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French Open

The French Open is one of tennis' four major championships, held over three weeks between late May and mid-June at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. It is the top clay court event in the world. This year it takes place from 22 May to June 12. The reigning champions are Novak Djokovic and Garbine Muguruza

Ilie Nastase is banned from tennis for two years but has still landed a plum job back home. Photo: AP

Changing ends: Nastase to work as a diplomat for the Czech Republic

Ilie Nastase is taking on a new role as a diplomat for the Czech Republic.

The Romanian tennis great has been banned by the International Tennis Federation for two years because of his foul-mouthed comments and bad behaviour as Romania’s Fed Cup captain.

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