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Olympic Swimming Trials event-by-event outlook for Monday night

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OMAHA — An event-by-event look at Monday night’s Olympic Swimming Trials semifinals and finals session (8 p.m. ET, NBC and NBC Sports app):

Women’s 100m Butterfly Final
Olympic champion Dana Vollmer, coming back from March 2015 childbirth, and Kelsi Worrell are massive favorites to secure the two Olympic berths. They were nearly one second faster than the rest of the qualifiers from Sunday’s semifinals.

Men’s 200m Freestyle Semifinals
Ryan Lochte
, groin injury and all, actually swam faster in his preliminary heat Monday morning than he did in the same race four years ago. He safely qualified fifth into the 16-swimmer semifinals but said he was still in pain. The top eight between two semifinals Monday night will make Tuesday’s final. Conor Dwyer, the 2013 World silver medalist who made the Olympic 400m free team Sunday, was the fastest Monday morning.

Women’s 100m Breaststroke Semifinals
Lilly King
, the top-ranked American this year, qualified fastest into the semis, .12 ahead of Katie Meili, who was the fastest American last year. Former world-record holder Jessica Hardy made it with the fourth fastest time in prelims.

Men’s 100m Breaststroke Final
Kevin Cordes broke a seven-year-old American record in Sunday’s semifinals, and Cody Miller was only .15 behind Cordes. They are clear favorites to make their first Olympic team. Michael Andrew, a 17-year-old who turned pro at 14, is a dark horse as the fourth seed going into the final.

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Women’s 400m Freestyle Final
The question is who will finish second to Katie Ledecky, who had the fastest qualifying time Monday morning by a half-second. It could be Olympic silver medalist Allison Schmitt, or it could be Leah Smith, who entered Trials as the second-fastest woman in the world this year behind Ledecky. Smith was 3.52 seconds faster than Schmitt in their preliminary heat.

Men’s 100m Backstroke Semifinals
David Plummer
Ryan Murphy and Matt Grevers have been the three fastest Americans, in some order, in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. They qualified first, fourth and fifth into the semifinals as they head toward a final showdown Tuesday night.

Women’s 100m Backstroke Semifinals
London Olympic champion Missy Franklin qualified fifth fastest into the 16-swimmer semifinals. Athens and Beijing Olympic champion Natalie Coughlin was seventh fastest. Rachel Bootsma, who finished between Franklin and Coughlin at 2012 Trials and was 11th in London, placed 18th overall in the prelims and will miss the semifinals unless two swimmers scratch.

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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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