France's Garcia, Mladenovic fire up home crowd in women's doubles win


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  • Sunday, 05 Jun 2016

Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros - Caroline Garcia of France vs Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland - Paris, France - 25/05/16. Caroline Garcia reacts. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

PARIS (Reuters) - France's Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic overcome their Russian opponents 6-3 2-6 6-4 on Sunday to take the French Open women's doubles title, giving the home fans reason to cheer on the final day of a cold, damp tournament.

In a see-saw first set the French fifth seeds led 5-0 before seventh-seeded Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina clawed their way back to 5-3, Garcia then holding serve to take the decisive ninth game.

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