According to Meelis, winning a title without playing has not happened in recent years, and this Spanish 10K in 2005 was easiest path to the doubles title previously:
There were a couple more one win, one walkover doubles titles since then.
Originally Posted by Z1988
But did they at least get some prize money??
They got the full prize money, the whole 319$
For Lee Or it was back-to-back 10K titles (the first of her career), as the week before she won a (relatively) legit one with only one bye and just 9 games dropped in 3(!) matches. Prize money was the same.
BTW, the team who didn't show up to the final in Herzliya lost to her (albeit with a different partner than Keren) 1&0 in the Ra'anana semis
She would have jumped close to 150 spots in doubles rankings had they shown up