The title of the ladies doubles tournament of the Libéma Open is for Elise Mertens and Demi Schuurs. The title was more or less a gift to the Dutch/Belgian combination. At 3-3 the other Dutch/Belgian pair Kiki Bertens/Kirsten Flipkens gave up.
Flipkens was struggling with cramps. The physical difficulties were understandable after the full programme of the 32-year-old player this week. Earlier on Saturday she had a very tough match against Viktoria Kuzmova.
The doubles title is Elise’s fifth WTA career doubles title and the third one this year, after winning Hobart (with Schuurs) and Lugano (with here-opponent, then-partner Flipkens).
16 June 2018