Two wins in Memphis

American city proves lucky for Belarusian tennis doubles

In Memphis, Olga Govortsova and Russian Alla Kudryavtseva have won their first ‘joint’ title. This is Olga’s fourth WTA title of her career. In the decisive match, Govortsova and Kudryavtseva saw tough opposition from Czech Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka; only in their super tie-break did they manage to snatch victory, leaving the score at 6:3, 4:6, (10:8).

The men’s doubles final also went to a tie-break, with Max Mirny, 33, and Canadian Daniel Nestor, 38, securing their first ATP win as a pair. Their match was hugely entertaining, facing American Eric Butorac and Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands Antilles. The American-Antilles duo won the second set in a tie-break, leaving Max and Daniel to battle for victory in the third set. They finally enjoyed a 6:2, 6:7, (10:3) win. This was Nestor’s 72nd ATP doubles title (with six partners) and 38th for Mirny (with 15 partners).

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