Sloane Stephens joins rare company after upsetting Venus Williams at French Open

With the win, Stephens becomes first American since Lindsay Davenport to have defeated both Serena and Venus Williams at a Grand Slam.

2015 French Open

Scenes from the Grand Slam tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris.

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Rafael Nadal enters French Open as the King of Clay on shifting sands

The world’s dominant clay-court player appears vulnerable, one of many intriguing story lines at the start of the Grand Slam at Roland Garros.

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So far, so very good for Roger Federer at the French Open

One of Roger Federer’s 5-year-old twin daughters had her nose buried in a comic book. The other was glued to a mobile phone. Shame, really, that they didn’t look up, because the tennis their father wove on the French Open center court verged on art.

French Open At A Glance

A look at the French Open on Friday:

FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: No. 1 Djokovic faces teen Kokkinakis

The next player facing Novak Djokovic as he seeks to win the French Open for the first time is an opponent he’s never played before.

Maria Sharapova says it’s ‘disrespectful’ to write off Rafael Nadal in French Open

Andy Murray, who could face Nadal in the semifinals at Roland Garros, also said, "It would be stupid to write him off."

Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt to serve six years in jail for rape, sexual assault

Victims were underage students.

Luis Suarez, Caroline Woznacki and others pay tribute to Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard as he plays final match at Ansfield

After 17 years, Gerrard deserves all the praise as he readies to come to the L.A. Galaxy.

Serena Williams goes glam in new Pepsi ad

The tennis powerhouse sheds her sweats for silk and sequins in the new fashion-focused soft-drink spot.

Rafael Nadal drops from top five for first time in 10 years

Latest loss was to Andy Murray in Madrid Open.

USC women’s tennis team wins trophy, immediately breaks trophy

You're still winners, USC women's tennis.

Heckling arrives at Big 12 tennis matches

In attempt to attract more fans, the Big 12 Conference is doing away with typical tennis decorum.

Caroline Wozniacki and J.J. Watt spotted together again

The two showed up in a fan photo on Instagram looking as chummy as they did at the NCAA championship game last week.

Photographer dies after freak fall at Andy Murray’s wedding rehearsal

Gordon Jack, 47, struck his head on a grave marker.

Andy Murray sports smart Scottish kilt to marry girlfriend Kim Sears

The day went off without a hitch, judging from a tweet Murray sent outlining his day using nothing but emojis.

Serena Williams wins eighth Miami Open

Williams is not just one of four other women to win the same WTA event eight times or more.

Caroline Wozniacki: ‘I didn’t know how strong I was’ until breakup with Rory McIlroy

The Danish tennis star offered extensive comments on her heartbreak and subsequent bounce-back.

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