Japan’s Ena Shibahara and Wesley Koolhof of the Netherlands claimed their maiden Grand Slam title after they beat Norway’s Ulrikke Eikeri and Joran Vliegen of Belgium 7-6(5), 6-2 to win the French Open blended doubles last on Thursday.
The second seeds cruised by the second set after a tense opener on a sunkissed court docket Philippe Chatrier as Koolhof added to his 2020 ATP Tour Finals title within the males’s doubles.
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Shibahara and Koolhof broke early within the first set, just for the Eikeri and Vliegen to interrupt again for 4-5 earlier than the set was determined in a tiebreak, with Shibahara ending it off on the internet for the second-seeded pair to take the lead.
She wrapped up the primary last of this yr’s Roland Garros with the pair’s sixth ace of the match.