French Open 2016: Caroline Garcia & Kristina Mladenovic win women's doubles

Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia
Mladenovic and Garcia won their first major title

Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic gave the Paris crowd a home victory to cheer as they won the women's doubles title at the French Open.

The French duo, seeded seventh, beat Russian fifth seeds Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-3 2-6 6-4.

Garcia and Mladenovic claimed their first Grand Slam title having only teamed up this year with a target of playing at the Olympics.

They have now won titles in Charleston, Stuttgart, Madrid and Paris.

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