Šafářová and Strýcová clinch bronze in women’s doubles

14-08-2016

In the women’s doubles competition, two Czech teams fought for the bronze medal. In the end, the duo Lucie Šafářová and Barbora Strýcová defeated Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká 7:5, 6:1. Hlaváčková played with a fractured orbital bone, an injury she suffered in the semi-finals after Switzerland's Martina Hingis crushed a swinging volley into her face.

Lucie Hradecká,alongside Radek Štěpánek, will also fight for the bronze in mixed doubles. The Czechs lost in the semi-finals against the US duo Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock 6:4, 7:6 (7:3) and will face the Indian pairing of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna in their last match.