Spanish tennis champion Rafael Nadal continued his unprecedented winning streak this weekend after picking up the top prize in the men’s singles division of the French Open, the Coupe des Mousquetaires.
This is no new experience for the 32-year-old Nadal, who has won a total of 17 Grand Slams in his career, 11 of which were at the Stade Roland-Garros where he played this Sunday. Nadal’s competition was 24-year-old Austrian Dominic Thiem, who would have stood a fair chance at winning if Nadal had been any less determined to defend his turf.
In the women’s singles division, Romanian champion Simona Halep beat American player Sloane Stephens. Women’s doubles went to Kateřina Siniaková and Barbora Krejčíková from the Czech Republic, while men’s doubles went to the French duo Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut. The games were concluded with a “construction party” to tear down the existing stadium for renovations over the next ten months.