Medina Garrigues, Ruano Pascual win

Updated: June 5, 2009, 4:27 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain have won their second consecutive French Open women's doubles title by beating Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and Elena Vesnina of Russia 6-1, 6-1 on Friday.

[+] EnlargeAnabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual won their second straight French Open women's doubles title.
Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty ImagesAnabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual won their second straight French Open women's doubles title.

It's Ruano Pascual's 10th Grand Slam women's doubles title but only the second with Medina Garrigues, both at Roland Garros. The other eight -- including four more at the French Open -- came with the now-retired Paola Suarez.

"We complete each other," Ruano Pascual said of Medina Garrigues. "She gives me the power I lack in my shots, and I give my strategic view."

The 12th-seeded pairing of Azarenka and Vesnina were bidding for their first Grand Slam title, but they lost nine games in a row to trail 5-0 in the second set.

"I never had the feeling that they could hurt us," said Ruano Pascual, who has also won a mixed doubles title with Tomas Carbonell. "I never felt any pressure, and I never felt we were going to be in trouble."


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