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Roland Garros Sunday Women's Tennis Results






Paris, France
May 26-June 8, 2013
$12,957,474/Grand Slam
Red Clay/Outdoors 

Results - Sunday, June 9, 2013
Doubles - Final
(4) Makarova/Vesnina (RUS/RUS) d. (1) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) 75 62

Final Facts
Makarova and Vesnina win their first Grand Slam doubles title together.
- Makarova and Vesnina's win-loss record in WTA finals improves to 4-2; Makarova now has five career titles, while Vesnina has 10.
- Makarova and Vesnina are the first Russians to win the French Open doubles title since Morozova in 1974.
- Makarova and Vesnina had lost their four previous meetings with Errani and Vinci, including in last year's French Open quarterfinals.
- Makarova and Vesnina did not drop a set en route to the title.
- Makarova and Vesnina will rise to No.6 and No.8 in the rankings; Errani and Vinci will remain as joint No.1s.

Final Quotes
Ekaterina Makarova:
"I think we're extra happy because we beat them for the first time and they're the best team in the world. They're playing so good, so it's really tough to play against them, especially on clay. I'm so happy that we played so well today and played exactly how we wanted to. We kept all the time to our strategy and it worked today really well. It's a great feeling to win our first Grand Slam."

Elena Vesnina: "This time me and Katia were really feeling good together. We were feeling each other. We were helping each other and supporting each other on the court. We were not thinking it was a final or a Grand Slam, we were just thinking that we have to beat them and we have to keep playing our game, not changing anything and believing in ourselves. I think it was a great final and two close sets. It was fun to play, and I think for the people it was fun to watch, or I hope so, at least!"


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