TENNIS


Fourth seed Sakkari admits to stress in opening win over Burel
FRENCH OPEN

Fourth seed Maria Sakkari admitted she suffered a small bout of nerves in her first round 6-2 6-3 win over Clara Burel at the French Open on Sunday but promised to improve so her parents will get to see her in the later stages of the tournament.

Kasatkina upsets Sakkari in Madrid
IMAGES

Greece’s Maria Sakkari returns the ball to Daria Kasatkina during their match at the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid, Sunday, May 1.


Tsitsipas defends Monte Carlo title
SPORTS

Stefanos Tsitsipas became the first repeat champion at the Monte Carlo Masters since Rafael Nadal in 2018 with a 6-3, 7-6 (3) win against unseeded Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.


Sakkari advances as Saville retires
INDIAN WELLS

Daria Saville, of Australia, left, talks with Maria Sakkari, of Greece, after Saville retired from their match due to injury in the women’s Round of 16 at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Tuesday, in Indian Wells, in southern California.



Tsitsipas sees no negative from early Indian Wells exit
SPORTS

Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas exited the ATP Masters at Indian Wells, but said he no longer gets too bothered by defeats – after battling severe elbow pain last season, simply competing at a high level on a tennis court is his “biggest happiness.”

Tsitsipas pain free and ready for Indian Wells
SPORTS

The pain in Stefanos Tsitsipas’s elbow was so bad last year that he considered walking away from tennis altogether but after successful surgery, he said he is now ready to make a run at Indian Wells.


Top-seeded Tsitsipas upset at Rotterdam final
SPORTS

Felix Auger-Aliassime won his first career title at the ninth attempt, upsetting top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-2 in the Rotterdam final on Sunday to deny his opponent an eighth title.