The world No 1 and a two-time finalist, unsurprisingly there is plenty of focus on Halep in the build-up to the French Open.
Japan's Naomi Osaka fired 10 aces on her way to a 6-2 7-5 first-round victory over American Sofia Kenin. He faced Bernard Tomic in the first round on Monday and emerged with a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 victory in a match that lasted almost 3 hours.
The No. 22 Johanna Konta of Britain was handed an early exit on the red clay of the French Open, beaten 6-4, 6-3 by Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan. That said, he has reached two French Open semifinals, whilst Zverev has never been beyond the fourth round of a Slam, reaching that stage only once.
Her narrow losses to Maria Sharapova and Jelena Ostapenko in Paris preceded her most recent defeat to Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open this year - all agonisingly went the distance.
At 31 years old, the King of Clay continues to be astoundingly dominant on his preferred surface. He has only one win to his name since February, and his title defence in Geneva ended in ignominious fashion at the hands of Marton Fucsovics who defeated him 6-4 6-0 in the quarterfinals. In her last four appearances at Roland Garros she had made the final twice.
The American 10th seed's first major as a Grand Slam victor lasted only three sets after she was beaten in the first-round of the Australian Open. "It's a Grand Slam".
In women's play Monday, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova made it to the second round after defeating Veronica Cepede Royg of Paraguay, 3-6, 6-1, 7-5, while former top-ranked player Victoria Azarenka lost, 7-5, 7-5, to Katerina Siniakova. Muguruza is also a former champion in Paris, and the Spaniard often saves her best tennis for the big occasion.
Royg had reached the fourth round at Roland Garros past year.
A complete unknown a year ago, the then unseeded Ostapenko lit up Roland-Garros as she defeated title favourite Simona Halep of Romania in the final, thumping winners that drew gasps from the crowd as she fought back from a set and a break down to clinch her first Grand Slam title. Another familiar face back in the draw: Victoria Azarenka, who gave birth to a son a year ago. In this case, Victor Troicki pulled out Sunday because of an injured lower back.
Serbian star Djokovic had little trouble in reaching round two, though, seeing off Brazilian world number 134 Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.
Kyrgios was seeded 21st and would have faced Bernard Tomic in an all-Australian matchup in the first round.
Epa06767217 Taylor Fritz of the United States of America in action against Guido Andreozzi of Argentina during their men?s first round match during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France, 27 May 2018.
Halep comes into Paris on the short-list of favorites once again. After taking half of last year off, then struggling a lot so far this year, Djokovic looked a lot closer to himself in Rome, where he competed well before losing to Nadal in their 51st career matchup.
She was in very good spirits early in the race, when she started on the inside of Row 3 and was running near the top 10. The 36-year-old was able to climb out of the vehicle under her own power before making a visit to the medical center.
The 29-year old was 8 from 15 balls before the start of the 18th over, when he decided he had seen enough and cut loose. He was up against a tailender in Shardul Thakur, and few would have fancied him to concede 17 runs off that over.
Catcher Cal Raleigh had a two-run double in the first inning, which helped him earn Most Valuable Player for the ACC tournament. The victor of the double-elimination regional earns a spot in the NCAA Super Regionals. "I'm not surprised.
Water could reach up to 4 feet above ground in some areas if the peak surge occurs during high tide, the agency said on Facebook . The storm had maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour (100 kph) as it approached the northern Gulf of Mexico.
The violent demonstrations were meant to end on May 15, but Hamas leaders have said they want them to continue. Israeli military tanks shelled the Gaza Strip on Sunday, killing at least two Palestinians.
Meanwhile, the Karnataka Health Department has confirmed a suspected case of Nipah virus in the coastal city of Mangaluru. The incubation period (interval from infection to the onset of symptoms ) is believed to range between from 4-14 days.
State Supreme Court Justice Donald Greenwood rejected that as outrageous, the Post-Standard of Syracuse reported . Earlier this week the whole family got together for a court hearing, because quality time is important.
What does the new expanded probe involve? "As always, the Inspector General will consult with the appropriate U.S. Comey later testified to Congress that internal reviews found no information to support the president's tweets.
A storm surge watch remains in effect for much of northern Florida, from the Suwannee to Navarre in the Panhandle. An Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft found stronger winds in Alberto of about 65 miles per hour Sunday night.
Love was kept out of the second half of Cleveland's 109-99 victory as a precaution after he and Tatum accidentally knocked heads. Boston led 25-20 through one quarter, but were outscored 34-18 in the second quarter to go into the break down 54-43.
One source stated that the 51-year-old lawyer was paid $400,000, while another indicated that he was paid some $600,000. There is no evidence at this time that Trump knew of the payment to Cohen, the BBC's sources say.
Expect busy roads, high gas prices this weekend
Jackson added that she'd like to go SC for the holiday, but gas prices are so high she sometimes has to choose between activities. If you're traveling this Memorial Day weekend, there are some things you can do to essentially get the most from your gas tank.
Fulham back in Premier League with playoff win over Villa
Ryan Fredericks certainly seemed to let the occasion better of him when he stamped on Jack Grealish on the half-hour mark. This was no coincidental collision, Fredericks knew exactly what he was doing and a red card should have been given.
Marks and Spencer set to close 40 more stores
The retailer said that this is the first phase in the campaign that will see further prices lowered in the coming months. However, M&S improved its gross margin in the clothing and home division for the year by 50 basis points.