All my favourite players have long gone from the singles draws, but Lucie is still sticking around in the women’s doubles! Playing with partner, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, the pair have reached the final in their first ever tournament outing together. Beth has won a mixed doubles title before, but for Lucie, this is a first ever Grand Slam final of any kind! After a disappointing first round loss to Yaroslava Shvedova in singles, this is a really great way to end things in Australia and hopefully, will give Lucie confidence going forward. Lucie and Beth have upset four seeds in their path through the draw coming from a set down in their second and third round matches.
R1: Mattek-Sands / Safarova d. Maria / Olaru, 6-3 6-2
R2: Mattek-Sands / Safarova d. (10) Babos / Mladenovic, 4-6 7-6(2) 6-4
R3: Mattek-Sands / Safarova d. (7) Garcia / Srebotnik, 3-6 6-2 6-2
QF: Mattek-Sands / Safarova d. (3) Makarova / Vesnina, 7-6(5) 4-6 6-2
SF: Mattek-Sands / Safarova d. (16) Goerges / Groenefeld, 6-0 ret.
In the final which will be played at not before 4pm in Australia (5am in the UK), Safarova and Mattek-Sands will play Yung-Jan Chan and Jie Zheng. Chan and Zheng upset Martina Hingis and Flavia Pennetta in the third round.
Lucie posted a couple of photos on her Facebook page…