Bia Haddad wins the doubles title at the WTA 500 in Sydney

Beatriz Haddad Maia won the doubles champion at the WTA 500 in Sydney on Friday night. Alongside Kazakhstan Anna Danilina, the Brazilian defeated the Hungarian Panna Udvardy and the German Vivian Heinsen in a comeback (4/6, 7/5 and 10-8) in the 1h34 match.

After the title, the Brazilian talked about the formation of the duo and the challenges to win the biggest doubles title of her career.

“The duo with Anna came at the last minute, I was going to play with Podoroska in the Australian Open and she ended up hurting her abdomen. game fit. It was a hard week, against high level players and we held ourselves mentally in the difficult moments of the game. I feel prepared and motivated for the Australian Open”, said the champion.

During the week, the number 1 in Brazil and her teammate Danilina defeated the seeds 2 and 3, the Japanese Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara, and the Canadian Gabriela Dabrowski and the Mexican Giuliana Olmos, respectively.

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The Sydney WTA 500 is Bia Haddad’s third doubles title. Before him, the tennis player won the WTA 250 in Bogotá in 2015, alongside Paula Gonçalves, and in 2017 with Argentine Nadia Podoroska.

Bia Haddad’s next commitment is at the Autralian Open, in Melbourne, where she will debut against North American Katie Volynets. In the current single ranking, Bia occupies the 88th position, meanwhile, the opponent is in the 178th place. The two last faced each other at the Wimbledon qualifying in 2021, and Bia ended up losing.

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