By Glenys Furness
- Joe Salisbury & Desirae Krawczyk claimed the mixed doubles at Roland Garros
- The Brit/American pair dropped only one set en route
PARIS, FRANCE – Joe Salisbury & Desirae Krawczyk teamed up for the mixed doubles at Roland Garros, the unseeded pair took the title.
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Joe Salisbury teamed up with Desirae Krawczyk and entered the mixed doubles event in Roland Garros. The Brit/American were unseeded and drew fourth seeds Bruno Soares & Xu Yifan in the first round. Salisbury & Krawczyk broke the Brazilian/Chinese pair in the first set to take the lead. In the second set the Brit/American took the lead by breaking the seeds and moved into the next round 6-4, 6-3.
In the quarter-final Salisbury & Krawczyk were up against Robert Farah & Darija Jurak. The Columbian/Croat pair were dominated by the Brit/American in the first set. The second set was much closer though, as Farah & Jurak stayed toe to toe with Salisbury & Krawczyk forcing a tiebreak. However, the breaker was one way traffic as the Brit/American stormed into the semi-final 6-2, 7-6(3).
The semi-final saw the Brit/American against Juan Sebastián Cabal & Giuliana Olmos. The Columbian/Mexican pair conceded without a ball being hit, handing Salisbury & Krawczyk a walkover into the final 0-0 (RET).
In the final Salisbury & Krawczyk were against Aslan Karatsev & Elena Vesnina. The Brit/American were outplayed in the first set as the Russian pair dominated. However, Salisbury & Krawczyk regrouped and broke serve to level up the match. In the final match tiebreak the Brit/American took the lead and claimed the title 2-6, 6-4, 10-5.
Doubles Round Up
Ken Skupski & Neal Skupski were defeated by Juan Sebastián Cabal & Robert Farah in the first round in the French Open 6-4, 6-4.
Luke Bambridge & Dom Inglot were defeated by Jamie Murray & Bruno Soares in the first round in the French Open 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 6-3.
Cameron Norrie & Jonny O’Mara were defeated by Pierre-Hugues Herbert & Nicolas Mahut in the first round in the French Open 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
Joe Salisbury with Rajeev Ram were defeated by Hugo Nys & Tim Putz in the second round in the French Open 6-4, 6-4.
Heather Watson with Anna Blinkova were defeated by Sharon Fichman & Giuliana Olmos in the first round in the French Open 6-3, 6-2.
Jamie Murray with Bethanie Mattek-Sands were defeated by Juan Sebastián Cabal & Giuliana Olmos in the first round in the French Open 7-6(4), 6-7(3), 10-6.
Neal Skupski with Alexa Guarachi were defeated by Wesley Koolhof & Demi Schuurs in the quarter-final in the French Open 4-6, 6-3, 10-5.
Jonny O’Mara & Luke Bambridge were defeated by Antoine Hoang & Ramkumar Ramanathan in the first round in Nottingham 7-6(3), 3-6, 10-7.
Liam Broady & Ryan Peniston were defeated by Artem Sitak & Marc Polmans in the first round in Nottingham 6-2, 7-6(2).
Stuart Parker with Alastair Gray were defeated by Lloyd Glasspool & Harri Heliovaara in the first round in Nottingham 6-2, 6-3.
Jay Clarke with Thanasi Kokkinakis were defeated by Ken Skupski & Matt Reid in the quarter-final in Nottingham 2-6, 7-6(3), 11-9.
Lloyd Glasspool with Harri Haliovaara were defeated by Matthew Ebden & John-Patrick Smith in the quarter-final in Nottingham 6-4, 6-2.
Ken Skupski with Matt Reid defeated Matthew Ebden & John-Patrick Smith in the final in Nottingham 4-6, 7-5, 10-6.
Katie Boulter & Jodie Burrage were defeated by Emily Webley-Smith & Sarah Beth Grey in the first round in Nottingham 2-6, 7-5, 10-3.
Samantha Murray-Sharan with Naiktha Bains were defeated by Ankita Raina & Julia Wachaczyk in the first round in Nottingham 6-4, 2-6, 10-4.
Naomi Broady & Harriet Dart were defeated by Kaitlyn Christian & Nao Hibino in the first round in Nottingham 3-6, 7-5, 10-7.
Emily Webley-Smith & Sarah Beth Grey were defeated by Lyudmyla Kichenok & Makotoa Ninomiya in the quarter-final in Nottingham 6-1, 1-0 (RET).
Tara Moore & Eden Silva were defeated by Storm Sanders & Caroline Dolehide in the quarter-final in Nottingham 6-4, 6-2.
Johanna Konta with Donna Vekic were defeated by Lyudmyla Kichenok & Makotoa Ninomiya in the semi-final in Nottingham 0-0 (RET).
Toby Martin with Marko Tepavac were defeated by Max Houkes & Sidane Pontjodikromo in the first round in Skopje 6-3. 3-1 (RET).
David Fox with Murphy Cassone were defeated by Tristan Schoolkate & Dane Sweeny in the first round in Wichita 6-4, 6-4.
Finn Bass & Charles Broom were defeated by Alexander Brown & Ezekiel Clark in the quarter-final in Wichita 6-2, 7-6(5).
Jonathan Binding & Scott Duncan were defeated by Luca Potenza & Cristian Rodriguez in the first round in Gaiba 6-1, 6-3.
Ben Jones & Harry Wendelken were defeated by Runhoa Hua & Zhang Ze in the first round in Heraklion 6-4, 6-1.
Soumeya Anane with Francesca Dell’Edera were defeated by Iona Gaspar & Svenja Ochsner in the first round in Heraklion 6-3, 6-2.
Billy Harris & Daniel Little were defeated by Aristotelis Thanos & Petros Tsitsipas in the quarter-final in Heraklion 6-2, 3-2 (RET).
Tanysha Dissanayake & Eliz Maloney were defeated by Jessie Aney & Michaela Bayerlova in the quarter-final in Heraklion 6-1, 6-3.
Anna Popescu with Julia Kimmelmann were defeated by Tina Nadine Smith & Julia Stamatova in the quarter-final in Heraklion 0-0 (RET).
Oscar Weightman with Luis Farla were defeated by Siddhant Banthia & Uisung Park in the quarter-final in Monastir 6-0, 6-3.
Alice Gillan with Yui Chikaraishi were defeated by Miharu Imanishi & Haine Ogata in the quarter-final in Monastir 7-6(5), 4-6, 10-7.
Freya Christie with Yuriko Lily Miyazaki were defeated by Ulrikke Elkeri & Valentini Grammatikopoulou in the first round in Monastir 4-6, 6-3, 10-5.
Sashi Kempster with Carolina Azadinho were defeated by Eri Hozumi & Akiko Omae in the quarter-final in Monastir 6-0, 6-0.
Alicia Barnett & Olivia Nicholls were defeated by Ulrikke Elkeri & Valentini Grammatikopoulou in the semi-final in Monastir 6-2, 6-4.
Emily Appleton with Weronika Baszak were defeated by Justina Mikulskyte & Akvile Parazinskaite in the first round in Vilnius 6-4, 6-2.
Next week Brits play in London, Nottingham, France, Turkey, Tunisia, Birmingham, Portugal & France.
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