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    World tennis number one Iga Swiatek has underlined her favouritism for the French Open with a 54-minute straight sets first-round win over Lesia Tsurenko

    World tennis number one Iga Swiatek has underlined her favouritism for the French Open with a 54-minute straight sets first-round win over Lesia Tsurenko


    The 20-year-old, who won at Roland Garros in 2020, extended her winning streak to 29 matches.

    Swiatek is also keen to contest Wimbledon, despite the hoo-ha over a ranking points deduction from the ATP and WTA governing bodies due to their ban on Russian or Belarusian players entering.



    Defending French Open women's champion Barbora Krejcikova has been knocked out, but men's equivalent Novak Djokovic has eased through in straight sets.

    TENNIS COVERAGE WITH GAME ON TURF, YOUR SPORTS AND LANDSCAPING SURFACES COVERED

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     Other Tennis News
     04 Jul: The men's and women's quarter finals lineup will be completed at Wimbledon overnight
     03 Jul: Novak Djokovic meets an unfamiliar face in his fourth round match on day seven at Wimbledon
     03 Jul: Nick Kyrgios is one of four Aussies into the last sixteen at Wimbledon for the first time since 1999
     03 Jul: Nick Kyrgios defeats Stefanos Tsitsipas in third round Wimbledon boilover
     03 Jul: The upsets continue at Wimbledon
     03 Jul: Kiwi tennis player Erin Routliffe is into the round of 16 in the doubles at Wimbledon
     02 Jul: It's being called the match of the tournament so far at Wimbledon, as Nick Kyrgios came from a set down to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in four
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