Coco Gauff and Katerina Siniakova win French Open doubles title

Gauff wins her maiden Grand Slam doubles title
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Coco Gauff and Katerina Siniakova defeated the Italian team of Jasmine Paolini and Sara Errani to win the 2024 French Open doubles title.

This is the eighth career doubles Grand Slam with Siniakova who was part of the Czech Republic super doubles team with Barbora Krejcikova. Gauff has never won a Grand Slam doubles title despite being on the doorstep in 2022 in Paris with Jessica Pegula when they finished as the runner-up team.

Gauff and Siniakova had too many weapons for the Italian team. Of the four players, Gauff's serve was the only one that was not broken during the course of the two set match.

The Italians put up a fight, but Coco Gauff and Katerina Siniakova were too good

Jasmine Paolini, a finalist in both singles and doubles at this year's French Open, lifted her game late in the second set to keep the Italians within reach. Losing the first set tiebreaker proved to be too much to come back from because Gauff and Siniakova settled in after that and played smarter tennis.

Gauff and Siniakova never played doubles together before. Occasionally, that was evident as they were developing strategies on the fly. Siniakova seemed to feel the pressure to play well so that Gauff could check this enormous accomplishment off her career bucket list.

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Gauff has hinted that winning a Grand Slam in doubles would result in her playing less doubles going forward. She is an accomplished doubles player who has played often during her young career, most frequently and recently with the injured Jessica Pegula with whom she won the 2023 Miami Open.

In her victory speech, Gauff indicated that she was not planning to play doubles in Paris, but Siniakova asked her two days before the tournament began. Gauff and Siniakova seemed to strike up an immediate friendship as Siniakova was in Gauff's players' box during Gauff's singles semifinal match against Iga Swiatek.

Gauff is primed for the Olympic doubles competition. Will Jessica Pegula be ready to play so that Gauff could win two doubles titles in her favorite city of Paris in a two-month time span?

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