2017 French Open News & Latest Updates
The 2017 French Open is one of the most important tennis tournaments played on outdoor clay courts. The 116th edition of this legendary tournament and the 2nd Grand Slam event of the year consists of events for players in doubles, singles and mixed doubles play. Wheelchair and junior players also take part in doubles and singles events. Latest news on French Open now covers what's happening in the semi-finals and finals stage, with new names appearing on the scene.
This year's French Open is taking place between May 22 and June 11, with the finals set for June 10 (Women's) and June 11 (Men's) at the Stade Roland Garros.
The defending champion in the Men's Singles was Novak Djokovic, yet he lost a few days ago in the quarterfinals to Dominic Thiem in a brutal match. Speaking of the Women's Singles, Garbiñe Muguruza was the defending champion, and she lost in the 4th Round against Kristina Mladenovic, according to recent French Open news.
For the first time in the French Open history, both reigning champions of the Australian Open (Roger Federer and Serena Williams) withdrew before the tennis tournament began. This is shocking for the tennis news world.
In addition to this, Ostapenko is the 1st unseeded woman to reach the final since 1983. No 3 seed Simona Halep beat Karolina Pliskova to complete a very tough run.
Yet, the most important French Open news is about Novak Djokovic. It's quite inconceivable to suggest and ludicrous to believe that he will not rediscover that amazing technical facility and spiritual drive that lifted him to the pinnacle of tennis here only one year ago. He lost in the quarterfinals of a slam, which is hardly a disgrace. The shocking three-set defeat on the 11th day of the legendary French Open paved way to other names conquering the final.
First Names in the 2017 French Open Final
Latest news on French Open shows that Romania's Simona Halep will play against the unseeded Jelena Ostapenko for the French Open title after two amazing semifinals which had us all witness some of the absolute best athleticism and ball-striking tennis has to offer.
Halep was the third seed at the 2017 French Open in the Women's Singles and was actually considered a weak favourite. We also need to mention in this French Open preview that she reached the 2nd Roland Garros final in her career by tackling the second seed, Karolina Pliskova, winning 6-4, 3-6, and 6-3.
The second name in the final is Ostapenko, the current world No 47. She defeated Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 7-6, 3-6, and 6-3. The 20-year-old is the first Latvian player to achieve this.
Men's Singles Final to Be Decided
Andy Murray is playing Stan Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal is playing Dominic Thiem in a stunning semi-final that will keep us all glued to the screens. The Men's Singles final will take place on Sunday, June 11, according to French Open news.
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