President Macron hosts Fed Cup winners at Elysee Palace

09:29 | 13/11/2019
The French women's victorious tennis team was the toast of the presidential palace as Emmanuel Macron hosted the Fed Cup side on their return from Australia on Tuesday (Nov 12).
president macron hosts fed cup winners at elysee palace
Pauline Parmentier, Caroline Garcia, Alize Cornet and Fiona Ferro of the French women tennis team and French President Emmanuel Macron. (AFP/ludovic MARIN)

Caroline Garcia, Kristina Mladenovic and Pauline Parmentier, as well as captain Julien Benneteau, and other members of the team who didn't play, were met by the head of state for a brief celebratory drink.

"You showed great spirit, coming together, forming a team, easing tensions, strengthening ties for a collective victory," Marcron said.

Mladenovic and Garcia led France to its first Fed Cup title since 2003 in Perth on Sunday, winning a deciding doubles rubber to crush Australia's hopes 3-2.

AFP

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