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French Open 2020: Sofia Kenin, Iga Swiatek Advance to Women’s Final | Bleacher Report

Sofia Kenin of the U.S. celebrates winning the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in two sets, 6-4, 7-5, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Sofia Kenin is one win away from perhaps seizing the mantle as the new face of American women’s tennis.

Kenin advanced past Petra Kvitova in a competitive 6-4, 7-5 semifinals match Thursday at the 2020 French Open, reaching her second Slam final of the 2020 calendar year. The American moves on to play Iga Swiatek, who advanced earlier Thursday in her matchup against Nadia Podoroska.

Kenin took the most of the opportunities given to her by Kvitova, winning four of her five break-point chances. By contrast, Kvitova converted on only two of her 12 attempts and likely feels as if she left a golden opportunity for her third Slam title on the table.

Kenin won

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French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep Advance in Men’s, Women’s Brackets | Bleacher Report

Spain's Rafael Nadal plays a shot against Italy's Stefano Travaglia in the third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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Rafael Nadal continued his quest for an unprecedented 13th French Open title with a dominant straight-sets victory over Stefano Travaglia on Friday at Stade Roland Garros in Paris.

Simona Halep, the No. 1 seed in the women’s draw, was also in top form as she dropped just a single game in her third-round triumph over Amanda Anisimova.

Check out the complete results from Friday’s action in the final Grand Slam tournament of the year, followed by a recap of the most notable matches.

          

Men’s Singles

(2) Rafael Nadal d. Stefano Travaglia; 6-1, 6-4, 6-0

(3) Dominic Thiem d. (28) Casper Ruud; 6-4, 6-3, 6-1

(6) Alexander Zverev d. Marco Cecchinato; 6-1, 7-5, 6-3

(12) Diego Schwartzman d. Norbert Gombos; 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-3

Hugo Gaston d. (16) Stan Wawrinka; 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0

Lorenzo Sonego d. (27) Taylor Fritz; 7-6 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (17)

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Jewish Future Pledge Announces Collaboration with Morgan Stanley GIFT to Advance Faith-Based Giving Initiative

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BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Jewish Future Pledge—a non-profit initiative that calls on Jewish donors to earmark at least 50% of the charitable giving in their estate plan to Jewish or Israel-related causes— announced a new collaboration with Morgan Stanley’s charitable giving vehicle, Morgan Stanley GIFT, a donor advised fund, as part of the financial services company’s faith-based giving and investing initiative.

According to a 2020 report by Giving USA, religious contributions make up the largest percentage of total charitable contributions in the U.S. – and Morgan Stanley has placed focus in recent years in supporting clients in translating their faith-based values into their charitable contributions and investments. Morgan Stanley GIFT and the Jewish Future Pledge (“The Pledge”) plan to work together

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