Babos and Hlavackova claim WTA doubles

Reuters . Singapore | Published: 00:05, Oct 30,2017 | Updated: 23:42, Oct 29,2017

 
 

Andrea Hlavackova of Czech Republic (L) and Timea Babos of Hungary (R) pose with the trophy after defeating Kiki Bertens of Netherlands and Johanna Larsson of Sweden in the WTA Finals double tennis tournament in Singapore on Sunday. — Reuters photo

Timea Babos and Andrea Hlavackova rallied to claim the WTA Finals doubles title in a match tiebreak on Sunday, the Hungarian-Czech pair recovering from a set down to record a 4-6 6-4 (10-5) victory over Kiki Bertens and Johanna Larsson.
The third seeds overcame top-ranked Martina Hingis and Chan Yung-jan to bring an end to the Swiss 37-year-old’s career in her last ever tournament on Saturday and followed up that triumph with a gutsy display in the final at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
The Belgian-Swedish pair claimed the opener with the only break in the 10th game before the eventual champions broke twice in the second to level the contest and then raced to a 4-0 lead in the match tiebreak on their way to victory in 92 minutes. 

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