Saturday, September 6, 2014

Makarova and Vesnina win U.S. Open

Ekaterina Makarova made it to the semifinals in both singles and doubles at this year's U.S. Open, and though Serena Williams stopped her run in singles, the Russian--with partner Elena Vesnina--did make it to the final in doubles. Four players who know their way around a doubles court--Makarova, Vesnina, Martina Hingis and Flavia Pennetta--vied for the title today. Makarova and Vesnina became the first Russian team to win the U.S. Open when they defeated their opponents 2-6, 6-3, 6-2.

This is the second major win for Makarova and Vesnina. They were the French Open champions in 2013.

Ipek Soylu and Jil Belen Teichmann won the junior doubles title. The 6th seeds defeated Vera Lapko and Tereza Mihailkova 5-7, 6-2, 10-7. Also winning a doubles title were top women's wheelchair seeds Yui Kamiji and Jordanne Whiley, who defeated 2nd seeds Jiske Griffioen and Aniek Van Koot 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. This means that Kamiji and Whiley have won the Grand Slam (and shame on the U.S. Open for calling it the "Calendar Grand Slam"--it's the only Grand Slam).

Top seed Jamie Loeb won the inaugural Women's Collegiate Invitational, and Martina Navratilova and Jana Novotna won the Women's Champions Doubles.


sabey said...

What a treat it was to see this live on Tennis channel! More doubles please!

Diane said...

I know! TC has do e a great job providing doubles coverage.