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Macron and Le Pen dealt setback in French regional elections marred by record low turnout

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Paris French President Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen were both dealt big setbacks as their parties performed poorly in regional elections that saw a historically low turnout rate. Macron's La Ré...

Max Verstappen beats Lewis Hamilton at French Grand Prix to extend F1 title race lead

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Max Verstappen extended his lead at the top of the Formula One championship with a thrilling victory at the French Grand Prix on Sunday. Verstappen overtook Lewis Hamilton with little over a lap to go at Circuit Pau...

French Open champ Krejcikova 15th in singles, 1st in doubles

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The women's and men's rankings released Monday determine which players are eligible to compete at the Tokyo Olympics, which start next month. Each country can send as many as four women and four men in singles, and 1...

Tsitsipas says his grandmother died just before French final

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Tsitsipas posted on social media that his "very beloved grandmother lost her battle with life" five minutes before he entered the court Sunday for his first Grand Slam title match. He thanked her for raising his fath...

French Open runner-up Tsitsipas says he learned a lesson

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Novak Djokovic has that effect on opponents. Tsitsipas built a big lead and appeared on his way to an upset victory at the French Open, but Djokovic mounted an improbable comeback to win his 19th major title Sunday, ...

Novak Djokovic comes from behind to win 2nd French Open title

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It was also Djokovic's second French Open crown, and he's now one major championship away from tying the men's record of 20, which is currently shared by Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COV...

Barbora Krejcikova beats Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in roller coaster French Open final to win first grand slam

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Barbora Krejcikova won her maiden grand slam singles title, beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1 2-6 6-4 in a roller coaster French Open final. The 25-year-old, ranked outside the world's top 100 a little over a yea...

French authorities race to clean up oil spill drifting to Corsica’s coast

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French authorities were racing to clean up an oil spill approaching the island of Corsica on Saturday, launching an "anti-pollution plan" to prevent the slick from reaching sunbathers on the coast. The spill was spo...

Barbora Krejcikova wins first Grand slam title at French Open after defeating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

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Krejcikova, 25, called the crowd atmosphere "amazing" after she beat the odds in only her fifth major tournament in singles, beating 31st-ranked Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COV...

Djokovic hands Nadal 3rd loss in 108 French Open matches

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Djokovic, as it happens, is one of only two men in tennis history who knows what it takes to beat Nadal at Roland Garros. And now Djokovic has done it twice — this time ending Nadal’s bid for a 14th championship ther...

Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal in thriller to reach French Open final

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Novak Djokovic dethroned Rafael Nadal in an all-time classic encounter to reach the French Open final, winning 3-6 6-3 7-6 6-2 in a match that lasted more than four hours. The men's world No. 1 became the first play...

Unseeded Krejcikova, Pavlyuchenkova reach French Open final

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The linesman thought so and called the shot long. A TV replay confirmed as much, and the unseeded Krejcikova was so sure she raised her arms in triumph to celebrate a berth in her first Grand Slam final at the French...

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova reaches maiden grand slam final after defeating Tamara Zidanšek at French Open

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova reached her first grand slam final with a 7-5 6-3 victory against Tamara Zidanšek at the French Open. With all four semifinalists in the women's singles draw never having reached this stage ...

French Open fans unhappy as COVID curfew imposed at 11 p.m.

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Pandemic-related restrictions were loosened to allow 5,000 inside on Court Philippe-Chatrier rather than the 1,000 for the previous matches, and it was quite an atmosphere until the rule was imposed. CLICK HERE FOR M...

Rafael Nadal to face Novak Djokovic in French Open semifinal

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Consecutive unforced errors by the top-seeded Djokovic helped give away a tiebreaker to barrel-chested Matteo Berrettini. Then there was a 21 1/2-minute delay in the fourth set while the first spectators allowed to a...

Sakkari tops 2020 French champ Swiatek; 4 in 1st Slam SFs

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Sakkari is still two wins away from lifting the trophy, but Wednesday's victory means she's already in new territory — just like the other three women left in the draw. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . Sakkari...

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