Tashkent , September 15 : Paula Kania of Poland and Polina Pekhova of Belarus lifted the first ever doubles career crown winning the title at the 14th edition of the Tashkent Open.
In the finals the Kania- Pekhova pair which was the last pair to make it to the doubles draw won against the pair of Anna Chakvetadze of Russia and Vesna Dolonc of Serbia with the scores reading 6-1 with Chakvetadze / Dolonc team retiring due to an injury to Chakvetadze.
The winners got $11000 and 280 points for their effort .
We are thrilled and speechless , winning our first title on the tour. We were the last pair to get in and to win a tournament is amazing , We can’t tell you how happy we are Said the young team of Kania and Pekhova.
We have played together as juniors , but on the Tour we have combined for the first time and we hope to pair at more events now. Our aim is to make it to the grand slam events as a pair they added.
We have always seen the winners wearing the Uzbek Chapans , we didn’t even imagine we will be ever wearing it , but we are proud to wear it today as winners they added.