A great victory for Gabriela Dabrowski and Dunlop’s Xu Yifan at the Sydney International doubles final. They beat number 1 seeds Latisha Chan and Andrea Sestini Hlavackova 6-3, 6-1.
It’s the pairs third title overall and the first of this year on the WTA tour. “We had a really good season last year, and I’m excited for 2018,” Dabrowski said during the trophy presentation. “Hopefully we can have some more good results together.”
Key to their win was the high percentage of first serves in – 70% in fact. This meant Xu and Dabrowski only had to face 2 break points in the entire match. It was a stellar performance that led to the win in just 56 minutes.
It has been a great start to the season for the pair who will look to take their form into the coming tournaments.