Sunday, January 29, 2023

Krejcikova and Siniakova win Australian Open doubles title--again

Top seeds Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova are once again the Australian Open doubles champions. They defeated 10th seeds Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara 6-3, 6-4, thereby setting up another possible try for the Grand Slam. There's every reason to believe that the Czech pair would have won the Grand Slam in 2022, but they were unable to compete at the French Open because Krejcikova was ill. They won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.

Krejcikova and Siniakova (who are ranked number 2 and number 1, respectively) have been playing together for ten years. Their 2023 Australian Open victory gives them seven major titles. The pair already owns a golden Career Slam, having won the U.S. Open once, and the other majors twice.

Krejcikova won the French Open in singles in 2021, and both she and Siniakova intend to continue focusing on their singles careers, while playing selected events in doubles.

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