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Virginie Razzano to play French Open

Updated: May 17, 2011, 5:46 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- Virginie Razzano will play at the French Open despite the death of her fiance.

Stephane Vidal, who also served as Razzano's coach until March, was diagnosed with a brain tumor nine years ago and died Monday at 32. But despite his illness, he encouraged the 28-year-old Razzano to compete at Roland Garros.

"Four or five days ago, I asked him: 'Do you want me to go and play at Roland Garros?" the Frenchwoman told Tuesday's edition of L'Equipe newspaper. "He answered: 'Yes, you ...

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