Stefanos Tsitsipas, regarded as the favourite to reach the final from his half of the draw, puts in a strong display to dispose of Spaniard Pedro Martinez 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.
Withdrawal of the Japanese 23-year-old from the Roland Garros after a media boycott row triggered a wave of support from her home country and around the world as many voice concern over her mental health.
The 23-year-old Japanese star says she will take some time away from the court after she was fined $15,000 and threatened with disqualification for refusing to carry out a mandatory news conference following her first round win.
World number two Naomi Osaka is fined $15,000 for refusing to hold a press conference after her opening win against Patricia Maria Tig at the French Open tournament.
Rafael Nadal beats the world number one Novak Djokovic 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 in 2 hours and 49 minutes to clinch the title while fellow French Open champion Iga Swiatek claims women's tournament in just 45 minutes.
Rafael Nadal was knocked out of the Madrid Open quarter-finals stage 6-4 6-4 by German Alex Zverev, leaving his No. 2 rank to Daniil Medvedev in the ATP rankings.
Rafael Nadal inflicts humiliating defeat on Novak Djokovic, thrashing the world number one 6-0 6-2 7-5 and equalling Roger Federer with 20 Grand Slam titles.
Teenager Iga Swiatek claims her country's first-ever Grand Slam singles title after defeating American fourth seed Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 to become the youngest women's champion since 1992.
Novak Djokovic faces claycourt king Rafael Nadal in a dream French Open final on Sunday with more at stake for the world's two top-ranked players than another Grand Slam title.
World number one Novak Djokovic, the 2016 champion at Roland Garros, reached his fifth final in Paris, defeating fifth seed Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-2, 5-7, 4-6, 6-1.
US player Sofia Kenin won the Australian Open earlier this year, and Poland's Iga Swiatek is the first Polish woman in 81 years to reach the Roland Garros final.
The Serb now sits two wins away from becoming the first man in half a century – and only the third in history – to win all four Grand Slams twice.
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