Miyu Kato bounces back from Women's Doubles default to win Roland Garros Mixed Doubles with Tim Puetz

Just days after being defaulted from the women's doubles for hitting a ball girl in the head seemingly unintentionally, Miyu Kato has bounced back at Roland Garros winning the mixed doubles with Tim Puetz.

Kato triumphed alongside the German seeing off Bianca Andreescu and Michael Venus in a champions tiebreak 4-6, 6-4 (10-6).

Being thrown out of the women's doubles alongside Aldila Sutjiadi, she was made to forfeit her prize money and points won.

But will pocket €122,000 alongside Puetz for winning the mixed doubles and confirmed post match again that she will be appealing the decision to strip her of points and prize money.

She said that she hopes for a positive outcome in her appeal and that the points and prize money will be returned.

It has been a whirlwind few days for the Japanese ace who has also seen the tennis world rally behind her amid the incident with Sara Sorribes Tormo and Marie Bouzkova receiving backlash for telling the umpire to default her which then occurred.

Redemption for Kato who alongside Puetz takes the accolades. For Andreescu, it was a first doubles Grand Slam final which would've taken the headlines previously but this time, it is the story of Kato gaining some sort of consolation for now.

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