Saturday, March 25, 2023

French Open Updates | Arevalo, Roger win men’s doubles title

PARIS ( Associated Press) – The latest (all time local) on the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament:


8:30 pm

Marcelo Arevalo of El Salvador and Jean-Julien Roger of the Netherlands defeated Ivan Dodig of Croatia and Austin Krzycek of the US 6-7(4), 7-6(5), 6-3 to win the French Open men’s doubles championship. The last.

Roger, 40, is the oldest Grand Slam men’s doubles champion in the Open era. He won the 2017 US Open title with Horia Tekau.

According to the International Tennis Federation, Arevalo is the first person from Central America to win a Grand Slam title.

Arevalo and Roger were seeded 12th. Dodig and Kreijsek were not given preference.

Dodig and Krzycek scored three championship points at 6–5 in the second set but were unable to convert any.


5:30 pm

Lucie Havlikova and Gabriel DeBru have won the French Open junior singles title.

The 17-year-old Havlikova is the second consecutive Czech player to become the women’s junior champion at Roland Garros. She defeated Argentina’s Solana Sierra 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday.

France’s 16-year-old Debreau defeated Belgium’s Giles Arnaud Bailey 7-6(5), 6-3 for the boys’ title.

Debru joined 2021 winner Luca van Asche to give the host nation consecutive French Open boys’ singles champions for the first time since 1974-75.



Top-ranked Inga Swietec beat 18-year-old American Coco Gauff 6-1, 6-3 in the French Open final to claim her second title at Roland Garros and extend her winning streak to 35 matches.

Sweetek’s unbeaten run is equal to the longest run of this century by Venus Williams in 2000.

Svetek’s victory over Gauff on Saturday allowed him to add to the 2020 trophy he won in Paris. This made her the first player from Poland to win a Grand Slam singles title.

Sweetek have now won their last six tournaments and are 42-3 this season.

Swietec’s last defeat came in February 2017 against Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko.


3:45 pm

Inga Swietec won the first set of the French Open women’s final against Coco Gauff 6-1.

Sweetek ran to a 4-0 lead as Gauff had trouble getting her shots where she wanted them.


3:10 pm

1 Inga Swietake and 18-year-old American Coco Gauff in a partly cloudy French Open women’s final with a temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit (28 Celsius).

Swietec entered a 34-match winning streak on Saturday as they seek their second title at Roland Garros. She won the tournament in 2020.

Gauff is appearing in a Grand Slam final for the first time.

The chair umpire is Damien Dumusois.


1 pm

Coco Gauff is getting ready to face Inga Swietek in the final of the French Open women’s singles.

Gough is an 18-year-old from Florida, who is ranked 23rd and competing in her first Grand Slam title match.

Sweetek is a 21-year-old from Poland, who is ranked No. He won the 2020 French Open and entered a 34-match winning streak on Saturday.

This is the longest in women’s tennis since the 35 matches played by Venus Williams in 2000.

Gauff and Sweetek have played against each other twice before. Both matches were won by Swietec in straight sets – last year on clay in Rome and this year on hard courts in Miami.

Gauff may detail a recent trend at Roland Garros: the last six women’s title winners in clay-court tournaments were Grand Slam champions for the first time.

The final is scheduled to begin at 3 pm local time.

In the men’s singles final on Sunday, 13-time champion Rafael Nadal will take on 23-year-old Kasper Rood of Norway.


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