US OPEN DOUBLES CHAMP AIMS FOR CLASSIC TITLE
Today's doubles final sees singles qualifier, Sharon Fichman (CAN) teamp up with the USA's Maria Sanchez to take on Lucie Hradecka (CZE) and Michaella Krajicek (NED).
Hradecka and Krajicek toppled friends-duo, Kirsten Flipkens and Ana Ivanovic in Thursday's doubles quarter-final, 3-6, 6-4, (10-3). The pair the went on to defeat the Pliskova twins, Karolina and Kristyna, 6-3, 6-1 yesterday, to gain themselves a place in today's final.
Sanchez and Fichman met Mona Barthel and Megan Mouton-Levy in Friday's semi-final, which they took out in two sets, 6-2, 6-4. Earlier in the week they beat the top seeds for the doubles draw, Lucie Safarova and Andrea Hlavackova, who won the US Open Doubles title this year.