The prefectural government of Kyoto has said it will confer a special honor reserved for athletes on tennis player Miyu Kato in recognition of her winning the mixed doubles at the French Open.

The win by the 28-year-old native of Sakyo Ward, Kyoto city, marks the second straight victory by a Japanese player in the same category at one of the world's four most prominent tennis tournaments.

Articles are excerpts from reports and news in the Kyoto Shimbun. Translated by Kyodo News.