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French Open 2021: Novak Djokovic defeats Stefanos Tsitsipas in thrilling final

Novak Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in a thrilling French Open final on Sunday. Djokovic came back from two sets down in a grand slam final for the first time in his career. 22-year-old Greek star, Tsitsipas, appearing in only his first grand slam final, displayed experience and poise beyond his years to race into a […]

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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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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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‘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 […]