Hunter and Siniakova edged out in Indian Wells doubles last | 17 March, 2024 | All Information | Information and Options | Information and Occasions

Australian Storm Hunter and her Czech accomplice Katerina Siniakova end runners-up at WTA 1000 event in America.

Indian Wells, USA, 17 March 2024 | Leigh Rogers

Storm Hunter has fallen simply quick in her quest to turn into the primary Australian girls’s doubles champion at Indian Wells in 17 years.

The 29-year-old and her Czech accomplice Katerina Siniakova completed runners-up on the WTA 1000 event in America.

Prime seeds Elise Mertens of Belgium and Chinese language Taipei’s Hsieh Su-wei, the reigning Australian Open champions, recorded a 6-3 6-4 victory in at present’s last.

That is 38-year-old Hsieh’s fourth Indian Wells title and 28-year-old Mertens’ third. That they had beforehand gained the event collectively in 2021.

Sadly, this end result spoils Hunter’s good finals file at WTA 1000 degree. Beforehand, she had gained all 4 finals she had contested.

Had Hunter gained at present’s last, she additionally would have reclaimed the world No.1 rating.

There’s some comfort for world No.3 Hunter although, who doesn’t go away the Californian desert empty handed after scooping the inaugural Combined Doubles Invitational title alongside fellow Australian Matt Ebden.

The Aussie duo defeated French mixture Caroline Garcia and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-3 6-3 within the last.

“There’s solely restricted alternatives to play (combined doubles). So to get just a few extra match apply, get on the court docket collectively, each single match helps,” Hunter mentioned.

“We had loads of enjoyable. You need to play on the largest courts within the largest tournaments. To play on Stadium One and have these moments is basically particular, and moments you sort of bear in mind in your profession.”

Aussies in motion – Indian Wells

Ladies’s doubles, last
[1] Hsieh Su-wei (TPE)/Elise Mertens (BEL) d [3] Storm Hunter (AUS)/Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 6-3 6-4

Invitational combined doubles, last
Storm Hunter (AUS)/Matt Ebden (AUS) d Caroline Garcia (FRA)/Eduoard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 6-3 6-3

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