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French Open 2017: Ryan Harrison and Michael Venus take Grand Slam title

Harrison and Venus take first Grand Slam title
By Reuters

10/06/2017 at 19:39Updated 10/06/2017 at 22:03

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.

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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.

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