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French Open director Guy Forget resigns, steps down as Paris Masters' chief
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French Open director Guy Forget resigns, steps down as Paris Masters' chief

The federation did not give any reason for Forget's sudden departure and thanked him for his commitment and exemplary work

Rescheduled French Open to begin one week later than initially proposed date, say organisers
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Rescheduled French Open to begin one week later than initially proposed date, say organisers

An FFT statement said it had consulted with the ATP, WTA and International Tennis Federation (ITF) to allow the French Open showpiece the benefit of an extra week.

Coronavirus Outbreak: French tennis federation to launch $38 million relief plan to aid clubs, tournaments and players
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Coronavirus Outbreak: French tennis federation to launch $38 million relief plan to aid clubs, tournaments and players

Some 21 million euros will be dedicated to the French clubs, nine million will go to the 142 tennis, chair tennis, paddle and beach tennis players outside the top 100, as well as officials and tournaments that had to be cancelled amid the COVID-19 crisis, FFT president Bernard Giudicelli told reporters

French Open serves up largest prize money pot in Grand Slam events this season after Brexit eats up Wimbledon purse
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French Open serves up largest prize money pot in Grand Slam events this season after Brexit eats up Wimbledon purse

The French Open will this month serve up the largest prize money pot in Grand Slam tennis so far this year, taking advantage of Brexit’s hit on Wimbledon’s purse as it shakes off its old reputation as the poorer cousin of the big four tournaments.

French Open 2017: Paul-Henri Mathieu hits out at FFT boss after being denied wildcard
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French Open 2017: Paul-Henri Mathieu hits out at FFT boss after being denied wildcard

French federation president Bernard Giudicelli also denied two-time champion Maria Sharapova a wildcard after she returned from a doping ban.

French Open justified in denying wildcard to Maria Sharapova; she needs to fight her way back up
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French Open justified in denying wildcard to Maria Sharapova; she needs to fight her way back up

The French Open and its leaders deserve credit for doing the sport a service, in resisting the urge to issue a wildcard to Maria Sharapova.

Italian Open: Maria Sharapova retires with injury after French Open snub, Andy Murray ousted
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Italian Open: Maria Sharapova retires with injury after French Open snub, Andy Murray ousted

Maria Sharapova, who was wearing a bandage on her left thigh, pulled out of her contest against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni while leading 4-6, 6-3, 2-1.