Coco Gauff defeats Mirra Andreeva in the battle of the teenagers at French Open and reaches fourth round | CNN

CNN  —  It wasn’t too long ago that Coco Gauff exploded onto the scene as a 15-year-old, defeating Venus Williams at Wimbledon in 2019. But time marches on and it was Gauff who was the experienced player on court on Saturday as she defeated 16-year-old Mirra Andreeva in a hard-fought battle between two of tennis’ … Read more

Tennis star turns the air blue in heated exchange with umpire over a toilet break | CNN

CNN  —  When nature calls, sometimes you just have to answer. During his third-round match at the French Open, Australian tennis player Thanasi Kokkinakis was left dumbfounded after seemingly being refused a toilet break by the umpire. After losing the second set, Kokkinakis – who had taken a toilet break after the first set – … Read more

Aryna Sabalenka opts out of French Open press conference, saying she ‘did not feel safe’ at last press conference | CNN

CNN  —  World No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka did not participate in a customary post-match press conference after her third-round win at the French Open on Friday, saying she didn’t feel safe when participating in a press conference held earlier this week. On Wednesday, after winning in the second round of the tournament, the Belarusian had … Read more

Mirra Andreeva, 16, continues meteoric rise by advancing to French Open third round | CNN

CNN  —  Russian teenager Mirra Andreeva has continued her meteoric rise by reaching the third round of the French Open with an emphatic 6-1 6-2 win over France’s Diane Parry. The 16-year-old, who celebrated her birthday in April, is now the youngest player to reach the third round at Roland Garros since 2005, according to … Read more

David Leavy Becomes COO of CNN

David LeavyWarner Bros. A senior executive at Discovery and appointed as its COO CNN Worldwide. Leavy will oversee commercial, operational and promotional activities across the network. The act will take effect on June 20. Leavy is currently Warner Bros. He is Discovery’s head of corporate affairs and Warner Bros. He will continue to oversee public … Read more

Novak Djokovic stands by Kosovo comments at the French Open | CNN

CNN  —  Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic has stood by his decision to send a political message about Kosovo at the French Open. After his first-round victory on Monday, Djokovic wrote “Kosovo is the [heart symbol] of Serbia. Stop the violence” on a TV camera lens in response to violent clashes in Kosovo. Tensions have … Read more

Elina Svitolina and husband Gaël Monfils are having quite a time at the French Open | CNN

CNN  —  Elina Svitolina came from behind to beat Storm Hunter at the French Open – just one day after watching husband Gaël Monfils win a mammoth game against Sebastián Báez. Svitolina dropped the first set against her Australian counterpart 6-2 but stormed back in emphatic fashion winning the last two sets 3-6 1-6 to … Read more

Coco Gauff says Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler offered her tickets to the NBA Finals before beginning of playoffs | CNN

CNN  —  Jimmy Butler’s talents have been lauded this postseason. From his toughness to his elite shot-making, there is a reason he has earned the nickname ‘Himmy Buckets.’ But one talent we didn’t know the Miami Heat star had was clairvoyance. But according to tennis star and Heat fan Coco Gauff, Butler is either excellent … Read more

Kosovan Olympic Committee calls for disciplinary action against Novak Djokovic | CNN

CNN  —  The Kosovan Olympic Committee (KOC) has called for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Tennis Federation (ITF) to take disciplinary action against Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic. On Monday, Djokovic left a political message on a TV camera lens at the French Open in response to violent clashes in Kosovo, writing: “Kosovo … Read more