March 4, 2017
Croatian Darija Jurak and Australian Anastasia Rodionova have snatched the title in women’s doubles during the Abierto Mexicano de Tenis de Telcel after playing the first match of the evening.
The third seeded duple overcame their rivals, Colombian Mariana Duque Mariño and Paraguayan Veronica Cepede Royg, with 6-3, 6-2 in a 74-minute duel where they made display of their domain of their game with six breaks and 60 out of 107 points scored.
This is Jurak-Rodionova’s second title as a team, the first being their coronation in Estarbourne 2016. For the 32-year-old Croatian this is her fourth doubles title: Monterrey 2014, Dubai 2016, Eastbourne 2016, and Acapulco. Rodionova (45 ATP) sums 11 doubles title.
Second-place players Mariana Duque-Mariño holds the Panamerican Games 2015 (Toronto) gold medal and lost her second doubles final in Acapulco, in 2013 she fell along with her compatriot Catalina Castaño. Paraguayan Cepede Royg was cut short and only holds the Olympic gold medal from Rio 2017 with Argentinian María Irigoyen as her partner.