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Venus Williams set for French Open 20th anniversary

Paris (AFP) – Serena Williams may be missing from this year’s French Open, but big sister Venus is still going strong and marks her Roland Garros 20th anniversary on Sunday. Three weeks shy of her 37th [...]

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FRENCH OPEN ’17: Djokovic, Muguruza try to defend titles

PARIS (AP) — A glance at the French Open, the year’s second Grand Slam tennis tournament: SITE: Roland Garros. SURFACE: Red clay. SCHEDULE: Main-draw play begins Sunday. The 15-day tournament closes with the women’s singles final [...]

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Bouchard eliminates Sharapova at Madrid Open

MADRID (AP) — Motivated more than usual, Eugenie Bouchard used her game to send a message to Maria Sharapova by defeating the Russian 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 in a thrilling second-round match at the Madrid Open on [...]

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Sharapova sets up Bouchard grudge match

Madrid (AFP) – Maria Sharapova set up a mouth-watering second-round clash with Eugenie Bouchard at the Madrid Open on Monday after battling back from a set down to beat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 on Sunday. [...]

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Kvitova back practising after hand injury

Prague (AFP) – Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova returned to the tennis court on Tuesday, more than four months after her left hand was badly injured in a knife attack. The 27-year-old Czech posted a picture [...]

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‘Happy’ Sharapova falls in semi-finals on doping comeback

Stuttgart (Germany) (AFP) – Maria Sharapova lost in the semi-finals in Stuttgart on Saturday, her controversial comeback from a 15-month doping ban ending in defeat to one of her biggest critics. Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam [...]

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Federer says he plans to play at French Open

Los Angeles (AFP) – Roger Federer, coming off victories at the Australian Open and ATP events in Miami and Indian Wells, said Saturday he plans to play in next month’s French Open. After defeating John Isner [...]

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Czech Republic, advances to Fed Cup final

Wesley Chapel, Fla. • CoCo Vandeweghe and Bethanie Mattek-Sands defeated Kristyna Pliskova and Katerina Siniakova 6-2, 6-3 Sunday to send the United States to its first Fed Cup final in seven years with a 3-2 semifinal [...]