Champs! Goerges, Hradecka Claim 2015 Connecticut Open Doubles Title

NEW HAVEN, CT: Chia-Jung Chuang and Chen Liang play Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Johanna Larsson in the doubles final on stadium court during the 2015 Connecticut Open at the Yale University Tennis Center on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open)

Photo by Jared Wickerham/Connecticut Open

Julia Goerges and Lucie Hradecka defeated Chia-Jung Chuang and Chen Liang on Saturday in the 2015 Connecticut Open doubles finals. Below, we take a look at their path to the title.

Before their three-set match on Friday afternoon, Goerges and Hradecka had breezed through the Connecticut Open field. The duo opened play with a 6-2, 7-5 triumph against Klaudia Jans-Ignacik of Poland and Raluca Olaru of Romania. The German and Czech faced a strong draw in the quarterfinals, as young Americans Alison Riske and Lauren Davis looked to score the upset. The Americans were no match for Goerges and Hradecka, however, falling in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3. In the semifinals against second-seeded duo Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears, Goerges and Hradecka found themselves in unfamiliar territory, losing their first set of the tournament. The duo would storm back in the second set to the tune of 6-3, before trouncing Kop-Jones and Spears 10-2 in the tiebreaker to book a finals berth.

In the finals, Goerges and Hradecka upended Chia-Jung Chuang and Chen Liang 6-3, 6-1 to claim their first Connecticut Open title. The duo made quick work of Chuang and Liang, who were equally impressive in their tournament run. Following a 6-3 first set, the German and Czech were dominant in the second frame, winning the set 6-1 en route to hoisting the trophy.

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