Groenefeld, Rojer win mixed doubles at French Open

  • AFP, Paris
  • Updated: Jun 05, 2014 19:10 IST

Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Jean-Julian Rojer of the Netherlands won the French Open mixed doubles title on Thursday with a 4-6, 6-2 (10/7) win over Julia Goerges of Germany and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia.

Roland Garros was the first time that Groenefeld and Rojer had played together and the first time that the Dutchman was playing in a Grand Slam final.

The pair staved off match points in their semi-final win and they were soon up against it again against eighth seeded Goerges and Zimonjic after losing the first set.

But they battled back to level the match and were always ahead in the match tie-break.

"It's five years since my last one in Wimbledon (mixed doubles title with Mark Knowles) and it's just as exciting this time around," Groenefeld said.

"Prior to this match I made, I think, four semi-finals, but I was never even in the finals before."

The mixed doubles title at the year's first Grand Slam tournament in Australia was won by Kristina Mladenovic of France and Daniel Nestor of Canada.

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