The Latest French Open Pays Tribute To Maria Bueno

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The Latest on the French Open (all times local):

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3 p.m.

French Open organizers have paid tribute to Maria Bueno, who has died at age 78 after battling mouth cancer, with a minute’s applause ahead of the women’s singles final.

The Brazilian was South America’s most successful female tennis player, having won 19 major titles, including three Wimbledon singles titles and four US championships.

Bueno was a dominant player during the late 1950s and 1960s.

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2:45 p.m.

Chun Hsin Tseng of Taiwan has won the boys’ title at the French Open by defeating top-seeded Sebastian Baez of Brazil 7-6 (5), 6-2.

The 16-year-old Tseng, who beat Australian Open champion Sebastian Korda of the United States in the semifinals, came back from a break down in the first set to claim his first Grand Slam title.

“Today I was playing really well on the baseline and solid,” the fourth-seeded Tseng said. “I think the first set I was a little bit tight in the beginning, and after I just enjoyed and relaxed.”

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2:30 p.m.

Simona Halep will try to add a first Grand Slam title to her No. 1 ranking when she plays No. 10 Sloane Stephens in the French Open final.

The match Saturday is the 26-year-old Halep’s fourth major final. She has lost all three in the past, including two at Roland Garros in 2014 and last year. Halep also was the runner-up at the Australian Open this January.

She is trying to become the second Romanian woman to win a Grand Slam singles trophy. Her manager, Virginia Ruzici, won the French Open 40 years ago.

Stephens, a 25-year-old from Florida, has never lost a tournament final, going 6-0.

She won the U.S. Open last September for her first major title.

Halep beat Stephens the last four times they played each other.

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