Congratulations to 2018 Hawaii Open women’s champion Elise Mertens and doubles partner Aryna Sabalenka! The pair won the 2019 BNP Paribas Open and the 2019 Miami Open, successfully completing the “Sunshine Double.”
The WTA wrote, “the unseeded duo polished off their perfect 10-0 month of March with a 7-6(5), 6-2 victory over No.6 seeds and Australian Open champions Samantha Stosur and Zhang Shuai to win the Miami Open title on Sunday, two weeks after they claimed the BNP Paribas Open title in Indian Wells.
Even against the only Grand Slam-winning pair of the season so far, Mertens and Sabalenka were impenetrable, earning a hard-fought first set before easing to the straight-set win after an hour and 24 minutes of play.”
Read more on WTAtennis.com.