French Open: Groenefeld, Rojer win mixed doubles

Jun 06, 2014, 08:19 IST | AFP

Paris: Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Jean-Julian Rojer of the Netherlands won the French Open mixed doubles title yesterday with a 4-6, 6-2 (10/7) win over Julia Goerges of Germany and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia.

Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Jean-Julian Rojer
Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Jean-Julian Rojer 

Roland Garros was the first time that Groenefeld and Rojer had played together and the first time that the Dutchman was playing in a Grand Slam final.

The pair staved off match points in their semi-final win and they were soon up against it again against eighth seeded Goerges and Zimonjic after losing the first set. But they battled back to level the match and were always ahead in the match tie-break.

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