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U.S. Olympians attempt other sports, look average in ad campaign (video)

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Olympians are incredible athletes. There’s no question about that.

But how about when they try their athleticism in another sport? They can appear to be just a regular Joe Schmoe who doesn’t know what they’re doing.

In an ad campaign for Milk Life, some Olympic medalists switched sports. In one video, swimmer Elizabeth Beisel met rugby player Perry Baker in the pool. Then they ran some drills on the pitch.

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Beisel won two medals at the 2012 Olympics: silver in the 400 IM and bronze in the 200 backstroke. Baker, meanwhile, is set to make his Olympic debut. He is one of the stars of the U.S. rugby sevens team, a sport which will make its Olympic debut in Rio (15-a-side rugby was last in the Olympics in 1924).

In another video, swimmer Caitlin Leverenz, who won 200 IM bronze in London, taught beach volleyball player Jen Kessy, who took silver in London, some swimming technique. And Kessy put Leverenz through some drills on the sand.

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Beisel and Leverenz will be competing at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials from June 26-July 3. Baker is all but a lock to make the U.S. Olympic rugby team. Kessy, however, did not qualify for the Rio Games.

MORE: Full NBC Olympic Trials broadcast schedule

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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