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WATCH LIVE: Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross in Cincinnati Open final — 3 p.m. ET

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Three-time Olympic champion Kerri Walsh Jennings and Olympic silver medalist April Ross seek their third FIVB World Tour title this year, live on NBC and NBC Sports Live Extra on Saturday.

Walsh Jennings and Ross, who mathematically met Rio Olympic qualification earlier this week, play China’s Xue Chen and Xia Xinyi in the Cincinnati Open final.

WATCH LIVE: Cincinnati Open final — 3 p.m. ET

Xue is a familiar opponent for Walsh Jennings.

Xue and previous partner Zhang Xi earned bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and gave Walsh Jennings and former partner Misty May-Treanor their closest match of the 2012 Olympic elimination round, a 22-20, 22-20 semifinal result.

May-Treanor retired after the London Games, though returned to domestic-only competition last year. Walsh Jennings and Ross partnered soon after Walsh Jennings and May-Treanor beat Ross and Jennifer Kessy in the London Olympic final.

Walsh Jennings and Ross have finished third or better in all five of their FIVB World Tour events this year, after Walsh Jennings had season-ending right shoulder surgery last summer.

They are Olympic medal favorites along with Brazilians Larissa and Talita and Agatha and Barbara.

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2020 French Open women’s singles draw, bracket

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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, bracket

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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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