When you win a Grand Slam title, you drink champagne from your trophy, right? 😀 These have been spectacular two weeks at Roland Garros for Lucie Safarova and Bethanie Mattek Sands, as the Czech made a Grand Slam singles final for the first in her career, the American won the mixed doubles title with Mike Bryan, while together they won the women’s doubles event.
And that’s not all! With the 2015 Australian Open women’s doubles title under their belt, which was by the way the first tournament they played together, the duo is now halfway through completing a Calendar Year Doubles Grand Slam. However, Bethanie likes to take it easy and here’s how she responded to the pressure of that possible milestone:
I’m sure everyone is talking about that! But no, I just want to drink champagne out of this trophy, and then we will work our way to the next one. Actually I want to go home before I think about playing tennis anymore! But seriously, we’re taking it one match at a time. That’s the only way.
In Sunday’s women’s doubles final, the seventh-seeded Lucie and Bethanie squeezed past 12th-seeded Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova 3-6 6-4 6-2. (via WTA, photos via Lucie’s Instagram)
So pleased for these two they are wonderful players and so fun to watch. Here’s hoping for the doubles grand slam for Lucy and Bethany!
Safarova and Bethanie are playing so consistently this year. They have a chance on becoming World No. 1s. They are very dynamic and fun to watch. Lucie did improve over the years. She should maximize this time to win as much as she could.
So happy for Lucie! She deserves this win so much. She fought hard at the 2015 French Open against the greatest female tennis player of all time, Ms. Serena J. Williams. But, anybody in their right mind knew who the victor would be, even fighting the flu (simply amazing, Serena!). “Congrats, Lucie S. and Bethanie! Lucie in the sky, with diamonds! I love Lucie!” She beautifully stomped Mugaruza, overrated Sharapova, and other players who were so-called favorites at the French Open.
I really like them as a duo hope they will be able to replace Errani and Vinci in an effective way. I hope Lucie will not be an one hit wonder in singles and she will continue to play at a top level.