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WTA rankings: Aryna Sabalenka edges closer to WTA top 10 after Ostrava victory
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WTA rankings: Aryna Sabalenka edges closer to WTA top 10 after Ostrava victory

Ashleigh Barty remains at the top of the rankings despite not having played since February due to the coronavirus pandemic.

French Open 2020: Svitolina, Swiatek on guard against Roland Garros underdogs
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French Open 2020: Svitolina, Swiatek on guard against Roland Garros underdogs

The Ukrainian third seed is the highest-ranked player left in the tournament and could be on a collision course with Iga Swiatek, the conqueror of 2018 champion and title favourite Simona Halep.

French Open 2020: Petra Kvitova enters quarters after eight years; Sofia Kenin overcomes Fiona Ferro
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French Open 2020: Petra Kvitova enters quarters after eight years; Sofia Kenin overcomes Fiona Ferro

Two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova is through to the last eight at Roland Garros. Her best run in Paris came when she reached the semi-finals in 2012.

French Open 2020: Teenager Iga Swiatek ousts top-seed Simona Halep; Nadia Podoroska, Martina Trevisan in quarters
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French Open 2020: Teenager Iga Swiatek ousts top-seed Simona Halep; Nadia Podoroska, Martina Trevisan in quarters

Swiatek, the only teenager who reached the fourth round, avenged a crushing defeat by Halep at the same stage last year. The Romanian won that match 6-1, 6-0, in just 45 minutes.

French Open 2020: Untested Rafael Nadal expects tougher task; Simona Halep eyes revenge
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French Open 2020: Untested Rafael Nadal expects tougher task; Simona Halep eyes revenge

Unsurprisingly, Nadal has yet to drop a set in Paris against opponents with a combined ranking of 319, but the Spaniard knows tougher examinations await in his pursuit of Roger Federer's record 20 major titles.

French Open 2020: Roland Garros in cold autumn, no fans 'sucks', water to celebrate birthday
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French Open 2020: Roland Garros in cold autumn, no fans 'sucks', water to celebrate birthday

Taking place four months later than usual due to the coronavirus, the early summer warmth normally associated with the tournament has been replaced by a bone-chilling 10 degrees.

French Open 2020: Scarves, winter coats all around on Day 1 as 'ridiculous' cold sparks player revolt
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French Open 2020: Scarves, winter coats all around on Day 1 as 'ridiculous' cold sparks player revolt

The French Open, which was pushed back from its traditional May-June slot due to the coronavirus, began in steady drizzle and temperatures struggling to reach 10 degrees (50F).

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: Simona Halep says players need to thank 'everyone for fighting so hard' to make tournament possible
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French Open 2020: Simona Halep says players need to thank 'everyone for fighting so hard' to make tournament possible

Delayed four months from its traditional spring billing, players must contend with vastly different conditions and far cooler temperatures than they are used to in the French capital.

French Open 2020: Postponed Parisian Grand Slam struggles to escape shadow of coronavirus
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French Open 2020: Postponed Parisian Grand Slam struggles to escape shadow of coronavirus

Rafael Nadal's bid for a 13th Paris title, and a record-equalling 20th Slam, and Novak Djokovic's pursuit of a second triumph in the French capital, to take him to 18 majors, are vying with health concerns in the battle for public attention.

Italian Open 2020: Simona Halep wins first title in Rome after Karolina Pliskova retires injured
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Italian Open 2020: Simona Halep wins first title in Rome after Karolina Pliskova retires injured

World number two Halep, 28, was competing in her third Rome WTA final, having finished runner-up in 2017 and 2018 on the clay at the Foro Italico.

Italian Open 2020: Simona Halep beats Garbine Muguruza to reach her third final in Rome
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Italian Open 2020: Simona Halep beats Garbine Muguruza to reach her third final in Rome

Halep, who lost to Elina Svitolina in the 2017 and 2018 finals, will face either Karolína Plíšková or Markéta Vondroušová in Monday's championship match.

Italian Open 2020: Rafael Nadal crashes out after defeat to Diego Schwartzman; Novak Djokovic battles through to semi-finals
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Italian Open 2020: Rafael Nadal crashes out after defeat to Diego Schwartzman; Novak Djokovic battles through to semi-finals

Eight-seeded Schwartzman meted out a punishing 6-2, 7-5 loss in Nadal's final warm-up before his bid for a 13th French Open, and record-equalling 20th Grand Slam in just over a week.

Italian Open 2020: Novak Djokovic loses his cool again weeks after US Open default; Simona Halep in semis
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Italian Open 2020: Novak Djokovic loses his cool again weeks after US Open default; Simona Halep in semis

When Djokovic was broken at love to even the second set at 3-3, he slammed his racket to the red clay in anger. With the frame broken and the strings all mangled, Djokovic received a warning from the chair umpire.

Italian Open 2020: Simona Halep reaches Rome semi-finals after Yulia Putintseva retires
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Italian Open 2020: Simona Halep reaches Rome semi-finals after Yulia Putintseva retires

Halep was ahead 6-2, 2-0 when Putintseva decided she was in too much pain to continue - having already taken an off-court medical timeout between sets.

Italian Open 2020: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal enter quarter-final; Simona Halep, Karolina Pliskova also through to last eight
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Italian Open 2020: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal enter quarter-final; Simona Halep, Karolina Pliskova also through to last eight

Nadal proved too strong for 25th-ranked Lajovic, who had valiantly but vainly launched a fightback after trailing 4-0 in the second set to the Spaniard.

Italian Open 2020: Simona Halep extends winning streak to 11 matches; Novak Djokovic beats Filip Krajinovic
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Italian Open 2020: Simona Halep extends winning streak to 11 matches; Novak Djokovic beats Filip Krajinovic

Halep, who is actually on an 11-0 run overall stretching back to February, recovered an early break in the opening set and then overpowered her 29th-ranked opponent the rest of the way.

Italian Open 2020: Nadal makes winning return after over six-month layoff; Azarenka beats Venus in first round
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Italian Open 2020: Nadal makes winning return after over six-month layoff; Azarenka beats Venus in first round

Defending champion Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic made winning returns at the Italian Open on Wednesday with the top two men's seeds easing into the third round of the clay-court tournament in Rome.

Coronavirus pandemic: Rafael Nadal concerned about spectators in stands at this year's French Open
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Coronavirus pandemic: Rafael Nadal concerned about spectators in stands at this year's French Open

The French Open which has been pushed back from May to a 27 September start, could host up to 11,500 spectators per day.