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The Olympic Refugee Foundation and the refugee Olympics team are the winners of this year’s Princess of Asturias Award for sports. The jury for the prizes organized by a Spanish foundation said the recipients' work to help refugee athletes “merges the highest values of sport, such as integration, education, solidarity and humanity, and represents a message of hope for the world.” The International Olympic Committee founded the refugee team so athletes forced by strife to leave their nations could still compete. The team first participated in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games with 10 athletes from Ethiopia, Congo, Syria and South Sudan. For the 2020 Tokyo Games, the team had 29 members.
U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu is out of the French Open in the second round. The 19-year-old Raducanu lost to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 3-6, 6-1, 6-1. Sasnovich recorded her 16th career victory over a top-20 player. The 12th-seeded Raducanu failed to convert on five break-point chances at 1-1 in the third set. Sasnovich advances to the third round at Roland Garros for the first time. Two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka of Belarus also reached the third round by beating Andrea Petkovic 6-1, 7-6 (3). Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz are also all on the the Day 4 schedule.
Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus waves after defeating Britain's Emma Raducanu during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Wednesday, May 25, 2022 in Paris. Sasnovich won 3-6, 6-1, 6-1. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz are all on the schedule at the French Open as the second round begins on Day 4. Defending champion Djokovic faces Alex Molcan. Alcaraz meets compatriot Albert Ramos-Vinolas. The 19-year-old Spaniard is seeded sixth and leads the tour with four titles in 2022. Thirteen-time champion Nadal will close the day on Court Philippe Chatrier in the night session against Corentin Moutet. Third-seeded Alexander Zverev faces Sebastian Baez in the afternoon. The most intriguing women’s matchup pits 2019 U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu against Olympic gold medalist Belinda Bencic.
Naomi Osaka’s 2022 French Open is over following a first-round loss. The players remaining in the tournament see and hear products of her frank discussion about anxiety and depression a year ago. Changes at Roland Garros include new “quiet rooms” and three on-call psychiatrists. There also is a broader sense that mental health is a far-less-taboo topic than it once was. Several professional tennis players credit Osaka with helping bring the subject out of the shadows for their sport and helping foster more awareness and concern. As a four-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1-ranked player, Osaka's decisions to withdraw from Roland Garros last year and explain her reasons for it resonated.