NEWS AND COMMENTARY ON WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Makarova and Vesnina win French Open
The team of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina won the French Open doubles championship today. The Russian team, seeded fourth, defeated top seeds and defending champions Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-2. Makarova served out both sets, and held at love when she served for the match.
This is the first major women's doubles title held by either player. Makarova, with partner Bruno Soares, won the 2012 U.S. Open mixed doubles title.
Errani and Vinci were the favorites going into the tournament. The Italians have won the French Open, the U.S. Open and the Australian Open.