The 2018 French Open: Day 9 Coverage

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The French Open, often called by the name of the stadium in which it is contested–Roland-Garros in Paris–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 (qualifiers) 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
Serena Williams is out of the French; she withdrew due to an arm injury.
Sharapova gets a walkover into the next round as a result of Serena’s withdrawal.
Rafa Nadal is into the quarters; he won his 900th tour-level match at Roland-Garros.
Daily updates on scores and viewing options for the 2018 French Open are below
Results:
The French Open Results (updated continuously)
Official French Open Site
Official Roland-Garros App (get it)
Sporting News French Open Coverage
Television/Streaming Schedule
How to Watch The French
French Open You Tube Channel
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