Dechy's delight

France's Nathalie Dechy and Israel's Andy Ram made quite a debut as a team, upsetting defending champions Katarina Srebotnik and Nenad Zimonjic 7-5, 6-3 to win the French Open mixed doubles final.

Ram approached Dechy about pairing up for the tournament because his regular partner, Vera Zvonareva, is hurt.

Dechy agreed on one condition: that they also play Wimbledon together. Ram said that would be OK — if they did well at Roland Garros.

So now? "We're going to play Wimbledon in two weeks' time," Dechy announced after their victory.

The partnership might not last long, however.

"Zvonareva has priority," Dechy said. "I think that she will take over from me once her injury has healed."