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Nadal Wins 10th French Open Title, Bethanie-Safarova Win Women’s Doubles Title

Nadal Wins 10th French Open Title, Bethanie-Safarova Win Women’s Doubles Title
June 11
22:35 2017

Spaniard Rafael Nadal became the first tennis player to win 10 titles in any Grand Slam tournament in the Open Era as he outclassed Stanislas Wawrinka at the French Open final on Sunday.

Fourth seeded Nadal registered a 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 victory in two hours and five minutes over the Swiss third seed in the men’s singles final. With this win, the Spaniard took the sole second place on the all-time list for most Grand Slam titles won with his 15th trophy of career, reports Xinhua news agency.

At 31 years and 8 days, Nadal, without losing a set at Roland Garros this year, also became the oldest player in history to win 15 Grand Slam titles.

Meanwhile, top seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova clinched the women’s doubles title in the French Open tennis championships on Sunday.

The United States-Czech pair tamed unseeded Australians Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 6-2, 6-1 in the final. Without any double faults or unforced errors, the duo of Mattek-Sands and Safarova fared stable to break six times to seal the win in just one hour and six minutes, reports Xinhua news agency.

“We played really well today. We played a good team. We watched them play their semi-final match. They beat another good team in three sets, so we were ready with what they were going to bring out on the court,” said Bethanie. “We are taking it one match at a time. We enjoy our practice days and off-days,” she said.

“We’re really excited for grass. We’re looking forward to Wimbledon. We love playing on grass, and we are going to be ready there too.”

-IANS

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