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Two-time singles Grand Slam champion Samantha Stosur (File | AP)
Samantha Stosur stays top in Australia with Strasbourg win over compatriot Daria Gavrilova

Stosur, 33, has held the top ranking for 450 weeks and would have lost it if she fell to Moscow-born Gavrilova.

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Tennis World Number 13 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (File | AP)
Wilfried Tsonga reaches first clay final, will play Tomas Berdych at Lyon Open

Wilfried Tsonga beat Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia at the Lyon Open on Friday to reach his first clay-court final.

27 May 2017

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova |AP
Saving my fingers biggest battle, says stab-victim Petra Kvitova

Petra Kvitova suffered career-threatening injuries to her left playing hand when she tackled an intruder at her home.

27 May 2017

Tennis world number four Simona Halep | AP
Simona Halep expects to play French Open

Halep, the 2014 runner-up at Roland Garros, earlier this week rated her chances of being fit for Paris as 50-50.

27 May 2017

14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal (File | AP)
I'm the favourite? I don't care, says Rafael Nadal

Nadal boasts a sensational career record at French Open with 72 wins and just two defeats, to Djokovic in 2015 and Soderling in 2009.

27 May 2017

Two-time singles Grand Slam champion Samantha Stosur (File | AP)
Daria Gavrilova aims to end Samantha Stosur's 450-week run as top Aussie at Strasbourg Open final

Stosur, 33, and 10 years older than her Moscow-born rival, made the title match by seeing off China's Peng Shuai 7-6 (7/0), 6-4.

27 May 2017

2009 US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro (File | AP)
Injury-plagued Juan Martin del Potro confirms for French Open

Del Potro lost to Federer on his last appearance at Roland Garros five years ago despite winning the first two sets.

27 May 2017

Tennis world number 3 Stan Wawrinka (File | AP)
Stan Wawrinka in Geneva Open final as Kei Nishikori slumps

Stan Wawrinka eased into the final by seeing off Russian world number 85 Andrey Kuznetsov in straight sets.

27 May 2017

Tennis world number 19 Kiki Bertens (File | AP)
Kiki Bertens to defend Nuremberg title against Barbora Krejcikova

Kiki Bertens booked her ticket to Saturday's Nuremberg WTA final after semi-final opponent Misaki Doi retired.

27 May 2017

Tennis world number 1 Andy Murray (File | AP)
Flu, shingles, fever - I'm lucky, says Andy Murray

Murray, the 2016 runner-up at Roland Garros to Djokovic, admitted he had been sick since arriving in the French capital on Sunday.

27 May 2017

Security at major British sports venues has been stepped up this week following Monday's suicide terror attack at a pop concert in Manchester that killed 22 people. (File | AP)
Wimbledon fire under investigation

Wimbledon, the last of tennis's four major Grand Slam events still played on grasscourts, runs this year from July 3-16.

27 May 2017

Nadal is chasing a 10th title at Roland Garros while second seed Djokovic, working with new coach Andre Agassi, is looking to defend the only major he still holds. (File | AP)
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal on French Open semis collision course

Defending champion Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were drawn to face each other in a blockbuster French Open semis.

26 May 2017

Tennis world number 2 Novak Djokovic (File | AP)
Chance phone call led to Novak Djokovic snaring Andre Agassi

Novak Djokovic revealed that a chance telephone call sparked his decision to hire US legend Andre Agassi as his new coach.

26 May 2017

Rafael Nadal withdrew from last years French Open with a left wrist injury. (File | AP)
I almost destroyed wrist at French Open: Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal withdrew from the 2016 tournament with a left wrist injury on the eve of his third round match.

26 May 2017

The 'next-gen' stars will be hoping to step up and display their skills to fill in the gap at the French Open. | AFP
Five rising stars to watch out for at the French Open Men’s singles

The 'next-gen' stars will be hoping to step up and display their skills to fill in the gap at the French Open.

26 May 2017

Andy Murray, of Britain, returns the ball to Fabio Fognini, of Italy, during the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. | AP
Murray struggled for focus after reaching top

The Briton usurped Novak Djokovic to become world number one for the first time at the end of last year, but approaches the French Open next week on a poor run.

25 May 2017

Romania's Simona Halep touches her ankle during her final match against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Sunday, May 21, 2017. | AP
Halep has torn ankle ligament, could miss French Open 

The fourth-ranked Romanian hurt her right ankle in the Italian Open final. She tripped while leading 5-2 in the first set and eventually lost to Elina Svitolina 4-6, 7-5, 6-1.

24 May 2017

Top-ranked New Zealand tennis star Marina Erakovic | AFP
New Zealander Marina Erakovic tunes up for French Open

Erakovic believes she has a terrible singing voice and initially did not want people to know she was singing.

24 May 2017

French tennis federation spokesman Stephan Post added that France remained at level two of its security alert system. | AP
Roland Garros to have 1,200 security staff

French tennis federation spokesman Stephan Post added that France remained at level two of its security alert system.

24 May 2017

Tennis world number 9 Kei Nishikori  (File | AP)
Kei Nishikori no closer to Grand Slam breakthrough

Kei Nishikori's run to the 2015 quarter-final at the French Open remains his best showing in Paris.

24 May 2017

18-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer (File | AP)
No Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, no problem for Roland Garros

Roland Garros organisers are confident that the absence from the French Open of Federer, Serena and Sharapova will just be a footnote.

24 May 2017

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