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Garrigues and Pascual take women's title; Bryan, Azarenka win mixed doubles

PARIS -- The 10th-seeded pairing of Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain won the women's doubles championship, beating Casey Dellacqua of Australia and Francesca Schiavone of Italy 2-6, 7-5, 6-4.

It's Ruano Pascual's ninth Grand Slam title, but first with Medina Garrigues in this, their first tournament together. The other eight -- including four at the French Open -- came with the now-retired Paola Suarez.

In mixed doubles, Bob Bryan, of the United States, teamed with Victoria Azarenka of Slovenia to defeat fellow Slovenian Katarina Srebotnik and Serbia's Nenad Zimonjic 6-2, 7-6 (4) to grab the crown at Roland Garros.

"We weren't even signed up," Bryan said. "I was at the practice court. I rushed over [to the referee's office]. Made it with two minutes to go."

Bryan and Azarenka were seeded third, even though this was their first Grand Slam tournament as a pair. He has won three U.S. Open mixed doubles titles with other partners, in addition to five men's doubles Grand Slam titles with his twin, Mike.

Azarenka won the 2007 U.S. Open mixed doubles championship with Max Mirnyi.

"Victoria's pretty clutch," Bryan said. "I have to give this girl some credit. I knew she was good, but I didn't know she was this good."

Azarenka reached the fourth round in the women's singles tournament.

Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor of Canada will play Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay and Luis Horna of Peru in the men's doubles final Saturday.