• People leave the Roland Garros stadium, Monday, May 30, 2016 in Paris. French Open organizers have announced the cancellation of all matches Monday at Roland Garros because of persistent rain forecast to last all day. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Paris Olympic bid leader: Roof at Roland Garros not crucial

    PARIS (AP) — While essential for the French Open, a roof over center court at Roland Garros is “not crucial” for Paris’ bid to host the 2024 Olympics, the city’s bid leader said Monday as heavy rain washed out play at the clay-court Grand Slam for the first time in 16 years.

    Updated: 8:59 am

  • Spectators shield themselves from the rain as the fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament between Japan's Kei Nishikori and France's Richard Gasquet was interrupted because of the rain at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, May 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Play delayed by rain at French Open

    PARIS (AP) — Persistent rain forced the cancellation of all matches Monday at the French Open, the first wash-out in 16 years at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament.

    Updated: 8:02 am

  • Venus Williams of the U.S.  waves after defeating France's Alize Cornet during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Saturday, May 28, 2016 in Paris. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    French Open Lookahead: Venus Williams seeks 1st QF in decade

    PARIS (AP) — Five of the first 10 times Venus Williams entered the French Open, she made it to at least the quarterfinals, including a run to the final in 2002.

  • ITF President David Haggerty poses for the photographer after an interview at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, May 29, 2016 in Paris. The head of the International Tennis Federation says there is "still an awful lot of work that needs to go on" to have his sport's facilities ready for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August.  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Tennis federation head: ‘An awful lot of work’ needed in Rio

    PARIS (AP) — The head of the International Tennis Federation says there is “still an awful lot of work that needs to go on” to have his sport’s facilities ready for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August.

  • Shelby Rogers of the U.S. celebrates winning the fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, May 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Michel Euler).

    Muguruza has one foot in French quarters

    PARIS (AP) — When Shelby Rogers finished last season at No. 146, she set a rather modest goal for 2016: boosting her ranking enough to gain direct entry into Grand Slam tournaments so she wouldn’t need to go through qualifying rounds.

  • John Isner of the U.S. returns the ball to Russia's Teymuraz Gabashvili during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Friday, May 27, 2016 in Paris.  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    French Open Lookahead: Isner faces Murray for rare QF berth

    PARIS (AP) — John Isner is all too aware of his lack of success in fourth-round matches at Grand Slam tournaments: 1-5.

  • Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns in the third round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Britain’s Aljaz Bedene at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, May 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    ‘For the moment,’ Djokovic plans to compete at Rio Olympics

    PARIS (AP) — Top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic says canceling the Olympics “is unthinkable” and, “for the moment,” he is still planning to compete at the Rio de Janiero Games, despite worries about the Zika virus.

  • Spectators shield themselves from the rain as Serena Williams of the U.S. returns in the third round match of the French Open tennis tournament against France's Kristina Mladenovic at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, May 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Svitolina downs former champion Ivanovic at French Open

    PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams was ahead, yes, but hardly at her best, when claps of thunder and a heavy downpour interrupted her third-round French Open match at a critical juncture.

  • Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts as she plays Brazil's Teliana Pereira during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Thursday, May 26, 2016 in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    French Open Lookahead: Williams sisters vs. home-crowd faves

    PARIS (AP) — A reporter at the French Open wanted to know whether the prospect of playing Serena Williams for the first time worried 26th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic.

  • Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal announces he is pulling out of the French Open because of an injury to his left wrist during a press conference at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Friday May 27, 2016. The left-handed Nadal made the announcement at a hastily arranged news conference Friday, one day before he would have been scheduled to play his third-round match. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    9-time champion Nadal out of French Open with injured wrist

    PARIS (AP) — Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the Grand Slam tournament on Friday, citing an injury to his left wrist.