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Ailing Serena Williams pulls out of French Open

Serena Williams pulled out of the French Open on Thursday, a decision that was expected because the 13-time Grand Slam singles champion has been off the tour for more than 10 months.

Nadal struggles to beat qualifier at Italian Open

Rafael Nadal struggled to a 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-0 win over 148th-ranked qualifier Paolo Lorenzi in his opening match at the Italian Open on Wednesday, looking far from the form that has helped him dominate on clay courts for the past six years.