Before the rain sent the men's final into Monday, the junior singles championships finished, with No. 6 seed Kimmer Coppejans of Belgium and No. 2 seed Annika Beck of Germany taking the titles.
The 18-year-old Coppejans, who had never been past the third round at a junior slam, beat No. 5 seed Filip Peliwo of Canada 6-1, 6-4 for the title. Coppejans is only the second Belgian boy to ever win a junior slam, and it's been quite a drought. The first Belgian boy to win a junior slam singles title is Jacky Brichant in 1947, in the first year the French junior championships were played.
It's been only ten years since a German girl won the Roland Garros title, with Anna-Lena Groenefeld taking the championship back in 2003. The 18-year-old Beck, who came back to defeat unseeded Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 in today's final, has said repeatedly that this is her last junior tournament. With her WTA ranking of 165, she will be concentrating on qualifying for WTA events, including Wimbledon.
For more on today's final, see the ITF junior website, and this Canadian Press article, which details Peliwo's angry reaction to his loss.
The tournament website has very brief articles on the junior finals, and the lack of junior coverage continues to be a problem at the French, especially when contrasted with the other slams. There is nothing at all about the junior doubles finals in Saturday's coverage. Unseeded Andrew Harris and Nick Kyrgios of Australia won the boys championship with a 6-4, 2-6, 10-7 win over No. 7 seeded Adam Pavlasek and Vaclav Safranek of the Czech Republic. For more on that win, see the Tennis Australia website.
In the girls doubles final, also decided in a match tiebreaker, No. 2 seeds Daria Gavrilova and Irina Khromacheva of Russia won the title, beating Montserrat Gonzalez of Paraguay and Beatriz Haddad Maia of Brazil, the No. 6 seeds, 4-6, 6-4, 10-8. It was Khromacheva's third junior slam doubles title; she won Roland Garros and the US Open last year. For more on that final, see the ITF junior website.
Given the lack of coverage from the tournament, it's been great that Tennishorts.com is also providing photos and recaps of the juniors from the French.
Speaking of French Open champions, last year's boys winner, Bjorn Fratangelo, has decided to forgo college and has signed with CAA, the same agency that represents Jack Sock. The Pittsburgh area Valley News Dispatch spoke with Fratangelo about his decision in this article.