“Bucie” win the US Open!
For their first final in New York, Lucie and Bethanie were opposed to the top seeds, Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic.
Unfortunately, the girls got a bad start : after getting broken twice on Bethanie’s serve and unable to break back, Bucie quickly lost the first set 2-6.
Even if the second set was much tighter as both teams held their serve, destiny seemed sealed at 4-4 when the French team managed to get an important break to lead 5-4. As Kiki Mladenovic was serving for the championship, nerves caught up with her. Lucie and Bethanie jumped on the occasion to turn the match around in a stunning comeback.
After missing two set points in the tie-break, Bucie won the second set. They got the opening break in the third set and kept their advantage to win the final 2-6, 7-6, 6-4.
This is the 3rd Grand Slam in 2 years for Team Bucie, after the Australian Open 2015 and the French Open 2015.
With this win, they are now ranked #7 in the race for the WTA Finals in Singapore.
Congratulations to Lucie and Bethanie!