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Babos and Mladenovic win Aus Open women's doubles

January 31, 2020 17:05 IST

IMAGE: Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic pose with the championship trophy after winning the Australian Open women’s doubles title. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic won their second Australian Open women's doubles crown in three years on Friday, beating top seeds Hsieh Su-Wei and Barbora Strycova 6-2, 6-1.

 

Second seeded Babos and Mladenovic, who lost to Sam Stosur and Zhang Shuai last year, claimed their third Grand Slam doubles crown as a pair, having won last year's French Open.

France's Mladenovic, who won the 2016 French Open with compatriot Caroline Garcia, brought her Grand Slam doubles tally to four titles, one more than her Hungarian partner Babos.

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