French Open: Bopanna-Dabrowski win mixed doubles title

To win their maiden French Open title, Bopanna and Dabrowski defeated the pair of Germany's Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Colombia's Robert Farah by 2-6, 6-2, 12-10.

Jun 9, 2017 09:09 IST
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Bopanna-Dabrowski wins mixed doubles title of French OpenIndia’s Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian teammate Gabriela Dabrowski on 8 June 2017 won the mixed doubles title at the 2017 French Open of Tennis. In the finals played at Philippe-Chatrier Court of Paris, France, the Indo-Canadian pair defeated the pair of Germany’s Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Colombia's Robert Farah by 2-6, 6-2, 12-10.

This was their maiden French Open mixed doubles title for this Indo-Canadian pair of Bopanna and Dabrowski.

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To enter the finals, the seventh-seeded Bopanna and his Canadian partner shocked third seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-5, 6-3 in the semi-finals.

This is only the second time in his career that Bopanna has reached the summit clash of a Grand Slam. In 2010, he had made the final of US Open with Pakistani parter Aisam-ul-Haq-Qureshi and lost to legendary Bryan brothers -- Bob and Mike.

In Men's Singles, Rafael Nadal has reached the semi-finals while Novak Djokovic has been ousted in the quarter-final after losing to Dominic Thiem.

Besides, in women’s singles semifinals Jelena Ostapenko defeated Timea Bacsinszky 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3, to make it to the final. In addition to this, the third-seeded Simona Halep marched into her second French Open final with 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win over second-seeded Karolina Pliskova.

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