In a repeat of the 2018 Australian Open doubles final, Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina got their revenge as they defeated Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic 6-4, 6-2 after just 68 minutes of play.
Angelique Kerber was a woman on a mission after she looked invincible today, defeating Ekaterina Makarova 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 after a rain delay which saw play being postponed till today and helping Kerber regain her composure in the process.
The Apia International Sydney gets underway on 7th January as many quality players will look to grab the perfect lead-up entering the Australian Open, with Garbine Muguruza and Venus Williams leading the field.
Ekaterina Makarova and Carla Suarez Navarro, both former top-10 players, will lead the 2018 Apia International Sydney qualifying draw as they will face some tough competition from the lower-ranked players.
Starting this week, VAVEL USA’s Don Han will be counting down the top 10 best WTA matches of 2017. Number 6: Ekaterina Makarova produces an improbable comeback, earns her first-ever victory over nemesis Johanna Konta at the Rogers Cup with a top-notch performance.