French Open: Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic claim doubles title



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French Open: Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic claim doubles title

Timea Babos of Hungary and France's Kristina Mladenovic have claimed the 2019 French Open women's doubles title after demolishing China's Ying-Ying Duan and Saisai Zheng in the final 6-2 6-3. Duan and Zheng had an early chance to go up by a break but failed to convert any of their three break points chances in the third game.

The two pairs were tied at 2-2 after the opening four games before No. 2 seeds Babos and Mladenovic went on a six-game run to take a 6-2 2-0 lead. Duan and Zheng broke back Babos and Mladenovic in the third game to end their run but failed to serve out the following game as they quickly found themselves down by a break once again.

Babos and Mladenovic then held on to their serve as they converted their second match point in the ninth game to claim their maiden team French Open title and overall their second team title at the Grand Slam level. Babos and Mladenovic realized 4-of-8 of their break point chances and saved 3-of-4 of Duan and Zheng's break point opportunities in an hour and 10 minutes of play.

Babos and Mladenovic now head into the grass season with a 10-match winning streak as they also made it all the way in Istanbul the week before the French Open.