The French Open, also called Roland-Garros, is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks between late May and early June at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France. The venue is named after the French aviator Roland Garros. It is the premier clay court tennis championship event in the world and the second of four annual Grand Slam tournaments, the other three being the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. The French Open is currently the only Grand Slam event held on clay, and it is the zenith of the spring clay court season. Because of the seven rounds needed for a championship, the slow-playing surface and the best-of-five-set men's singles matches, the event is widely considered to be the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world.
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Spain’s Rafael Nadal poses as he celebrates winning the final against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic with the trophy. ROME: Rafael Nadal proved that he would still be the man to beat when the French Open.. WorldNews - Published
After losing in the semifinals of three straight clay-court tournaments, Rafael Nadal looked more like his old, dominant self when he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 Saturday to reach the Italian Open.. WorldNews - Published
PARIS — 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... WorldNews - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com
Johanna Konta defeated Grand Slam champions Sloane Stephens and Venus Williams to advance to the Italian Open quarter-finals on Thursday. Due to persistent rain on Wednesday, Konta was forced to play.. WorldNews - Published
Rome: World No 4 and last year's French Open finalist Dominic Thiem, blasted tournament organisers for keeping competitors hanging around all day when play was washed out midweek as he was dumped out.. WorldNews - Published
Two-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova pulled out of the year’s second Grand Slam tournament on Tuesday because of her surgically repaired right shoulder. Sharapova announced her withdrawal on.. WorldNews - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com
ROME – Serena Williams withdrew from the Italian Open on Tuesday with a recurring left knee injury, handing sister Venus a walkover into the third round. In Tuesday’s statement, the 23-time Grand.. WorldNews - Published
Rome — Roger Federer insisted on Monday his focus at this week’s Italian Open was on getting more match practice on clay ahead of the French Open in two weeks time. The 20-time Grand Slam winner.. WorldNews - Published
When Tommy Paul heads to Paris for his first main-draw appearance at the French Open, he'll be hoping to turn in the kind of performance his pals and countrymen Frances Tiafoe, Taylor Fritz and Reilly.. USATODAY.com - Published