Garcia & Mladenovic win women’s doubles

Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic gave the Paris crowd a home victory to cheer as they won the women’s doubles title at the French Open.


The French duo, seeded seventh, beat Russian fifth seeds Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-3 2-6 6-4.

Garcia and Mladenovic claimed their first Grand Slam title having only teamed up this year with a target of playing at the Olympics.

They have now won titles in Charleston, Stuttgart, Madrid and Paris.