New Zealand’s Erin Routliffe is a WTA Doubles champion for the first time. The 26-year-old Kiwi has partnered with Belgian Kimberley Zimmermann to win the title in Palermo in what was Routliffe’s second appearance in a Tour level final and the first for Zimmermann. Routliffe and Zimmermann have beaten the Russian pair of Natela Dzalamidze and Kamilla Rakhimova 7-6 (5) 4-6,10-4 in 1 hour and 55 minutes.
Friday, 25 June 2021. The doubles draws are out for Wimbledon and top ranked Kiwi Michael Venus has got the best draw among the three New Zealand representatives. Venus and his new partner, Germany’s Tim Puetz will play the Australian pair of Matthew Ebden and John-Patrick Smith in the first round. The 12 th seeds are projected to meet 6 th seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury in the third round.
The doubles draws for the US Open have been released, with three New Zealanders set to play in New York. Erin Routliffe, 26, ranked at 108 in the world, is teaming with Leylah Fernandez, an 18-year-old left-hander from Canada. Their first round match is against Christina McHale, who reached the final in Cleveland on Sunday, and Mexico’s Giuliana Olmos, with the winners likely to play 13th seeds Asia Muhammad and Jessica Pegula in the second round.
Mixed news for Kiwi doubles players in Melbourne Thursday, 11 February 2021 Marcus Daniell and his Austrian partner Philip Oswald have made an impressive start to their campaign in Melbourne.
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It was an all-Croatian affair in the final of the Tokyo 2020 Men’s Doubles Tennis Competition at Ariake Tennis Park as the outstanding team of Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic defeated their countrymen Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig in a three-set thriller.
The Kiwi served and her partner finished the match with another forehand volley. 26-year-old Routliffe who made the third round of the doubles at the US Open in New York with singles runner up, Canadian Leylah Fernandez is guaranteed to have a new career high ranking next week.
Michael Venus splits with doubles partner John Peers. Friday, 28 May 2021. New Zealand’s top ranked doubles player Michael Venus has decided to end his partnership with Australian John Peers after the French Open. The world number 15 will play with Germany’s Tim Puetz from the start of the grass court season at tournaments in Stuttgart and ...