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French Open 2014 winners

Janko G Jun 10, 2014 No Comment 207,728 views

The second Grand Slam tournament of the season has finished. As always, on the Roland Garros’ clay courts, as it was expected, spectators saw lots of fight, beautiful rallies and strokes, many surprises and rising stars. The king and a queen of Paris are Rafael Nadal, who won 9th title here, and Maria Sharapova, who was victorious for the 2nd time. These two shared the spoils two years ago, in 2012, also.

Men’s single – Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal (ESP) defeated Novak Djokovic (SRB) by 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4

rafael nadal with roland garros 2014 trophy
Rafael Nadal with Roland Garros 2014 trophy

Nadal and Djokovic played for the second time in the Roland Garros final, and the result was the same – 3:1 for Nadal. Djokovic managed to win first set, but then failed to continue dominance, and Nadal, as the “king of clay” cruised to his 9th Roland Garros title.

Women’s single – Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova (RUS) defeated Simona Halep (ROU) by 6-4, 6-7, 6-4

Maria Sharapova with Roland Garros 2014 trophy
Maria Sharapova with Roland Garros 2014 trophy

In women singles final, Maria Sharapova held onto the challenge of young Halep, and managed to win in three tight sets. Halep showed incredible consistency (konstantnost) throughout the tournament, but in the final the Russian was mentally stronger, and fought till the end.

Men’s double – Benneteau/Roger-Vasselin

Julien Benneteau (FRA)/Eduard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) defeated Marcel Granollers (ESP)/Marc Lopez (ESP) 6-3, 7-6

Roger-Vasselin and Benneteau with Roland Garros 2014 trophy
Roger-Vasselin and Benneteau with Roland Garros 2014 trophy

11th seeded pair managed to beat 12th seeded pair in this year’s tournament, and finally – victory for the home players! This is especially great reward to Benneteau, who is the biggest loser in single, from all active players – he didn’t win a singles title, he lost all of his 11 finals.

In this match, the French were leading from the start to the end, played constantly well, and deserved to win the trophy.

Women’s double – Hsieh/Peng

Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE)/Shuai Peng (CHN) defeated Sara Errani (ITA)/Roberta Vinci (ITA) 6-4, 6-1

Hsieh and Peng with Roland Garros 2014 trophy
Hsieh and Peng with Roland Garros 2014 trophy

In the women’s doubles finals the first two favorites managed to get to the final match. Although they were 2nd seeded pair, Errani and Vinci were the favorites in this match, since they’ve previously won the title here. On the other hand, Hsieh and Peng up till now didn’t manage to win a Grand Slam title. However, Chinese and Taipei players have played very dominantly and won the match in straight sets, which gave them first Grand Slam doubles title.

Mixed double – Groenefeld/Rojer

Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)/Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) defeated Julia Goerges (GER)/Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) 4-6, 6-2, 10-7

Groenefeld and Rojer with Roland Garros 2014 trophy
Groenefeld and Rojer with Roland Garros 2014 trophy

8th seeded Zimonjic and Goerges lead and were in command of the match over unseeded Rojer and Groenefeld, but they failed to win the first mutual title. Groenefeld and Rojer won their first Grand Slam mixed doubles title.

Boys’ single – Andrey Rublev

Andrey Rublev (RUS) defeated Jaume Munar Clar (ESP) 6-2, 7-5

Andrey Rublev with Roland Garros 2014 trophy
Andrey Rublev with Roland Garros 2014 trophy

17-year-old Russian, and 4th seeded player of the tournament, easily beaten also 17-year-old Spaniard Munar Clar is straight sets. Rublev is started playing with seniors, and he is already near breaking into the top 500 players in the world, so he used that experience to easily dispatch Clar in this match.

Girls’ single – Darya Kasatkina

Darya Kasatkina (RUS) defeated Ivana Jorovic (SRB) 6-7, 6-2, 6-3

Darya Kasatkina with Roland Garros 2014 trophy
Darya Kasatkina with Roland Garros 2014 trophy

Serbian girl was 1st seeded in this tournament, and a great favorite to win her first juniors Grand Slam title. She started of nicely, won the first set, but after that, the Russian player dominated until the end, and finished the match pretty comfortably.

Boys’ double – Bonzi/Halys

Benjamin Bonzi (FRA)/Quentin Halys (FRA) defeated Lucas Miedler (AUT)/Akira Santillan (AUS) 6-3, 6-3

Bonzi and Halys with Roland Garros 2014 trophy
Bonzi and Halys with Roland Garros 2014 trophy

After unsuccessful singles tournament, these boys turned attention to the doubles. Both pairs were unseeded, and managed to beat some of the favorites for title along the way. Bonzi and Halys won it for France, pretty comfortably, in straight sets.

Girls' double – Ducu/Rosca

Ioana Ducu (ROU)/Ioana Loredana Rosca (ROU) defeated Catherine Bellis (USA)/Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) 6-1, 5-7, 11-9

Ducu and Rosca with Roland Garros 2014 trophy
Ducu and Rosca with Roland Garros 2014 trophy

Same as in the boys doubles, these girls had dissapointing singles tournament, and put their focus into the doubles. Ducu and Rosca, as the unseeded outsiders in this match, managed to beat 7th seeded pair and made an ultimate triumph in the exciting match.

Men’s legends – McEnroe/McEnroe

John McEnroe (USA)/Patrick McEnroe (USA) defeated Andres Gomez (ECU)/Mark Woodforde (AUS) 4-6, 7-5, 10-7

McEnroe with Roland Garros 2014 trophy
McEnroe with Roland Garros 2014 trophy

The two brothers were trailing after the first set, but managed to fight back, and win the trophy at the end.

Women’s legends – Clijsters/Navratilova

Kim Clijsters (BEL)/Martina Navratilova (USA) defeated Nathalie Dechy (FRA)/Sandrine Testud (FRA) 5-7, 7-5, 10-7

Clijsters and Navratilova with Roland Garros 2014 trophy
Clijsters and Navratilova with Roland Garros 2014 trophy

Clijsters and Navratilova were the first favorites of this tournament, and managed to win it in the end, against the French pair. Dechy and Testud lead after the first set, but couldn't finish off more famous opponents and Navratilova and Clijsters won the trophy in women’s legends tournament.

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