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'No vaccine, no French Open for Novak Djokovic': French Sports ministry

Djokovic was deported from Australia on Sunday before the first Grand Slam tournament of the year after losing a court case to have the cancellation of his visa overturned.
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic rides in car as he leaves a government detention facility before attending a court hearing at his lawyers office in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022.(AP)
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic rides in car as he leaves a government detention facility before attending a court hearing at his lawyers office in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022.(AP)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 04:06 PM IST
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French Open director Guy Forget resigns

French Open director Guy Forget's contract was to expire at the end of the year. The FFT said his replacement at the helm of the clay-court Grand Slam tournament will be announced soon.
French Open director Guy Forget resigns(TWITTER)
French Open director Guy Forget resigns(TWITTER)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 10:27 PM IST
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2020 French Open champ Iga Swiatek splits from long-time coach

  • French Open 2020 champion Iga Swiatek, who is from Poland, hired Sierzputowski as her coach in January 2016, when she was 15 and still playing in junior tournaments.
Poland's Iga Swiatek hits a return against Switzerland's Jil Teichmann during their women's singles semi-final match at the Adelaide International tennis tournament in Adelaide on February 26, 2021. (Photo by Brenton EDWARDS / AFP)(AFP)
Poland's Iga Swiatek hits a return against Switzerland's Jil Teichmann during their women's singles semi-final match at the Adelaide International tennis tournament in Adelaide on February 26, 2021. (Photo by Brenton EDWARDS / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Dec 04, 2021 11:18 PM IST
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French Open: PV Sindhu enters semis, Lakshya Sen exits

PV Sindhu will now cross swords with Japan's world number 15 Sayaka Takahashi in the last four on Saturday.
File photo of PV Sindhu (Getty Images)
File photo of PV Sindhu (Getty Images)
Published on Oct 29, 2021 11:42 PM IST
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French Open: Sindhu, Lakshya win, Saina retires midway on mixed day for India

Sindhu, a double Olympic medallist, beat Denmark's Julie Dawall Jakobsen 21-15 21-18 in women's singles, while London Olympics bronze medallist Saina, who had suffered a groin injury at Uber Cup final, retired after lagging 11-21 2-9 against Sayaka Takahashi of Japan.
File image of PV Sindhu.(Getty Images)
File image of PV Sindhu.(Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 27, 2021 09:57 PM IST
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French Open champ Krejcikova reaches Prague quarterfinals

The French Open champion will next face her doubles partner and Czech compatriot Katerina Siniakova.
Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova holds the French Open tennis tournament women's cup, left, and women's doubles cup during a photocall.(AP)
Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova holds the French Open tennis tournament women's cup, left, and women's doubles cup during a photocall.(AP)
Published on Jul 16, 2021 11:13 AM IST
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19 years and counting, timeline of Djokovic, Federer, Nadal's GS domination

  • Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic have enjoyed success like no others; let's take a look at just how, these men have made the sport their own by dominating all the four Grand Slams: The Australian Open, the French Open, the Wimbledon, and the US Open.
19 years and counting, the complete timeline of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal's Grand Slam domination.(HT Collage)
19 years and counting, the complete timeline of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal's Grand Slam domination.(HT Collage)
Updated on Jul 11, 2021 05:45 PM IST
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French Open champ Krejcikova 15th in singles, 1st in doubles

  • French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova's twin titles at Roland Garros earned jumps in the WTA rankings to No. 15 in singles and No. 1 in doubles.
Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova holds the French Open tennis tournament women's cup, left, and women's doubles cup during a photocall.(AP)
Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova holds the French Open tennis tournament women's cup, left, and women's doubles cup during a photocall.(AP)
Published on Jun 14, 2021 10:22 PM IST
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Tsitsipas says his grandmother died just before French final

  • French Open runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas said Monday his grandmother died just before he played the final at Roland Garros against Novak Djokovic.
Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts during the final against Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)
Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas reacts during the final against Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 14, 2021 08:31 PM IST
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Grieving Tsitsipas pulls out of Wimbledon warm-up in Halle

  • Stefanos Tsitsipas pulled out of the Wimbledon warm-up event in Halle, Germany, because of personal reasons after surrendering a two-set lead in his defeat against Novak Djokovic in Sunday's French Open final.
Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during the final against Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)
Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during the final against Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 14, 2021 06:17 PM IST
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French Open done and dusted, Djokovic on track for calendar Slam

The claycourt Grand Slam has been the most difficult major for Djokovic to win, Sunday's victory only his second at Roland Garros, and he heads to Wimbledon next where he is the two-time defending champion.
Novak Djokovic kisses the cup after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium.(AP)
Novak Djokovic kisses the cup after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium.(AP)
Published on Jun 14, 2021 01:21 PM IST
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Novak Djokovic gives winning racquet to young fan, precious clip goes viral

  • Novak Djokovic gifted his racquet to the boy moments after winning the French Open title.
Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 13, 2021 Serbia's Novak Djokovic gives his racket to a fan after winning the final against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas.(REUTERS)
Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 13, 2021 Serbia's Novak Djokovic gives his racket to a fan after winning the final against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 14, 2021 10:45 AM IST
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'What a final': Tendulkar, Laxman laud Djokovic for clinching French Open

Former Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman lauded world number one Novak Djokovic's heroics in the French Open on Sunday.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning the French Open against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning the French Open against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 14, 2021 08:58 AM IST
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Where does Djokovic stand in all-time Grand Slam list with Nadal and Federer now

  • With this win, Novak Djokovic bagged his second Roland Garros title and his 19th Grand Slam trophy, inching closer to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. So, where does this place him in the list?
2021 French Open champion celebrates with the trophy.(Twitter)
2021 French Open champion celebrates with the trophy.(Twitter)
Updated on Jun 14, 2021 12:46 AM IST
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Novak Djokovic's French Open final win over Stefanos Tsitsipas- In Pictures

Sweet victory. Champion Novak Djokovic celebrates with La Coupe des Mousquetaires.(AP) 7
Sweet victory. Champion Novak Djokovic celebrates with La Coupe des Mousquetaires.(AP)
Published on Jun 14, 2021 12:22 AM IST
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Novak Djokovic wins French Open- All numbers and records attached to his triumph

  • Novak Djokovic has become the first man in the Open Era to complete the career Grand Slam twice.
Novak Djokovic poses with the 2021 French Open title. (Twitter)
Novak Djokovic poses with the 2021 French Open title. (Twitter)
Updated on Jun 13, 2021 11:52 PM IST
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French Open: Djokovic beats Tsitsipas in final to win 19th Grand Slam title

Djokovic won the match 6-7 (6-8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to claim his 19th Grand Slam title. It was a heart-breaking loss for Tsitsipas, who was dominating the match till the start of the third set.
Novak Djokovic reacts after winning a point against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during their final match of the French Open.(AP)
Novak Djokovic reacts after winning a point against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece during their final match of the French Open.(AP)
Updated on Jun 14, 2021 12:14 AM IST
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6 different champions in 6 years- Why so many 1st-time women's champs in Paris?

  • Since 2017, though, three of the past five French Open winners were not seeded: Ostapenko was ranked 47th when she won, Swiatek 54th and Krejcikova 33rd.
Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova celebrates after winning the final match against Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova celebrates after winning the final match against Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Updated on Jun 13, 2021 09:59 PM IST
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French Open defends 'pragmatic' stance in Osaka dealings

  • Osaka withdrew from Roland Garros after she was fined $15,000 for skipping the news conference after her first-round victory — and threatened by all four Grand Slam tournaments with the possibility of disqualification or suspension if she continued to avoid the media.
FILE PHOTO: Naomi Osaka.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Naomi Osaka.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 13, 2021 09:43 PM IST
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Covid-19 travel updates: California to keep emergency order, Chicago lifts curbs

From England delaying reopening to Chicago fully reopening, California remaining under a state of emergency, Paris lifting the curfew for the French Open fans and Switzerland planning to reopen its borders for overseas visitors who have received a Covid-19 vaccine, catch all the travel updates here
Covid-19 travel updates: California to keep emergency order, Chicago lifts curbs(Unsplash)
Covid-19 travel updates: California to keep emergency order, Chicago lifts curbs(Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 13, 2021 05:42 PM IST
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French Open Final Hlts: Djokovic beats Tsitsipas, lifts 2nd Roland Garros title

  • French Open 2021 Final Highlights, Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas: Novak Djokovic won his second French Open title and 19th Grand Slam title by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7(6-8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in a five-set thriller. After losing the first two sets, he staged an exceptional comeback to triumph over the Greek.
French Open 2021 Final Highlights, Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas(AP)
French Open 2021 Final Highlights, Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas(AP)
Updated on Jun 13, 2021 11:28 PM IST
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French Open: Krejcikova adds women's doubles to singles title at Roland Garros

Krejcikova became the first player to win both the women's singles and doubles title in Paris since Frenchwoman Mary Pierce completed the feat in 2000.
Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova, right, and compatriot Katerina Siniakova hold the cup after defeating USA's Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Poland's Iga Swiatek in their women's doubles final match of the French Open.(AP)
Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova, right, and compatriot Katerina Siniakova hold the cup after defeating USA's Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Poland's Iga Swiatek in their women's doubles final match of the French Open.(AP)
Published on Jun 13, 2021 04:59 PM IST
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French Open 2021 Final, Djokovic vs Tsitsipas: When and Where to Watch

  • French Open 2021 Final Live Streaming: All you need to know about live streaming details on Disney+Hotstar, match timings, venue for French Open 2021 Final between Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Novak Djokovic will face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the French Open 2021. (Getty Images)
Novak Djokovic will face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the French Open 2021. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 13, 2021 01:20 PM IST
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Krejcikova pays tribute to former coach Novotna after conquering Paris

Unseeded Barbora ousted Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 on Court Philippe-Chatrier on Saturday to lift the Suzanne-Lenglen cup in a perfect tribute to the former Wimbledon champion.
Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova
Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova
Published on Jun 13, 2021 12:06 PM IST
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Herbert-Mahut set sights on Tokyo after French Open title

Mahut and Herbert defeated Alexander Bublik and Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan in Saturday's final at Roland Garros.
France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut celebrate with the trophy(REUTERS)
France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut celebrate with the trophy(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 13, 2021 11:59 AM IST
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French Open: Inspired by Novotna, Krejcikova wins 1st Slam title in Paris

  • Krejcikova beat 31st-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 in the final at Roland Garros.
Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova celebrates with the Suzanne Lenglen Cup after winning the women's singles final tennis match against Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova during the trophy ceremony on Day 14 of The Roland Garros 2021 French Open tennis tournament in Paris(AFP)
Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova celebrates with the Suzanne Lenglen Cup after winning the women's singles final tennis match against Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova during the trophy ceremony on Day 14 of The Roland Garros 2021 French Open tennis tournament in Paris(AFP)
Updated on Jun 13, 2021 12:35 AM IST
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After toppling Nadal, Djokovic hopes to be ready for Tsitsipas

  • After dethroning 'king of clay' Rafa Nadal at the French Open, Novak Djokovic will next face a first-time Grand Slam finalist in Stefanos Tsitsipas as the world number one bids to become the first man in the open era to win all four majors at least twice.
Novak Djokovic in action.(French Open/Twitter)
Novak Djokovic in action.(French Open/Twitter)
Published on Jun 12, 2021 09:09 PM IST
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French Open: Krejcikova beats Pavlyuchenkova to lift maiden Roland Garros title

  • Czech Barbora Krejcikova defeated Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 to lift her maiden French Open title.
Barbora Krejcikova celebrates against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova during French Open final.(Getty Images)
Barbora Krejcikova celebrates against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova during French Open final.(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 12, 2021 08:39 PM IST
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French Open 2021 Women's Singles Final: When and Where to Watch

  • French Open 2021 Finals Live Streaming: All you need to know about live streaming details on Disney+Hotstar, match timings, venue for French Open 2021 Finals between Barbora Krejcikova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova throws a kiss to the audience after defeating Slovenia's Tamara Zidansek in their semifinal match of the French Open.(AP)
Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova throws a kiss to the audience after defeating Slovenia's Tamara Zidansek in their semifinal match of the French Open.(AP)
Updated on Jun 12, 2021 04:12 PM IST
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'Bizarre Times': Indian cricketers react to epic match between Djokovic & Nadal

In a match that lasted over four hours, Djokovic became the first man to beat Nadal twice at French Open.
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal after their French Open 2021 semifinal. (Reuters)
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal after their French Open 2021 semifinal. (Reuters)
Updated on Jun 12, 2021 02:57 PM IST
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