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By SUN-SENTINEL, SOUTH FLORIDA | May 24, 1998
PARIS -- Monica Seles, whose father, Karolj, died of cancer May 14, has alerted the Corel WTA Tour by fax that she intends to play in the French Open, which will begin tomorrow.Seeded sixth, Seles will play Annabel Ellwood of Australia in the first round and probably seek a Tuesday start.Seles, who won the French Open in 1990, 1991 and 1992, has played only 12 matches this year, winning eight.At her father's urging, she played the Italian Open on May 4-10, where she defeated Silvia Farina and lost in the second round to Sandrine Testud.
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Sports Digest | June 3, 2014
Francis Tiafoe of Riverdale Park, who on Sunday advanced to the second round of the 2014 Junior French Open with a straight-sets win, was eliminated Monday by unseeded German Jan Choinski . The Prince George's County product entered the tournament at Roland Garros as the No. 1 seed in the junior competition. "It's not easy," Tiafoe said afterward. "Obviously you're feeling pressure, me being the one seed, and the guy is playing unbelievable tennis. Obviously you're thinking you don't want to lose in the second round.
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By New York Times News Service | June 12, 1995
PARIS -- First he brought a decidedly overwhelmed Michael Chang, the grown-up version of the 17-year-old 1989 French Open champion, to his knees on the clay of Roland Garros; then Thomas Muster, the new and undisputed king of red clay, dropped onto his back and rubbed his eyes in disbelief after finally scaling and prevailing on the surface of his dreams."
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Sports Digest | June 1, 2014
Tennis Tiafoe top-seeded in French Open juniors Francis Tiafoe , 16, of Riverdale Park in Prince George's County will make his French Open debut today in the first round of the junior tournament in Paris. Tiafoe, who grew up training on clay at the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, is the top seed and will face 17-year-old wild card Clement Larriere . Tiafoe entered a lower-rung pro tournament in Spain last month, where he won two matches before falling to a 23-year-old Belgian in three sets.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | June 8, 1997
PARIS -- No. 16 seed Sergi Bruguera isn't supposed to be here. Oh, sure, he's a wonderful clay-court player. And sure, he's a two-time French Open champion. But Bruguera himself said before the tournament started that he had no hope of winning the French Open.And, yet, hope lives.All but one of the seeds are gone from Roland Garros today, as the men's final of the French Open is about to be played. Only Bruguera, who has not won a tournament in three years, is left to represent the top-ranked men on Court Central.
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By LISA DILLMAN and LISA DILLMAN,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 8, 2006
PARIS -- They are the two men standing in the way of the most eagerly anticipated French Open men's final since John McEnroe faced Ivan Lendl in 1984. David Nalbandian of Argentina and Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia. So, just how do you say the word "spoiler" in one of the several languages Ljubicic speaks, or in Nalbandian's native tongue, Spanish? It may be of use because a French Open final between top-seeded Roger Federer of Switzerland and No. 2 and defending champion Rafael Nadal of Spain -- while highly desired by those tennis fans not living in Croatia or Argentina -- is hardly a sure thing.
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By Charles Bricker and Charles Bricker,SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL | June 3, 2004
PARIS - And so Argentines everywhere had their prayers answered yesterday. Four of their compatriots are in the semifinals of the French Open. Three of the four are men. First, unseeded Gaston Gaudio, a modest man with a bold backhand, thoroughly broke down Lleyton Hewitt, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2, in one hour, 55 minutes. Then, David Nalbandian, using controlled offense and carefully plotted defense, wore out the tiring three-time French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6). That sends No. 8 seed Nalbandian and Gaudio against each other tomorrow, guaranteeing that at least one Argentine will reach the French final for the first time since Guillermo Vilas won the tournament in 1977.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | June 6, 1999
PARIS -- And the crowd's will was done.As No. 1 Martina Hingis wilted under the deluge of 16,000 manic voices cheering and raging for Steffi Graf, Graf, the 29-year-old former champion, thrived."
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By Robin Finn and Robin Finn,New York Times News Service | June 2, 1991
PARIS -- Every day in Paris they share a practice court, th stocky red-haired player who's seeded ninth at the French Open and the big former Northwestern University star who needed to qualify just to be here.And every night they eat the same thing in the same place at the same time; tennis players, regardless of their status, seem to be creatures of habit.Jim Courier, one of the clay-court artisans with legitimate designs on winning this Grand Slam event, always allows his friend Todd Martin, a Grand Slam and clay-court novice who retains a smattering of French from his days as a linguistics major, to do the ordering.
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By Thomas Bonk and Thomas Bonk,Los Angeles Times | May 27, 1991
PARIS -- There was a flurry of not altogether unexpected activity yesterday, which conveniently served as sort of a final warm-up for the French Open, which will begin today.* Ivan Lendl, a three-time winner, pulled out because his surgically repaired right hand has not healed fully.* John McEnroe, practicing with Jimmy Connors, got into an argument with a French photographer and had to be pulled away by coach Antonio Palafox.* Andre Agassi began making plans on how to spend two weeks in a city that those who live here regard as the capital of all true culture.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2014
We had an enjoyable evening at French Kitchen, the new restaurant inside the Lord Baltimore Hotel. It was enjoyable despite, or maybe because of how surreal it was to dine in such a large imposing space with only a few other tables filled. Right now, the reason to go is for the small menu of classic French bistro fare, which a young kitchen is preparing with verve and authority. The chef here is Jordan Miller, who has clever notions about how to freshen up traditional French cuisine.
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June 2, 2011
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May 28, 2011
PARIS — One French Open analyst this week described world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki as playing "moonballing nonsense," and after she and No. 2 seed Kim Clijsters crashed out, the women's game generally is under heavy criticism. Wozniacki, the top seed despite never having won a Grand Slam event, was completely outplayed in a 6-1, 6-3 third-round loss to 28th seed Daniela Hantuchova on Friday, leaving the draw even more wide open than it was before the clay-court event began. Clijsters lost on Thursday to unknown youngster Arantxa Rus, while a 2010 finalist, Samantha Stosur, seeded eighth, was beaten on Friday by unseeded Gisela Dulko.
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By Thomas Bonk and Thomas Bonk,Los Angeles Times | June 10, 1991
PARIS -- In the swirling wind of Roland Garros Stadium early yesterday evening, a new French Open champion blew across Center Court, dropped an ace on the line at match point and then flopped backward, covering himself in red clay.This is how Jim Courier, a 20-year-old from Dade City, Fla., celebrated winning his first Grand Slam final on his first try, with a special communion between victor and battlefield.As shadows began to creep across the court, Courier worked his way into French Open history and kept Andre Agassi out of it with a 3-6, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 victory.
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By Andrea Leand and Andrea Leand,Special to The Sun | May 28, 1995
PARIS -- With layers of red clay staining their clothes from weeks of preparation for the French Open, all of tennis' top stars had arrived in Paris by Friday -- with the exception of Andre Agassi, the men's top seed.Agassi made an appearance in Europe three weeks ago at the German Open, trying to get used to red clay, but left after being upset in the quarterfinals by Sergi Bruguera.Agassi always has made it clear that he enjoys Taco Bell food and Clint Eastwood movies over the creamy cuisine and ambience of Paris, but as the No. 1 player in the world, he is trying to adjust.
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