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16 year old Félix Auger-Aliassime wins ATP Challenger title

At just 16 years, 10 months, Félix Auger-Aliassime became the seventh youngest player in history to capture an ATP Challenger title on Sunday at the Open de Sopra Steria in Lyon, France.

Auger-Aliassime, who was already the youngest Challenger finalist since Stefan Kozlov in 2014, defeated world no. 171 Mathias Bourge of France 6-4, 6-1 in the final of the 64 000 € tournament.

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Nadal decimates Wawrinka to win incredible 10th French Open title

Spaniard Rafael Nadal became the first tennis player to win 10 titles in any Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era as he outclassed Stanislas Wawrinka in the French Open final on Sunday.

Fourth seeded Nadal registered a 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 victory in two hours and five minutes over the Swiss third seed in the men's singles final. With this win, the Spaniard took sole possession of second place on the all-time list for most Grand Slam titles won with his 15th trophy of career.

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Safarova - Mattek-Sans cruise to French Open Women's Doubles title

Top seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova clinched the women's doubles title in the French Open tennis championships on Sunday. The United States-Czech pair tamed unseeded Australians Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 6-2, 6-1 in the final.

Without any double faults or unforced errors, the duo of Mattek-Sands and Safarova fared stable to break six times to seal the win in just one hour and six minutes.

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Harrison - Venus win French Open Men's Doubles title

Ryan Harrison and Michael Venus won their first Grand Slam tennis title with a victory in the men's doubles final in the 2017 French Open. The US-New Zealand pair on Saturday won 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3 against Santiago Gonzalez and Donald Young in two hours and 14 minutes.

"You always dream of winning a Grand Slam every time you're playing as a kid. You idolise people who win Grand Slams. You picture yourself in those moments. It feels a little surreal," said Harrison, adding that Venus felt like a brother to him.

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Maria Sharapova pulls out of Wimbledon with thigh injury

Russian Maria Sharapova has announced that she will not be able to take part in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tournament in Birmingham and the season's third Grand Slam tournament at Wimbledon due to a thigh injury she suffered in Rome.

"After an additional scan, the muscle tear that I sustained in Rome will unfortunately not allow me to compete in the grass court tournaments I was scheduled to play," Sharapova wrote on Facebook on Saturday.

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Rohan Bopanna thrilled to win maiden Grand Slam title

Fresh from winning the maiden Grand Slam title of his career at the French Open, Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna asserted on Saturday that he is in the best form of his life at the moment.

"At the start of the year, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and I won the Chennai Open. Then, Marcin (Matkowski) and I reached the Dubai Open final. In April, Pablo Cuevas and I took the Monte Carlo Masters title. So I've played with three different players this year. I've had to adapt to their styles, and I've had to figure out a way to use our combined strengths to get good results," Bopanna told the media.

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Sixteen-year-olds Bianca Andreescu and Carson Branstine capture Junior French Open title

Canada’s success at the 2017 French Open continued on Saturday as 16-year-olds Bianca Andreescu and Carson Branstine clinched the junior girls doubles trophy.

The No. 1-seeded all-Canadian duo ousted Russians Olesya Pervushina and Anastasia Potapova 6-1, 6-3 in 57 minutes on the clay courts to claim their second straight Grand Slam together. The pair also won the Australian Open in January for their first major titles.

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