June 13, 2024

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Undefeated, Routliffe and Dabrowski look for more in Cancún (vid)

CANCÚN, Mexico – They breezed through a very tough round-robin group without the loss of a set.

And now, the in-form and fully-confident new team of Gabriela Dabrowski and Erin Routliffe are looking for more this weekend at the WTA Finals in Cancún, Mexico.

It has been a challenge – more because of the weather than the occasional bad bounce and regular big gust of wind.

And Sunday could be a double-header day, as Saturday was a struggle on the rain front.

But the Canadians – with Routliffe having a big sprinkling of Kiwi, as she represents New Zealand internationally – have taken all of this in stride.

Here’s how they looked in defeating the Czech pair of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova in their third and final group-stage match.

That meant wins over No. 1s Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula, then over Laura Siegemund and Vera Zvonareva (whom they defeated to win the US Open), and then the Czechs.

And here’s what they said afterwards – about the different challenges posed this week, and about how far they’ve come.

(Forgive the quality – it’s been a challenge this week).

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