Australian Open: Mladenovic-Babos triumphs over top seeds Su-Wei-Strycova to win women’s double title

January 31, 2020

Lawn TennisAustralian Open

  • France’s Kristina Mladenovic and Timea Babos of Hungary upset top seeds Hsieh Su-wei and 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.

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