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After loss in Rome, Murray looks to regroup for Paris

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Rome, May 17 (AP) - Andy Murray is going to the French Open with his game in tatters.
Maria Sharapova isn't going at all.
The top-ranked Murray was eliminated by local favorite Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-4 before a raucous crowd in his opening match at the Italian Open on Tuesday.
Sharapova, a three-time champion at the Foro Italico, retired from her second-round match with a left thigh injury hours after learning she would not be granted a wild card for Roland Garros due to her recent doping...
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Sharapova’s popularity doesn’t earn a French Open wild card

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Paris, May 17 (AP) - Maria Sharapova's popularity and past success did not earn her the wild-card invitation she needed to get into the French Open after serving a 15-month doping ban.
"I'm very sorry for Maria, very sorry for her fans. They might be disappointed; she might be very...
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Federer to skip French Open, focus on grass, hard courts

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Dhaka, May 16 (AP) - After spending a few days practicing on clay courts in Switzerland, a healthy and well-rested Roger Federer settled on his upcoming schedule: He will bypass the French Open and turn his focus to Wimbledon, then the U.S. Open.
"It was a tough decision to take, because he likes...
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