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French Open 2020: Record-chasing Rafael Nadal eases into second round; Serena Williams overcomes patchy start
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French Open 2020: Record-chasing Rafael Nadal eases into second round; Serena Williams overcomes patchy start

Nadal needs one more Slam to match Roger Federer's record but has described the defence of his Roland Garros crown as the "most difficult ever" given the cold and damp conditions of a tournament delayed four months by the coronavirus pandemic.

French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal begins 'most difficult' campaign; Serena Williams eyes elusive 24th Major
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French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal begins 'most difficult' campaign; Serena Williams eyes elusive 24th Major

Nadal, the undisputed king of clay, needs one more Major to equal Roger Federer's record of 20, but the Spaniard comes to Paris short of preparation and unhappy with the French Open's choice of new balls.

French Open 2020: Venus Williams coy on future after first round exit at Roland Garros
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French Open 2020: Venus Williams coy on future after first round exit at Roland Garros

The first round exit at French Open marked Venus Williams' third first round defeat in a row at a Slam after exiting the US Open and Australian Open at the same stage.

French Open 2020 will be daunting given little preparation, colder conditions and quick turnaround from US Open
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French Open 2020 will be daunting given little preparation, colder conditions and quick turnaround from US Open

An unusual season's final Grand Slam gets underway today at Roland Garros. There is little similar to previous French Open events with little preparation, quick turnaround, colder conditions, roof and floodlights on Parisian red dirt.

French Open 2020 Women's Singles preview: Favourable draw, spectacular form make Simona Halep firm favourite
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French Open 2020 Women's Singles preview: Favourable draw, spectacular form make Simona Halep firm favourite

Ahead of Roland Garros' return, Firstpost takes a look at the Women's Singles draw and attempts to determine the potential outcome of all four quarters

French Open 2020: Serena Williams admits she’s not a ‘100 percent physically’ in build-up to event
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French Open 2020: Serena Williams admits she’s not a ‘100 percent physically’ in build-up to event

She has yet to play on clay this season and withdrew from the Italian Open in Rome last week due to a left Achilles tendon injury sustained in New York.

French Open 2020 draw: Stan Wawrinka faces Andy Murray in opener; Serena Williams plays Kristie Ahn
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French Open 2020 draw: Stan Wawrinka faces Andy Murray in opener; Serena Williams plays Kristie Ahn

Rafael Nadal, who is seeded second, is aiming to equal the absent Roger Federer's men's record of 20 Grand Slam titles.

US Open 2020: Fourth time's the charm for Dominic Thiem, Naomi Osaka builds on and off the court, and more talking points
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US Open 2020: Fourth time's the charm for Dominic Thiem, Naomi Osaka builds on and off the court, and more talking points

US Open 2020 crowned a first-time champion in Dominic Thiem and a third Grand Slam winner in Naomi Osaka in the bubble in New York.

US Open 2020: 'Naomi Osaka is special', Twitter reacts to Japanese World No 9's comeback win in final
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US Open 2020: 'Naomi Osaka is special', Twitter reacts to Japanese World No 9's comeback win in final

Check out some of the best twitter reactions to Naomi Osaka's incredible come-from-behind victory over Victoria Azarenka in the US Open 2020 final.

Italian Open 2020: Injured Serena Williams withdraws; US Open finalists Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev also pull out
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Italian Open 2020: Injured Serena Williams withdraws; US Open finalists Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev also pull out

Four-time champion Serena Williams withdrew from the upcoming Italian Open citing the Achilles issue that bothered her in a loss to Victoria Azarenka in the US Open semi-final

US Open 2020: Naomi Osaka, Victoria Azarenka seek third Grand Slam title, look to continue unbeaten run
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US Open 2020: Naomi Osaka, Victoria Azarenka seek third Grand Slam title, look to continue unbeaten run

On court, both Naomi Osaka and Victoria Azarenka have been breathtaking at the US Open. Off the court, both have taken different paths on social issues.

US Open 2020: Victoria Azarenka pulls off come-from-behind win over Serena Williams to set up final with Naomi Osaka
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US Open 2020: Victoria Azarenka pulls off come-from-behind win over Serena Williams to set up final with Naomi Osaka

The unseeded Belarusian fought back to overcome Williams, seeded third, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 in 1hr 56min under the roof of Arthur Ashe Stadium.

US Open 2020, Women's semi-finals, Match Highlights: Victoria Azarenka beats Serena Williams in comeback win
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US Open 2020, Women's semi-finals, Match Highlights: Victoria Azarenka beats Serena Williams in comeback win

Follow US Open live scores and coverage as the action moves to the women's singles semi-finals on Day 11.

US Open 2020: Thiem to meet Medvedev in semi-finals after beating De Minaur; Williams to face Azarenka
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US Open 2020: Thiem to meet Medvedev in semi-finals after beating De Minaur; Williams to face Azarenka

Serena Williams came from a set down to overcome unseeded Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova and keep alive her bid for a 24th singles Grand Slam title at US Open.

US Open 2020: Not how you start, but how you finish, says Serena Williams in comeback win to move into semis
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US Open 2020: Not how you start, but how you finish, says Serena Williams in comeback win to move into semis

Serena Williams hit 20 aces, her most in a match in eight years — to end up on the right side of a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 score after more than two hours.

US Open 2020, Quarter-finals, Tennis Highlights: Thiem beats De Minaur to reach semis; Azarenka sets up mouth-watering clash with Serena
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US Open 2020, Quarter-finals, Tennis Highlights: Thiem beats De Minaur to reach semis; Azarenka sets up mouth-watering clash with Serena

Follow all the latest action, live scores and more from the US Open 2020 quarter-finals on Firstpost.com's live blog!

US Open 2020: Mother's Day Out at Flushing Meadows as Serena Williams takes on Tsvetana Pironkova
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US Open 2020: Mother's Day Out at Flushing Meadows as Serena Williams takes on Tsvetana Pironkova

Serena Williams, making her 17th US Open quarterfinal appearance, takes on Tsvetana Pironkova, making her first, on Wednesday.

Rafael Nadal to return to competitive tennis at next week's Italian Open after seven-month layoff
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Rafael Nadal to return to competitive tennis at next week's Italian Open after seven-month layoff

Because of concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic, Nadal preferred not to travel to New York for the ongoing US Open. He last played in February, when he won a tournament in Acapulco.

US Open 2020: Novak Djokovic only had on-court results going his way this year, now he's lost that too
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US Open 2020: Novak Djokovic only had on-court results going his way this year, now he's lost that too

Novak Djokovic was 26-0 in 2020 and favourite to lift the US Open title. Following his default in the fourth round, a new champion will be crowned for the first time.

US Open 2020: Serena Williams beats Sloane Stephens to reach last-16; Kristina Mladenovic-Timea Babos withdrawn after quarantine notice
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US Open 2020: Serena Williams beats Sloane Stephens to reach last-16; Kristina Mladenovic-Timea Babos withdrawn after quarantine notice

Unranked Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova caused her second upset of the week at US Open, knocking out 18th seed Donna Vekic in straight sets.