Unseeded Ukrainian sisters Alona and Kateryna Bondarenko won the Australian Open women’s doubles title beating 12th seeds Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and Israeli Shahar Peer 2-6 6-1 6-4.
It was the first time the Bondarenko sisters had won a doubles title in their 38th tournament playing together. Alona Bondarenko believes that the key to success may be the fact that they stopped fighting on the court, and started listening to each other.
Their previous best was reaching three semifinals in WTA Tour events.
Reminder: In singles Alona was seeded 21st and lost to Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki in the second round, while unseeded Kateryna lost in the first round to France’s Aravane Rezai.