Strycova and Hsieh take Wimbledon women’s doubles title

Barbora Strycova and Hsieh Su-Wei win women’s doubles at Wimbledon. (AFP pic)

LONDON: Czech Barbora Strycova completed a memorable Wimbledon as she and partner Su-Wei Hsieh claimed the women’s doubles title on Sunday, beating Canada/China duo Gabriela Dabrowski and Yifan Xu 6-2 6-4.

After the spine-tingling drama of the earlier men’s singles final, Strycova and her Taiwanese partner brought the curtain down on the fortnight with a straightforward victory.

They became the first team to lift the doubles title at Wimbledon without dropping a set since Serena and Venus Williams in 2009.

Strycova, 33, also became the oldest Wimbledon singles semi-final debutant when she lost to Serena Williams on Thursday.

It was a great day for Taiwanese players with Latisha Chan teaming up with Croatian Ivan Dodig to win the mixed doubles, beating Jelena Ostapenko and 42-year-old Swede Robert Lindstedt 6-2 6-3 in the final.