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Tennis: Krejcikova also conquers doubles title at Roland Garros

1.30 pm: A day after winning the singles title, Czech tennis star Barbora Krejcikova also won the doubles tournament at Roland Garros. Together with her compatriot Katerina Siniakova, she was 6-4 6-2 too strong for the American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Iga Swiatek from Poland in the final.

Krejcikova and Siniakova were the best at a Grand Slam tournament for the third time. In 2018 they won both Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

21 years ago, Frenchwoman Mary Pierce was the last tennis star to win both singles and doubles. In 2000 she won the doubles with Martina Hingis.

The 25-year-old Krejcikova was the superior of the Russian Anastasia Pavlioetshenkova in an exciting singles final with 6-1 2-6 6-4 on Saturday.

Football: Chile in Copa América group stage without Sánchez

10.35 am: Chile cannot have Alexis Sanchez in the group stage of the Copa América in Brazil. The Internazionale attacker suffered a minor muscle injury in training on Friday, the Chilean Football Association has announced.

Chile, which won the Copa América in 2015 and 2016, will play its first game in Rio de Janeiro against Argentina on Monday. In the group stage, the Chileans also play against Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay. Sanchez will remain in Chile to recover from the injury.

Title holder Brazil opens the tournament on Sunday in Brasilia against Venezuela. The Copa América is played in five stadiums in four cities: Brasilia, Cuiabá, Goiânia and Rio de Janeiro, which has two stadiums. The 47th edition of the South American Championship, with ten participating countries, will be played without an audience in the stadiums. All teams have to stay in their own ‘bubble’.

Beach volleyball: Frank van Overeem passed away

10:30 am: Frank van Overeem (1948) has passed away, the Dutch volleyball association (Nevobo) has announced. Van Overeem is considered the Dutch founder of beach volleyball.

“Frank van Overeem was the beach volleyball pioneer of the Netherlands. Thanks in part to his passion, commitment, creativity and business acumen, beach volleyball became a major and serious sport,” says de Nevobo.

Van Overeem became acquainted with beach volleyball in the early 1990s and in 1992 he started a series of six tournaments. After that, the sport grew rapidly. He was also involved in the first international beach volleyball tournament in the Netherlands, the European Championship 2006, and the first World Tour tournament on Dutch soil.

Van Overeem played 36 international matches for the Orange as a volleyball player.

Basketball: Clippers return in playoffs against Jazz

10:06 am: The LA Clippers basketball players have narrowed the deficit against Utah Jazz to 2-1 in the playoffs. The Clippers won the third game of the semifinals of the Western Conference convincingly in Los Angeles: 132-106.

Halfway through the game, the Clippers already had a 15-point lead: 64-49. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George together were almost half production; Leonard made 34 points, George took 31.

The first two games were played in Utah. The fourth game also takes place in Los Angeles. It is a best-of-seven series.

Football: Venezuela calls up 15 new players for Copa América

6.55 am: The Venezuelan Football Federation has called up 15 new players to the Copa América after 12 members of the country’s football delegation tested positive for the corona virus on the eve of the opening game against host country Brazil. Among the infected members are eight players who immediately went into isolation.

Venezuela’s Portuguese coach José Peseiro says the players’ drop-out has disrupted his team’s preparation. “Tomorrow we will play with eleven players who have never trained or played together before.” Four people from the Bolivian delegation also tested positive. According to a statement from the Bolivian Football Association, three players and one member of the technical staff are involved.

Brazil’s Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga said the infected players will only be allowed to leave the country after a negative corona test. “There will be no coming and going of players. Players who test positive will remain in quarantine.”

The corona outbreak in the Venezuelan team is another blow to the Copa América that has been criticized from all sides for the health situation in Brazil, the new host country after the withdrawal of Argentina and Colombia. Brazil is the country worst hit by the pandemic after the United States.

Title holder Brazil opens the tournament on Sunday in Brasilia against Venezuela. The Copa América is played in five stadiums in four cities: Brasilia, Cuiabá, Goiânia and Rio de Janeiro, which has two stadiums. The 47th edition of the South American Championship, with ten participating countries, will be played without an audience in the stadiums. All teams have to stay in their own ‘bubble’.

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Krejcikova also conquers doubles title at Roland Garros | Sport
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