Barbora-Katerina win French Open women’s doubles title

Paris: No. 2 seeded Czech pair Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova won their second French Open women’s doubles title on Sunday by defeating No. 14 Bethanie Mattek-Sands of America and Inga Swietek of Poland 6-4, 6-2 in the final. .

The final court lasted one hour and 14 minutes in Philippe-Chatier.

Barbora and Katerina have now won three Grand Slam women’s doubles titles in their careers. In 2018, she won here for her maiden doubles title and won the Wimbledon title the following month.

On Saturday, Barbora won the women’s singles title, defeating Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, to become the first player since Mary Pierce in 2000 to win the Roland Garros singles and women’s doubles titles.

The last time a woman won a singles and doubles title at a Grand Slam tournament was in 2016, when Serena Williams won both Wimbledon titles.

Now Barbora will become world number one in the WTA doubles rankings on Monday.

“I’m so happy right now. I’m really grateful [Katerina] That she was there, that she was standing next to me. It felt a little easier than yesterday,” Barbora said.

“I’m really happy that we have another title, and look forward to continuing our association at Wimbledon and for the Olympics as well. I look forward to having a bright future ahead of us.”

Katerina echoed the feelings of her partner.

“Of course, I feel wonderful. I’m really glad we did. I think we played great. We’re communicating really well. I think it’s working,” Katerina said in a post-match press conference.

(IANS)

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