Léon Marchand and the gold diggers, Serena Williams returns, 22 million for Bordeaux: the news on the set

What you may have missed between last night and this morning

1. Tennis – WTA Eastbourne (doubles): Serena is back!

A year later, the winning comeback. Serena Williams qualified for the second round of the Eastbourne doubles tournament, her first competitive match since she retired from Wimbledon last year. Associated with the Tunisian Ons Jabeur, world number 3 in the singles, they beat (2-6, 6-3, 13-11) the Czech Marie Bouzkova and the Spanish Sara Sorribes. Eastbourne’s double should allow the 40-year-old American, who has dropped to 1204th place in the world, to find some pace again before lining up in singles next week at Wimbledon, where she has been crowned seven times, thanks to a wild card.


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2. Football – Ligue 2: Bordeaux must find 22 million euros

Sportively relegated to Ligue 2, then administratively to the national team by the DNCG for financial reasons, Bordeaux would need 22 million euros to avoid this penalty. Its president, Gérard Lopez, assured in an interview with RMC that he has already reinjected money from his own funds into the club, but that 22 million euros are still missing from the coffers. A sum that could come from the sale of the players.

3. Football – Ligue 1: Favre to Nice, Galtier ever closer to Paris

Four years after leaving OGC Nice, Lucien Favre is about to return to the French Riviera. According to L’Equipe, the Swiss coach should succeed Christophe Galtier. Free from December 2020 and on his departure from Borussia Dortmund, Favre is preparing to return to Ligue 1. Galtier, seems on the verge of succeeding Mauricio Pochettino on the PSG bench. Especially since the Parisian president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi has rejected the trail leading to Zinedine Zidane.

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The recovery video

Blues in gold! The French swordsmen won the final of the European Championships in Antalya on Tuesday. Large victory against the Italians (43-30). The final touches of their coronation in pictures.

Les Bleues in gold: the finishing touches of their European coronation

Podcast to accompany your day

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This week in Poulain Raffine, Raphaël Poulain and Arnaud Beurdeley receive a new nugget from French rugby: Léo Coly, 22-year-old scrum-half, who lived through the crazy epic of the Stade Montois, which unfortunately ended with the access match against the Perpignan. He explains his demands, his transfer to Montpellier and this rugby that he talks so much about.

  • Belle Trace with Fabien Pelous

It is a rugby monument. Fabien Pelous, 118 selections with the XV of France, is a guest of Florence Masnada this week in the Belle Trace podcast. The first second line tells in particular how, in his youth, his daily life as a student in the medical field helped to keep his feet on the ground. He also talks about the 1999 World Cup and today’s Blues.

The one you will be sure to follow today

1. Swimming – World Championships: Marchand, Grousset, Pigrée… the gold rush?

All golden hopes are allowed for the Blues in Budapest. Starting with the phenomenal Léon Marchand, former voice actor, who will aim for his third charm in the 200 medley after setting the best time in the semifinal (19h06). Maxime Grousset, second in the semifinal, will also be expected in the final of the 50 freestyle (18:22). Just like Analia Pigrée, who also scored the second half in the semifinal, in the 50 backstroke final (18:30). In addition, the finals of the women’s 200 butterfly (18:02) and the women’s 4×200 freestyle relay will follow.

Maxime Grousset, qualified for the 100 meters final

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2. Fencing: European Championships: To finish in style

The tricolor medals are also expected in Antalya on the last day of the Euro. In particular in the men’s team sword, with a quartet led by Yannick Borel, individual gold medalist, Alexandre Bardenet, Romain Cannone and Alex Fava. The tournament starts at 9:00 The French women’s saber team can also aim high with individual bronze medalist Sara Balzer, Sarah Noutcha, Caroline Queroli and Malina Vongsavady. It will be in contention from 9:30. And of course all is live live on Eurosport!

A one-way finale: the final touches of Borel’s coronation in photos

3. Tennis – ATP Santa Ponsa: Medvedev and Kyrgios on deck

Tennis fans will also be served. In Santa Ponsa, where Benjamin Bonzi, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev and Nick Kyrgios, among others, will be on the bridge from 1pm. But also in Eastbourne, with in particular Jannik Sinner, Cameron Norrie, Taylor Fritz or the British sensational Ryan Peniston, who will take the field from noon. Among the women we will follow in particular Alizé Cornet, opposed from midday to the German Tatjana Maria in Bad Homburg, and the duel between Jelena Ostapenko and Madison Keys in Eastbourne.

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4. Basketball – Betclic Elite: the big night in Monaco?

AS Monaco have the opportunity to win their first French league title in their history. For this the Monegasques, who are leading 2-1 in their series against Asvel, must win in their room against the Rhodaniens. Start at 20:30!


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