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SEC in the French Open

103 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: Alabama Athletics

This year's French Open was pushed to the Fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event is in the final stretch and has seen several former SEC student-athletes in the main draw.

Alabama's Alexa Guarachi combined with Desirae Krawczyk to defeat Iga Swiatek and Nicole Melichar in the semifinals at Roland Garros Stadium today. Guarachi is making her first appearance in a Grand Slam final and will face the duo of Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic.

Auburn's Andreas Mies, the defending men's doubles French Open champion, is into the finals after defeating Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektic. Mies and partner, Kevin Krawietz won the 2019 French Open doubles title as unseeded players, in their first appearance at the tournament. The duo faces Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares in this year's final.

The main draw saw the following SEC alum:

Name, School                                                  Round

Arthur Rinderknech, Texas A&M                       First
John Isner, Georgia                                             Second
Tennys Sandgren, Tennessee                          Second

Name, School                                                   Round

Tennys Sandgren, Tennessee                             First
Jackson Withrow, Texas A&M                             First
Austin Krajicek, Texas A&M                              Second
Arthur Rinderknech, Texas A&M                     Second
Tim Puetz, Auburn                                         Quarterfinals
Andreas Mies, Auburn                                          Final

Name, School                                                    Round
Astra Sharma, Vanderbilt                                 Second

Name, School                                                     Round
Ellen Perez, Georgia                                                First
Alexa Guarachi, Alabama                                      Final