PARIS, June 10 (Reuters) - American Ryan Harrison and New Zealander Michael Venus claimed their first grand slam title when they beat Mexican Santiago Gonzalez and American Donald Young 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-3 in the French Open men’s doubles final on Saturday.
After two fiercely-contested opening sets between the two unseeded pairs, Harrison and Venus broke decisively for 5-3 and held serve to prevail on Court Philippe Chatrier.
It was the pair’s first major final, Harrison having never reached the last four in a grand slam while his partner had never even been in a quarter-final.
It is not their first title together, however, as they warmed up with a title in the Estoril tournament last month. (Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Clare Fallon)