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World No. 3 Simona Halep withdraws from French Open

May 21 (UPI) — Simona Halep will not play in the 2021 French Open due to a calf injury, the third-ranked women’s tennis player in the world announced Friday. “It’s with a heavy heart that I announce my withdrawal from Roland Garros this year,” Halep wrote on social media. “Unfortunately the tear in my left calf needs more time to ...

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Mets' Kevin Pillar breaks nose from 94-mph fastball to face

May 18 (UPI) — New York Mets outfielder Kevin Pillar sustained multiple nasal fractures and will meet with a facial specialist in Atlanta to “determine next steps” after he was struck in the face by a fastball, the team said Tuesday. Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Jacob Webb hit Pillar with the pitch in the seventh inning of the Mets’ 3-1 ...

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Serena Williams wins first match in more than three months

May 17 (UPI) — Serena Williams defeated 17-year-old foe Lisa Pigato in straight sets in the first round of the Emilia-Romagna Open on Monday in Parma, Italy, for her first win in more than three months. Williams beat Pigato 6-3, 6-2 in one hour, eight minutes. Her previous win came against Simona Halep in the 2021 Australian Open quarterfinals Feb. ...

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