GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Ottawa's Gabriela Dabrowski and partner Erin Routliffe of New Zealand advanced to the women's doubles final of the Guadalajara Open with a 6-2, 7-6 (4) win over Mayar Sharif of Egypt and Jasmine Paolini of Italy on Friday.
Dabrowski and Routliffe, who was born in Auckland but grew up in Ontario and previously represented Canada, extended their winning streak to nine matches as they continue to build on the U.S. Open title they won earlier this month.
Dabrowski and Routliffe were broken just once in the match and won 66.7 per cent of service points.
The pair now has a chance to add a WTA 1000 doubles title to their Grand Slam triumph when they face the winner of a match between top seeds Storm Hunter of Australia and Elise Mertens of Belgium and American duo Caroline Dolehide and Asia Muhammad in the final.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 22, 2023.