Russian-Israeli Karatsev misses out on doubles title in French Open final

Desirae Krawczyk of the United States and Joe Salisbury of Britain win the mixed doubles title at the French Open.

The pair defeat Russian Elena Vesnina and Russian-Israeli Aslan Karatsev 2-6, 6-4, 10-5.

The crowd watch Spain’s Rafael Nadal playing Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman during their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Their win ends Britain’s 39-year wait for a title at Roland Garros. The last British player to lift a trophy in the tournament’s five main events was John Lloyd in the mixed doubles in 1982. He played with Wendy Turnbull of Australia.

Both Krawczyk and Salisbury were eliminated in the early stages of the doubles tournament in Paris and turned their focus to the mixed doubles.

Karatsev lost in the second round of the men’s tournament.

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