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French Open Social Slice: Swiatek hits with Nadal, Djokovic celebrates win

On today’s Social Slice, the two defending French Open champions meet for a practice, Novak Djokovic celebrates his 83rd singles career title and Dominic Thiem finishes his final preparations.

Rafael Nadal had a final practice session in Paris with Iga Swiatek, the pair had a long chat after, shared laughs and posed for pictures.

Meanwhile, 2020 semi-finalist Petra Kvitova looks like she’s raring to go at the French Open, repping the Nike Gear with great smiles.

Two time finalist Dominic Thiem is back in Paris looking for his 2nd Grand Slam title, the Austrian was defeated in the quarter-finals by Diego Schwartzman in 2020 – can he go a few steps further in 2021?

World number one Novak Djokovic celebrated winning his 83rd career title in Belgrade with customary posts on his socials, presumably he jetted to Paris shortly after.

Serena Williams is on the hunt for a record breaking 24th Grand Slam title, the 39-year-old last won this title in 2015.


The final touches were made to French Open surroundings by staff, everything is set for a great two weeks of tennis.

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