The Latest: Halep, Djokovic to attend ITF champions dinner

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Published 9:28 a.m. ET June 4, 2019 | Updated 10:13 a.m. ET June 4, 2019

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local):

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4 p.m.

The International Tennis Federation is honoring Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep at a dinner for champions in Paris.

Halep reached the Australian Open final and won the French Open last year for her first Grand Slam title. Djokovic won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, taking his tally to 15 majors.

Other winners from 2018, including men’s doubles pair Mike Bryan and Jack Sock, will attend. They won Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and the ATP Finals.

Former U.S. Open champion Gabriela Sabatini is receiving a special award for helping young people through her work with UNICEF and UNESCO.

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3:20 p.m.

Johanna Konta has reached the French Open semifinals for the first time after beating last year’s runner-up Sloane Stephens 6-1, 6-4.

It was the 26th-seeded Briton’s third win in three meetings against the 2017 U.S. Open champion, all of them this year.

Konta has now reached the semifinals at three of the four major tournaments, but has yet to reach a final.

She will next play either unseeded teen Marketa Vondrousova or No. 31 Petra Martic.

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