Mladenovic, Bencic Win Washington Title; Interview
Steve Fogleman, Tennis Atlantic
Doubles World #8 Kiki Mladenovic paired with Belinda Bencic to win the Citi Open Women’s Doubles title in Washington DC on August 8, 2015. The French/Swiss duo didn’t drop a set all week, as I was reminded. They did get more today than anyone else threw at them all tournament, having given up no more than seven games in each prior match until today’s 7-6, 7-6 win.
They had a flight to catch to Toronto, so this is all they gave the press. Mladenovic is #4 on the Road to Singapore WTA Year End Championships. This is the 12th WTA doubles title for Mladenovic, who won the 2013 French Open mixed doubles title.
For Bencic, it was her 2nd doubles title and her first trip to Washington. She won her first singles title this summer in Eastbourne.
It was all fun and games for Team BelaKiki/KikiBela, but it’s back to serious dubs business for Mladenovic and her regular partner, Timea Babos.