French Open 2015 Trophy Winners

Stan Wawrinka

Stan Wawrinka won men’s singles at French Open 2015 and kept Novak Djokovic from winning his missing Grand Slam after beating him in the final 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.

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Tennis Grand Slam winners 2011-2014

Novak Djokovic

Tennis Grand Slams tournaments are the most important annual tennis events held. Also called Majors, these tournaments offer the maximum ranking points, prize money and public and limelight. These are the most important tournaments in the career of any tennis player to reach him or her on the highest echelons of Tennis.

The Australian Open is held on the hard courts and so are US tournaments. French Open is played on Clay court and Wimbledon is played on the Grass courts.

Australian Open 2011

Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open for the second time along with wining the Grand Slam title. Before 2011, he won the tournament in 2008 whereas Andy Murray made it to the finals but lost the title at the hands of Djokovic with 6-4, 6-2, 6-3.

In the women’s singles finals Kim Clijsters of Belgium clinched away the title and it happened  to be his first Australian Open title scoring 3–6, 6–3, 6–3. In the finals she played against LiNa of China and defeated her. Meanwhile Li Na was the first Asian to enter finals of any Grand slam.

In Men’s doubles, Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan  took away the title by Mahesh Bhupatinand Leander Paes in two straight sets of 6-3, 6-4. Gisela Dulko of Argentina and Flavia Pennetta of Italy won over Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) / Maria Kirilenko (Rus) 2–6, 7–5, 6–1.

Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia and Daniel Nestor of Canada bagged the title against Yung –Jan Chan of Taiwan and Paul Hanley of Australia 6–3, 3–6, 10–7.

2012

Men’s single champion ship was taken by Novak Djokovic, defeating Rafael Nadal.

Women’s single title was bagged by Belarus Tennis star Victoria Azarenka defeating Maria Sharapova.

Men’s Double – Leander Paes of India and Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic

Women’s double – Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia and Vera Zvonareva of Russia

2013

Men singles title bagged by Novak Djokovic and runner up was Andy Murray

Women’ single clinched by Victoria Azarenka of Belarus beating Li Na of China

Men’s double title was bagged by Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan

Women’s double title was won by Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci

2014

In men singles title was clinched by Stanislas Wawrinka defeating Rafael Nadal  scoring  6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

In Women singles Li Na won over Dominika Cibulkova by 7-6(3), 6-0

In Men’s doubles Lukasz Kubot/Robert Lindstedt defeated Eric Butorac/Raven Klaasen by 6-3, 6-3

In Women’s double Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci won over Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina scoring 6-4, 3-6, 7-5

French Open 2011

Spanish Tennis Maestro won French Open 2011 defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland, clinching away the title for the sixth time.

Chinese emerging player Li Na surprised everyone by bagging the title beating Francesca Schiavone of Italy by 6–4, 7–6.

In doubles Max Mirnyi (Belarus) / Daniel Nestor (Canada) won over Juan Sebastian Cabal (Columbia)/ Eduardo Schwank (Argentina).

Andrea Hlavackova (Czech Republic) / Lucie Hradecka (Czech Republic) won over Sania Mirza (India) / Elena Vesnina (Russia).

2012

Men singles – Rafa Nadal (ESP) won over Serbian star Novak Djokovic (SRB) scoring 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5

Women Singles – Maria Sharapova (RUS) clinched the title defeating Sara Errani (ITA) with 6-3, 6-2

Men Double was taken by Max Mirnyi (BLR) / Daniel Nestor (CAN) defeating Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA) with 6-4, 6-4

Sara Errani (ITA) / Roberta Vinci (ITA) won over Maria Kirilenko (RUS) / Nadia Petrova (RUS) winning with 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

2013

Rafael Nadal won over David Ferrer scoring 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in Men’s single

Serena Williams won over Maria Sharapova by 6-4, 6-4

Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan defeated Michael Llodra/Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 4-6, 76-4, 4-6, 7-6(4)-6(4)

Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina won over Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci with 7-5, 6-2

2014

Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic scoring 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4

Maria Sharapova bagged the title defeating Simona Halep with 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4

Women doubles – Shuai Peng/Su-Wei Hsieh won over Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci with 6-4, 6-1

Men Doubles –-Julien Benneteau/Edouard Roger-Vasselin won over Marcel Granollers/Marc Lopez winning series with 6-3, 7-6(1)

US Open

2011

In men Novak Djokovic (SRB) defeated Rafael Nadal (SPN) with 6–2, 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–1

In Women Samantha Stosur (AUS) defeated Serena Williams (USA) with 6–2, 6–3

In Doubles Women – Liezel Huber (USA) / Lisa Raymond (USA) won over Vania King (USA) / Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) with 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–3).

In Men doubles Jürgen Melzer (AUS) / Philipp Petzschner(GER) won over Mariusz Fyrstenberg (POL) / Marcin Matkowski (POL) with 6–2, 6–2.

2012

In Men’s singles Andy Murray (GBR) won over Novak Djokovic (SRB) with 7-6(10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2

In Women’s singles Serena Williams (USA) won over Victoria Azarenka (BLR) scoring 6-2, 2-6, 7-5

In Women’s double Sara Errani (ITA)/Roberta Vinci (ITA) defeated Andrea Hlaváčková (CZE)/Lucie Hradecká (CZE) with 6-4, 6-2

In Men’s single Sara Errani (ITA)/Roberta Vinci (ITA) won over Andrea Hlaváčková (CZE)/Lucie Hradecká (CZE) with 6-4, 6-2

2013

Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic with 6–2, 3–6, 6–4, 6–1

Serena Williams won over Victoria Azarenka scoring 6–2, 3–6, 6–4, 6–1

In Women’s double Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka won over Ashleigh Barty/Casey Dellacqua 6–7(4), 6–1, 6–4

In Men’s double Leander Paes/Radek Stepanek won over Alexander Peya/Bruno Soares with 6-1, 6-3

Wimbledon

2011

In Men Novak Djokovic (SRB) won over Rafael Nadal (SPN) with 6–4, 6–1, 1–6, 6–3.

In Women Petra Kvitová (CZR) won over Maria Sharapova (RUS) with 6–3, 6–4

In Women’s double Květa Peschke (CZR) / Katarina Srebotnik (SLO) won over Sabine Lisicki (GER) / Samantha Stosur (AUS) with 6–3, 6–1

In Men’s double Bob Bryan (USA) / Mike Bryan (USA) defeated Robert Lindstedt (SWE) / Horia Tecău (ROM) with 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–2)

2012

In Men’s singles Roger Federer (SUI) won over Andy Murray (GBR) with 4–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–4

In Women’s single Serena Williams (USA) defeated Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) with 6-1, 5-7, 6-2

In Women’s double Serena Williams (USA) / Venus Williams (USA) won over Andrea Hlaváčková (CZE) / Lucie Hradecká (CZE) with 7-5, 6-4

In Men’d double Jonathan Marray (GBR) / Frederik Nielsen (DEN) won over Robert Lindstedt (SWE) / Horia Tecău (ROM) with 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 6-3.

2013

In Men’s single Andy Murray bagged the title winning over Novak Djokovic with 6–4, 7–5, 6–4

In Women single Marion Bartoli won over Sabine Lisicki with 6-1, 6-4

In Women’s double Peng Shuai/Hsieh Su-Wei won over Ashleigh Barty/Casey Dellacqua with 7-6(1), 6-1

In Men’s double Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan defeated Ivan Dodig/Marcelo Melo with 3–6, 6–3, 6-4, 6-4.

French Open winners and runner-ups (female)-From 1969-1960

French Open winners and runner-ups (female)-From 1969-1960

The French Open for women was initially reserved to members only. After the championship opened to international competitors, it was named as French International Championships, but before the open era. In this era, Helen Wills Moody won the record four French Open titles in respective years 1928, 1929, 1930 and 1932.The record for most consecutive titles of this era is three and is help by Wills Moody (1928-1930) and Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling (1935-1937).

It was in the Open Era of the French Open where the professional tennis players were allowed and Chris Evert set the record for most titles (7) in 1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985 and 1986.  

The era of 1969-1960 in women French Open tennis tournaments had many different tennis players winning this title but two famous female tennis player names which were repeatedly seen winning and as a runner-up were Margaret Smith and Lesley Turner. The list of female winners and runner-ups of French Open tennis championship during 1969-1960 is as follow:

Winners and runner-up of 1969

  • Margaret Smith Court
  • Ann Jones

Winners and runner-up of 1968

  • Nancy Richey
  • Ann Jones

Winners and runner-up of 1967

  • Francoise Durr
  • Lesley Turner

Winners and runner-up of 1966

  • Ann Haydon Jones
  • Nancy Richey

Winners and runner-up of 1965

  • Lesley Turner
  • Margaret Smith

Winners and runner-up of 1964

  • Margaret Smith
  • French Open runner-up (female)-1964: Maria Bueno

Winners and runner-up of 1963

  • Lesley Turner
  • French Open runner-up (female)-1963: Ann Jones

Winners and runner-up of 1962

  • Margaret Smith
  • Lesley Turner

Winners and runner-up of 1961

  • Ann Haydon
  • Yola Ramirez

Winners and runner-up of 1960

  • Darlene R. Hard
  • Yola Ramirez

French Open winners and runner-ups (female)-From 1979-1970

Margaret Court, French Open Winners and runner-ups female, From 1960-1969

The women’s singles Tennis rules have changed over the period of time since the first edition. The event, since the commencement, has been played on the knock out format which means that any player who fails to win even a single match will exit from entering the next round. For women, the French Open format comprised of three sets only for the decider. The best of twelve point tie break was introduced in the women French Open singles title in 1973 for the first two sets to decide the match in the third and final set.

Although many players have shown outstanding skills on the French Open court but very few have been able to win without losing a set. This feat was achieved by Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1971, Billie Jean King in 1972, Chris Evert in 1974, Steffi Graf in 1988, Aranrxa Sanchez Vicario in 1994 and Henin did it twice, first in 2006 and then in 2007. Monica Seles and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario won the French Open Championship title for three times. It was only in 2011 when a Chinese player Li Na became the first Chinese player ever in the history (male or female) to win a Grand Slam singles title and that too the French Open. 

The era of 1979-1970 in women French Open tennis tournaments has been a decade of famous tennis players like Chris Evert, Billie Jean King and Margaret Smith-Court. Among these famous female tennis players, Chris Evert ruled this era in French Open Championship. The list of female winners and runner-ups of French Open tennis championship during 1979-1970 is as follow:

French Open winners and runner-ups (female)-From 1989-1980

 

French Open winners and runner-ups (female)-From 1989-1980

The era of 1989-1980 in women French Open tennis tournaments was a sensational title run for two of the most female tennis players, Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert-Lloyd, winning the most number of French Open title. Along with them, it was Steffi Graf who won multiple French Open titles and joined the Navratilova-Chris-Graff rival trio. The overall titles for these three female players along with their French Open titles are as follows:

  • Navratilova won 18 Grand Slam titles  out of which 9 titles are of Wimbledon, 2 are the French Open titles, 3 are Australian Open and 4 are US Open championship titles.
  • Chris Evert has also won 18 Grand Slam titles out of which Chris claimed 7 French Open titles, 3 Wimbledon titles, 2 Australian Open titles and 6 US Open championship titles.
  • Steffi Graf, only second to Margaret’s 24 titles, claimed 22 Grand Slams in which Graf claimed 6 French Open titles, 4 Australian Open titles, 7 Wimbledon titles and 5 US Open championship titles.

These three legendary players have either been runner-up or winner on the French Court, making it impossible for any other player to dominate the clay surface.  These legendary female tennis players ruled not only the clay court but all Grand Slams during this era. The list of female winners and runner-ups of French Open tennis championship during 1989-1980 is as follow:

Winners of French Open Tennis Championship from 1989-1980 are:

  • Sanchez Vicario (1989)
  • Steffi Graf
  • Steffi Graf
  • Christ Evert-Lloyd
  • Chris-Evert-Lloyd
  • Martine Navratilova
  • Chris Evert-Lloyd
  • Martina Navratilova
  • Hana Mandlikova
  • Chris Evert-Lloyd
Runner-ups of French Open Tennis Championship from 1989-1980 are:
  • Steffi Graf
  • Natasha Zvereva
  • Martina Navratilova
  • Martina Navratilova
  • Martina Navratilova
  • Chris Evert-Lloyd
  • Mima Jausovec
  • Andrea Jaeger
  • Sylvia Hanika
  • Sylvia Hanika

French Open winners and runner-ups (female)-From 1999-1990

Steffi Graf, French Open winners and runner-ups female, From 1980-1989

The era of 1999-1990 in women French Open tennis tournaments could be dedicated to famous female tennis players, Steffi Graff and Monica Seles as these two tennis players shared the most number of French Open Championship titles with Sanchez Vicario as the leading runner-up during this decade. The list of female winners and runner-ups of French Open tennis championship during 1999-1990 is as follow:

Year 1999-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of French Open Championship-1999: Steffi Graf
Whereas,
  • Runner-up (female)-1999: Martina Hingis

Year 1998-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of French Open Championship-1998: Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of French Open Championship-1998: Monica Seles

Year 1997-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of the French Open Championship-1997: Iva Majoli
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of French Open Championship-1997: Martina Hingis

Year 1996-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of the French Open Championship-1996: Steffi Graf
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of French Open Championship-1996: Sanchez-Vicario

Year 1995-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of the French Open Championship-1995: Steffi Graf
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of French Open Championship-1995: Sanchez Vicario

Year 1994-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of the French Open Championship-1994: Sanchez Vicario
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of the French Open Championship-1994: Mary Pierce

Year 1993-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of the French Open Championship: Steffi Graf
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of the French Open Championship-1993: Mary Jo Fernandez

Year 1992-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of the French Open Championship-1992: Monica Seles
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of the French Open Championship-1992: Steffi Graf

Year 1991-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of the French Open Championship-1991: Monica Seles
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of the French Open Championship-1991: Sanchez Vicario

Year 1990-French Open Tennis

  • Winner of the French Open Championship-1990: Monica Seles
Whereas,
  • Runner-up of the French Open Championship-1990: Steffi Graf

French Open winners and runner-ups (female)-From 2010-2000

Justin Henin, French Open winners and runner-ups (female)-From 2010-2000

The era of 2010-2000 in women French Open tennis tournaments had many different tennis players winning the title. Among these names, famous female tennis player, Justine Henin-Hardenne ruled this decade and claimed many French Open titles. Henin Hardene owns 7 Grand Slams out of which she has won four French Open grand slam titles. Henin’s mental toughness and her variety of game has helped her win not only on clay but on other courts as well. Legendary players like Navratilova, Agassi and McEnroe have considered Henin Hardenne as the best female tennis player of the present era. She was also included in the  “30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: Past, Present and Future” in 2011 by TIME.

The list of female winners and runner-ups of French Open tennis championship during 2010-2000 is as follow:

Year 2010-2000 French Open Tennis Singles Women Winners:

  • French Open winner (female)-2010: Francesca Schiavon
  • French Open winner (female)-2009: Svetlana Kuznetsova
  • French Open winner (female)-2008: Ana Ivanovic
  • French Open winner (female)-2007: Justine Henin
  • French Open winner (female)-2006: Justine Henin-Hardenne
  • French Open winner (female)-2005: Justine Henin-Hardenne
  • French Open winner (female)-2004: Anastasia Myskina
  • French Open winner (female)-2003: Justine Henin-Hardenne
  • French Open winner (female)-2002: Serena Williams
  • French Open winner (female)-2001: Jennifer Capriati
  • French Open winner (female)-2000: Mary Pierce

Year 2010-2000 French Open Tennis Singles Women Runner-up:

  • French Open runner-up (female)-2010: Samjantha Stosur
  • French Open runner-up (female)-2009: Dinara Safina
  • French Open runner-up (female)-2008: Dinara Safina
  • French Open runner-up (female)-2007: Ana Ivanovic
  • French Open runner-up (female)-2006: Svetlana Kuznetsova
  • French Open runner-up (female)-2005: Mary Piece
  • French Open runner-up (female)-2004: Elena Dementieva
  • French Open runner-up (female)-2003: Kim Clijsters
  • French Open runner-up (male)-2002: Venus Williams
  • French Open runner-up (female)-2001: Martina Hingis
  • French Open runner-up (female)-2000: Conchita Martinez

French Open winners and runner-ups (male)-From 1969-1960

French Open winners and runner-ups (male)-From 1969-1960, Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall

The era of 1969-1960 in French Open tennis tournaments had many different tennis players winning the title. However out of these names, one of the greatest tennis players was Roy Emerson who showed his fantastic capability to play on clay court and won many French Open Championships. Roy Emerson won 2 single French Open titles and 6 doubles French Open titles in his tennis career. His overall Grand Slams titles are 12 which shows his exquisite tennis skills. Rod Laver, Australia’s greatest tennis player, won 11 Grand Slams out of which 2 were French Open titles. Ken Rosewall with 12 grand slams in his career, won two French Open titles in the 60’s.

The list of male winners and runner-ups of French Open tennis championship during 1969-1960 is as follow:

Year 1969

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1969: Rod Laver
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1969: Ken Rosewall

Year 1968

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1968: Ken Rosewall
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1968: Rod Laver

Year 1967

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1967: Roy Emerson
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1967: Tony Roche

Year 1966

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1966: Tony Roche
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1966: Istvan Gulyas

Year 1965

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1965: Fred Stolle
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1965: Tony Roche

Year 1964

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1964: Manuel Santana
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1964: Nicola Pietrangeli

Year 1963

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1963: Roy Emerson
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1963: Pierre Darmon

Year 1962

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1962: Rod Laver
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1962: Roy Emerson

Year 1961

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1961: Manuel Santana
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1961: Nicola Pietrangeli

Year 1960

  • French Open Tennis winner (male)-1960: Nicola Pietrangeli
  • French Open Tennis runner-up (male)-1960: Luis Ayala

French Open winners and runner-ups (male)-From 1979-1970

 Bjorn Borg, French Open winners and runner-ups (male)-From 1979-1970

The era of 1979-1970 in French Open tennis tournaments has been a mix of different famous tennis players. Out of them, one of the greatest tennis players, Bjorn Borg won many French Open Championships. It was this era when Bjorn Borg showed tremendous grip on the clay surface and owned 4 tennis championship titles in the French Open. The other two came in the 80’s era, completing the 6 titles for Bjorn. Bjorn won the French Open titles for four consecutive years while winning the Wimbledon championship along as well. In addition to Bjorn, the other players that won the French Open championship are given below:

The list of male winners and runner-ups of French Open tennis championship during 1979-1970 is as follow:

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1979: Male

  • Bjorn Borg- Winner
  • Victor Pecci- Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1978: Male

  • Bjorn Borg: Winner
  • Guillermo Vilas: Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1977: Male

  • Guillermo Vilas: Winner
  • Brian Gottfried: Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1976: Male

  • Adriano Panatta: Winner
  • Harold Soloman: Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1975: Male

  • Bjon Borg: Winner
  • Guillermo Vilas: Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1974: Male

  • Bjorn Borg: Winner
  • Manuel Orantes: Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1973: Male

  • Ilie Nastase: Winner
  • Nikola Pilic: Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1972: Male

  • Andres Gimeno: Winner
  • Patrick Proisy: Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1971: Male

  • Jan Kodes: Winner
  • Ilie Nastase: Runner-up

French Open Tennis winner and runner-up in year 1970: Male

  • Jan Kodes: Winner
  • Ilie Nastase: Runner-up

French Open winners and runner-ups (male)-From 1989-1980

Mats Wilander and Ican Lendl, French Open winners and runner-ups (male)-From  1989-1980

The era of 1989-1980 in French Open tennis tournaments has been an alternative win pattern which was shared by two famous male tennis players, Ivan Lendl and Mats Wilander. Maximum French Open Championships were claimed by these two tennis players during this decade. Lendl and Wilander faced each other several times in the finals as well. Lendl and Wilander won the same number of French Open Grand Slams (4) in their tennis careers and were considered great rivals of the 80’s. Michael Chang, the youngest tennis player ever to have won the grand slam also claimed the French Open title. 

The list of male winners and runner-ups of French Open tennis championship during 1989-1980 is as follow:

1989-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

  • Winner (male)-1989: Michael Chang
  • Runner-up (male)-1989: Stefan Edberg

1988-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

  • Winner (male)-1988: Mats Wilander
  • Runner-up (male)-1988: Henri Leconte

1987-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

  • Winner (male)-1987: Ivan Lendl
  • Runner-up (male)-1987: Mats Wilander

1986-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

  • Winner (male)-1986: Ivan Lendl
  • Runner-up (male)-1986: Mikael Pernfors

1985-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

  • Winner (male)-1985: Mats Wilander
  • Runner-up (male)-1985: Ivan Lendl

1984-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

  • Winner (male)-1984: Ivan Lendl
  • Runner-up (male)-1984: John McEnroe

1983-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

  • Winner (male)-1983: Mats Wilander
  • Runner-up (male)-1983: Ivan Lendl

1982-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

  • Winner (male)-1982: Mats Wilander
  • Runner-up (male)-1982: Guillermo Vilas

1981-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

  • Winner (male)-1981: Bjorn Borg
  • Runner-up (male)-1981: Ivan Lendl

1980-French Open Tennis winner and runner-up

  • Winner (male)-1980: Bjorn Borg
  • Runner-up (male)-1980: Vitas Gerulaitis
In 80’s, the times changed for French Open as Bjorn Borg saw his downfall, or who else would have been able to rule the clay!

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