Hong Kong: Sam a winner in doubles once more
Sam Stosur has continued her good form with Zhang Shuai, teaming with the Chinese star to win the doubles title at the WTA tournament in Kong Kong.
A month after the pair advanced to the US Open semifinals, Stosur and Zhang beat Shuko Aoyama and Lidziya Marozava 6-4 6-4 in Sunday’s final.
It is the first title as a duo for Stosur and Zhang, who did not drop a set all week in four victories in Hong Kong.
Winners are grinners 😃 thank you to my amazing partner @zhangshuai121 it was so fun winning this title @hongkong_tennisopen with you #hongkongtennisopen #titletown #moretocome #holiday #letscelebrate pic.twitter.com/t7xIj4ujh2
— Samantha Stosur (@bambamsam30) October 14, 2018
It is the first doubles title for Stosur since October 2013, when she paired with Svetlana Kuznetsova to win at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow.
In subsequent years she has focused predominantly on singles, but was once one of the game’s premier doubles players, winning two Grand Slam doubles trophies with Lisa Raymond and rising to world No.1 in 2006.