Twenty five-year-old Czech player beats Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 to claim her maiden Grand Slam title.
Novak Djokovic handed 13-time champion Rafael Nadal only his third defeat in 16 years and 108 matches at the French Open to reach his sixth Roland Garros final after an epic showdown which even beat the country's Covid-19 curfew.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will play Barbora Krejcikova for the French Open title after the Russian reached her first Grand Slam final at a record 52nd attempt, while the Czech saved a match point in a dramatic win over Maria Sakkari.
Tennis star Novak Djokovic says facing Rafael Nadal for the 58th time, with a place in the French Open final on the line, will be "a great battle" against his "biggest ever rival."
Sakkari beat Swiatek to face Barbora Krejcikova of Czech Republic for a place in the semifinals when for the first time in Open era, the games will feature four women who have never previously got this far at the Slams.
The expectation that is placed on athletes - and many others in the public eye - is that they are a commodity. Naomi Osaka’s stand should help us challenge that.
Withdrawal of the Japanese 23-year-old from the Roland Garros after a media boycott row triggered a wave of support from her home country and around the world as many voice concern over her mental health.
The 23-year-old Japanese star says she will take some time away from the court after she was fined $15,000 and threatened with disqualification for refusing to carry out a mandatory news conference following her first round win.
Electronic line calling technology was also deployed at the Australian Open, a move largely welcomed by players.
A rusty Roger Federer was beaten 6-4 4-6 6-4 by Spaniard Pablo Andujar on his return to the ATP Tour at the claycourt Geneva Open, but there were still plenty of positives for the Swiss in his performance.
Rafael Nadal beats the world number one Novak Djokovic 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 in 2 hours and 49 minutes to clinch the title while fellow French Open champion Iga Swiatek claims women's tournament in just 45 minutes.
Nadal, aiming for a record-extending 10th Rome title, will next face big-serving American Reilly Opelka, who reached his first Masters semi-finals
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