New York (AP) – Laura Siegemund and Vera Swonarewa will also compete in doubles at the French Open at the end of this month, the 32-year-old tennis player from Metzingen and her four-year-old Russian doubles partner announced after winning the title at the US Open in New York. On.
“We didn’t have too high expectations, but complement each other very well and are dangerous opponents,” said Siegemund. It wasn’t until shortly before the start of the tournament that the two teamed up and immediately won the Grand Slam title when they first performed together.
The Roland Garros clay court tournament kicks off on September 27 in Paris, having moved in May. Unlike the US Open, spectators are allowed – a total of 11,500 people per day in three different, separated zones.
Siegemund and Swonarewa defeated Nicole Melichar / Xu Yifan of the US and China 6: 4, 6: 4. It is the first German doubles title win in Flushing Meadows since Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, who triumphed in 1985 alongside Helena Sukova from what was then Czechoslovakia. In 2016 Siegemund already won the mixed competition in New York with the Croatian Mate Pavic.