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Gwen Jorgensen unhappy with New York City Marathon result

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NEW YORK — Olympic triathlon champion Gwen Jorgensen had no expectations for her first marathon, but this much she knew about her race Sunday:

“I don’t know what I would have been happy with, but I’m not happy with that race,” she said.

Jorgensen crossed the New York City Marathon finish line in Central Park in 2 hours, 41 minutes, 1 second. She was 14th in the women’s field. Race results are here.

The former University of Wisconsin cross-country runner stayed with the lead pack for the first five miles before dropping back. Jorgensen really slowed in Central Park, failing to break seven minutes each of her last two miles.

That’s not shocking, given Jorgensen primarily stuck to her triathlon training going into this race. Last weekend, she competed in a three-day triathlon stage race in the Bahamas (and won).

“I didn’t prepare as well as I should have,” she said. “I just didn’t have enough time. It was difficult. My muscles definitely got sore during the race. They’re going to be pretty tired and sore for several days. That’s different than a triathlon. Normally, I go into a triathlon, and I’m fully prepared and ready to go. For this race, I wasn’t prepared, and it definitely hurts.”

Jorgensen beat elite runners, including recent track Olympians Kim Conley and Janet Bawcom.

Don’t expect to see Jorgensen run another marathon any time soon. In addition to eyeing defending her Olympic triathlon title in Tokyo, she wants to start a family, which would entail taking a year off from competition.

“We’ll see what happens,” she said. “We failed on month one, and now we’re on month two. I’m running this marathon probably isn’t going to help a baby stick. So we’ll see.”

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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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