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Men’s Tennis ATP Rankings: Rafael Nadal moves up to No.2

Rafael Nadal has increased his rankings by two spots to stand at No.2 in the ATP rankings which is his highest since October 2014.

Previous year French Open champion Novak Djokovic has moved from second place to fourth place in the ATP rankings, which is his lowest ranking in seven years. Incidentally, Novak Djokovic got knocked out in quaterfinals of the French Open.

Men’s Tennis ATP Current Rankings

First Rank: Andy Murray (Great Britain)

Second Rank: Rafael Nadal (Spain)

Third Rank: Stan Wawrinka (Switzerland)

Fourth Rank: Novak Djokovic (Serbia & Montenegro)

Fifth Rank: Roger Federer (Switzerland)

WTA Current Rankings

French Open Champion Jelena Ostapenko has jumped from 47th place to a career-high 12th in the WTA rankings. French Open title was her first tour-level title of her career. Last year, Jelena was knocked out of the tournament in the first round itself.

In the WTA rankings, Angelique Kerber retains her No. 1 position despite losing in the first round of French Open.

First Rank: Angelique Kerber (Germany)

Second Rank: Simona Halep (Romania)

Third Rank: Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic)

Fourth Rank: Serena Williams (USA)

Fifth Rank: Elina Svitolina (Ukraine)

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French Open: Jelena Ostapenko wins Women’s Crown

Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia has lifted the the 2017 French Open Women’s Singles crown. She defeated Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.  This will be Ostapenko’s first ever Grand Slam title.

With this win, Ostapenko, 20, has become the first unseeded woman to win the French Open after Britain’s Margaret Scriven’s feat in 1933.

Ostapenko also earned the distinction for being the first player of Latvian origin – men or women – to win a Grand Slam event.

French Open

The French Open is a premier clay court tennis championship event held between late May and early June for a duration of two weeks at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris. The event is the second of out of four annual Grand Slam tournaments. The other three events are Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. The event has been named after the French aviator Roland Garros. Garros was a Tennis Lover.  French Open is also called “Roland Garros” or Les internationaux de France de Roland-Garros or Tournoi de Roland-Garros.

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Bopanna-Dabrowski Wins French Open Mixed Doubles

Rohan Bopanna has won his maiden Grand Slam title along with his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski by winning the French Open mixed doubles trophy. This is Bopanna’s maiden Grand Slam title at French Open. With this title win he has become only the fourth Indian to clinch a major, The other three being Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza who all have won Grand Slam trophies for India.

Bopanna-Dabrowski pair defeated the pair of Germany’s Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Colombia’s Robert Farah by 2-6, 6-2, 12-10. This was only the second time that Bopanna managed to reach the summit clash of a Grand Slam in his career. In 2010, he had reached the finals of US Open with his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-haq-Qureshi and lost to the Bryan brothers — Bob and Mike.

French Open

The French Open also known as Roland Garros is a premier clay court tennis championship event held between late May and early June for a duration of two weeks at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris. The event is the second of out of four annual Grand Slam tournaments. The other three events are Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. The event has been named after the French aviator Roland Garros.

 

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