French Open Tennis Championships

FILE - In this Monday, May, 13, 2019 filer, Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime returns the ball to Croatia's Borna Coric during their match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome. It’s typically Canadian that Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Bianca Andreescu are each children of immigrants. What’s not typical is that they have all simultaneously broken into the world’s elite ranks of tennis players _ and will all be worth watching when the French Open begins Sunday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
May 23, 2019 - 11:36 pm
ROME (AP) — It's typically Canadian that Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Bianca Andreescu are each children of immigrants. What's not typical is that they have simultaneously broken into the world's elite ranks of tennis players — and will all be worth watching when the French Open...
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Defending champions Spain's Rafael Nadal, left, and Romania's Simona Halep pose next to the cups during the draw of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Thursday, May 23, 2019. The French Open tennis tournament starts Sunday May 26. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
May 23, 2019 - 12:23 pm
PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal will start his campaign for a record-extending 12th title at the French Open against a qualifier. And if he makes it to the second round of the clay-court Grand Slam, another qualifier will be waiting. The defending champion was handed what looked like quite an easy draw...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams of the United States, returns a shot against Germany's Julia Georges during their third round match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
May 22, 2019 - 11:27 pm
How well do you know tennis and the French Open, the year's second Grand Slam tennis tournament? Go ahead and give this quiz a try: ___ 1st Round: Rafael Nadal won the Italian Open, his last tournament before the French Open, for his first title of 2019. When was the last time Nadal headed to...
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May 17, 2019 - 11:23 am
PARIS (AP) — John Isner has pulled out of the French Open because of an injured left foot, ending his streak of 24 consecutive appearances at Grand Slam tournaments. The 34-year-old Isner announced his withdrawal Friday on Twitter. He is ranked No. 11, the top American man, but has not competed...
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May 15, 2019 - 12:49 pm
PARIS (AP) — Two-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the year's second Grand Slam tournament because of her injured right shoulder. Sharapova announced her withdrawal on Instagram on Tuesday. She wrote: "Sometimes the right decisions aren't always the easiest ones."...
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Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, returns the ball to Alexander Zverev, of Germany, at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Tuesday, May, 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 15, 2019 - 3:59 am
ROME (AP) — After four decades of dormancy, male tennis players in Italy are finally showing signs of becoming as good as the women have been. Marco Cecchinato got things rolling by reaching the French Open semifinals last year — the first Italian man to reach the last four of a major since 1978...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, gestures as she meets the journalists after winning her match against Sweden's Rebecca Peterson at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Monday, May, 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 14, 2019 - 9:05 am
ROME (AP) — Serena Williams withdrew from the Italian Open on Tuesday ahead of her second-round match against sister Venus because of a previously injured left knee. Tournament organizers made the announcement a day after Serena opened her clay-court season with a straight-sets win over Swedish...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer looks on during a press conference at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Italy, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)
May 14, 2019 - 3:24 am
ROME (AP) — At 37 and with 20 Grand Slam titles, Roger Federer still gets excited about playing tennis. That's why he added this week's Italian Open to his schedule. "I was in the mood to play," Federer said Tuesday after a practice session on the Foro Italico's Campo Centrale. "Would I rather...
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May 13, 2019 - 1:21 pm
American tennis player Nicole Gibbs says she will miss the French Open because of surgery for salivary gland cancer. The 26-year-old Gibbs wrote on Twitter that the procedure is scheduled for Friday and her goal is to return for Wimbledon qualifying in late June. Gibbs, who was born in Ohio and is...
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Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the trophy as he celebrates winning the final of the Madrid Open tennis tournament in two sets, 6-3, 6-4, against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas, left down corner, in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
May 12, 2019 - 3:03 pm
MADRID (AP) — Novak Djokovic celebrated a lot more than a record-tying 33rd Masters 1000 title at the Madrid Open. Djokovic left the Spanish capital feeling pretty good about his game, too, carrying a lot of confidence into the rest of the clay-court season. The top-ranked Djokovic earned a...
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