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Unseeded Ostapenko tops Halep at French Open for first title

Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia used bold strokes and an unbending will to come back and stun No. 3 Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in an enthralling French Open final for the first title of her career. Ostapenko, ranked only 47th and just two days past her 20th birthday, became one of the most unlikely Grand Slam champions in tennis history.

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French Open: 30 is the new 25 in men’s tennis right now

The top 5 in the men’s tennis rankings are all at least 30 years old, the first time that’s happened. Heading into the French Open, elder statesmen such as Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic could still extend their generation’s grip on the sport. But might a youngster such as Alexander Zverev make a breakthrough in Paris?

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Federer joins Murray in 4th round at Australian Open, but Sock falls

Roger Federer showed against 10th-seeded Tomas Berdych that his first two wins against qualifiers at the Australian Open really were warmups. The 17-time Grand Slam champion, seeded a lowly-by-his-standards 17th after spending six months on the sidelines last season, only needed 90 minutes to beat Berdych 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 in the third round on Friday night.

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After second-round win at Australian Open, Jack Sock poised to take next step for U.S. men

John Isner has long been accustomed to carrying the torch for U.S. men’s tennis, dealing with the heightened expectations at the Grand Slams and the inevitable questions that follow early losses. Isner again faltered at the Australian Open on Wednesday with a defeat in the second round, but there was a bright spot for the Americans — another win by Jack Sock, the player now poised to step into his shoes as the next U.S. hope.

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