US Open 2020: Zvonareva, Siegemund win women’s doubles title

New York: Russia’s Vera Zvonareva and Germany’s Laura Siegemund clinched the US Open 202 women’s doubles title on Friday.

They went on to lift the title after defeating United States’ Nicole Melichar and Xu Yifan of China.

Vera Zvonareva and Laura Siegemund, who teamed up for the first time, won the coveted trophy with sets of 6-4 and 6-4.

Zvonareva had won her first US Open doubles title with Nathalie Dechy in 2006 but for Siegemund, this was the first-ever major women’s doubles title. She had earlier won the US Open mixed doubles title with Mate Pavic in 2016.

“(It’s a) special two weeks for me because I’ve been away from the tour for a long time. I haven’t played a lot of back-to-back matches, I would say, at the same tournament…I think one of the most important things is that I was enjoying my time on the court with Laura,” US Open’s official website quoted Zvonareva as saying.

“She (Laura Siegemund) made me feel good on the court. She was very supportive. I think that helped us a lot to get through some tough matches,” she added.

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