The Australian Open is one of the biggest and most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world. Held annually in Melbourne, it features a wide range of male and female professional players from across the globe. This year, the women’s doubles event was contested by Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova. The pair successfully defended their title, beating Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinszky and Johana Veselka 6-4, 6-2 in the final. The victory marks Krejcikova and Siniakova’s fourth Australian Open title together, making them one of the most successful women’s doubles teams in history. Congratulations to the two for their outstanding achievement!
Highlights of the Australian Open women’s doubles final
The Australian Open women’s doubles final was a close affair between defending champions Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova and new pairing of Carla Suárez Navarro and Yaroslava Shvedova. It took until the last game, when Suárez Navarro and Shvedova secured the title with a victory over Krejcikova and Siniakova.
The final was much closer than many people expected it to be, with all four players winning two sets. In fact, the only break of serve in the entire match came in the very first game, which also happened to be the deciding set. Krejcikova and Siniakova started well, forcing a break point but couldn’t take it. They then managed to hold their own service games before hitting back at Suárez Navarro and Shvedova in turn. However, they couldn’t keep up with their opponents who went on to take the set in just 26 minutes.
The second set followed a similar pattern with both teams trading breaks throughout. However, this time it was Suárez Navarro and Shvedova who came out on top thanks to some strong play from their opponents. Krejcikova and Siniakova had trouble dealing with their powerful groundstrokes while Suárez Navarro and Shvedova looked more composed at the net. They even managed to take advantage
Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova win Australian Open women’s doubles title
The Australian Open women’s doubles title was defended by Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Shuai Zhang and Peng Shuai. The Czech duo dominated throughout the tournament, dropping only one set en route to the final. Their opponent in the final, Zhang and Shuai, were unable to mount a serious challenge against Krejcikova and Siniakova. This was Krejcikova’s fourth Women’s Singles title at the Australian Open (2008, 2010, 2012, 2017), while Siniakova is making her first appearance at the Australian Open Women’s Doubles Final.