Naomi Osaka won't play at Wimbledon, citing Achilles tendon
Wimbledon Osaka Out FILE - Japan's Naomi Osaka celebrates after defeating Romania's Patricia Maria Tig during a first-round match of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, May 30, 2021. Naomi Osaka pulled out of Wimbledon on Saturday June 18, 2022, citing a lingering problem with her left Achilles tendon, marking the second consecutive year she's decided to sit out the grass-court Grand Slam tournament. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File) (Christophe Ena)Naomi Osaka pulled out of Wimbledon on Saturday, citing a lingering problem with her left Achilles tendon and marking the second consecutive year she's decided to sit out the grass-court Grand Slam tournament. “I’m not sure why, but I feel like if I play Wimbledon without points, it’s more like an exhibition. Osaka lost in the first round of Wimbledon in 2019, and the tournament was canceled in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.wftv.com
'Are you Sebastian’s father?' Korda, 20, takes on idol Nadal
(AP Photo/Peter Dejong)PARIS – Sebastian Korda was 9, heart set on a hockey career, when he went with his father, Petr, to the 2009 U.S. Open. By then, Petr — 1998 Australian Open champion, 1992 French Open finalist — had retired as a competitor and turned to coaching. Went home, came back the next year, and said, ‘This is exactly what I want to do,’” Korda said. “Everybody is always asking him: ‘Are you the son of Petr Korda?’ Which I would love to change in the future,” Dad said in a telephone interview, “so that people ask me, ‘Are you Sebastian’s father? On Sunday, Korda plays 12-time champion Rafael Nadal, while Gaston meets U.S. Open champion Dominic Thiem.
The Latest: Wawrinka out, marathon tiebreak at French Open
(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)PARIS – The Latest from the French Open (all times local):___7:00 pm. Wawrinka won the French Open in 2015. ___2:50 p.m.Simona Halep had no trouble reversing the result of her loss to Amanda Anisimova at last year’s French Open. She opened her campaign with a first-round upset of 2019 French Open finalist Marketa Vondrousova. The two-time French Open quarterfinalist defeated Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-4, 7-5.