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The Latest: Safarova still on course for Grand Slam title

Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic returns in the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Serena Williams of the U.S. at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Saturday, June 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

PARIS (AP) — The latest from the final day of the French Open:


1:39 p.m.

Lucie Safarova is still on course to win a Grand Slam title at the French Open.

Teaming up with American player Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the women’s doubles final, the Czech has just served out the second set to level at 1-set all on Court Philippe Chatrier against Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova.

Safarova was beaten by Serena Williams in the women’s final on Saturday.


12:55 p.m.

French Open director Gilbert Ysern has criticized the whistles and jeers directed at Stanislas Wawrinka after he ended local favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s run in the semifinals.

The Swiss, who plays top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the championship match later Sunday, was also booed in the fourth round against Gilles Simon, another Frenchman.

Ysern said the fans’ behavior was disrespectful but “unfortunately this is not something we can control. There is some education work to be done.”

Speaking at his tournament-ending news conference, Ysern confirmed that the renovation work of Roland Garros would start in the coming weeks and should be achieved by 2019.

“We don’t want the biggest tournament in the world, but the most beautiful,” he said.

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