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Razzano to play French Open despite tragedy

india Updated: May 18, 2011 10:32 IST

French player Viginie Razzano has said that she will compete in next week's French Open despite the death on Tuesday of her 32-year-old fiance Stephane Vidal.

Vidal, who was also the 93rd ranked Razzano's former coach, died from a brain tumour he has been battling against for the last nine years.

The 28-year-old Razzano told L'Equipe sports daily that she had decided to play on after discussing the matter with her partner.

"Four or five days ago I asked him 'do you want me to go and play at Roland Garros' and he told me 'yes you have to play'"

"He wanted me to get on with my life and play for him and continue being strong and fighting."