Aus Open Champs : Team Bucie does it again!
Two years after their very first success together, Team Bucie has repeated the performance in Melbourne to win a 4th Grand Slam title!
“The Spiderman at the net and the Czech Wall” (self-given nicknames) were playing against Andrea Hlavackova & Shuai Peng in a match that was full of suspense. The Chinese-Czech pairing won the first set but Lucie and Bethanie broke in the opening game of the second set before forcing a decider. They won the match 6-7, 6-3, 6-3. You can watch highlights of the match below.
“I felt like our game was throughout the match getting better and better,” Lucie said. “We stick together. We were positive. Never doubted that we would be able to pull it out.” Lucie and Bethanie have now won 4 of the last 9 majors (Australian Open 2015 & 2017, French Open 2015 and US Open 2016).
Following this victory, Lucie will reach her best doubles ranking as #2, right behind Bethanie Mattek-Sands who is the new World number 1. The Girls celebrated their new title in style, even dancing together in front of an amused crowd.
Please see below the video of the ceremony and of the “Bucie” dance.