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The French Open, often called by the name of the stadium in which it is contested–Roland-Garros–is the second major tennis tournament of the year and the last tournament of the European “clay court” season. The French Open will be contested from May 21st to June 10th. The First Round of the tournament started on Sunday, May 27th. Last year’s champions were Rafa Nadal (Men’s Singles Champion) and Jalena Ostepenko (Women’s Singles). Ryan Harrison and Michael Venus won the Men’s Doubles title and Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova won the Women’s Doubles Titles. Nadal is heavily favored to win the Men’s Singles Championship again (he has won the French Open 10 times); Nadal will face competition from Novak Djokovic, Alexander Sverek and Dominic Theim. Women’s favorite is Simona Halep, who has been a finalist twice but has yet to win the tournament. Returning in 2018 is Serena Williams, former World Number 1, and Maria Sharapova, who has won the tournament twice. Petra Kvitova and Elina Svitolina are among the pre-tournament favorites.
Key Events to Date
Venus Williams was knocked out of the tournament in early first round play.
Last year’s finalist Stan Wawrinka lost to Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.
Novak Djovokic won his second round match.
Both Caroline Wozniaki and Petra Kvitova won their early matches.
Serena Williams has returned to the French after missing it last year.
Daily updates on scores and viewing options for the 2018 French Open are below.
The French Open Results (updated continuously)
Official French Open Site
How to Watch The French
French Open You Tube Channel
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