WTA Hobart: Flipkens wins seventh doubles title

On Saturday, Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens and Germany's Laura Siegemund won the doubles title at the WTA250 tournament in Hobart, Australia. They won over Swiss-Hungarian duo Viktorija Golubic and Panna Udvardy in two sets: 6-4, 7-5. The match lasted 1.31 hours.

In the semi-finals, the Belgian-German duo eliminated Belgium's Kimberley Zimmermann and Ukraine's Nadiya Kichenok.

The 37-year-old Flipkens ended her singles career at Wimbledon in the summer of 2022 with a defeat in the second round against the former WTA number 1 Simona Halep. However, she is still in action in doubles.

Flipkens previously captured six doubles titles, the last of which was in October last year with Siegemund in Cluj-Napoca. Before that, she was the best in Seoul (in 2016 with Sweden's Johanna Larsson), in 's-Hertogenbosch (in 2017 with Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova), in Linz (in 2018 with Larsson), in Lugano (in 2018 with Elise Mertens) and Mallorca (in 2019 with Larsson). In 2019, she also made it to Hobart's final of the doubles but then lost alongside Larsson.





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