PARIS: The Latest from the French Open (all times local):
Dominik Koepfer was about to serve in his match against Stan Wawrinka on Court Suzanne Lenglen when he was startled by a sonic boom.
Koepfer’s shoulders dropped into a defensive position and he stopped his service motion.
People all around Paris were were rattled when that loud bang arrived because no one immediately could be sure what caused it.
Police officers outside the tournament grounds were told to cordon off an area nearby.
Police soon wrote on Twitter that it wasnt an explosion. They said it was “a fighter plane which has broken the sound barrier.
Serena Williams is out of the French Open.
The American pulled out of the tournament before her second-round match against Tsvetana Pironkova because of an Achilles injury.
Williams hurt her left leg during a semifinal loss at the U.S. Open three weeks ago.
This is her earliest exit at any Grand Slam tournament since a second-round loss at Roland Garros in 2014.
She also withdrew from the French Open two years ago because of an injury before she was supposed to play Maria Sharapova in the fourth round.
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