Top seeds Barbora Strycova and Hsieh Su-Wei defeated local favourites Ashleigh Barty and Kiki Bertens to win the Brisbane International doubles title.

Strycova and Hsieh won 3-6, 7-6(7), 10-8 as they capped off a dream start to the season; with their first title of the year at the Brisbane International.

They also won Indian Wells, Madrid, Dubai and Birmingham; as well as reaching the final; at the WTA Finals in Shenzhen.

The duo didn’t drop a set in Brisbane en route to the final; they claimed a 6-3, 6-4 win against all-Australian wildcard team Priscilla Hon and Storm Sanders; she defeated Lucie Hradecka and Andreja Klepac 7-5, 6-4.

They were nearly taken the distance by Lyudmyla Kichenok and Yang Zhaoxuan winning 7-6, 6-3; they faced a tougher task against the well-known singles duo.

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Author: Samuel Gill