French Open: Mirra Andreeva qualify for maiden grand slam main draw
In her maiden Grand Slam qualifying campaign, the 16-year-old needed just under two hours to complete the win and entered the women's singles event having not dropped a set through three rounds of qualifying. Andreeva was unranked just 14 months ago, but has risen to No.143 after winning two ITF W60 titles and reaching the last 16 in Madrid in the past two months.
Paula Badosa withdraws from French Open due to spine injury
Badosa's absence will make way for a fourth lucky loser to enter the women's main draw as she joined Jennifer Brady, Patricia Maria Tig and Ajla Tomljanovic on the sidelines. "Just when everything seemed to be fine again, I received bad news just before starting a Grand Slam. At the tournament in Rome I suffered a stress fracture in my spine," the Spaniard said in a statement.
I'm happy for Nadal that he's giving himself the necessary time: Roger Federer
The 14-time Roland Garros champion, Nadal, announced his withdrawal from the clay court major at the Rafa Nadal Academy last week as he is recovering from his hip injury. The Spaniard will not play in the season's second major for the first time since his tournament debut in 2005.
French Tennis Federation adopts smart solution to protect players from online harassment at Roland Garros
The social media accounts of tennis players attract insults, death threats, and hateful and sometimes racist and homophobic comments made by trolls. In response, the FFT, which set up a support unit in 2018 for French players, has decided to step up its fight against online harassment using Bodyguard.
ATP Rankings: Alcaraz retains top spot, Djokovic slips to third; Bopanna returns to top 10 in doubles
Before rising to the top spot in tennis rankings again, Alcaraz held the world No.1 ranking for 22 weeks with his 23rd week starting after the Italian Open. The 20-year-old will be the top seed at this year's French Open with Djokovic being the third seed, so they could land in the same half of the draw in Paris.
Andy Murray withdraws from Roland Garros to prioritise Wimbledon
The former French Open finalist's name has now been removed from the entry list on the Roland-Garros website, Eurosport reported. Earlier, clarifying his thinking on Roland Garros, Murray had said he was hoping to play in the year's second Grand Slam and said:
Italian Open: Hunter-Mertens defeat Gauff-Pegula to win doubles title
Hunter and Mertens' straight-set win over Gauff and Pegula on Saturday capped off a dominant fortnight in Rome. The Australian-Belgian duo lost just one set during the tournament, with wins over Flipkens/Rosolska, Rosatello/Moratelli, Danilina/Babos, Bouzkova/Mattek-Sands, and the No.1 Americans.