Day 14. Doubles Champions. Chan and Hingis

Andy Taylor. Host. 2017 US Open Doubles Champions. Martina Hingis and Yung-Jan Chan

Host. Andy Taylor. The Voice of the US Open

Yung-Jan Chan / Martina Hingis def Katarina Siniakova / Lucie Hradecka 63 62

Yesterday, Martina Hingis won her 24th career Grand Slam title, teaming with Jamie Murray to win the US Open Mixed Doubles title. Today, she teamed with Yung-Jan Chan to win her 25th Major. Incredible.

The Hall of Famer won the US Open Singles title as a teenager in 1997. Since then, she’s earned three US Open Doubles titles and two Mixed Doubles titles. Nearly as impressive, the win was Hingis and Chan’s seventh tournament victory of 2017. No doubt, they’ll be the doubles favorites at the WTA Finals next month in Singapore.

Hingis and Chan dominated

They never faced a single break point. Yung-Jan and Martina converted three of four break points. First over Siniakova following the first changeover. Then back-to-back breaks over Katarina and Lucie before set-2’s second changeover. The victors gave up only two unforced errors in a near flawless 65-minute Final. While the win was Hingis’ 25th Major title, it was Chan’s first Grand Slam win in 14 years on tour. She now owns 25 Doubles Titles overall in 46 Finals, most with sister Hao-Ching.

An impressive debut season for the Czechs

A US Open Finalist run for Katarina Siniakova and Lucie Hradecka is nothing to sneeze at. They too have had an impressive year. Sunday afternoon was their fifth Final of 2017. They first joined forces in January and reached the Finals of just their second WTA event together in Taipei City. They went on to reach the Semifinals at Roland Garros, before reaching their first Grand Slam Final this weekend.

It was Katarina’s first Major Final, Lucie’s ninth. In 2011, Hradecka won her first Grand Slam Doubles title at Roland Garros. Two years later, she and partner Andrea Hlavackova won the 2013 US Open. Lucie’s impressive career stats continue to grow, regardless of partner: She’s a 5-time Fed Cup Champion, a 2-time Olympic medalist (Doubles Silver in London, Mixed Doubles Bronze in Rio), owns 21 career Doubles titles, and has reached the Finals of all four Grand Slams.

[2] Yung-Jan Chan and Martina Hingis’ Road to the Title

  • FF: def [7] Katarina Siniakova and Lucie Hradecka 63 62
  • SF: def [4] Sania Mirza and Shuai Peng 64 64
  • QF: def Hao-Ching Chan and Shaui Zhang 62 62
  • R3: def Kiki Mladenovic and Anastasia Pavyluchenkova 64 75
  • R2: def Jelena Jankovic and Anastasija Sevastova 61 63
  • R1: def Yulia Putintseva and Arina Rodionova 62 62

[7] Katarina Siniakova and Lucie Hradecka’s Road to the Final

  • FF: lost [2] Yung-Jan Chan and Martina Hingis 36 26
  • SF: def [3] Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova 62 75
  • QF: def [14] Andreja Klepac and Maeria Jose Martinez Sanchez 76(2) 63
  • R3: def [11] Kiki Bertens and Johanna Larsson 61 63
  • R2: def Mona Barthel and Carina Witthoeft 62 64
  • R1: def Alize Cornet and Xenia Knoll 63 76(3)