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Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova win Australian Open doubles title

Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova win Australian Open doubles title

 

Lucie Safarova and Bethanie Mattek-Sands, F, Rod Laver Arena, 27 January 2017 – Ben Solomon/Tennis Australia

By David Packman | 27 January, 2017 | australianopen.com

Heading into the women’s doubles final with 76 titles and 10 Grand Slams between them, the line-up of Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova against Andrea Hlavackova and Peng Shuai lacked nothing for experience.

The American-Czech duo of newly-crowned doubles world No.1 Mattek-Sands and her partner Safarova had tasted victory in Melbourne before, winning the 2015 title, and the second seeds did it again this year with an entertaining 6-7(4) 6-3 6-3 victory.

“We were celebrating like five-year-old kids out there,” Mattek-Sands said. “It still feels amazing to win it. It’s a Grand Slam. When we got the trophy, we saw our names written on it. We know we get it written on there again. It’s just special.”

Mattek-Sands and Safarova have now won four of the last nine majors.  click here to read complete story & highlights

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