret Court won a record 24 Grand Slam singles titles, one ahead of American Williams, who confirmed she was pregnant on Wednesday and will sit out the rest of the season.
Tennis superstar Serena Williams is pregnant and taking maternity leave through the rest of 2017, expecting to give birth this fall.
The 27-year-old was stabbed by a knife-wielding intruder in her home in the Czech Republic in December.
India qualified for the play-off after beating Uzbekistan 4-1 in a home tie last week.
India sealed their place in the Davis Cup World Group play-offs with Rohan Bopanna and N. Sriram Balaji routing their rivals for an unassailable 3-0 lead against Uzbekistan.
Ramkumar dominated the proceedings before a bout of double faults handed Ismailov a small opening, which the Uzbek grabbed with both hands to make a match of it.
The veteran was dropped from the Indian team for the Asia/Oceania tie against Uzbekistan to be held in Bengaluru from Friday.
The result left Nadal a five-time Miami runner-up, after previous final defeats in 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014.
Federer's victory sets up a re-match of January's Melbourne Park title-decider against Spaniard Nadal, who earlier rolled over unseeded Italian Fabio Fognini 6-1 7-5.
Russia's former world No. 1 was initially barred for two years after testing positive at the 2016 Australian Open for meldonium.
Wawrinka believes that not only is Federer back in form, but he is playing in a noticeably different manner that gives him a chance to return to the pinnacle of the rankings.
A rejuvenated Roger Federer beats fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 in the BNP Paribas Open final to earn a record-tying fifth Indian Wells title.
Federer advances to the semi-finals without lifting a racket as suspected food poisoning forces Australian Nick Kyrgios to withdraw from their quarter-final match.
Maria Sharapova's planned return from a 15-month drugs ban at Stuttgart next month is 'disrespectful' to other WTA players, former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki has said.
Sam Querrey upset Spanish star Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-6(7-3) in the final of the Mexican Open, becoming the first American to win the title in the tournament's 24-year history.
The Frenchman defeated compatriot Lucas Pouille 6-4, 6-4 in the summit clash. Sunday's final was Tsonga's ninth victory in a row.
Roger Federer has revealed that he wants to join forces in doubles with arch-rival Rafael Nadal at the inaugural Laver Cup this year.
Karolina Pliskova stormed to her second WTA title of the year, beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-4 in the Qatar Open.
German tennis has responded with outrage after the United States Tennis Association played the Nazi-era version of Germany's national anthem during a Federation Cup tie in Hawaii.
The Canadian tennis star said she would stay true to her word and go on a date with her fan, who says he is from Chicago and is studying in Missouri, after New England Patriots rallied to down Atlanta Falcons.
Shapovalov, one of the brightest young talents in the game at 17, said he was 'ashamed' after hitting chair umpire Arnaud Gabas with a ball he smashed away in anger during the Canada-Britain tie in Ottawa.
Ramkumar Ramanathan and Yuki Bhambri won their respective reverse singles matches to hand India a comfortable victory.
The defeat for Paes and his partner meant that the 43-year-old Indian stalwart could not overtake Italian Nicola Pietrangeli for most wins in doubles in Davis Cup history.
In the first match, Bhambri defeated Finn Tearney and in the second match Ramkumar Ramanathan outplayed Jose Statham.
Fedex's triumph in the Australian Open proves why he is arguably the greatest ever to have played the game.
Roger Federer ended his Grand Slam drought with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 win over arch-rival Rafael Nadal in a thrilling Australian Open final.