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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2020, file photo, Naomi Osaka, of Japan, returns a shot to Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, during the women's singles final of the US Open tennis championships, in New York. U.S. Open champion Osaka has pulled out of the French Open because of an injured hamstring.  Osaka joins No. 1-ranked Ash Barty in skipping the French Open, which opens on Monday, Sept. 21. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Osaka says she's out of French Open with injured hamstring

Sep. 18, 2020 2:36 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the French Open because of an injured left hamstring. Osaka joins defending champion Ash Barty in skipping the French Open, which opens on Sept. 27 in Paris. In another blow to the clay Grand Slam, tournament organizers announced a further...

FILE - In this June 8, 2019, file photo, Australia's Ash Barty holds the trophy after winning the women's final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Top-ranked Ash Barty will not defend her French Open title because of concerns over traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

Barty opts out of French Open title defense amid pandemic

Sep. 8, 2020 3:36 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ash Barty has prioritized her health over her status as women's tennis No. 1 by opting out of a second Grand Slam event during the coronavirus pandemic, this time skipping a title defense at the French Open. After pulling out of the U.S. Open, which is being contested in New York...

FILE - In this June 10, 2018 file photo, the crowd watch Austria's Dominic Thiem serving to Spain's Rafael Nadal during the men's final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium,in Paris. Spectators will be allowed at the French Open later this month despite the growing number of coronavirus cases in the country, organizers said on Monday as they unveiled the health protocols for the clay-court Grand Slam tournament. The event will take place at Roland Garros stadium in western Paris from Sept. 27 after being postponed from its May date due to the pandemic. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

French Open allowing spectators amid virus resurgence

Sep. 7, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Spectators will be allowed at the French Open this month despite the growing number of coronavirus cases in the country, organizers said on Monday. They unveiled the health protocols for the clay-court grand slam, which will take place at Roland Garros in western Paris from Sept. 27 after...