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WTA news from Tuesday, September 29, 2020

- Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin got through a three-set test in her first-round match at Roland Garros.The fourth-seeded Kenin struggled a bit after a rain delay before the second set but emerged with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory in nearly two hours against 125th-ranked Liudmila Samsonova.Liudmila is 0-3 in Grand Slam matches for her career.Kenin made her first big breakthrough at a major tourname...

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- Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova advanced to the second round of the French Open by beating Mayar Sherif 6-7 (9), 6-2, 6-4.Sherif was the first Egyptian player to qualify for the main draw at Roland Garros.She saved five break points in the seventh game of the third set. Pliskova finally broke and then held to love for a 5-3 lead on Court Philippe Chatrier.Pliskova clinched victory with an ace on h...

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WTA news from Monday, September 28, 2020

- PARIS (AP) Serena Williams went from a 72-minute struggle of a first set that required a tiebreaker to resolve in her first-round match at the French Open to a lopsided second set in which she did not drop a game. ''I just need to play with more confidence,'' Williams said, by way of explanation for how her 7-6 (2), 6-0 victory over 102nd-ranked Kristie Ahn unfolded Monday, ''like I'm Serena.'' ...

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- Petra Kvitova is through to the French Open second round after a 6-3, 7-5 win against Oceane Dodin under the new roof on Court Philippe Chatrier.Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon winner, advanced from the first round for the 10th time in 11 appearances at Roland Garros. The Czech player's only first-round loss was in 2010. She was a semi-finalist in 2012. Ranked 11th, she is the No. 7 seed at Roland G...

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WTA news from Sunday, September 27, 2020