French Open 2017 | Lucie Safarova and Bethanie Mattek- Sands bag the Women's doubles title

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French Open 2017 | Lucie Safarova and Bethanie Mattek- Sands bag the Women's doubles title

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SportsCafe Desk

06/12/2017

Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic and her American partner Bethanie Mattek- Sands breezed past the Australian pair of Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 6-2, 6-1 in straight sets to win their fifth Grand Slam title on Sunday. The French Open title is the duo's third consecutive Grand Slam win.

The Australian duo od Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua had dropped only one set en route to the final however, they were seen struggling for the major part of the hour-long contest yesterday. The Australian pair's serve was broken three times in each set, despite 72 percent of their first serves landing in as the Czech-American pair eased to the title. This was the Australian's pair fourth Grand Slam final together after suffering defeats at three finals of major tournaments in 2013.

Safarova and Mattek-Sands now stand a chance to complete a calendar Grand Slam at Wimbledon, as the pair have already won the 2016 US Open and the Australian Open title this year. The win also resulted in the pair overtaking Switzerland's Martina Hingis and Taiwan's Chan Yung-Jan on the road to Singapore leaderboard and strengthened their hopes of returning to the WTA doubles finals.

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