Finally, after 8 months together - Angie/Maria won their first doubles' title! After finals in Doha when they lost to Wynne Prakusya/Janet Lee and in Toronto, just not tough enough to beat Svetlana Kuznetsova/Martina Navratilova - it was very sweet victory for Angie especially to win at her own backyard!
Angie was the star yesterday with her solid groundstrokes - in fact, both Angie and Maria were solid and aggresive both in front of the net and in the baseline. Yesterday Angie showed her lethal approaching shot as well as her accurate and dangerous volley!
Angie said that they key of their victory was solid communication between Maria and her! Maria was very happy with this title after her defeat in SF for singles. She hopes that she will be paired with Angie at least till the end of 2003.
For Angie, 4 finals in dubs this year (3 with Maria and 1 with Rita Grande in Madrid) and her second doubles' title after Bol last year with Tathiana "Tax" Garbin! Go, ANGIE/MARIA!!!