This is the third Grand Slam ladies’ trophy of the career of Kristina Mladenovic (26 years old), after the first title at Roland Garros in 2016, with Caroline Garcia.
Kristina Mladenovic, already assured to become world N.1 of the speciality on Monday, won the women’s doubles title at Roland-Garros, associated with Hungary’s Timea Babos, at the expense of Chinese Duan Yingying and Zheng Saisai 6-2, 6- Sunday.
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✔🏆 @rolandgarros 2019@TimeaBabos et @KikiMladenovic remportent leur second Grand Chelem ! Elles s’imposent en finale du double Dames 6-2, 6-3 face à la paire chinoise Yingying Duan et Saisai Zheng.https://t.co/7Ci2LXFaLo | #RG19 pic.twitter.com/ciMtsOrTg0
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) 9 June 2019
This is the third Grand Slam ladies’ trophy of Mladenovic’s career (26 years old), after the first title at Roland-Garros in 2016, with Caroline Garcia, and a second at the Australian Open in 2018, already with Timea Babos.
Mladenovic was assured since their victory against the pair Elise Mertens-Aryna Sabalenka in Friday’s semi-finals to become for the first time in his N.1 world doubles career at the end of the Parisian fortnight. She is the second Frenchwoman to succeed, after Julie Halard-Decugis in 2000.
Together, Kristina Mladenovic and Timea Babos also reached three other major finals: at Wimbledon in 2014, at the US Open in 2018 and at the Australian Open in January. “Kiki” also played in the final of the US Open 2016 with Garcia, then the two French players were then scrambled and had ended their duet in early 2017.
More than two years later, they replayed together for the first time in the Fed Cup semifinal against Romania in April. Successfully since they brought the Bleues the point of qualification for the final.