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US Open 2020: First-Time Duo Laura Siegemund-Vera Zvonareva Clinch Women’s Doubles Title

Laura Siegemund and Vera Zvonareva romped previous third-seeded Xu Yifan and Nicole Melichar 6-4, 6-4.© AFP

First-time doubles duo Laura Siegemund and Vera Zvonareva received the US Open ladies’s doubles on Friday, defeating China’s Xu Yifan and Nicole Melichar of the United States in straight units within the closing. Germany’s Siegemund and Russian companion Zvonareva had by no means performed doubles collectively earlier than this 12 months’s US Open. However, the unseeded pairing romped previous the third-seeded Xu and Melichar 6-4, 6-Four at Arthur Ashe Stadium to cap a fairytale victory.

It was a 3rd main doubles title for the 36-year-old Zvonareva, who received the US Open in 2006 with Frenchwoman Nathalie Dechy in addition to the 2012 Australian Open alongside compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova. 

Siegemund, 32, had received the US Open combined doubles title in 2016 with Mate Pavic, however had by no means received a ladies’s doubles title.

Siegemund and Zvonareva had been on a giant-killing run in New York, dumping out seventh seeds Victoria Azarenka and Sofia Kenin within the second spherical earlier than eliminating defending champions Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka within the quarter-finals.

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