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Maria Sharapova named the new face of Avon's fragrance 'Luck'

Maria Sharapova named the new face of Avon's fragrance 'Luck'

NEW YORK, June 11 (UPI) --Tennis player Maria Sharapova has been named the new face of Avon's fragrance Luck just days after she won the French Open for the second time in her career.
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Caroline Wozniacki loses tournament after Rory McIlroy split

Caroline Wozniacki loses tournament after Rory McIlroy split

PARIS, May 28 (UPI) --Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki is out of the French Open after losing Tuesday's match against Belgian Yanina Wickmayer.
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Roger Federer and wife Mirka welcome second set of twins

Roger Federer and wife Mirka welcome second set of twins

MADRID, May 6 (UPI) -- Roger Federer's wife, Mirka, gave birth to the couple's second set of twins, boys Leo and Lenny, the former world No. 1 announced on Tuesday.

Klara Zakopalova advances, Francesca Schiavone upset in Rio

RIO DE JANERIO, Brazil, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- No. 1 seed Klara Zakopalova advanced but second-seeded Francesca Schiavone tumbled Tuesday in first-round play at the inaugural Rio Open.

David Ferrer to face Fabio Fognini in Buenos Aires final

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Top seeds David Ferrer and Fabio Fognini will meet for the title Sunday after posting semifinal wins Saturday at the Copa Claro tournament in Buenos Aires.

ATP enhances 2015 grass-court season

LONDON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The ATP on Monday released its 2015 schedule, which gives greater weight to the grass-court season.
Serena Williams withdraws from BNP Paribas Open

Serena Williams withdraws from BNP Paribas Open

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams, after expressing an interest in returning to the tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif., has withdrawn from the event.
Serena Williams withdraws from Qatar Open, citing back injury

Serena Williams withdraws from Qatar Open, citing back injury

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- World No. 1 and last-year's Qatar Open runner-up Serena Williams withdrew from the upcoming event Friday, citing a back injury.
Wawrinka climbs to No. 3 in men's tennis rankings

Wawrinka climbs to No. 3 in men's tennis rankings

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Stanislas Wawrinka, who beat the two top-ranked players in claiming the Australian Open title, jumped five places to world No. 3 Monday.
Li to No. 3 in rankings after Australian Open win

Li to No. 3 in rankings after Australian Open win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Li Na returned to the world No. 3 ranking Monday after winning the Australian Open and quarterfinalist Simona Halep made the Top 10 for the first time.
Li captures Australian Open title in straight sets

Li captures Australian Open title in straight sets

MELBOURNE, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Li Na was dominant in the second set Saturday en route to her second Grand Slam title with a 7-6 (7-3), 6-0 win over Dominika Cibulkova at the Australian Open.
Errani, Vinci repeat as Australian Open doubles champions

Errani, Vinci repeat as Australian Open doubles champions

MELBOURNE, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci took a three-set win Friday over Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina and repeated as Australian Open women's doubles champions.
Cibulkova, Li set for women's Australian Open final

Cibulkova, Li set for women's Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Dominika Cibulkova goes for a pair of firsts Saturday when she plays Li Na for the 2014 Australian Open women's singles title.
Upset string puts Cibulkova in Australian Open final against Li

Upset string puts Cibulkova in Australian Open final against Li

MELBOURNE, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Dominika Cibulkova Thursday defeated a fourth consecutive seeded player and earned a spot in the Australian Open women's singles finals against Li Na.
Federer tops Murray, Nadal next at Australian Open

Federer tops Murray, Nadal next at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Roger Federer out-battled Andy Murray for a four-set win Wednesday and will face world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open semifinals.
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David Ferrer (L) and Rafael Nadal (C) hold their trophies next to Usain Bolt after Nadal won their French Open men's final match at Roland Garros in Paris on June 9, 2013. Nadal defeated Ferrer 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 to become the first player ever to win the same Grand Slam tournament eight times. UPI/David Silpa
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The French Open (French: Les Internationaux de France de Roland Garros or Tournoi de Roland-Garros) is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks between late May and early June in Paris, France, at the Stade Roland Garros. It is the second of the Grand Slam tournaments on the annual tennis calendar and the premier clay court tennis tournament in the world. Roland Garros is the only Grand Slam still held on clay and ends the spring clay court season.

It is one of the most prestigious events in tennis, and it has the widest worldwide broadcasting and audience of all regular events in this sport. Because of the slow playing surface and the five-set men's singles matches without a tiebreak in the final set, the event is widely considered to be the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world.

The singles champions for 2009 are the Swiss Male Roger Federer and the Russian Female Svetlana Kuznetsova.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "French Open."
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