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Dabrowski nabs prestigious Miami doubles title

Apr 02, 2017
written by: Tennis Canada
written by: Tennis Canada

After reaching the biggest final of her career on Friday, Gabriela Dabrowski went one better on Sunday and took home her most prestigious title at the Miami Open.

In the championship match, Dabrowski and her partner Yifan Xu of China, playing their first tournament together, defeated the third-seeded team of former doubles World No. 1 Sania Mirza of India and Czech Barbora Strycova 6-4, 6-3. Dabrowski and Xu also upset the decorated Russian team of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in the quarter-finals.

For Dabrowski, who turned 25 on Saturday, this is her first Premier Mandatory doubles victory and fourth WTA doubles title overall. Her last WTA trophy came in 2016 on grass in Mallorca.

With the win, Dabrowski will achieve a new career-high ranking on Monday inside the top 20 at no. 19.