Sunday, April 6, 2014

Medina Garrigues and Shvedova win Charleston doubles title

Photo by Daniel Ward
The unseeded team of Anabel Medina Garrigues and Yaroslava Shvedova won the doubles championship at the Family Circle Cup today. Medina Garrigues and Shvedova defeated the sister team of Chan Hao-Ching and Chan Yung-Jan 7-6, 6-2 in the final. Chan and Chan were also unseeded.

Rain was expected today, but play went on as scheduled. However, the doubles trophy ceremony was postponed until after the singles trophy ceremony in order to move play along.

When they won, Medina Garrigues and Shvedova did a little Flamenco move with their hands. In the press conference, they were asked whether they speak English to one another on the court. Shvedova said that they do, and her partner added, "I clapping her in the Spanish...." "Sometimes, if I get mad," Shvedova added, "I speak Russian, and she's asking 'what did you say?!'"

Medina Garrigues had to catch a flight, so she missed the trophy ceremony. But, she said, "I'm going to celebrate. In Spain I will celebrate, and it's a good place to celebrate."

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