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

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

What you may have missed between last night and this morning

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

A year later, the winning return. Serena Williams has qualified for the second round of the Eastbourne doubles tournament, her first competitive match since retiring from Wimbledon last year. Associated with the Tunisian Ons Jabeur, world N.3 in singles, they beat (2-6, 6-3, 13-11) the Czech Marie Bouzkova and the Spaniard Sara Sorribes. The doubles in Eastbourne should allow the 40-year-old American, who has fallen to 1204th in the world, to regain some rhythm before lining up in singles next week at Wimbledon, where she has been crowned seven times, thanks to a wild card.


Galtier and PSG, Merchant for a new podium, Monaco takes the advantage: The news on a set


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

Sportingly relegated to Ligue 2, then administratively to National by the DNCG for financial reasons, Bordeaux would need €22m to avoid this sanction. Its president, Gérard Lopez, assured in an interview with RMC that he had already reinjected money from his own funds into the club, but that € 22 million is still missing from the coffers. A sum that could come from the sale of 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 Côte d’Azur. According to L’Equipe, the Swiss coach should succeed Christophe Galtier. Free since December 2020 and his departure from Borussia Dortmund, Favre is preparing to return to Ligue 1. Galtier, he seems on the verge of succeeding Mauricio Pochettino on the PSG bench. Especially since Parisian President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi dismissed the track leading to Zinedine Zidane.

“Galtier is a mini Didier Deschamps”

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  • Football – Euro U19 : Victorious over Romania (2-1), the French team secured its place in the last four of the tournament. And his presence at the U20 World Cup next year.
  • Olympic Games : Spain no longer plans to organize the 2030 Winter Olympics because it has not reached an agreement between the two regions, Catalonia and Aragon.
  • Football – Mercato : Polish international striker Adam Buksa has signed up for the next five seasons with RC Lens, of which he is the first recruit this summer.
  • Football – Mercato : According to several media, Japanese winger from Liverpool, Takumi Minamino, is set to join Monaco for 15 million euros.

The catch-up video

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

Les Bleues in gold: the final touches of their European title

Podcasts to accompany your day

  • Raffine foal with Léo Coly

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 the crazy epic of Stade Montois, which unfortunately ended in access match against Perpignan. He explains to us his claims, his transfer to Montpellier and this rugby he likes to talk about so much.

  • Belle Trace with Fabien Pelous

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

What you will be sure to follow today

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

All hopes of gold are allowed for the Blues in Budapest. Starting with the phenomenal Léon Marchand, already a double medalist, who will aim for his third charm in the 200m medley after setting the best time in the semi-finals (19h06). Maxime Grousset, second in the semi-finals, will also be expected in the 50m freestyle final (6:22 p.m.). Just like Analia Pigrée, who also set the second time in the semi-finals, in the 50m backstroke final (6:30 p.m.). Also to follow, the finals of the women’s 200m butterfly (6:02 p.m.) and the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay.

Maxime Grousset, qualified for the 100 meters final

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2. Fencing: European Championships: To finish in style

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

A one-sided final: the final touches of Borel’s coronation in pictures

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 deck from 1 p.m. But also in Eastbourne, with in particular Jannik Sinner, Cameron Norrie, Taylor Fritz or the British sensation Ryan Peniston, who will be on the courts from noon. Among the ladies, we will particularly follow Alizé Cornet, opposed to the German Tatjana Maria in Bad Homburg from noon, and the duel between Jelena Ostapenko and Madison Keys in Eastbourne.

Favorite Wimbledon Nadal? “He will be the man to beat if he is physically ready”

4. Basketball – Betclic Elite: Monaco’s big night?

AS Monaco has the opportunity to win the very first French championship title in its history. For this, the Monegasques, who lead 2-1 in their series against Asvel, must win in their room against the Rhodanians. Kick off at 8:30 p.m.!


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