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May 21, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Defending champion Andres Gomez of Ecuador pulled out of next week's French Open tennis tournament because of an undisclosed injury.
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June 9, 2013 | Henry Chu
Both are Spaniards in the upper echelons of the tennis world. Both are known for their indefatigable play, a willingness to chase down every shot while yanking opponents around the court. But one already owns a record seven French Open titles, whereas the other is in the first Grand Slam final of his career. As it was from the start, the smart money is on Rafael Nadal, the muscular Majorcan, to add to his remarkable resume Sunday by hoisting the silver trophy once more on the rust-red clay of Roland Garros.
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May 21, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
Andy Roddick has already pulled out of the French Open tennis tournament. He has a sore shoulder and with a fourth-round finish as his best ever on the red clay of Roland Garros, really, what was the point of jeopardizing a late-career run at Wimbledon? John Isner, famous for his three-day marathon match at Wimbledon last year? He's drawn the top-seeded defending champion Rafael Nadal in the first round. Melanie Oudin, who burst onto the women's scene when she made it to a quarterfinal of the U.S. Open in 2009?
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May 23, 1990
John McEnroe will not play in the French Open tennis tournament that begins Monday in Paris because of injuries, his agent said.
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June 1, 1990 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When she became the youngest woman to win the French Open tennis tournament last year at 17, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario danced until dawn, then boarded a jet home to Spain, where she bought a dog and named him Roland. But Thursday afternoon, Sanchez Vicario sadly brought Roland with her to the interview room at Roland Garros Stadium, where both she and her Yorkshire terrier had made a name for themselves.
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June 6, 1986 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, Times Staff Writer
Chris Evert Lloyd was about to comment on her next match when her opponent in that match, decade-long rival Martina Navratilova, interrupted in the interview room at Roland Garros Stadium Thursday. "Martina, get out of here," Lloyd said, losing her composure. "I just want to see if you want to go out Friday night to an Italian restaurant," Navratilova replied. "You aren't going to stay in here, are you?" Lloyd persisted. It was the first time all day that she had seemed rattled.
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May 30, 1992 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During the last week in May and the first in June, the most exclusive business address in France is not the banking strip along the Avenue des Champs-Elysees, the corporate office towers in La Defense or even the Paris stock exchange, La Bourse.
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June 1, 2006 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
He sits in a prison in Southwestern France, perhaps for up to eight years, having landed in that cell after a March trial in the town of Mont-de-Marsan determined he was guilty of drugging his children's tennis opponents, having helped cause the death of one.
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June 6, 1993 | THOMAS BONK
Luke and Murphy Jensen, brothers from Ludington, Mich., won the French Open doubles title Saturday, then turned their attention to the Davis Cup. Luke Jensen said he and Murphy would love to play for the United States against the Bahamas in the Bahamas. Luke was told the match would be played in the United States. "Could we change that?" he asked.
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June 7, 2010 | Henry Chu
Reporting from Paris -- The revolution in France is over. The king is back on the throne of Roland Garros, a restoration that looked as majestic as it did inevitable. Rafael Nadal shook off his shock defeat at the hands of Robin Soderling last year and beat him in Sunday's final to win the French Open for the fifth time in six years. In a masterful performance on the red clay, the magician from Mallorca produced a dazzling array of shots that got him past one Swede and put him hard on the heels of another, Bjorn Borg, the only man to own more French titles.
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June 5, 2009 | Chuck Culpepper
TODAY'S MEN'S SEMIFINALS (world rankings in parentheses) Roger Federer (2), Switzerland vs. Juan Martin Del Potro (5), Argentina As he plays this onrushing, 20-year-old ball-mauler, Federer knows that if he trips up in these last two matches, the lost opportunity might lurk in his cranium for the duration of his existence, occasionally disrupting sleep, popping up now and then to inject anguish and ruin otherwise good days. There's no pressure or anything. Fernando Gonzalez (12), Chile vs.
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June 4, 2009 | Chuck Culpepper
TODAY'S WOMEN'S SEMIFINALS (world rankings in parentheses) Dinara Safina (1), Russia, vs. Dominika Cibulkova (19), Slovakia The freshly regal Safina runs across the first-ever Grand Slam semifinalist from Slovakia, a monumental achievement given that Slovakia, 16, is 3 1/2 years younger than Cibulkova, 20. If you want to sneer at that, please remember that the United States didn't have any Grand Slam semifinalists in 1792. Svetlana Kuznetsova (7), Russia, vs.
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June 4, 2009 | Chuck Culpepper
What a weird, whimsical French Open for Serena Williams, who arrived in a muddled clay funk but somehow departed with the kind of near-miss disappointment that can keep a fighter up nights. "I just deal with losses a little bit better nowadays," she said forlornly, and a good thing, for her 7-6 (3), 5-7, 7-5 quarterfinal loss to Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova left her slammed just behind a trap door that led to some heady goodies. Her 3-1 lead in the third set might cling to her nimble mind for occasional haunting through the years seeing as how, being Serena Williams and all, she looked ready to make it a stunning 25-1 in Grand Slam matches since last Wimbledon.
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May 29, 2009 | Chuck Culpepper
The word "doubt" made a fine title for a great play and a good movie, but it's a villain at a Grand Slam tennis tournament in a vicious world teeming with people who can take your doubt and maul it -- and you -- with their ground strokes. It turned up at the psychic door of Alexa Glatch, the rising 19-year-old from Newport Beach, and it foiled her Thursday. It couldn't come within a county line of Serena Williams, as seldom it can.
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May 28, 2009 | Chuck Culpepper
The familiar sentence, "No Frenchman has won the French Open since Yannick Noah in 1983," may lack the dreariness of the ancient refrain, "No British man has won Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936," but many of the locals here clearly want to delete that first sentence. They get loud during French players' matches, demonstrating that they might even care, not a given at a tournament where Roger Federer once said he got a kick out of the fans trickling in slowly from lunch.
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May 28, 2003 | Diane Pucin
Michael Chang was 17, a skinny, wide-eyed boy with the straight-edge haircut and enough guts for 10 men when he made history and started a glorious run of American men's tennis.
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