Tennis professional Tim Pütz surprisingly won the mixed title at the French Open and thus ensured only the third German success at the clay court classic in Paris.

The 35-year-old from Frankfurt and his Japanese partner Miyu Kato beat Michael Venus from New Zealand and Bianca Andreescu from Canada in the final 4:6, 6:4, 10:6. The duo only decided to start together in mixed doubles shortly before the registration deadline.

Anna-Lena Grönefeld celebrated the last German success in mixed at the French Open in 2014, Cilly Aussem had previously been successful in 1930.