Saturday, February 29, 2020

Bay Area's Olmos captures Acapulco doubles title

Giuliana Olmos, left, and Desirae Krawczyk pose after winning the doubles
title in the 2017 Sacramento (Calif.) Challenger. Photo by Rob Vomund
   Giuliana Olmos, a 26-year-old product of Fremont in the San Francisco Bay Area, won her second career WTA doubles title today.
   Second-seeded Olmos, who plays for Mexico, and Desirae Krawczyk of Palm Desert, Calif., beat unseeded Kateryna Bondarenko, a 33-year-old mother from Ukraine, and Sharon Fichman of Canada 6-3, 7-6 (5) in Acapulco.
   Olmos and Krawczyk, last year's runners-up to Victoria Azarenka and Zheng Saisai, served for the match at 5-4 in the second set but were broken.
   Olmos, who was born in Austria, will rise five spots to No. 71 in the world doubles rankings on Monday. She also won the Nottingham title on grass with Krawczyk last June and climbed to a career-high No. 65 in September.
   Olmos and Krawczyk – former Pacific-12 Conference rivals at USC and Arizona State, respectively – split $13,580. Bondarenko and Fichman shared $7,200.

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