Garcia, Mladenovic win French Open women's doubles

 05 Jun 2016 - 15:00

Garcia, Mladenovic win French Open women's doubles
France's Caroline Garcia (R) and France's Kristina Mladenovic hold the trophy after winning the women's double final match against Russia's Ekaterina Makarova and Russia's Elena Vesnina at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris on June 5, 2016. AFP / Thomas SAMSON

Paris: French fifth seeds Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic won their first Grand Slam women's doubles title on Sunday with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 victory over Russian duo Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.

Garcia and Mladenovic only teamed up this year with a target of playing at the Olympics but have now won four titles after Charleston, Stuttgart and Madrid.

Seventh seeds Makarova and Vesnina won the 2013 French Open and 2014 US Open titles.

AFP