Medina Garrigues, Ruano Pascual win
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.
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."
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
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2009 FRENCH OPEN
Women's singles: Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia
Roger Federer, Switzerland
Men's doubles: Lukas Dlouhy, Czech Republic and Leander Paes, India
Women's doubles: Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual, Spain
Mixed doubles: Liezel Huber and Bob Bryan, United States
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