Strycova and Hsieh take Wimbledon
women's doubles title
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[July 15, 2019]
By Martyn Herman
LONDON (Reuters) - Czech Barbora
Strycova completed a memorable Wimbledon as she partnered Hsieh Su-wei
to the women's doubles title on Sunday, beating Canada/China duo
Gabriela Dabrowski and Xu Yifan 6-2 6-4.
After the spine-tingling drama of the earlier men's singles final --
the longest in the tournament's history -- Strycova and her
Taiwanese partner finally got on court to bring the curtain down on
the fortnight with a straightforward victory.
"Oh my God, there is no word to describe the feeling," said a
beaming Strycova, who lost to Serena Williams in the women's singles
They became the first team to lift the doubles crown at Wimbledon
without dropping a set since Serena and Venus Williams in 2009.
"I felt like this tournament, especially Wimbledon, from the first
moment we stepped on the court together, we just laughed and we just
enjoyed," the Czech said.
"We kept it through the whole tournament. I think that was the
biggest key (to the fact) we were playing the way we played.
"We are very different, but both of us handle stress differently.
"She (Hsieh) is really calm person and I'm very emotional. But I
keep (trying) to enjoy it with a smile. That helps me also to relax
on the court."
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Republic's Barbora Strycova and Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei celebrate with
trophies after winning the doubles final against China's Xu Yifan
and Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski REUTERS/Hannah McKay
Strycova, 33, had also become the oldest Wimbledon singles
semi-final debutant when she lost to Serena on Thursday.
It was great day for Taiwanese players with Latisha Chan teaming up
with Croatian Ivan Dodig to win the mixed doubles, beating Latvian
Jelena Ostapenko and 42-year-old Swede Robert Lindstedt 6-2 6-3 in
(Reporting by Martyn Herman; editing by Clare Fallon)
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