A THRASHING: Top seeds Hsieh Su-wei and Czech partner Barbora Strycova fell to a 6-2, 6-1 defeat to second seeds Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic in 1 hour, 12 minutes
Date: Feb 01, 2020
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with Reuters, MELBOURNE
Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei and Czech partner Barbora Strycova yesterday fell to a comprehensive defeatin the Australian Open women’s doubles final, but there was a silver lining for the Taiwanese as she is to regain the world No. 1 spot when the new rankings are published on Monday.
The top seeds fell to a 6-2, 6-1 defeat to second seeds Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic at Rod Laver Arena in 1 hour, 12 minutes.
It was almost an exact repeat of the WTA Finals decider in Shenzhen, China, in November last year when the Hungarian-French duo lost just four games on their way to the title.
Strycova, who has said this is likely be her final year on tour, recalled her almost two decades playing at Melbourne Park. [FULL STORY]