Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

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Call him Sir Bradley Wiggins.

The 2012 Olympic and Tour de France champion was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.

“I can’t remember what she said or what I said,” Wiggins said, according to Sky Sports. “It’s probably more nervous going up there and doing something like that being in an Olympic final.”

Wiggins is a five-time Olympic champion and seven-time medalist over four Games, combining medals in track and road cycling. He is tied with fellow cyclist Chris Hoy for the most Olympic medals won by a British athlete.

Hoy, who has also received knighthood, retired after the 2012 Olympics, but Wiggins is training on. That’s a reason why he won’t celebrate Tuesday’s honor too much.

“It’s quite a nerve-racking thing for me, actually,” Wiggins said, according to Sky Sports. “It’s not a comfortable environment for me being in there. But it’s an incredibly humbling experience.

“At the end of the day, as a sportsman, you do it for success. You never expect to be given things like this.”

Wiggins, 33, became the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France in 2012. He also won the Olympic road cycling time trial and the BBC Sports Personality of the Year last year.

“This puts closure to 2012,” he said.

Wiggins repeated that he’s planning to ride in the 2014 Tour de France after missing this year’s grand tour with a knee injury. Team Sky teammate Chris Froome won the Tour after being one of Wiggins’ support riders in 2012.

Wiggins and Froome have not always been on the best of terms.

“[Froome] has the right to defend that title next year,” Wiggins said. “If I can play a support role, even, I’d love to be back in a successful team and on the start line.”

Video: Tour de France winner Chris Froome grapples with sumo wrestler

2020 French Open women’s singles draw, results

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If Serena Williams is to win a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title at the French Open, she may have to go through her older sister in the fourth round.

Williams, the sixth seed, could play Venus Williams in the round of 16 at Roland Garros, which begins Sunday.

Serena opens against countrywoman Kristie Ahn, whom she beat in the first round at the U.S. Open. Serena could then get her U.S. Open quarterfinal opponent, fellow mom Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria, in the second round.

If Venus is to reach the fourth round, she must potentially get past U.S. Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka in the second round. Azarenka beat Serena in the U.S. Open semifinals, ending the American’s latest bid to tie Margaret Court‘s major titles record.

Venus lost in the French Open first round the last two years.

The French Open top seed is 2018 champion Simona Halep, who could play 2019 semifinalist Amanda Anisimova in the third round.

Coco Gauff, the rising 16-year-old American, gets 2019 semifinalist Jo Konta of Great Britain in the first round in the same quarter of the draw as Halep.

The field lacks defending champion Ash Barty of Australia, not traveling due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Also out: U.S. Open winner Naomi Osaka, citing a sore hamstring and tight turnaround from prevailing in New York two weeks ago.

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2020 French Open men’s singles draw, results

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Rafael Nadal was put into the same half of the French Open draw as fellow 2018 and 2019 finalist Dominic Thiem of Austria, with top-ranked Novak Djokovic catching a break.

Nadal, trying to tie Roger Federer‘s male record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, could play sixth-seeded German Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals before a potential clash with Thiem, who just won the U.S. Open.

Djokovic, who is undefeated in 2020 save being defaulted out of the U.S. Open, could play No. 7 seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy in the quarterfinals before a possible semifinal with Russian Daniil Medvedev.

Medvedev is the fourth seed but is 0-3 at the French Open. Another possible Djokovic semifinal opponent is fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, who reached the fourth round last year.

The most anticipated first-round matchup is between three-time major champion Andy Murray and 2015 French Open champion Stan Wawrinka. In Murray’s most recent French Open match, he lost in five sets to Wawrinka in the 2017 semifinals.

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