Lucie & Bara leave the US Open as semifinalists
After Toronto and Cincinnati, this is the third consecutive time that Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova reach the semifinals together. Defeating McHale/Watson (6-2, 6-4), Kudryavtseva/Zheng (6-3, 6-2), the Czechs faced more difficult matches in New York, against Kichenok/Krejcikova (6-1, 5-7, 6-2) and Dabrowski/Xu (6-3, 2-6, 6-4). Lucie and Barbora were eventually defeated in the US Open semifinals by Fed Cup teammates Hradecka/Siniakova (2-6, 5-7).
Nevertheless, teaming up with Bara has proven to be a successful partnership for Lucie in the absence of Bethanie Mattek-Sands. Following a good run the last Grand Slam of the year, Lucie will remain World Number 1 and will reach #15 with Bara in the race to Singapore.
Lucie will now go to Quebec (Canada) to compete at the Coupe Banque Nationale that starts on Monday. We will post the tournament’s preview once the draw is released.