Krejcikova & Siniakova win 2022 Australian Open doubles trophy

Top-ranked Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Sinikova snatched their first Australian Open trophy with a win over Danilina and Haddad Maia 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4.

The comeback win was a very important one for the Czech pair as they claimed their first Australian Open together. That moves them closer to completing a career Grand Slam in doubles which would be something memorable as they are also Olympic champions.

They were finalists in Melbourne last year but went down 6-2, 6-3 to Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka. Krejcikova also had been in top form in the singles in Melbourne this year before unexpectedly falling to Madison Keys in the quarterfinals.

The top seeds were fully stretched by Danilina of Kazakhstan and Haddad Maia of Brazil who put together their partnership less than a month ago and were unbeaten in nine matches before Sunday. They won the Sydney Classic doubles title before tackling their first Grand Slam tournament together. Krejcikova stepped up in the final set and produced many of the key points, hitting strongly through the middle of the court while Siniakova crossed over at the net for clutch volleys.

After the match, Krejcikova said:

"You guys have played two great tournaments and I hope you're going to continue together and I hope we're going to have more fights like this because it's a real pleasure to share a court with you. You're really amazing."

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