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Iga Swiatek vs. Sofia Kenin

Meet Swiatek

• She’s a 19-year-old Pole who’s unseeded and ranked 54th, the lowest-ranked woman to get this far in the French Open since the WTA computer rankings began in 1975.

• She hasn’t lost a set in the tournament. In six previous Grand Slam tournaments, her best showing was reaching the fourth round.

• Swiatek on Swiatek:”I can achieve big things.”

Meet Kenin

• She’s a 21-year-old American who’s seeded fourth and ranked fourth.

• She won the Australian Open in February, her only Grand Slam title, and is 16-1 in majors this year. She hasn’t been dominant in Paris, needing three sets in four of her six matches.

• Kenin on Kenin:”Definitely feisty.”

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Astronaut Chris Ferguson chooses daughter’s wedding over Boeing’s Starliner capsule test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — The commander of Boeing’s first astronaut flight has grounded himself and won’t be part of the crew leaving the planet so he can be part of another experience of a lifetime: His daughter’s wedding next year.

It’s the second crew switch for Boeing’s Starliner capsule, grounded until at least the end of this year because of software problems during the first test flight last December.

Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson announced his decision Wednesday. Last year, NASA astronaut Eric Boe stepped aside from the first Starliner crew for medical reasons. Both were replaced by experienced space station astronauts.

In a video posted to his Twitter account, Ferguson said it was a difficult decision, but “next year is very important for my family.” He said he has several commitments “which I simply cannot risk missing.” A Boeing spokeswoman confirmed one is his daughter’s wedding.

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