TENNIS

More Paris Heartbreak For Gauff : Mladenovic, Garcia Win Women's Doubles French Open Title

French pair Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic recovered from a set down to beat Americans Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula 2-6, 6-3 and 6-2 and lift the French Open Women's doubles title for the second time.

For Gauff, it was a second final defeat in less than 24 hours, after the 18-year-old lost in straight sets by top seed IGA Swiatek in Saturday's singles final.

Garcia and Mladenovic won the title in 2016 and for the latter it was a fourth women's doubles crown at Roland Garros after also Triumphing in 2019 and 2020 with Timea Babos.

She now has six major doubles titles including the Australian Open in 2018 and 2020.

The Americans, who had lost only one set en route to the final, were broken at the start but quickly recovered to race into a 3-1 lead.

Mladenovic Sunk a Volley into the net to give them a 4-2 advantage and another break put Gauff and Pegula in control, sealing the set when Garcia sailed a forehand long on the second set point.