Paris, France (SportsNetwork.com) - Reigning champion and two-time winner Maria Sharapova and her fellow former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka were a pair of easy opening-round victors, while Venus Williams bowed out Monday at the French Open.
When Frances Tiafoe steps on Court 5 at the French Open for his Grand Slam main-draw debut Monday, he'll be the first 17-year-old American man to play in the clay-court tournament since 1989, when Pete Sampras and Michael Chang did it.
As Roger Federer finished an interview after his first-round French Open victory Sunday, an overzealous fan left his seat and approached the 17-time major champion right there on the main stadium court in search of the most modern of mementos — a cellphone selfie.
When Frances Tiafoe steps on Court 5 at the French Open for his Grand Slam main-draw debut Monday, he'll be the first 17-year-old American man to play in the clay-court tournament since 1989, when a couple of guys named Pete Sampras and Michael Chang did it.
There are two distinct sounds when Roger Federer graces the courts of Roland Garros. One is the pop of backhands and forehands kicking up puffs of red clay. The other, getting ever louder, is the scratchy tick of life's clock.
Strasbourg, France (SportsNetwork.com) - Former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur won her first title of the year with a three-set victory over Kristina Mladenovic of France in Saturday's final at the Strasbourg International.
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