Salisbury, Krawczyk win Mixed Doubles at French Open | Daily News

Salisbury, Krawczyk win Mixed Doubles at French Open

Joe Salisbury and Desirae Krawczyk celebrate with the Trophy
Joe Salisbury and Desirae Krawczyk celebrate with the Trophy

Joe Salisbury became the first Briton to win the Mixed Doubles at the French Open in 39 years as he claimed a three-set win alongside Desirae Krawczyk yesterday.

Salisbury, 29, and American Krawczyk lost the first set but fought back to beat the Russian duo of Aslan Karatsev and Elena Vesnina 2-6, 6-4, 10-5.

The last Briton to win the title at Roland Garros was John Lloyd in 1982.

It is Salisbury's second Grand Slam title following his 2020 Men's Doubles victory with Rajeev Ram in Australia. Salisbury was broken in his opening service game as the Russian duo took advantage and then backed it up as Vesnina held serve, despite successive double faults.

The British-American pair got on the board on Krawczyk's serve, thanks to some neat net play by Salisbury but could not stop their opponents taking the first set in 29 minutes.

A combination of powerful forehands from Karatsev saw them take the opener on their first of two set points.

Salisbury saved a deciding point in the second set with a timely ace to make it 3-3 and the Briton then earned a vital break to give him and Krawczyk a 5-4 lead. (BBC)

 


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