Taiwanese pair Chan and Dodig defend French Open Mixed Doubles title

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At the French Open 2019, Taiwanese tennis pair of veteran Latisha Chan with her doubles partner Ivan Dodig from Croatia have managed to defend their mixed doubles title on Friday. This means that Chan gets her third career Grand Slam title.

At the start of this year’s event, the pair of Chan and Dodig were unseeded which means that they were not given any ranking which is given to the top pair as well as players at the beginning of any tournament. The pair of Chan and Dodig were pitted against the second seeded Gabriela Dabrowski and Mate Pavic. The pair of Chan and Dodig defeated the pair of Dabrowski and Pavic in straight sets with a score of 6-1, 7-6(5) in an encounter which lasted an hour and 20 minutes. This encounter took place in the Simonne-Mathieu court at the French Open.

Now, the pair of Chan and Dodig were relatively untouched in the first set where they won the first set comfortable after just losing one game in the exchange. However, the pair were given a tough challenge in the second set by the second seeded pair as you would expect. The second set went to a tie-break as both the pairs won 6 games each. In the tie-break, the pair of Chan and Dodig won 5 games and defended their French Open Mixed Doubles titles.

For Chan, this was the third time that she has appeared in a Grand Slam title since she turned into a professional tennis player in 2004. Along with Ivan Dodig, she won the Mixed Doubles French Open title last year. However, she also won Womens doubles title at the US Open in 2017 partnering with Martina Hingis from Switzerland.

The French Open tournament is the one and only clay court tournament in the four Grand Slam tournaments and it is also the second Grand Slam every year after the US Open. The French Open will be followed by the Wimbledon and the last Grand Slam will be the US Open which will mark an end to the four Grand Slam tournaments of 2019.

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