Pune Gallery: The Last Doubles Match Of 2012
Nina Bratchikova and Oksana Kalashnikova won the last WTA-sanctioned doubles match of 2012.
Published November 10, 2012 12:00
The last doubles title of the season was dealt out on Saturday night at the Royal Indian Open in Pune.
Nina Bratchikova and Oksana Kalashnikova won the title against Julia Glushko and Noppawan Lertcheewakarn.
The runners-up fought back from 60 42 down to push the final to a match tie-break but lost, 60 46 108.
Nina Bratchikova and Oksana Kalashnikova had also won an ITF Circuit title together in Italy in 2009.
Earlier in the week, a group of young children from Pune had a special experience with a rising WTA star.
The 16-year-old Donna Vekic is the youngest player in the Top 500 but is mature beyond those years.
Donna Vekic was the No.3 seed in Pune but lost to No.8 seed Tamarine Tanasugarn in the quarterfinals.
Donna Vekic happily met and signed autographs for the young children from the clinic afterwards.
The Royal Indian Open in Pune, India is the second ever tournament in the WTA's new WTA $125 series.
The first WTA $125 event took place last week, the OEC Taipei WTA Ladies Open in Taipei, Chinese Taipei.