Australian Open: Mladenovic-Babos triumphs over top seeds Su-Wei-Strycova to win women’s double titleJanuary 31, 2020
- France’s Kristina Mladenovic and Timea Babos of Hungary upset top seeds Hsieh Su-
weiand Barbora Strycova to win their second Australian Open women’s doubles title in three years on Friday.
- The pair beat the reigning Wimbledon champions 6-2, 6-1 in one hour and 12 minutes to claim their third Grand Slam title together and 10th overall.
- Mladenovic, who won the Fed Cup with France in Perth in November, also reached last year’s Melbourne doubles final with Babos, going down to Sam Stosur and Zhang Shuai.
- Hsieh and Strycova warmed up for the Australian Open by winning in Brisbane and did not drop a set in their run to the final.