There’s one more final to go. Doubles Take looks back at the men’s championships—and ahead at the women’s title tilt.
One team in the men’s doubles final was attempting to win their second Grand Slam of the year. The other was trying to become only the third team from their home country to win the prestigious title.
In a high-stakes match, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut beat Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic, the second seeds, in straight sets for their third Grand Slam together. After a quick first set, the two teams locked into a close second before the number-six seeds prevailed in a tiebreak, much to the delight of the crowd—and Mahut’s son.
Here’s a look at the tournament’s last main-draw doubles match, the women’s final.
Barbora Krejcikova/Katerina Siniakova (6) vs. Eri Hozumi/Makoto Ninomiya: On paper, the Czech pairing of Krejcikova and Siniakova could be considered the favorites. However, Hozumi and Ninomiya have defeated multiple seeded teams to reach the final. Will their run end with a championship? All four players are in their early 20s and are relative newcomers to the tour. Siniakova has been in this situation before, having reached the U.S. Open final last year with another countrywoman, Lucie Hradecka. That exposure to a situation of such magnitude could have an impact on the outcome of this final.
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