French Open Day 4 Women’s Recap: Serena Moves On, Bencic Falls

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Conspicuously absent from the Day 4 schedule schedule at the French Open was second seed Naomi Osaka. The controversy continues about media responsibilities and mandatory press obligations. Perhaps the best outcome is a candid conversation about mental health. Venus Williams suffered another first-round loss–this time on the doubles court. Playing alongside Coco Gauff, the pair […] READ MORE



Naomi Osaka Withdraws from the French Open

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Amidst growing, and from some quarters perhaps unnecessarily vitriolic, pushback surrounding her decision to boycott press conferences at the French Open, Naomi Osaka has announced her withdrawal from the tournament via a statement released on Twitter. The Japanese world #2 had taken issue with the fines levied on players for failing to complete their media […] READ MORE





Paula Badosa Has Chance to Make Noise Again at Roland Garros

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One could make the case that the 2020 French Open was the first Major breakthrough for 23-year-old Paula Badosa. Meandering just inside the top 90 at World No. 87 before the tournament started, Badosa’s career trajectory was quite uncertain. Would the Spaniard make a charge towards the top of the WTA Tour? Or would she […] READ MORE


French Open Women’s Singles Roundtable Predictions: Champion, Dark Horse, and Early Exit

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Ahead of the second Grand Slam of the year at Roland Garros, five Last Word On Tennis writers–Vithun Illankovan, Yesh Ginsburg, Ryan Schick, Damian Kust, and Nurein Ahmed–made their French Open Women’s Singles predictions. We also have a separate roundtable for the men’s singles. Champion – Who will win the 2021 French Open?  Vithun: [3] […] READ MORE