Spanish champs again win French Open doubles

6th June 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, June 5 (AFP) - Spain's Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suarez of Argentina, the top seeds, successfully defended their French Open women's doubles title on Sunday to collect their fourth Roland Garros championship.

PARIS, June 5 (AFP) - Spain's Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suarez of Argentina, the top seeds, successfully defended their French Open women's doubles title on Sunday to collect their fourth Roland Garros championship.   

They defeated second seeds Cara Black of Zimbabwe and South Africa's Liezel Huber 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the final.  

The win was also the pair's eighth Grand Slam title in all.  

They also hold the second-longest streak of consecutive major doubles finals reached - nine between Roland Garros 2003 and Roland Garros 2005.  

Only Martina Navratilova and partner Pam Shriver have fared better, appearing in eleven finals between Wimbledon 1983 and the Australian Open 1985.

© AFP

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