Coco Gauff and Katerina Siniakova defeated Sara Errani and Jasmine Paolini 7-6(5), 6-3 to win the French Open women’s doubles championship. This momentous victory was Gauff’s first Grand Slam doubles victory and Siniakova’s eighth. 

On the opposition side, Jasmine Paolini seemed defeated after losing yet again. The athlete previously lost the women’s singles final 6-2, 6-1 to world number one Iga Swiatek.

Highlights of the game 

Errani and Siniakova’s troubles with the serve dominated the first hour of the match; they each broke twice, forcing a tiebreaker in the opening set. Paolini and Errani had a 5-3 lead after an immediate start, but Siniakova improved and won some crucial points to shift the momentum in favour of herself and Gauff.

The Italian athletes came out strong in the second set, winning four break points in the first game. However, Gauff and Siniakova fought back to secure a crucial hold before taking the lead 2-0. Errani and Paolini seemed to be losing steam after that. Even if they were able to manage a tie in the second set twice, Gauff and Siniakova stormed to take a 5-3 lead.

In other news, world number one Iga Swiatek defeated Italy’s Jasmine Paolini 6-2, 6-1 and won the French Open for the third time in a row. Having defeated first-time grand slam finalist Paolini in just one hour and eight minutes, she became the first woman to win three consecutive French Open titles since Justine Henin in 2007.

The victory highlights the athlete’s competence on clay and extends her winning streak at Roland Garros to 21 matches. 

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Source: CNA, CNN

 

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