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Mladenovic and Babos claim women's doubles title in Paris

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Mladenovic and Babos claim women's doubles title in Paris
Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 9, 2019. Hungary’s Timea Babos and France’s Kristina Mladenovic in action during their final match against China’s Duan Yingying and Zheng Saisai. REUTERS/Charles Platiau   -   Copyright  CHARLES PLATIAU(Reuters)
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PARIS (Reuters) – Hungary’s Timea Babos and France’s Kristina Mladenovic won the French Open women’s doubles title when they thrashed China’s Duan Yingying and Zheng Saisai 6-2 6-3 in the final on Sunday.

The second seeds claimed their second Grand Slam title together after last year’s Australian Open, where they finished runners-up this year.

It is Mladenovic’s third major doubles title after she also paired up with fellow Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia to win the French Open in 2016.

Sunday’s triumph means that Mladenovic will take over from Czech Katerina Siniakova as doubles’ world number one in the WTA rankings on Monday.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Toby Davis)

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