Top-ranked Krejčova and Senior Kova win the women’s doubles


Melbourne, Australia — Top-ranked Barbora Krejčkova and Katerina Sr. Kova won the Australian Open Women’s Doubles 6–7 (3), 6–4, 6–4 Sunday from unseeded Anna. We have taken another big step in the partnership that started with Rank. Dani Lina and Beatrice Hadad Myr.

The Czech pair insisted on the title of the first Australian Open to go with one Wimbledon and two French Open titles to get one step closer to the Grand Slam of the career in doubles. They are also Olympic champions.

They were finalists in Melbourne last year, but lost to Elise Mertens and Arina Sabalenka 6–2, 6–3. Krejčova also held the top spot in this year’s Melbourne singles, but unexpectedly fell to Madison Keys in the quarterfinals.

The top seed was fully stretched by Kazakhstan’s Danielina and Brazil’s Hadadmaier, forming a partnership in less than a month and being undefeated in nine games by Sunday. They won the Sydney Classic Doubles title before working together on their first Grand Slam tournament.

Danielina and Hadad Maia were the first pair to take the set from Melbourne’s Krejčova and Senior Kova, eventually surviving for 2 hours and 42 minutes before finally surrendering.

The sharpened partnership between Krejčova and Senior Kova suffered occasional scratches on Sunday before the experience made them successful. Siniakova was more active in the first two sets, but Krejcikova stuck abnormally at baseline and appeared to be less mobile than usual on the net.

Krejčova stepped up in the final set, creating many important points and hit the middle of the court as Senior Kova crossed the net for a clutch volley.

Siniakova played in the match 5-2 in the third set, but Danielina and Hadadmaier defeated her, undeniably.

Hadadmaier held a serve in front of cheering fans waving the Brazilian flag before Krejčova won the serve.

“You played two great tournaments. I hope you continue together. I’m really happy to share the court with you, so I hope this fight continues more. “Krečkova said on the courtside. “You are really wonderful.

“I would also like to thank my partner for playing with me for a very long time. We are very pleased that we are still working well together, and our cooperation is only up. So I’m really happy with it, and I’m looking forward to my next adventure. “

Siniakova would like to thank Krejcivoka for overcoming the recent difficult times.

“Thank you for pushing me hard, helping me, and just being by my side in court,” she said.

In the first set, the top seed was delayed when Siniakova’s serve broke in the third game. They leveled and defeated Danielina in Game 8. Both Senior Koba and Danirina lost their serve before the set entered the tiebreaker.

Danirina and Hadadmaier scored the first 6 points in the tiebreaker and held comfortably to take the set.

Hadad Myr dropped a serve in the opening game of the second set, and Krejčova and Senior Kova retained their advantage in leveling the match. They also defeated Hadad Myr early in the decision set before unseeded rivals counterattacked to extend the match.

Hadadmaier has already lost to Krejčova and Senior Kova in the final and lost to the pair in the French Open Juniors final.

“I wasn’t supposed to play with him again this week,” she told Danielina. “I think we did our best in every match. I think the third set was eight matches so we did everything. We are very proud to learn with you.

“Congratulations to Barbora and Catalina. I played against you in the French Open Juniors final 10 years ago and I lost. But you have been doing a great job in the last few years.”

Danielina is a star at the University of Florida and earned her degree in economics in 2018 after winning the NCAA title at the Florida Gators.

Associated Press

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