Everyone's been congratulating Lucie Safarova as she ascends to doubles No.1 - but the sweetest reward of all came from her two small nieces.
WTA Staff
August 21, 2017

Everyone has been congratulating Lucie Safarova on her ascent to doubles No.1 - but the sweetest reward of all came from her two small nieces.

They baked a special cake to mark her achievement - and Aunt Lucie was thrilled, sharing a snapshot of the three of them on social media.


When your nieces bake you a surprise cake of #1! ???????

A post shared by Lucie Safarova (@lucie.safarova) on

Safarova's nieces aren't the only ones wanting a photo with the new doubles World No.1 - Barbora Strycova, partnering her in the absence of Bethanie Mattek-Sands, grabbed a locker-room selfie with her in Cincinnati last week.


Let me take a selfie with new world number 1️⃣ double player!! I am so proud of @lucie.safarova ❤️???

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Long-time friend Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who's won two titles with Safarova as a doubles partner, posted some snaps from her own archive to social media.

Hear more from the new WTA Doubles No.1 on the WTA Insider Podcast: