Anna-Lena Groenefeld had to play her doubles partner, Julia Goerges, today in the final of the French Open mixed doubles competition. Groenefeld and her partner, Jean-Julien Rojer defeated Goerges and Nenad Zimonjic 4-6, 6-2, 10-7.
Groenefeld and Rojer had never played together before and did not even have a chance to practice together. Goerges and Zimonjic were seeded 8th; Groenefeld and Rojer were unseeded.
Groenefeld, playing with Mark Knowles, won the Wimbledon mixed doubles championship in 2009.