Who wins Istanbul?
Doubles will take the court on Saturday with the draw to be determined later this week. Liezel Huber, who adopted a child after United States Open, and Lisa Raymond took the title last year with intentions on defending it. Huber and Raymond has won 5 titles in 2012.
Sara Errani, who is also playing singles, and Roberta Vinci has been the best doubles team with 8 titles which includes the French Open and United States Open.
Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka has won 4 titles. However, in my opinion, their best results came during the grass season where they lost in the finals at Wimbledon and Olympics to Serena and Venus Williams and United States Open where they lost to Errani and Vinci in the final.
Maria Kirilenko, who has been slowed by injuries, and Nadia Petrova won the final spot defeating Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears, who won 4 titles where 3 of them came during the Asian swing at Seoul, Tokyo and Osaka, in the semifinals at Moscow last week. Kirilenko and Petrova won Miami and was a finalist at the French Open losing to Errani and Vinci.
Petra Kvitova : 2011 Wimbledon and WTA Championships Champion