Czech tennis couple Barbora Krejčíková (left) and Kateřina Siniaková rejoice in Indian Wells for advancing to the final on March 17, 2023. In the back are the defeated Japanese Šúko Aojamaová (center) and Ena Šibaharaová.
Indian Wells (USA) – Kateřina Siniaková and Barbora Krejčíková will play the doubles final at the tennis tournament in Indian Wells. The top-ranked Czechs advanced to the title fight over the Japanese pair Šúko Aojamaová, Ena Šibaharaová after winning 6:4, 6:2.
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< p>Krejčíková and Siniaková, who have trophies from all four Grand Slam tournaments in their collection, have never been able to win in Indian Wells. Now, at the event, which is called the fifth Grand Slam, they have equaled the maximum, they were in the final together already in 2019. World number one in doubles Siniaková also has experience in the finals from 2017, when she did not reach the title alongside Lucie Hradecka.
In today's replay of the final from January's Australian Open, the winners of the Melbourne Grand Slam won the first set thanks to a single break at 3:2. They initially dominated the second set, taking a 5-0 lead, but missed a match point on their own serve. They did not use another opportunity to end the match in the following game, but they used the third chance again during their service.
The Czech couple has not yet found a winner this year and recorded their tenth win. In Indian Wells, as in the entire Australian Open, he lost only one set so far. Their last opponents will come from the duel between the Brazilian-German pair Beatriz Haddad Maia, Laura Siegemund and the Japanese-Indonesian pair Miju Kato, Aldila Sutjiadi.
Men's and women's tennis tournament in Indian Wells (hard):
Women ($8.8 million endowment):
Quads – Semifinals:
Krejčíková, Siniaková (1-CR) – Aojamaová, Šibaharaová (Japan) 6:4, 6:2.