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Shapovalov, Nadal blockbuster highlights French Open main draw

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Canada's Denis Shapovalov will have to do what many have failed to do at the French Open if he hopes to win his first Grand Slam. The Richmond Hill, Ont., native is seeded 24th and could play the 10-time champion and overwhelming favourite Rafael Nadal in the fourth round.

Milos Raonic needs health, stability to reach his Grand Slam goals

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

After a breakout 2016 season that saw Milos Raonic advance to his first Grand Slam final, it seemed like only a matter of time before the big-serving Canadian won one of his own. Since then, injuries and coaching instability have set back Raonic, but tennis greats John McEnroe and Jim Courier still remain hopeful for him.

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu moves into final round of French Open qualifying

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Two Canadians are one win away from joining Denis Shapovalov in the main singles draw at the French Open. Mississauga teen Bianca Andreescu advanced to the final round of women's qualifying with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Viktoriya Tomova of Bulgaria on Thursday.

Denis Shapovalov’s confidence soars heading into French Open

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Canadian tennis teen Denis Shapovalov has opponents paying attention as the year's second major set to begin in Paris.

Eugenie Bouchard retires in French Open qualifying

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
Eugenie Bouchard

The Eugenie Bouchard retired after trailing Dalila Jakuopovic of Slovenia 6-0, 2-1 in the first round of French Open qualifying on Wednesday.

Canadian Peter Polansky wins 1st-round qualification match at French Open

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
Peter Polansky

Canada's Peter Polansky defeated Norbert Gombos of Slovakia in first-round qualifying play Tuesday at the French Open. Polansky, the No. 14 seed from Thornhill, Ont., needed two hours 10 minutes to complete the 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-2 victory.

Montreal’s Auger-Aliassime moves on in French Open qualifier

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime defeated South Africa's Lloyd Harris 6-4, 6-3 on Monday in the first round of the men's qualifying tournament of the French Open.

Serena Williams won’t get seeding at French Open

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Serena Williams's return to Grand Slam tennis from maternity leave just got even tougher as French Open organizers announced Monday they will not give her a seeding, meaning the former world No. 1 risks facing highly ranked players in the early rounds.

Milos Raonic announces he’s withdrawing from French Open

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Milos Raonic will not be playing in this year's French Open, announcing his withdrawal from next week's tourney at Roland Garros in a Twitter post on Sunday.

Svitolina defends Italian Open title as Halep injured again

Sunday, May 20th, 2018
Italy Tennis Italian Open

Elina Svitolina faced little resistance from Simona Halep in a 6-0, 6-4 win Sunday to defend her Italian Open title. Just like in last year's final, Halep appeared bothered by an injury.