French Open 2019: Decline of claycourt specialists has led to puzzling change in the competitiveness at Roland Garros
The decline of claycourt specialists has brought about monopoly in the men's tournament and mayhem in the women's tournament at the French Open.
French Open 2019: Usual suspects Gael Monfils, Caroline Garcia lead France's bid to end 19-year wait for singles title
The last female Roland Garros champion from France was Mary Pierce, in the year 2000. For the last French male champion you have to go a further 17 years back, to Yannick Noah in 1983
Caroline Garcia returns to French Fed Cup squad after two-year absence caused by falling out with Kristina Mladenovic
World number 19 Garcia was selected on Tuesday alongside Kristina Mladenovic and Alize Cornet, two players with whom she fell out after withdrawing from Fed Cup duty at the start of 2017
Davis Cup: Marin Cilic beats France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Borna Coric brushes aside Jeremy Chardy to put Croatia on brink of title
Cilic is bidding for redemption this weekend after blowing a two-set lead against Juan Martin del Potro in the 2016 final when victory would have sealed Croatia the title
Davis Cup: France to host final in Lille's Stade Pierre-Mauroy for second year running; face tough test against Croatia
France will host Croatia in their Davis Cup final from 23-25 November in Lille's Stade Pierre-Mauroy, the home of French Ligue 1 club Lille and venue for last year's final.
Davis Cup: France beat Spain 3-0 to secure place in final; USA keep hopes alive with thrilling doubles victory
France captain Yannick Noah said he "deserved a beer" to celebrate his defending Davis Cup champions' seamless progress past Spain and into their second successive final on Saturday.
Davis Cup 2018: Benoit Paire helps France take 2-0 semis lead over Rafael Nadal-less Spain; Croatia in control against USA
Davis Cup rookie Benoit Paire helped holders France to a 2-0 semi-final lead over Spain with Croatia in command against the United States by the same margin after Friday's opening singles.
France Davis Cup captain Yannick Noah says world number one Rafael Nadal's absence from Spain's team in this weekend's semi-final "changes everything".
Mauresmo, who turns 39 on 5 July, was captain of the Fed Cup team in 2015 and 2016, and led them from the second division to the final of the competition, which they lost to the Czech Republic in Strasbourg.
French Open 2018: Rafael Nadal thumps Guido Pella to reach third round; home favourite Lucas Pouille battles past Cameron Norrie
With rain showers forecast at Roland Garros, Nadal wasted no time after saving four break points in the first game against the 78th-ranked Pella.
"Despite all our best efforts to be fit in time I am afraid to say unhappily I'm ruled out of Roland Garros," the 33-year-old Tsonga wrote on Twitter on Monday.
Pouille said that he thought it was even less likely that major names like Roger Federer, at age 36, and Rafael Nadal would once again play the event if it was scheduled at the end of a long ATP season.
Lucas Pouille throttled Belgium's Steve Darcis 6-3, 6-1, 6-0 in Sunday's decisive fifth rubber to clinch a 10th Davis Cup title for France in front of a passionate Lille crowd.
France captain Yannick Noah's gamble in pairing Richard Gasquet and Pierre-Hugues Herbert together for the first time paid off on Saturday as the duo gave France a 2-1 lead over Belgium in the Davis Cup final.
Tsonga's power denied Darcis any chance of a comeback in the first set and it was plain sailing for the 32-year-old from then on
Davis Cup: France name Richard Gasquet in place of doubles specialist Nicolas Mahut for final against Belgium
Richard Gasquet, ranked 31st in the world, comes in for Nicolas Mahut, who with Pierre-Hugues Herbert combined to win the 2015 US Open and the 2016 Wimbledon doubles titles.
Davis Cup: Belgium's Johan Van Herck, France's Yannick Noah avoid surprises while naming teams for final
Rival Davis Cup captains Johan Van Herck of Belgium and Yannick Noah of France, avoided surprises on Tuesday as they named their teams for the final to be held in Lille.
Paris Masters: Local hero Julien Benneteau basking in 'most beautiful feeling' after defeating Marin Cilic
The 35-year-old Benneteau dropped out of the world's top 500 two years ago after a string of injuries, but is now two wins away from the first ATP title of his 17-year career, having lost all 10 of his previous finals.
The Davis Cup final between France and Belgium will be played at Lille’s Stade Pierre-Mauroy from 24-26 November, the French tennis federation announced on Tuesday.
Tsonga, the World No 18, was given some scary moments during the match, and had to save two vital break points with the third set locked at 4-4 before taking a tie-break.