Routliffe and Pegula win WTA title in Washington DC
Routliffe and Pegula win WTA title in Washington
New Zealand’s Erin Routliffe is celebrating winning a second WTA doubles title, in Washington DC today. Routliffe and American partner this week, Jessica Pegula have won the Citi Open having played their semi-final and final on the same day.
The top seeds have beaten American Caty McNally and Russian Anna Kalinskaya 6-3 5-7 12-10 in the final in a match lasting an hour and 38 minutes.
They earlier defeated third seeds Lucie Hradecka and Monica Niculescu 6-0 5-2 when their opponents retired late in the semi-final.
Routliffe only teamed up with Pegula due to her regular partner Poland’s Alicja Rosolska being unable to get to the tournament in time due to making the final the previous week in Poland.
Routliffe is thrilled with her performance.
“It was super good to get two matches in today, we were excited to play both in a day! Obviously, it was very hot here so tiring but we were trying to get to Toronto after so we were happy to play.” Routliffe said.
“Playing with Jessica was great, obviously she’s an amazing player and I think our games worked really well together! We had a lot of fun, stayed aggressive and tried to always stay positive.”
Routliffe is projected to be at a new career high WTA ranking of 29 when they are released tomorrow.