Le grand retour: Federer wins return to Paris, Slam action

PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer has made a winning return to Grand Slam tennis after 16 months away. Federer’s first match at a major tournament since the 2020 Australian Open ended with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Denis Istomin at the French Open. Federer produced more than twice as many winners as unforced errors and never faced a break point while improving to 8-0 against Istomin over their careers. Making a stunning departure was Naomi Osaka, who said she was withdrawing from the tournament. The four-time major champion said she has suffered long bouts of depression since winning the 2018 U.S. Open.