Team Bucie Wins Roland Garros 2017 Women’s Double Title; Jeļena Ostapenko Champion Photoshoot

Lucie Šafářová and Bethanie Mattek-Sands (click to enlarge)

Team Bucie solidified their position as the best women’s doubles pair in the world, taking out Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 6-2 6-1 to win Roland Garros 2017. Without a doubt,  Lucie Šafářová and Bethanie Mattek-Sands should one day enter the International Tennis Hall of Fame together. This is their 2nd Roland Garros title, their 5th overall Major and their 3rd straight Major title. A championship at Wimbledon, the only Major they have not won, would give them the Team Bucie Slam…they would hold all four Majors at the same time. My #1 rooting interest at Wimbledon will be Madison Keys in singles, but right behind her will be Team Bucie in doubles.

Jeļena Ostapenko (click to enlarge)

Jeļena Ostapenko began her new life as a Major champion with the winner’s photoshoot. It will be interesting to see how the rest of her year unfolds. I think fans should be patient and give her time. Li Na and Garbiñe Muguruza both won Roland Garros and then struggled for awhile. If 20 year old Ostapenko makes a deep run at Wimbledon, then great. But if she doesn’t even reach another final this year that’s okay, too.


1 BETHANIE MATTEK-SANDS/LUCIE ŠAFÁŘOVÁ d. Ashleigh Barty/Casey Dellacqua, 6-2 6-1





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