Top seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova clinched their third straight Grand Slam title at Roland Garros after a dominating performance over Aussie duo Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua.
The Aussies were bidding for their first Grand Slam title; in 2013 they reached three Grand Slam finals – at all but the French Open – and this year they got back to their winning ways with titles in Kuala Lumpur and Strasbourg.
But they’ll have to wait to claim their first Grand Slam title together, after falling to the powerhouse top seeds, 6-2, 6-1.
“We played really well today,” Mattek-Sands said in their post-match press conference. “We played a good team. We watched them play their semifinal match. They beat another good team in three sets, so we were kind of ready with what they were going to bring out on the court.