Tennis: Czechs win doubles, Šafářová loses singles final at Paris


Czechs Iveta Benešová and Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová secured the title in doubles at the Open GDF Suez in Paris on Sunday after their opponents, top-seeded Cara Black, of Zimbabwe, and Liezel Huber, of the United States, failed to show up for the game. In singles final, Czech Republic’s Lucie Šafářová lost to top seed Yelena Dementeva from Russia 7:6, 1:6 and 4:6. Paris was Šafářová’s eight tournament final in career, and the fourth she lost.