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Alcaraz outwits Auger-Aliassime to march into quarter-finals at French Open

France, June 2 -- The 21-year-old was too swift and enterprising for the 23rd seed who was unable to punch through the Spaniard's defences in their sixth meeting on the senior tour but their first on ... Read More


Roland Garros: Five things we learned on Day 7 - A day to remember

France, June 2 -- Rain holds up the love And so the rain washed away the joys of doubles play on Day 7. French Open organisers decided to scrap the games as they announced that play would get under wa... Read More


New Caledonian capital Noumea 'under control' after deadly riots

France, May 31 -- Elite police units and gendarmes carried out an operation to secure the Riviere-Salee neighbourhood north of the capital - the last to have roadblocks in place. In a post on social ... Read More


Fans serenade birthday girl Swiatek after waltz into last-16 at French Open

France, May 31 -- Two days ago on the same court, Swiatek saved a match point to emerge from a three-hour struggle with the former world number one Naomi Osaka. After her win, she used her on-court i... Read More


Roland Garros: Five things we learned on Day 5 - Power, the love and the self

France, May 31 -- New era Iga Swiatek, the top seed and defending champion, clearly shook stuff up when she spoke out about the poor behaviour of the spectators on Court Philippe Chatrier during her ... Read More


Sinner cruises past Kotov to reach last-16 at French Open

France, May 31 -- The 22-year-old Italian wrapped up the first set in 50 minutes on Court Philippe Chatrier. He broke to take a 2-1 lead in the second set and confirmed for 3-1. He came through a sl... Read More


Overseas France takes centre stage at all-night festival of art and culture

France, May 31 -- Curator Claire Tancons has spent the afternoon in a warehouse in the northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis checking the finishing touches to one of the artworks that will be displayed... Read More


Facing Chinese competition, Europe struggles to hold its position in Africa

France, May 31 -- Over the past 10 years, Chinese development funds have played an "absolutely essential role" in helping a number of African countries close the gaping infrastructure gap, says Eric O... Read More


Roland Garros: Five things we learned on Day 4 - rainout and reign nearly over

France, May 30 -- Highly strung Stefanos Tsitsipas and the Spanish player Paula Badosa are an item. Gawd bless 'em. And after advancing past Daniel Altmaier on Court Suzanne Lenglen, the 25-year-old ... Read More


Tennis chiefs crack down on hooligan element at French Open matches

France, May 30 -- Security agents have been told to identify and remove persistently rowdy fan and match umpires have also been instructed to be less indulgent and impose a disciplined tone for the ga... Read More