Sunday, April 10, 2016

Garcia and Mladenovic win Volvo Car Open

Kiki Mladenovic (left) and Caroline Garcia (photo by Daniel Ward)

Photo by Daniel Ward
Photo by Daniel Ward
Earlier today, 3rd seeds Caroline Garcia and Kiki Mladenovic won the doubles title in Charleston, defeating top seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova 6-2, 7-5. The French team had lost two finals this year (Sydney and Dubai), so it was a relief for them to get this win. After the match, Garcia told the media that she was especially grateful to the Charleston crowd because they came out so faithfully for doubles matches, even the late ones held at night.

Today's title is the first for Garcia and Mladenovic as a team. Mladenovic has a total of thirteen doubles titles; Garcia has a total of three. Mladenovic won the Charleston doubles championship in 2013 with Lucie Safarova, who was her opponent today.

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