Top seeds win doubles title

  • Last Updated: June 8 2014, 22:03 BST

Su-Wei Hsieh and Shuai Peng won the battle of the world's top two doubles teams to claim the French Open title.

Shuai Peng (l) and Su-Wei Hsieh en route to victory in Paris
Shuai Peng (l) and Su-Wei Hsieh en route to victory in Paris

The top seeds proved too good for the Italian duo of Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci on Sunday, winning 6-4 6-1 in just 74 minutes on Court Philippe Chatrier.

There were seven breaks of serve and just three holds in the first set which the Taiwan-China duo, the reigning Wimbledon champions, edged.

Hsieh and Peng then dominated the decider to claim their second Grand Slam title and extend their perfect record in WTA-level finals to 12-0.

Hsieh said: "We are really happy that we are doing so well at the moment, especially under all this pressure: we were seeded number one; we are number one in the world; having a 100% winning record in finals.

"It's a lot a lot of stuff that creates pressure. So it's great. We struggled to handle them in the beginning, but from the middle of the first set I think we were doing a very good job. Next time we are in trouble, we will keep fighting and tell each other to remember what happened here."

Speaking about how the match unfolded, Peng added: "I think at the beginning of the match we were really, really nervous and tight. I think they also played really well at the start, but then when we were 3-1 down we started to relax.

"We were telling each other, 'We can't be tight anymore, because they're a really good team. We need to do something'. Maybe we just stopped thinking about winning or losing, you know, and just tried to play our tennis."

It was the second year in a row that Errani and Vinci had lost in the final. They did win at Roland Garros in 2012 though.


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