Kazakhstan’s Yaroslava Shvedova (Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranking 59) and Australian Casey Dellacqua (WTA ranking 42) upset Spanish pairing Garbiñe Muguruza and Carla Suárez 6-3, 6-7(5) in front of the Spanish home crowd to claim the women’s doubles title at the 2015 Mutua Madrid Open that ran May 1-10.
The Shvedova – Dellacqua needed one hour and 22 minutes to establish supremacy with a back-and-forth final tie-break in the second set.
The total prize money amounted to $4.7 million. The winners of the Women’s Doubles got $278,632, tengrinews.kz reported.
The Spanish pair finished as runners-up in the Madrid tournament for the second year in a row, while Shvedova has won her 11th title in Madrid.
Despite the pair’s success, Almaty-born Zarina Diyas, 21, remains Kazakhstan’s top tennis player at WTA’s 34th position. Another Kazakh player, Yulia Putintseva, is currently storming her way up the rankings and now sits at 107.