Beatriz Haddad Maia is one victory away from the most important title of her career. Two-time doubles champion at the WTA 250 in Bogotá, the Brazilian tennis player qualified, in the early hours of this Thursday, to decide the WTA 500 in Sydney, Australia. She and Kazakh Anna Danilina beat Japanese favorites Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara, seeded 2, in a fiercely contested game with partials of 6/4, 6/7 (2-7) and 10-6 in 1h48 of battle.
In the decision of the WTA 500 in Sydney, Beatriz Haddad Maia andAnna Danilina will face the German Vivian Heisen and the Hungarian Pana Udvardy in a match that starts at 23:00 this Friday at Brasília time. Heisen and Uvardy eliminated Chinese Yfan Xu and Zhaoxuan Zhang in the semifinals with partials of 6/2 and 6/3, in just over an hour into the match.
In the ATP 250 of Adelaide 2, Marcelo Melo and Croatian Ivan Dodig were eliminated in straight sets by Dutchman Wesley Koolhof and British Neal Skupski, seeded number 3 in the tournament, with partials of 6/4 and 6/1 .
Despite the defeat in the semifinal in which they did not have a good performance and were dominated by their opponents, Marcelo Melo and Ivan Dodig started the season well. In addition to being among the top four in this tournament, last week they were runners-up of another ATP 250 held in Adelaide. The duo’s next challenge will be the Australian Open.