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Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus reacts during her third round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Russia's Kamilla Rakhimova, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, June 2, 2023. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

French Open lets Belarus' Sabalenka skip standard news conference after questions about Ukraine war

- Associated Press

Two years after Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open when she was fined, then threatened with disqualification, for skipping news conferences, another top tennis player - No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka, the Australian Open champion - was allowed to avoid the traditional postmatch session open to all accredited journalists and instead speak Friday with what was described as a "pool" of selected questioners.