There was no question of letting go of their crown. This Sunday, before a prestigious men’s final, Kristina Mladenovic and Timea Babos made history by crowning themselves again at Roland Garros in the women’s doubles. Already victorious in 2019, the two women managed to complete the affair in straight sets hanging against the pair Guarachi – Krawczyk (6-4, 7-5). For the Franco-Hungarian doublet, this is the fourth coronation in Major (Australian Open 2018, 2020 and Roland-Garros 2019). For the Frenchwoman, it is even her fifth victory in the Grand Slam tournament with her Parisian coronation of 2016 alongside Caroline Garcia.
“Here we are again!” Exclaimed Babos in French after receiving the trophy. For her part, “Kiki” was very moved when speaking, thinking of the difficult times experienced in New York in the bubble of the US Open where she was placed in confinement and excluded from the doubles tournament. (with Babos) for having been in contact with Benoît Paire, himself excluded from the tournament for a positive test for the coronavirus. “A few weeks ago, we were unfairly disqualified from the US Open. To be here with you and with this trophy is something very strong“Said the Frenchwoman, addressing her teammate before bursting into tears.
“Physically, emotionally, I was exhausted today. You carried me from start to finish, I’m proud to have you as a partner“, she added. Then, returning to the New York psychodrama, she addressed a”small dedication to Benoît (Pair) “:” We really did not have a ‘pussy‘”, she said, in reference to this famous cry uttered last year by the French player during his round of 16 at Roland Garros against Kei Nishikori where he felt strongly that his opponent was lucky .