Australian Open

Mladenovic, Babos reclaim Australian Open doubles title

2020-01-31 10:20
Timea Babos of Hungary and Kristina Mladenovic of
Timea Babos of Hungary and Kristina Mladenovic of France (Getty Images)

Melbourne - 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 1hr 12mins 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.

"There's just something about Australia - we love coming back," said Babos. "Our performance becomes better and better each time."

Mladenovic and Babos, the second seeds, had lost their only previous meeting with Hsieh and Strycova in the Wimbledon semi-finals last year.

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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