Doubles delight: Hsieh Su-Wei and Elise Mertens triumph in Australian Open women's doubles final

Posted : 29 January 2024

This victory marked the second Grand Slam doubles title for the second-seeded pair, having previously clinched the Wimbledon title in 2021. Hsieh, at 38, became the second-oldest woman to win a Grand Slam doubles title, only behind Lisa Raymond. Despite retiring from singles competition this year, Hsieh's successful doubles run adds to her illustrious career.

 

The triumph over Ostapenko and Kichenok marked Hsieh's seventh major women's doubles crown, complementing her four Wimbledon titles and two at Roland Garros. For Mertens, this win elevated her tally to four Grand Slam women's doubles titles.

 

The duo took an early advantage in the match by breaking in the third game, dominating the opening set convincingly. Although facing a tougher challenge in the second set, they showcased resilience after being pegged back at 5-5, eventually breaking again to secure the title on their first championship point.

 

Mertens expressed appreciation for their opponents' performance, acknowledging the close contest in the second set and thanking the audience for their support. The Australian Open women's doubles victory added to Hsieh and Mertens' successful partnership and individual achievements in the Grand Slam arena.

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