Saturday, June 7, 2008

The Forgotten Ones - French Open Champions

by Savannah

Some results that deserve recognition.

Women's Doubles French Open Champions
Anabel Medina-Garrigues and Virginia Ruano-Pascal

Mixed Doubles French Open Champions
Bob Bryan and Victoria Azarenka

Mens Wheelchair Singles French Open Champion
Kunieda Shingo

Mens Wheelchair Doubles French Open Champions

Kunieda Shingo and Maikel Scheffers

Women's Wheelchair French Open Singles Champion
The Great Esther Vergeer

Women's Wheelchair French Open Doubles Champions

Jiske Griffioen and Esther Vergeer

I need to give a shout out to tennishead "mmmm8" over on TalkAboutTennis who put all of this together. Believe me it's not easy getting information on the athletes featured here. Doubles is especially hard. Maybe because it's a Slam the powers that be let us see the athletes. MMMM8 also posted the Junior Results I'm posting below. The winners are in bold.

Boys' Singles - Semifinals
Yang Tsung-hua, Taiwan, def. Cesar Ramirez (2), Mexico, 7-5, 6-4
Jerzy Janowicz (12), Poland, def. Guido Pella, Argentina, 6-4, 6-4

Boys' Doubles - Semifinals
Jaan-Frederik Brunken, Germany, and Matt Reid, Australia, def. Julien Obry and Adrien Puget, France, 1-6, 6-3, 10-6
Henri Kontinen, Finland, and Christopher Rungkat, Indonesia, def. Vasek Pospisil and Milos Raonic, Canada, 7-6 (3), 6-2.

Girls' Singles - Semifinals

Simona Halep (9), Romania, def. Arantxa Rus (2), Netherlands, 6-3, 7-5.
Elena Bogdan (10), Romania, def. Lenka Jurikova, Slovakia, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4.

Girls' Doubles - Semifinals
Lesley Kerkhove and Arantxa Rus (7), Netherlands, def. Jade Curtis, Britain, and Nikola Hofmanova (6), Austria, 6-1, 6-1
Polona Hercog, Slovenia, and Jessica Moore (8), Australia, def. Lenka Jurikova and Romana Tabakova, Slovakia, 6-1, 6-1

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