Finally, French tennis will not leave empty-handed this Roland-Garros. The day after the defeat in the final of the double Chardy / Martin, Kristina Mladenovic won with her Hungarian teammate Tímea Babos in the women's doubles final. On Sunday, the two young women defeated Chinese Ying-Ying Duan and Sasai Zheng (6-2, 6-3) in 1:10.
Kristina Mladenovic won her second Roland Garros, in doubles, three years after that won alongside Caroline Garcia. La Nordiste is the first French rider to double her name since 1971 (Gail Sherriff and François Dürr). This time with his best friend Tímea Babos, Mladenovic confirms his predispositions for the specialty. It will also from Monday on top of the world ranking of double. This is the third Grand Slam title of his career, with the 2018 Australian Open.
Mladenovic and hyper complementary Babos
"Timea, it's just a better friend outside of tennis," Kiki explained before the game. With whom I go on vacation, I do things. It's not just tennis. And that may be, I think, the difference with other double teams. "
Superiors, the two teammates have twice taken the service of their opponents at the end of the first round to afford the set in 34 minutes. Intractable with the net, hyper complementary, Mladenovic and Babos detached inexorably. They immediately regained their advantage, having been broken for the first time in the game early in the second set.
Kristina Mladenovic will be able to attend with a smile the big appointment of the day: the clash between Dominic Thiem, his companion, and Rafael Nadal. Thiem was training on short number 4, close to the Central, while "Kiki" offered the 21st double title of his career.