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Czech duo Siniakova and Krejcikova win women's doubles

June 11, 2018 00:00 IST

French Open

IMAGE: Czech Republic's Katerina Siniakova, left, and Barbora Krejcikova kiss the trophy after their victory in the women's double final match against Japan's Eri Hozumi and Makoto Ninomiya. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova claimed their maiden Grand Slam title when they beat the unseeded Japanese pair of Eri Hozumi and Makoto Ninomiya 6-3 6-3 in the French Open women's doubles final on Sunday.

 

The sixth-seeded Czech needed just over an hour to down the first all-Japanese pair to reach a major final.

It was a long-overdue reward for Siniakova and Krejcikova, who captured the junior doubles title here in 2013.

They are the first all-Czech duo to capture the Roland Garros women's doubles title since Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka in 2011.

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