On Court
1 On Court Sources: Roland Garros

All hands on deck for Roland Garros

Official entry lists for Grand Slams usually start with full rosters. Everyone wants to play them, and even first-round loser's money is great. And so the top 100 men are signed on for Roland Garros, which starts in a little over a month. With four special rankings (No. 34 Tsonga, No. 85 Kovalik, No. 88 Tipsarevic and No. 95 Stebe), the initial cutoff is exactly 100. For the women, with 108 spots, the initial cutoff is No. 107. Shelby Rogers is the only protected ranking at No. 81. But with automatic entry, even players like Ekaterina Makarova (absent since February), are on the list.

2 On Court Sources: L'Équipe, RMC Sport

Mahut single and looking to mingle

Nicolas Mahut is the No. 3 doubles player in the world. But partner Pierre-Hugues Herbert, 28, wants to focus on singles this summer. So the 37-year-old finds himself looking for a new partner for Rome through Cincinnati. He thought of old partner Julien Benneteau. But Benneteau officially retired, and couldn't return before six months in the drug-testing program. Mahut even put a "help wanted" notice on the players' website. He said in Monte Carlo applicants were mostly ranked 60-100 – too low to get into Masters 1000 events. Herbert told L'Équipe the goal  still was Olympic gold together in Tokyo. https://youtu.be/iEMHYhcqnt0

3 On Court Sources: USTA Pro Circuit

From trophies to Dothan for Astra Sharma

Astra Sharma, who won her first WTA doubles title in Bogotá and reached her first singles final, had to pivot quickly. Right to Dothan, Alabama and a return to the ITF circuit. No crowds, Har-Tru instead of red clay – but at least no altitude. Dothan and Bogotá share a time zone. But the ideal Bogotá ---> Atlanta ---> Dothan itinerary Monday would have taken 11 hours. Still, Sharma and partner Destanee Aiava upset No. 2 seeds Ellen Perez and Ena Shibahara  in the first round of doubles Tuesday afternoon. The No. 4 seed in singles, she's up Wednesday against Kristina Kucova.

4 On Court Sources: ITF Transition Tour, Yelp

The women return to the Bronx

According to the ITF Tour schedule, tennis is making a comeback in the Bronx. The original Bronx Tennis Classic took place from 1993-2008. Ivo Karlovic defeated Dmitry Tursunov to win in 2003. The last women's champion was Elena Bovina, over Anna-Lena Groenefeld in the 2008 final. It was a joint event – $50,000 each. The new incarnation has a $100,000 purse for the women. The men's Challenger schedule isn't yet announced beyond July. But slotted the week before the US Open, the types of players it wants to attract likely will choose the qualifying in Corona Park, not an ITF in Crotona Park.

5 On Court Sources: WTATennis.com, YouTube

Georgina Clark award highlights IW reunion

Alumni gathered at Indian Wells as Chris Evert received the Georgina Clark Mother award for "her contribution to the cultural and emotional life of the WTA family." Clark, a mother of five who died in 2010, was a WTA vice-president and the first woman to umpire a Wimbledon final: Evert vs. Navratilova in 1984. "To see her grow and the women, person, the mother that she is. We would have never guessed that either one of us would have turned out the way we turned out, and we end up so close," Navratilova said. (Warning: mullet alert)

Off Court
1 Off Court Sources: Daily Mail, The Telegraph

Is time up for the London ATP Tour Finals?

The Telegraph reports that "barring a late change of heart", the 2020 edition will be the last ATP Tour Finals played at the O2 in London. After four extensions, the event stayed put in London for 12 years – the longest tenure in its history. The original relocation shortlist included Tokyo, Singapore and ... Manchester, England. The Telegraph and the Daily Mail both name Turin, Italy as the frontrunner for the next five-year deal – even though it missed the original  deadline. It would be held at the 15,000 seat Pala Alpitour. Turin's mayor "may be prepared to offer an annual 15 million-Euro guarantee."

2 Off Court Sources: Associated Press

Tough times for Marco Trungelliti

Argentina's Marco Trungelliti, who blew the whistle on a match-fixing scheme in his homeland that led directly to suspensions for three countrymen, doesn't regret it. But he's struggling. “They just used me. They just dropped me in the middle of the sea, Trungelliti told the AP of how the authorities never had his back. “I’m still paying the price.” Trungelliti pulled out before his final qualifying match in Monte Carlo, with a reoccurrence of back woes.  He'll head to Paris with more attention on him than the typical qualifier, after his lucky loser odyssey a year ago.

3 Off Court Sources: ITF Tennis

Tokyo Olympic tennis schedule set

The official schedule for the tennis event at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo has been announced. It will take place from Saturday, July 25 to Sunday, Aug. 2, during the event's first week. The Olympics conclude Aug. 9. Men's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles gold will happen on what the event is calling "Golden Sunday". The women's singles will be played on "Super Saturday". The men's doubles goes Friday. Matches will be at Ariake Tennis Park. The men's and women's WTA events held there in September were relocated last year, as the venue was renovated for the Games.

4 Off Court Sources: USTA

Kid anthem singers wanted for US Open

The US Open again has begun its open auditions for kids 14 and younger, to sing the anthem before night sessions at this year's event. The deadline is May 10 to upload little Johnny or Hiroko's version of "America the Beautiful" to the USTA site. A panel of judges will select those invited to a callback. Winners, who must be legal US residents, will be announced in July. They'll get a "US Open gift bag", and tickets to the relevant night session. For the fights, hotels and expenses involved in going to New York, they're on their own

5 Off Court Sources: Time, YouTube

Osaka makes Time’s 100 “Most Influential”

Japan's Naomi Osaka has been named to Time Magazine's 2019 "100 Most Influential People" list. She is in the "Pioneers" section along with Sandra Oh, Chrissy Tiegen and ... Ninja, touted as the best Fortnite player in the world. The WTA Tour's No. 1 and two-time Grand Slam champion is the only tennis player – and one of few athletes on the list. Caster Semenya (Icons), Tiger Woods, LeBron James, Alex Morgan and Mo Salah (Titans) are the others. It's a list that always creates debate. As any list that includes Gayle King, William Barr, Ariana Grande – but not Serena Williams – would.