More French Open heartbreak for Goff as Mladenovic wins Garcia doubles

Caroline Garcia Christina Mladenovic French Open

Caroline Garcia (R) of France and Christina Mladenovic of France pose with the trophy after winning the women’s doubles final singles match of the 15th day of the Roland-Garros Open tennis tournament at Court Philippe against Coco Goff and Jessica Pegular of the United States. – Chatterjee in Paris on June 5, 2022. (Photo by Thomas Samson / AFP)

PARIS – French pair of Caroline Garcia and Christina Mladenovic recovered from a set by beating American Coco Goff and Jessica Pegula 2-6 6-3 6-2 on Sunday to win the French Open women’s doubles title for the second time.

This is the second final defeat for Goff in less than 24 hours, after the 18-year-old lost in straight sets to top-seeded Iga Suitek in Saturday’s singles final.

Garcia and Mladenovic won the title in 2016 and subsequently, it was the fourth women’s doubles crown at the Roland Garros after winning with Taima Babos in 2019 and 2020.

He now has six major doubles titles, including the Australian Open in 2018 and 2020.

The Americans, who lost just one set on the way to the final, broke down early but quickly moved 3-1.

Mladenovic sinks a volley into the net to give them a 4-2 advantage and another break controls Gough and Pegula, while Garcia seals the set by lengthening the forehand to the second set point.

After regrouping in the second round at the Australian Open and losing their second tournament together this season, the French pair struggled to take a 4-0 lead in the second and they secured it with a Mladenovic smash.

Goff, the youngest doubles finalist in Paris in 21 years, could do nothing to stop their opponents as the French took two first breaks to take a 4-0 lead.

They won their third match point with a Garcia smash.

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