In the Italian Open women’s final, Johanna Konta will face Karolina Pliskova.
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While Federer was awed by the way fans responded to him at the Italian Open, other players were struggling to cope with poor conditions on and off the court.
Kyrgios walked off the court in a fit of rage after throwing a chair onto the red clay and was defaulted from his second-round match against Casper Ruud.
It was the third straight tournament that Williams, 37, had withdrawn from because of physical problems. The French Open starts in less than two weeks.
Tsitsipas, 20, who had ousted Rafael Nadal from the event, could not get past another member of the old guard of men’s tennis.
Stefanos Tsitsipas, 20, will face Novak Djokovic after defeating the most successful clay-court player in history. Kiki Bertens beat Simona Halep, a two-time winner in Madrid.
Federer squandered two match points while losing in the Madrid Open.
Federer saved two match points on his way to a 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 (3) win over Gaël Monfils at the Madrid Open.
Federer had not played on clay, his weakest surface, since 2016, but his first match at the Madrid Open could not have gone much better.
The Madrid Open next week will be Federer’s first tournament on clay in three years. He grew up playing primarily on the surface.
After an assault conviction, he said he would resign from the ATP board of directors immediately instead of seek another term.
Gimelstob, the tennis commentator, coach and ATP board member, was sentenced to three years’ probation and 60 days of community service after a felony charge was reduced to a misdemeanor.
The decline in the number of tournaments in the U.S. corresponds with the decline in the number of highly ranked Americans and the growth of tennis in Europe and Asia.
Is Nadal truly healthy? What about Serena Williams? The tennis season has moved to clay, and it is unclear how the dust might settle.
Last spring, Bryan thought his career was over. But after an operation on his right hip, he has reunited with his twin brother on the tennis court and resumed winning doubles championships.
The win gave Federer his 101st singles title, and it left Isner limping with what he fears may be a stress fracture in his foot.
With a win over John Isner in Sunday's Miami Open final, Roger Federer now has 101 titles. He is eight short of matching Jimmy Connors for the most in the open era.
The Australian beat Karolina Pliskova for her most significant victory, showing the promise of many more. She also became the 14th different WTA champion this year in 14 events.
Federer, 37, defeated 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov, and John Isner, the defending champion, got past 18-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime.
Felix Auger-Aliassime, a Canadian qualifier, is the youngest man to reach the semifinals in the tournament’s history.