Sat, 30 Sep 2023

PARIS, June 9 (Xinhua) -- China's Wang Xinyu and Hsieh Su-wei of Chinese Taipei secured their berth in the French Open women's doubles final on Friday, beating No. 6 seeds Nicole Melichar-Martinez and Ellen Perez 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

Playing in their second event as a pair, Wang and Hsieh will face Leylah Fernandez and Taylor Townsend in the title showdown on Sunday.

21-year-old Wang is going to make her debut on the final stage of a Grand Slam tournament, while Hsieh is already a four-time Grand Slam doubles champion, three from Wimbledon (2013, 2019, 2021) and one from the clay-court major (2014).

The 37-year-old veteran met Wang in the Italian Open last month when they negotiated to compete in the doubles event together. Their first event was the Strasbourg Open just one week before Roland Garros.

No. 10 seeds Fernandez and Townsend claimed a smooth 6-0, 6-4 victory over last year's runners-up, American duo Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula to reach their first Grand Slam final together.

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