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Ottawa’s Gabriela Dabrowski finds herself on an 8-match win streak after capturing her second straight WTA doubles title at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday.
The 30-year-old and her partner, Giuliana Olmos of Mexico, were seeded second in the draw and lifted the trophy without dropping a set. In the final, they defeated the fourth-seeded team of American Nicole Melichar-Martinez and Ellen Perez of Australia 6-4, 6-4 to take home top honours at the WTA 500 event.
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The victory is Dabrowski’s third doubles title of the 2022 season and the thirteenth of her career to go along with a pair of Grand Slam mixed doubles crowns from the 2018 Australian Open and Roland Garros in 2017. She and Olmos also won the Madrid WTA 1000 clay court event this spring.
Last week in Chennai, Dabrowski teamed up with Luisa Stefani of Brazil. Playing their first tournament together since last summer when Stefani suffered a serious knee injury in the semifinals of the U.S. Open that kept her out for a full calendar year, the pair didn’t miss a beat. They won the title without dropping a set. They also didn’t lose more than four games in any of those sets.
Thanks to her two consecutive trophies, Dabrowski will move up to no. 8 on the WTA doubles rankings, just four off her career-high of no. 4.