Peng and Hsieh Claim French Open Women's Doubles Title
   2014-06-08 22:15:18    China Daily/Agencies      Web Editor: Wang

China's Peng Shuai and Chinese Taipei's Hsies Su-Wei won their second Grand Slam title together by defeating Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-4, 6-1 in the final of the French Open women's doubles on Sunday. [Photo: sports.sina.com.cn]

China's Peng Shuai and Chinese Taipei's Hsies Su-Wei won their second Grand Slam title together by defeating Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-4, 6-1 in the final of the French Open women's doubles on Sunday.

Hsieh and Peng, both 28 and born four days apart, extended their win-loss record to 12-0 in doubles finals with their victory on the Paris clay.

Peng and Shuai also won the women's doubles title at Wimbledon and the WTA Championships in 2013.

Peng became the first Chinese player to hold the top spot in the rankings.

The Italian team blew a 3-1 lead in the first set as Errani dropped serve three times.

Peng and Hsieh won six straight games in the second set and clinched the victory when Errani sent a forehand return wide.

The Italian pairing, seeded second, had won four of the last eight grand slams, including the 2012 Roland Garros crown and this year's Australian Open.

"Don't be sad... you guys will win much more than us, so let us win this one," Peng said to her opponents at the trophy presentation on court. "It is the dream to win."

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