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Coco Gauff reaches French Open final, sends anti-gun message to U.S



American teenager Coco Gauff has made her first Grand Slam final, where she will meet World Number One and 2020 champion Iga Swiatek

Gauff booked her spot in the final by defeating Italy’s MartinaTrevisan 6-3 6-1.

Following the match, Gauff left a message for her home nation by signing the on court camera “Peace End Gun Violence”.

It comes after a spate of U.S gun crimes have made global headlines, including the murders of 22 people at a Texas primary school.

Speaking after the match Gauff described the lack of action over gun violence in the U.S as “crazy”.

“I woke up this morning and I saw there was another shooting and I think it’s just crazy.” She says.

“That was just a message for people at home to watch, and for people who are all around the world to watch.”

Coco Gauff

“Hopefully it gets into the heads of people in office to change things.” She says.

The victory is another step forward for the young player who rose to prominence in 2019 when she defeated Venus Williams at Wimbledon aged just 15, and has now become the youngest finalist at Roland Garros since 2001.

Earlier in the day, World Number One Iga Swiatek reached the final by sweeping past 20th seed Daria Kasatkina 6-2 6-1.

Swiatek is on a 34 match winning streak, and if she wins Saturday’s final will equal Venus Williams’ 21st century record streak which was set in 2000.

The Pole hasn’t lost a match since she claimed the number one ranking following the retirement of Ash Barty.

Bryan Hoadley contributed to this post.


Tech giant could bid for Man Utd



Apple could be the next owner of English football giant Manchester United.

Reports suggest the American tech giant is considering a billion-dollar bid to take over the club.

It was confirmed earlier this week that the American Glazer family’s ownership of the football club is set to end.

The family sent a note to the New York Stock Exchange saying they’re exploring “strategic alternatives” for the English football club.

Apple CEO Tim Cook is apparently keen to explore opportunities that owning Manchester United could provide, and is weighing up an official bid for the club in the region of $7 billion.

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Japanese fans help clean up Qatar stadium, in pure class act



In a show of good faith, Japanese soccer fans stayed back to clean the stadium

Japanese soccer fans stayed back to clean up the Qatar stadium, where they even had their own plastic bags with them.

The supporters of the Samurai Blue are earning praise for cleaning up their mess after the game.

Japan had a stunning win over Germany in their opening match of the FIFA Men’s World Cup.

It’s become a common sight at some stadiums and events in Japan.

It’s a very common sight, according to one Japanese fan, who says the practice is not unusual.

FIFA has also posted an image from the Japanese change rooms after the game, with no mess in sight.

Japan beat Germany 2 – 1 in the match. They will now take on Costa Rica in Group E.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has played his last Man Utd game



Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is set to leave the club with immediate effect.

The two parties mutually agreed to go their separate ways, in the wake of the 37-year-old’s recent interview with Piers Morgan.

In that interview, Ronaldo criticised the manager for not playing him as often and the club for ‘not evolving’ since returning for his second stint.

Ronaldo has not appeared for the Red Devils since picking up an illness in early November.

United are fifth in the Premier League, with the season taking a break for the World Cup in Qatar.

This all comes in the wake of Manchester United’s owners, the Glazer family, looking for investors after 17 years of ownership.

It has not yet been revealed whether it will be a full or partial sale of the club, or a strategic partnership.

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