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Barbora Krejcikova beats Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to win French Open

Czech player prevails 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 at Roland GarrosTitle represents first grand slam crown for KrejcikovaOver the past two weeks in Paris, Barbora Krejcikova has competed in just the fifth grand slam singles main draw of her career, her third as a dir…

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Barbora Krejcikova v Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: French Open final – live!

French Open women’s singles final from Roland GarrosNovak Djokovic reaches final with epic win over Rafael NadalAnd feel free to email John or tweet him @JohnBrewin_ 3.14pm BST Second set: Krejcikova 6-1 2-5 *Pavlyuchenkova (*denotes server)Break back!…

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Novak Djokovic makes his case to be the greatest but Tsitsipas lurks

The world No 1’s semi-final win against Nadal was remarkable but Stefanos Tsitsipas is a tricky French Open final opponentLate on Friday afternoon, not too long after Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal had stepped out on to Court Philippe Chatrier, a fami…

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Novak Djokovic reaches French Open final with epic win over Rafael Nadal

Serb recovers after losing first five games of matchGreek 22-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas awaits in finalFor the second time in eight months, Rafael Nadal welcomed his greatest rival into his Parisian lair, but unlike last year’s French Open final when …

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Novak Djokovic reaches French Open final with epic win over Rafael Nadal

Serb recovers after losing first five games of matchGreek 22-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas awaits in finalFor the second time in eight months, Rafael Nadal welcomed his greatest rival into his Parisian lair, but unlike last year’s French Open final when …

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Novak Djokovic v Rafael Nadal: French Open 2021 semi-final – live!

Winner will play Stefanos Tsitsipas in Roland Garros finalPavlyuchenkova’s French Open run a feat of mental strengthGet in touch! Email Tom here or tweet @tom_lutz 6.45pm BST First set: *Djokovic 1-5 Nadal (* denotes server): Some relief for Novak! And…

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova’s French Open run a feat of mental strength

Russian’s talent has never been in doubt but her achievements have previously been hamstrung by her mental gameThroughout her career, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova’s talent has never been in doubt. Her ball striking has always been clean as a whistle, her t…

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Alexander Zverev v Stefanos Tsitsipas: French Open 2021 semi-final – live!

Game-by-game updates from the semi-final at Roland GarrosKrejcikova saves match point to face Pavlyuchenkova in finalGet in touch! Email Barry here or tweet @bglendenning 2.39pm BST First set: Zverev 3-6 Tsitsipas*: Tsitsipas sends a tight backhand int…

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Krejcikova saves match point to set up French Open final with Pavlyuchenkova

Unseeded Barbora Krejcikova beats Maria Sakkari 7-5, 4-6, 9-7Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova overcomes Tamara Zidansek 7-5, 6-3The ball hung high in the sky for an eternity, giving Barbora Krejcikova all the time in the world to think about the countless ways…

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Djokovic needs passion with precision to navigate Nadal’s French Open grip

World No 1 was muted as he tanked the 2020 final but must not go overboard with emotion or he risks drowning in the frustrations the King of Clay will throw his waySome of the cliches shared by tennis players when they look towards their next battles a…

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Djokovic needs passion with precision to navigate Nadal’s French Open grip

World No 1 was muted as he tanked the 2020 final but must not go overboard with emotion or he risks drowning in the frustrations the King of Clay will throw his waySome of the cliches shared by tennis players when they look towards their next battles a…

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Djokovic needs passion with precision to navigate Nadal’s French Open grip

World No 1 was muted as he tanked the 2020 final but must not go overboard with emotion or he risks drowning in the frustrations the King of Clay will throw his waySome of the cliches shared by tennis players when they look towards their next battles a…

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French Open 2021 semi-finals: Pavlyuchenkova v Zidansek, Krejcikova v Sakkari – live!

Game-by-game Roland Garros updates from 2pm BSTSakkari stuns champion Swiatek to reach last fourBritain’s Joe Salisbury claims mixed doubles title with KrawczykEmail michael.butler@theguardian.com | Tweet @michaelbutler18 1.53pm BST Fair to say that Pa…

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Britain’s Joe Salisbury claims French Open mixed doubles with Krawczyk

First French Open champion in one of major draws for 39 years Pair defeat Russian duo Vesnina and Karastev 2-6, 6-4, 10-5Joe Salisbury became Britain’s first French Open champion in one of the major draws for 39 years with victory in the mixed doubles …

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Djokovic battles past Berrettini to set up French Open semi-final with Nadal

Serb beats Matteo Berrettini 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5Fans urged to leave court before finish due to national curfewNovak Djokovic moved into the semi-final of Roland Garros for a 58th showdown with Rafael Nadal, surviving a third set hiccup to defeat Mat…

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Rafael Nadal survives Schwartzman fight to make French Open semis

13-time champion beats 10th seed 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0Nadal’s streak of winning 36 sets in succession brokenIt was uncomfortable and it cost him his run of winning 36 sets in succession at the French Open, but Rafael Nadal has lived up to his half of the …

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Rafael Nadal survives Schwartzman fight to make French Open semis

13-time champion beats 10th seed 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0Nadal’s streak of winning 36 sets in succession brokenIt was uncomfortable and it cost him his run of winning 36 sets in succession at the French Open, but Rafael Nadal has lived up to his half of the …

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Maria Sakkari stuns French Open defending champion Iga Swiatek

Greek 17th seed now highest-ranked player in tournamentBarbora Krejcikova ends Coco Gauff’s grand slam title hopesThe champion is gone and, along with her, the last pillar of stability in the women’s French Open draw. Iga Swiatek was defeated 6-4, 6-4 …

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Maria Sakkari stuns French Open defending champion Iga Swiatek

Greek 17th seed now highest-ranked player in tournamentBarbora Krejcikova ends Coco Gauff’s grand slam title hopesThe champion is gone and, along with her, the last pillar of stability in the women’s French Open draw. Iga Swiatek was defeated 6-4, 6-4 …

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Maria Sakkari stuns French Open defending champion Iga Swiatek

Greek 17th seed now highest-ranked player in tournamentBarbora Krejcikova ends Coco Gauff’s grand slam title hopesThe champion is gone and, along with her, the last pillar of stability in the women’s French Open draw. Iga Swiatek was defeated 6-4, 6-4 …