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French Open 2017 live stream: How to watch on TV and online

The second grand slam of the year, the French Open, played on the clay courts of Roland Garros in Paris gets underway on Sunday, May 28 and is scheduled to conclude on Sunday, June 11 with the men’s final.

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Stosur and Gavrilova set up epic showdown

Tennis aces Samantha Stosur and Daria Gavrilova will clash for the Australian No.1 ranking on French Open eve after setting up a high-stakes final in Strasbourg.

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Margaret Court is entitled to her opinion on gay marriage

Margaret Court founded her own church in 1995 – the Victory Life Centre in Perth.

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Margaret Court yells at cloud

Margaret Court, eh? Nothing like a God-bothering old battle-axe to stir up the Twitters. Like Grampa Simpson yelling at a cloud, Margaret Court says she won’t fly Qantas ever again because the CEO, Alan Joyce, says Qantas is in favour of same-sex marriage.

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Stosur, Gavrilova into Strasbourg semis

Samantha Stosur and Daria Gavrilova are on track to meet in a rare all-Australian WTA final after advancing to the last four of the claycourt event in Strasbourg.

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Thiem ends Nadal’s 17-match win streak in Italy

Rafael Nadal’s winning streak ended at 17 matches as he lost in straight sets to Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals of the Italian Open.

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Shock as convicted doper, world No.211 denied French Open wildcard

Two-time former champion Maria Sharapova has been snubbed by French Open organisers, who opted against handing the Russian a wildcard into this month’s clay court grand slam.

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Roger Federer to skip French Open

Roger Federer has announced he will not contest the French Open at Roland Garros.

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Nadal teaches Kyrgios a lesson in Madrid

Nine-time French Open champion has handed Australia’s Nick Kyrgios a clay court lesson at the Madrid Open.

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Bernard Tomic’s latest loss blows chance of showdown with Nick Kyrgios

A highly-anticipated first ATP match-up between Australians Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic has failed to eventuate with the latter bowing out of his opening round match at the Madrid Open.

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Sharapova makes winning comeback from ban

Former world No.1 Maria Sharapova has made a winning comeback to the tour following her 15-month doping ban, beating Italian Roberta Vinci in straight sets in the first round of the Stuttgart Grand Prix.

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Rafael Nadal romps to victory for 10th Monte Carlo success

Rafael Nadal claimed a record 10th Monte Carlo Masters title as he geared up for his beloved French Open with a 6-1 6-3 victory against fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos on Sunday.

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Serena Williams confirms her pregnancy, will miss rest of 2017

Serena Williams is expecting a baby and will not play again in 2017, her representative has confirmed.

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Serena Williams hints at pregnancy

Tennis superstar Serena Williams has appeared to reveal she is pregnant, posting a photo of herself in a bathing suit on Snapchat with the caption “20 weeks.”

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Novak Djokovic survives second round scare in Monaco

Novak Djokovic survived a second-round scare to beat Frenchman Gilles Simon at the Monte Carlo Masters.

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Jack Sock into US men’s clay ATP semi-finals

Top-seeded Jack Sock led three Americans into the US Men’s Clay Court Championship semi-finals, beating sixth-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain 7-6 (6) 1-6 6-4.

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Nick Kyrgios celebrates

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Nick Kyrgios of Australia. (AAP Image/Mark Dadswell)

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Tennis player Jack Sock

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Australian tennis player Jordan Thompson

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Nick Kyrgios celebrates

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Samantha Stosur

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The Roar of the crowd

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2017 Roland Garros men’s singles preview and predictions

The 2017 men’s singles draw at Roland Garros has delivered some intriguing and interesting match-ups that will keep people up and on the edge of their seats over the next two weeks.

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Margaret Court is entitled to her opinion, but so am I

Opinions are like noses – for a less crude term – and everyone has one.

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Samantha Stosur vs Daria Gavrilova: Strasbourg Open final live scores, blog

It’s an all-Australian duel in the final of the Strasbourg Open when Samantha Stosur takes on Daria Gavrilova in a final hit-out before the French Open. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 11pm (AEST).

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2017 French Open: Draw breakdown and analysis

By mastermind5991, 27 May 2017
2017 French Open: Draw breakdown and analysis

The men’s and women’s draws for the 2017 French Open have been made official, and there will be some interesting and intriguing matches that could unfold over the next fortnight.

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2017 French Open: Women’s singles preview

By mastermind5991, 25 May 2017
2017 French Open: Women’s singles preview

With the absence of several stars, this year’s French Open women’s field is the most wide open for a long time.

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With Federer out and Djokovic struggling, can anyone beat Rafa in France?

Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray in the final at Roland Garros in 2016, becoming the first person since Jim Courier, in 1992, to win the Australian and French Opens in the same year.

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2017 French Open: Men’s singles preview

By mastermind5991, 24 May 2017
2017 French Open: Men’s singles preview

The year’s second Grand Slam tournament is now less than a week away and all eyes will be on Rafael Nadal as he attempts to win a record-breaking tenth French Open title.

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Sharapova out, draw wide open: Who will win the French Open?

With the French Open just over a week away, the tournament, already reeling from the absences of Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka, will now be without another drawcard in Maria Sharapova.

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Rafael Nadal’s greatest triumph

By Karlo Tychsen, 18 May 2017
Rafael Nadal’s greatest triumph

For those who weren’t paying attention, in rather unceremonious fashion Rafael Nadal won the French Open on Tuesday.

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Don’t count on France, but it’s semi-finals or bust at Wimbledon for Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios is in the form of his life and while it’s hard to know what to expect from the clay-court season and French Open, anything less than a semi-final appearance won’t be good enough come Wimbledon.

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Feder’s last grab for the grail?

By MonkeyMayes, 15 May 2017
Feder’s last grab for the grail?

Friday, September 11, 2015, Flushing Meadows, New York. Serena Williams has just won the first set 6-2 in 31 minutes, in her semi-final against Roberta Vinci.

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2020 vision: The future entertainers of tennis

The average age of tennis’ top 40 is 29.25. The average age of the top ten is on par with that at 29.10.

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Croissants or strawberries and cream for Federer?

As the world’s tennis top players leave their footprints all over clay courts in lead up events to the French Open, there is one notable absence.

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Hail Rafa, the Emperor of Clay

By Anindya Dutta, 25 Apr 2017
Hail Rafa, the Emperor of Clay

When Rafael Nadal raised his hands to the Monte Carlo sky in victory with fists clinched this Sunday, he had a smile on his face that reflected relief more than ecstasy.

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Can Maria Sharapova return to her best?

By mastermind5991, 21 Apr 2017
Can Maria Sharapova return to her best?

Next week, former world number one Maria Sharapova will make her return to professional tennis after serving a 15-month ban for taking a banned substance at last year’s Australian Open.

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For Jack Sock to go to the next level, he needs to make a change

Jack Sock is having a career year.

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Indian tennis legend Leander Paes

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Sam Groth Australia Tennis Davis Cup 2016

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Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, returns a shot against Mikhail Youzhny, of Russia

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Australian tennis player Jordan Thompson

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Sam Groth

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