SALT LAKE CITY, June 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- USANA Health Sciences congratulates its Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Brand Ambassador, Kristina Mladenovic on her recent Roland Garros success, as she captured her first Grand Slam doubles title over the weekend. Mladenovic and doubles partner Caroline Garcia defeated No. 7 seeds Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in three gripping sets 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 to become the first all-French pair to win their native Slam since 1971.
"We are extremely proud of Kristina and what she has accomplished in her young career," said USANA Chief Communications Officer Dan Macuga. "It has been a privilege to work alongside her and watch her excel during her most successful year to date."
Capping an extremely successful clay court season, the French athlete has also captured three WTA titles with Garcia in the past two months — including back-to-back final wins over reigning co-No. 1's Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza. Mladenvoic currently holds 16 doubles WTA doubles titles, including two mixed Grand Slam titles from the Australian Open (2014) and Wimbledon (2013) with Daniel Nestor.
"It's never logical to win a Grand Slam," Mladenovic said in their post-match press conference. "It's never obvious. You know, you don't win a Grand Slam every single day — two young French women players who win Roland Garros. So there are the big tournaments that we have already won, which is a good success in itself, but, you know, winning a Grand Slam, and here in Roland Garros, it's ten steps above what is logical or normal."
USANA also commends Brand Ambassador Samantha Stosur on an impressive run in women's singles where she made it to the semifinals before falling to Garbiñe Muguruza in straight sets 6-2, 6-4.
Learn more about Mladenovic, Stosur and the 1,000+ elite athletes that trust their health to USANA at usanaathletes.com.
*The mentioned athletes are either distributors or dedicated users who have received compensation for their partnership and/or complimentary USANA products.
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