Peng, Hsieh win French Open women's doubles title

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

AP Photo

PARIS (AP) -- Top-seeded Peng Shuai of China and Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan won their second Grand Slam title together by defeating Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-4, 6-1 in the final of the French Open women's doubles on Sunday.

Peng and Shuai also won the women's doubles title at Wimbledon and the WTA Championships in 2013.

Peng became the first Chinese player to hold the top spot in the rankings.

The Italian team blew a 3-1 lead in the first set as Errani dropped serve three times.

Peng and Hsieh won six straight games in the second set and clinched the victory when Errani sent a forehand return wide.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Victoria Azarenka withdraws from U.S. Open amid child custody dispute

She said she is "sadly unable" to play because of her "ongoing family situation." 

In wake of second Slam win, Muguruza is a different player and person

The Spaniard has learned from her first experience and taken a new approach. 

Bethanie Mattek-Sands to join Tennis Channel for U.S. Open coverage

The network plans more than 175 hours of total coverage during the fourth major of 2017.