It wasn’t to be for Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova, with the pair going down in the French Open women’s doubles final in a high quality three set encounter.
Not having dropped a set en route to the final, Dellacqua and Shvedova started strongly, taking the first set 6-3 against Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova.
Mattek-Sands and Safarova then made the most of the small opportunities given to them in the second set, taking it 6-4 to force a decider, which they also won 6-2.
Roland Garros was only the third time Dellacqua and Shvedova have paired together, with the pairs’ final in Paris to go with the title in Madrid last month and a second round showing in Rome.
“It wasn’t the result we wanted today,” Dellacqua said post match.
“However it is been a great two weeks and there is a lot to be proud of.”
Dellacqua now turns her attention to the grass season in the lead up to Wimbledon.
She will travel to Nottimgham today to compete in the Aegon Open where, as the tournament’s 6th seed, she has drawn Bulgarian Sesil Karatantcheva.