Scratch pairing claim mixed title

  • Last Updated: June 5 2014, 20:53 BST

The scratch pairing of Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Jean-Julien Rojer claimed the mixed doubles title at the French Open on Thursday.

Anna Lena Groenefeld: Revealed she had been asking around to find a partner
Anna Lena Groenefeld: Revealed she had been asking around to find a partner

The unseeded duo took the final on a champions' tie-break, eventually defeating Julia Goerges and Nenad Zimonjic 4-6 6-2 10-7 on Court Philippe Chatrier at Roland Garros.

It was Rojer's maiden Grand Slam title and Groenefeld's second - she had won the Wimbledon crown in 2009 with Mark Knowles.

Groenefeld and Rojer had not even practised together prior to their first match in Paris but are now vowing to continue their successful partnership.

Groenefeld said: "I was asking around. No-one wanted to play with me, and then he said 'yes'.

"So, yeah, it worked out really well in the end. I'm looking forward to play more with him."

The German-Dutch duo, who had to save match points in their semi-final, are already planning to play at Wimbledon later this month.


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