Former Tiger Venus to Compete in French Open Final
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PARIS – Former Tiger Michael Venus and partner Ryan Harrison advanced to the French Open Doubles Final after recording a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 win against Colombia pair Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah Friday at the Stade Roland Garros.
Earlier this year, Venus and Harrison won the Millennium Estoril Open in Portugal, marking Venus' sixth career doubles title.
After compiling five straight three set wins to advance to the French Open Final, the duo will compete at 9:15 a.m. CT against Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico and Donald Young of the United States.
With a win in the final, Venus could become the first person to claim a grand slam tennis title for New Zealand since 1974.
The former Tiger is currently ranked 39th in the ATP rankings.
Harrison is originally from Shreveport, Louisiana and won his first ATP singles title earlier in 2017.
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