Four Americans in 2023 French Open Doubles Finals This Weekend

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The US’s Taylor Townsend returns the ball to Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina during their women’s second round match at the Roland Garros 2016 French Open in Paris on May 26, 2016. / AFP / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Americans Austin KrajicekTaylor TownsendClervie Ngounoue, and Tyra Grant will all compete for doubles titles this weekend at the French Open in Paris.

Krajicek, 32, will play with Croatian Ivan Dodig for the men’s doubles title against an all-Belgian team of Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen on Saturday. A victory for Krajicek, a former NCAA doubles champion at Texas A&M, would mark his first major doubles title and see him rise to the world doubles No. 1 ranking on Monday.

Townsend, 27, is competing in her second major doubles final (’22 US Open) since giving birth to her son, Adyn, in 2021. She and Canadian Leylah Fernandez will play Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) and Xinyu Wang (CHN) on Sunday. A win would mark the first major doubles title for Townsend, who is projected to rise to No. 5 in the world doubles rankings, where she would join No. 3 Jessica Pegula and No. 4 Coco Gauff to give the U.S. three women in the Top 5 of the doubles rankings for the first time since the week of August 13, 2012.

Ngounoue, a 16-year-old who is the No. 1-ranked junior in the world, and Grant, 15, ranked No. 29 among juniors, will compete to become the eighth and ninth American girls to win the junior doubles title at the French Open. They’ll play the top-seeded team of Alina Korneeva and Sarah Saito (JPN) on Saturday. 

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Austin Krajicek at the U.S. Open