Last Updated on January 25, 2019
Australian Samantha Stosur and Chinese Zhang Shuai became the winners of the Australian Open, having outplayed Hungarian Timea Babos and Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic in the final — 6/3, 6/4.
The meeting lasted 1 hour and 35 minutes. Samantha and Zhang Shuai made three breaks and two aces, making a mistake eight times when serving. Babos and Mladenovic once took the pitch of their rivals, made one ace and two double mistakes.
For Stosur, this title became the third in a career on “Slams” in doubles, and for Zhang Shuai – the first, bringing in $ 750,000 in prize money and 2,000 rating points.