The Week in Sport (18-24 May)

Time for another round-up of the week that was and among the highlights this week saw the conclusion of the Premier League season and the French Open got under way at Roland Garros.

Football

On the final weekend of the Premier League season, Newcastle survived the drop zone after a 2-0 win over West Ham which in turn relegated Hull after a two-year stay in the top-flight. Read more about all the action here.

Jonas Gutierrez celebartes as Newcastle beat West Ham to stay up image: thegaurdian.com

Newcastle’s win meant Hull waved goodbye to the Premier League
image: thegaurdian.com

Raheem Sterling has told Liverpool he wants to leave the club this summer and won’t be signing a new contract, but in some good news for Reds fans is that young duo Jordan Ibe and Jon Flanagan have signed new contracts.

Jose Mourinho won the Premier League Manager of the year award after leading Chelsea to the league title for the third time, while Eden Hazard made it a Chelsea double as he took the Player of the year award.

Barcelona legend Xavi is set to leave the club at the end of season and will join Qatari club Al Sadd after 24 years with the Catalans. Didier Drogba has also announced that he will depart Chelsea for the second time, while Man United will not sign Falcao on a permanent deal and will return to Monaco.

In other news, Sam Allardyce will depart as West Ham manager when his contract expires next month, while QPR have announced that Chris Ramsey will remain as manager of the relegated club.

Tennis

The French Open kicked-off on Sunday and Roger Federer got over the first hurdle with ease as the Swiss man cruised to a 6-3 6-3 6-4 win over Colombian Alejandro Falla.

Roger Federer eased through to the second round at Roland Garros image: telegraph.co.uk

Roger Federer eased through to the second round at Roland Garros
image: telegraph.co.uk

His fellow compatriot Stan Wawrinka also made it through to the second round after a comfortable 6-3 6-2 6-3 win over Turkey’s Marsel Ilhan, while their was also first round victories for Kei Nishikori and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

On the women’s side, third seed Simona Halep overcame Russia’s Evgeniya Rodina 7-5 6-4, while Seventh seed Ana Ivanovic came from a set down to beat Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova 4-6 6-2 6-0. You can check out more results from the French Open here.

World number six Milos Raonic has been ruled out of the French Open after the Canadian failed to overcome a foot injury, but Serena Williams will compete after an elbow injury ruled her out of the Italian Open.

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