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Last Updated: Sunday, 8 June, 2003, 15:12 GMT 16:12 UK
Consolation for Clijsters
Beaten women's singles finalist Kim Clijsters and Ai Sugiyama on their way victory
Clijsters (left) put her singles final loss behind her

Kim Clijsters and Ai Sugiyama won the French Open women's doubles title, beating Virginia Ruano Pascual and Paola Suarez 6-7 (5/7) 6-2 9-7.

Victory over the top seeded Spanish-Argentine pairing made it a memorable 20th birthday for Clijsters.

It also went some way to helping her get over Saturday's 6-0 6-4 loss to fellow Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne in the women's singles final.

Pascual and Suarez took the first set on a tie-break, but Clijsters and her Japanese partner fought back to comfortably win the second.

They then clinched the trophy in the 16th game of a thrilling final set at Roland Garros.

In other action on Sunday, Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka beat America's Brian Baker 7-5 4-6 6-3 to take the boys' singles title.

And Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany edged out Russian Vera Douchevina 6-4 6-4 to become girls' singles champion.

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