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French Open 2021: Barbora Krejcikova wins singles Grand Slam title in Paris

Barbora Krejcikova claimed her first major title in a hard-fought French Open final. Unseeded Czech Krejcikova, 25, won 6-1 2-6 6-4 against Russian 31st seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at Roland Garros. The former doubles world number one has won the title on her fifth appearance in a Grand Slam singles draw. On Sunday, Krejcikova has the chance […]

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French President Emmanuel Macron slapped in the face by man shouting ‘Down With Macron-ism’

French President Emmanuel Macron was slapped in the face by a man who yelled “down with Macron” as he spoke to the public during a visit to southeast France on Tuesday, video of the incident posted on social media showed. The footage, shared showed Macron walking up to a metal fence and clasping the arm […]

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Roger Federer withdraws from French Open keeping knee trouble and Wimbledon in mind

Former world number one Roger Federer withdrew from the French Open on Sunday, a day after winning a tough third-round match, opting to save himself for the grass-court season at Wimbledon. “After discussions with my team, I decided that I should withdraw from the French Open today,” Federer said in a statement released by the […]

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Yana Sizikova: Russian tennis player arrested on allegations of match fixing in French Open

Russian tennis player Yana Sizikova was arrested in Paris for sports corruption and fraud in an organized group. She was arrested and taken into custody on Thursday for “sports corruption and fraud in an organized group, concerning acts that may have been committed in September 2020,” according to the Paris prosecutor’s office. Sizikova was arrested […]

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If we eat cold food we tend to eat more, French study finds

The temperature of a dish, warm or cold, can alter our perception of its calorie content and can lead us to eat more, according to a study coming out of Grenoble, France. The study had 2,600 French, American and Brazilian respondents of all ages. According to a study, our brain perceives a cold dish to […]

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France halts joint military operations with Mali over twin coups

France has paused its joint military operations with Mali over last week’s coup in the West African country. It said the suspension would continue until it received guarantees about a return to civilian rule in Mali. French forces have been supporting troops from Mali, Chad, Mauritania, Niger, and Burkina Faso to fight militants in the […]

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‘Piers Morgan is a mental health bigot’

Piers Morgan has come under fire for criticising Naomi Osaka and her decision not to do press conferences during the French Open. The tennis star explained how interviews have affected her mental health in the past and she didn’t want it to impact on her playing at Roland Garros. Osaka was fined $15,000 for the […]

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Day after threatening expulsion from tournament, French Open organisers ‘feel sad’ for Naomi withdrawing

The president of the French tennis federation said Naomi Osaka’s withdrawal from the French Open is “unfortunate” and wished her the “quickest possible recovery.” The four-time Slam champion pulled out of French Open on Monday, saying that she would be taking a break from competition. She said she has “suffered long bouts of depression.” Naomi […]

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‘I never wanted to be a distraction’: Tennis star Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open

Tennis star Naomi Osaka on Monday withdrew from the French Open after refusing to speak to the media at the grand slam. The four-time major winner posted a statement on Twitter saying she was pulling out so that “everyone can get back to focusing on the tennis going on in Paris,” adding that she would […]

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French authorities nab ex-army officer for shooting police and ex’s new partner after 24 hour manhunt

An armed ex-soldier on the run in south-western France has been shot by police after a 24-hour manhunt. The man, named by police as 29-year-old Terry Dupin, had fled to a forest after shooting at officers on Saturday, sparking a massive search. He was wounded during a shoot-out with a special forces squad, and has […]

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France rejects spy charges brought against one of their citizens in Iran who flew a drone

France criticised spying charges brought against one of their citizens in Iran, calling them “incomprehensible”. Benjamin Briere, 35, was arrested last year in Iran after flying a drone near the Iran-Turkmenistan border. On Sunday Iranian prosecutors charged him with espionage, which is punishable by death if he is convicted. A French foreign ministry statement said […]

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French Open organisers threaten to expel Naomi Osaka for refusing to speak to media

World number two Naomi Osaka faces expulsion from the French Open if she continues to refuse to speak to the media, Grand Slam organisers said. Japan’s Osaka said last week she will not give any news conferences during the Grand Slam because she wants to protect her mental health. She was fined $15,000 for not […]