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French Open at a glance

French Open at a glance

PARIS (AP) -- A look at the French Open on Thursday:

Weather: Sunny. High of 84 degrees (29 Celsius).

Women's semifinal results: No. 1 Serena Williams beat No. 23 Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 6-3, 6-0, No. 13 Lucie Safarova beat No. 7 Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 7-5.

Stat of the Day: 4 -- Comeback victories for Williams after dropping the first set during the French Open, her most during a single Grand Slam tournament.

Quote of the day: "There is no logical explanation." -- Patrick Mouratoglou, Williams' coach, speaking about her comeback from a set and a break down against Bacsinszky despite dealing with what he said was a fever and breathing difficulty.

On court Friday: No. 1 Novak Djokovic vs. No. 3 Andy Murray, No. 8 Stan Wawrinka vs. No. 14 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the men's semifinals.

Friday's forecast: Chance of a storm, including hail. High of 90 degrees (32 Celsius).


Updated : 2021-09-17 06:32 GMT+08:00