Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova added the French Open doubles title to their Australian Open doubles title - is a Calendar Year Doubles Grand Slam in the cards?
WTA Staff

PARIS, France - Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova continued their breakthrough 2015 on Sunday, adding the French Open doubles title to their Australian Open from earlier in the year.

The No.7-seeded Mattek-Sands and Safarova came from a set down and survived a tight second set to edge No.12-seeded Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova in Sunday's final, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.

And so Mattek-Sands and Safarova are now halfway to a Calendar Year Doubles Grand Slam, having already won the Australian Open, a remarkable feat given it was their first tournament together.

Only one team has won the Calendar Year Doubles Grand Slam in the Open Era - Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver in 1984. Mattek-Sands and Safarova are halfway to becoming the second to do it.

"I'm sure everyone is talking about that!" Mattek-Sands said. "But no, I just want to drink champagne out of this trophy, 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."

"Yeah, it's already amazing that we did two in a row," Safarova said.

"We're excited about it," Mattek-Sands added. "Obviously we're going to go forward and get back out on the practice court at some point pretty soon, and get on the grass and just go for it there, too."

It's been a dream fortnight for Mattek-Sands and Safarova in other ways, too - Mattek-Sands won the mixed doubles title (read more here) and Safarova made the singles final (read more here).

"She's been on fire," Safarova said of Mattek-Sands.

"I don't think either of us had a day off this whole French Open," the American added. "The two days we might not have played matches, we still warmed up or practiced. It's been a whirlwind. I've been here almost three weeks because I got here pretty early before the tournament. What an amazing event. To win it with Mike, and then win it with Lucie after the Australian Open, it's been so much fun.

"On and off the court we are still soaking it in."

The American-Czech duo will also return to No.1 on the Road To Singapore doubles leaderboard, the year-long journey to the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global doubles event.