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Paris—Rafael Nadal insists that he has no desire to become locked into an arms race with Roger Federer to surpass his great rival’s 20 Grand Slam titles.

Nadal clinched an 11th French Open with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory against Dominic Thiem on Sunday to take his majors total to 17.

Paris, France—Garbine Muguruza thrashed Maria Sharapova to reach a last-four showdown with top seed Simona Halep while Rafael Nadal was locked in a French Open quarterfinal tussle with Argentinian Diego Schwartzman when rain ended play on Wednesday.

Paris, France – Rafael Nadal said he doesn’t “feel old”, after moving a step closer to an incredible 11th French Open title on Monday by beating German Maximilian Marterer to reach the quarter-finals the day after his 32nd birthday.

Paris, France—Former French Open champion Stan Wawrinka was dumped out in the first round by Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on Monday, a defeat which will send his world ranking plummeting, while late evening rain halted Rafael Nadal’s first match in his pursuit of an 11th Roland Garros title.

Paris—Jelena Ostapenko was left fuming after a “terrible day at the office” on Sunday, when she became only the second woman in the Open era to see a Roland Garros title defense end in the first round.

"I think that tennis is only a game. You can lose. You can win. After that? In life, there are much more important things than tennis."

--Rafael Nadal

By Alex P. Vidal

NEW YORK CITY -- I mistook Sloane Stephens for Venus Williams because of her attire the night she ousted Williams in the semifinal.

They were almost identical except for their muscles in the arms and legs--and the way the responded to cheers from the crowd.