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We have started to collect the most important news related to France in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Real Madrid close in on Benzema

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 16:51
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Lyon

Real Madrid agree a deal to sign striker Karim Benzema from Lyon, according to the French club.
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Yemen plane's black box located

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 9:37
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Yemen Yemen

One of the flight recorders from the Yemeni plane which crashed in the Indian Ocean has been located, French officials say.
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Warning lights

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 16:01

Comorans in France say air safety fears went unheeded
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French-Israeli spat over comments

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 13:06
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's foreign ministry accuses France of "unacceptable" meddling over a reported comment by President Sarkozy.
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Rai star 'forced French abortion'

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 9:30
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Cheb Mami, star of Algeria's Rai scene, faces trial in France on charges of forcing a woman to have an abortion.
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Live - Soderling v Federer

Monday, June 29th 2009, 11:47

Roger Federer beats Robin Soderling 6-4 7-6 7-6 to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals.
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Turkey to 'never give up' EU bid

Friday, June 26th 2009, 17:15
related countries: Germany Germany, Turkey Turkey
related places: Eu

Turkey urges France and Germany to back its EU membership bid, rejecting their idea of a special partnership.
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Brazil's Lula signs Amazon bill

Friday, June 26th 2009, 6:53
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's president approves a controversial bill allowing Amazon farmers to acquire an area of public land larger than France.
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Capturing the beat of 1950s Paris

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 13:33

As the 50th anniversary of William Burroughs's controversial book Naked Lunch approaches, Christine Finn travels to the Beat Hotel, a place where photographers, models and Burroughs lived.
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Eta suspects arrested in France

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 11:28
related places: Paris

French authorities arrest two suspected members of the Basque separatist group Eta in Paris, officials say.
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US-Israel talks in Paris aborted

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 14:10
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States, West Bank West Bank
related places: Paris

A meeting between Israel's PM and a top US envoy is cancelled amid sharp differences over West Bank settlements.
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Sarkozy makes Mitterrand minister

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 10:13

French President Nicolas Sarkozy reshuffles his cabinet, bringing in Frederic Mitterrand, nephew of the late Socialist president.
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'No extradition' for kidnap woman

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 19:40
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The Mexican President, Felipe Calderon says a French woman convicted of kidnapping will serve her 60-year sentence in Mexico.
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Live - Chardy v Roddick

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 13:37

Sixth seed Andy Roddick takes on France's Jeremy Chardy in the second match on Centre Court.
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France sets up burka commission

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 10:48

France is to set up a commission to study the extent of burka-wearing in the country after President Nicolas Sarkozy said the veils reduced dignity.
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Sarkozy speaks out against burka

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 16:47

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says the wearing of the burka by Muslim women in France undermines their dignity.
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New Zealand 14-12 France

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 10:23
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Wellington

New Zealand overcome France 14-10 to win the second Test in Wellington in shocking conditions and level the series.
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Saudi princess 'pays up in Paris shopping row'

Friday, June 12th 2009, 21:37
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Paris

A Saudi princess who allegedly owed thousands of dollars in unpaid shopping bills in Paris, agrees to pay up, lawyers say.
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The French town with Chinese heritage

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 13:09
related countries: China China

Hugh Schofield discovers how a quirk of history led to a small town in France playing a key role in the formation of the Chinese Communist Party.
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Brazil to begin crash bodies ID

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 7:17
related countries: Brazil Brazil

The first bodies recovered from the scene of the Air France crash arrive on mainland Brazil for the process of identification.
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Italy and France 'failing Africa'

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 7:11
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Bono

Aid pledges made by Italy and France to Africa are not being met, according to a campaign group set up by rock star Bono.
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French cars fail tests in China

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 3:29
related countries: China China
related places: Renault

Chinese safety inspectors block imports of French-made Renault cars after recent safety checks.
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Court curbs French net piracy law

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 20:06

A French court blocks a new provision that would have allowed authorities to disconnect those who download illegally.
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Banker's sex game killer on trial

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 15:28

The lover of one of Europe's most influential bankers breaks down in court and admits killing him after kinky sex.
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Nuclear sub joins Air France hunt

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 13:21
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A French nuclear submarine arrives to search for data recorders from the Air France flight which crashed off Brazil.
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Madagascar action 'not advisable'

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 8:59
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

The UN and France warn against military intervention to end Madagascar's crisis, after some nations said it was an option.
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Federer pulls out of Halle event

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 17:24
related places: Halle

Roger Federer opts not to defend his Gerry Weber Open title, citing exhaustion after his historic French Open triumph.
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Atomic kitty

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 14:16

France moves to compensate nuclear test victims
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France 'freezer baby' case begins

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 11:09

The trial begins in France of a woman accused of killing three of her babies and hiding two of them in a freezer.
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Gabon leader Bongo's death denied

Monday, June 8th 2009, 15:13
related countries: Gabon Gabon, Spain Spain

Gabon's prime minister issues a denial - backed by Spain - that President Omar Bongo has died, insisting he is "alive and well".
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Dalai Lama made citizen of Paris

Monday, June 8th 2009, 12:35
related countries: China China
related places: Paris

The exiled Tibetan leader becomes an honorary Parisian - a move China calls "grave interference" in Sino-French ties.
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Sampras leads tributes to Federer

Sunday, June 7th 2009, 18:09
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Pete Sampras hails Roger Federer as the best player of all time after the Swiss matches his record of 14 Grand Slam titles at the French Open.
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Federer claims historic Paris win

Sunday, June 7th 2009, 15:10

Roger Federer beats Robin Soderling to win his first French Open and claim a record-equalling 14th Grand Slam title.
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Live - Federer v Soderling

Sunday, June 7th 2009, 12:50

Roger Federer hopes to complete his set of Grand Slam titles and match Pete Sampras's record 14 major wins with victory over Robin Soderling in the French Open final.
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Kuznetsova wins French Open title

Saturday, June 6th 2009, 14:27
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Paris

Svetlana Kuznetsova beats world number one and fellow Russian Dinara Safina to win her second Grand Slam title at the French Open in Paris.
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Nuclear sub to join hunt for jet

Friday, June 5th 2009, 21:48

A French nuclear submarine is being sent to help find an Air France jet which disappeared over the Atlantic.
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Federer battles into French final

Friday, June 5th 2009, 18:33

Roger Federer's hopes of a first French Open title remain alive after a five-set win over Juan Martin del Potro in the semi-finals.
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Soderling reaches French Open final after thriller

Friday, June 5th 2009, 15:03

Robin Soderling survives a Fernando Gonzalez fightback to win 6-3 7-5 5-7 4-6 6-4 and make the French Open final.
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Live - French Open

Friday, June 5th 2009, 10:58
related places: Paris

Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro go to a final set in the second semi-final in Paris, after Robin Soderling beats Fernando Gonzalez.
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Parachutists launch D-Day tribute

Friday, June 5th 2009, 8:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Normandy

British veterans are taking part in a series of events in France on the eve of the 65th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy.
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'Utter regret' for French murders

Friday, June 5th 2009, 6:47

The probation officer whose team supervised killer Dano Sonnex speaks of his "utter regret" at the murders of two French students.
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French student murderers get life

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 17:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Two men are jailed for life for the "sadistic" murder of two French students in London, as a series of probation blunders are revealed.
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Kuznetsova sets up Safina final

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 16:41
related countries: Russia Russia

Svetlana Kuznetsova overcomes a wobble to see off Sam Stosur and book an all-Russian French Open final against top seed Dinara Safina.
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Live - French Open

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 13:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Russia Russia

Svetlana Kuznetsova takes on Australian Sam Stosur in the second French Open semi-final, looking to join fellow Russian Dinara Safina in the final.
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French jobless at two-year high

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 10:25

France's unemployment rate rises to a two-year high as the country continues to be hit by the global recession.
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Freewheeling inmates join first penal Tour de France

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 0:33

Nearly 200 French prisoners prepare to cycle 2,400km (1,500 miles) in the first ever penal Tour de France.
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Brazil navy arrives in ocean zone

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 22:21
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The hunt for clues as to the fate of a French airliner lost in the Atlantic intensifies as the first Brazilian navy vessel arrives.
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Lost jet data 'may not be found'

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 17:58

Flight data recorders of a plane missing over the Atlantic may never be found, officials say, as Paris mourns for those lost.
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French Open day 11 as it happened

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 17:34

Roger Federer beats Gael Monfils and will meet Juan Martin del Potro in the last four of the French Open, while Svetlana Kuznetsova battles past Serena Williams to book a semi-final against Sam Stosur.
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Federer sweeps into French semis

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 17:26

Roger Federer remains on course to complete his set of Grand Slam titles after beating Gael Monfils in the French Open quarter-finals.
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Kuznetsova too strong for Serena

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 15:05
related countries: Australia Australia

Svetlana Kuznetsova beats second seed Serena Williams and will face Australia's Samantha Stosur in the French Open semi-finals.
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Ocean search finds plane debris

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 4:01
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Debris spotted by planes in the Atlantic is from a French airliner which vanished in a storm, Brazil confirms.
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Plane searchers spot ocean debris

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 20:29

Planes searching the Atlantic for a lost French airliner spot a seat and other debris which Brazil says is from the jet.
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Inspired Gonzalez sees off Murray

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 16:47
related places: Paris

Andy Murray's French Open hopes are ended by Fernando Gonzalez, who outclasses him to reach the semi-finals.
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Safina fights back to reach semis

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 15:52
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Seychelles Seychelles

Top seed Dinara Safina survives a stern test from Belarus teenager Victoria Azarenka and will play Dominika Cibulkova in the French Open semi-finals
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Live - Murray v Gonzalez

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 11:45

Britain's Andy Murray trails Fernando Gonzalez of Chile by two sets to one in the quarter-final at Roland Garros.
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Atlantic searched for lost plane

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 6:37
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Rescuers from several nations search waters deep in the Atlantic for an airliner missing since Monday with 228 on board.
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Obama wants Queen at D-Day event

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 2:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Queen

US President Barack Obama is trying to secure an invitation for the Queen to attend official D-Day commemorations in France on Saturday.
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Mystery flight

Monday, June 1st 2009, 21:30
related places: Paris

What caused Paris plane to disappear over the Atlantic?
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Man held over Paris hotel death

Monday, June 1st 2009, 19:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

A 39-year-old British man is held in connection with the death of Kinga Legg, a businesswoman found dead in a Paris hotel.
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French plane lost in Atlantic storm

Monday, June 1st 2009, 19:05
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil

France says it is unlikely anyone on board a plane carrying 228 people which vanished en route from Brazil has survived.
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Federer survives five-set battle

Monday, June 1st 2009, 16:52
related countries: Germany Germany

Roger Federer keeps alive his dream of a first French Open title by fighting back from two sets down to beat unseeded Tommy Haas and reach the last eight.
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Live - French Open

Monday, June 1st 2009, 8:53

Roger Federer and Tommy Haas go into a fifth set at Roland Garros, after Serena Williams goes through.
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Champion Nadal falls to Soderling

Sunday, May 31st 2009, 15:54

Four-time champion Rafael Nadal suffers his first French Open defeat as he crashes out to Sweden's Robin Soderling.
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Wanted UK tycoon 'spotted at marina'

Sunday, May 31st 2009, 15:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

UK police investigate a sighting of businessman Ian Griffin the day after his girlfriend was found dead in a Paris hotel.
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Live - French Open

Sunday, May 31st 2009, 8:53

Defending champion Rafael Nadal slumps to a stunning defeat against Robin Soderling at Roland Garros, wrecking his hopes of a fifth straight title.
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Paris jewel thief takes $8m haul

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 20:30
related places: Paris

A lone gunman robs an elite Parisian store of jewellery worth more than 6m euros ($8m) in broad daylight.
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Djokovic suffers shock Paris exit

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 18:29
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Paris

Novak Djokovic becomes the most high-profile casualty so far at this year's French Open as he loses to Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber.
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Porsche recovered in Paris murder hunt

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 10:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

UK police find a sports car thought to belong to a man whose girlfriend was found beaten to death in a Paris hotel.
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Live - French Open

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 9:02

Roger Federer is in action on day seven at Roland Garros, after Novak Djokovic and Elena Dementieva go out.
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Venus crashes out of French Open

Friday, May 29th 2009, 18:15

Third seed Venus Williams is sent tumbling out of the French Open with a 6-0 6-4 defeat by Agnes Szavay.
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Snowboard star dies on Mont Blanc

Friday, May 29th 2009, 15:44

Former French Olympic snowboard champion Karine Ruby dies after a mountain accident in the Alps, French police say.
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'Historic' cocaine haul in France

Friday, May 29th 2009, 10:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British men are arrested in France after customs officers find a record 684kg (1,507lbs) of cocaine inside their lorry.
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France acquits Djibouti officials

Friday, May 29th 2009, 9:58
related countries: Djibouti Djibouti

A French magistrate overturns the conviction of two senior Djibouti officials over the death of a French judge in 1995.
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Live - French Open

Friday, May 29th 2009, 8:52

Maria Sharapova is in action on day six at Roland Garros after Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal go through, but Venus Williams crashes out.
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President weeps over dead son

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 23:30
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador
related places: Paris

El Salvador's president-elect makes an emotional appeal in court for answers about the death of his son in Paris.
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French police in hunt for UK man

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 18:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

A British businessman is hunted by French police after his girlfriend is found dead at a Paris hotel.
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Live - French Open

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 8:55

Gael Monfils is in action after Roger Federer and Venus Williams battle through on day five at Roland Garros.
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Ruthless Nadal into round three

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 18:05
related countries: Russia Russia

World number one Rafael Nadal will play Lleyton Hewitt in the third round of the French Open after powering past Teimuraz Gabashvili 6-1 6-4 6-1.
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Russian 'kidnap' mother back in France

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 13:15
related countries: Hungary Hungary, Russia Russia

A Russian woman accused of abducting her three-year-old daughter is extradited to France from Hungary.
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Live - French Open

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 8:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Defending champion Rafael Nadal plays Teimuraz Gabashvili at Roland Garros after British number one Andy Murray books his place in the third round.
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Serena survives first-round test

Tuesday, May 26th 2009, 18:09

Second seed Serena Williams is given a huge scare before beating world number 100 Klara Zakopalova in a thrilling first-round match at the French Open.
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