Two huge unreturnable serves finish it off, and the first doubles title of 2021 goes to Japan. Congratulations to Aoyama and Shibahara - they were better enough to take the opportunities they needed, but Carter and Stefani played superbly as well. That was exemplified by each team winning 68 points.
One quirk of how this event finished - three of the four players move to new career highs (Aoyama 18, Shibahara 20 and Stefani 30). Carter is now at 34 (CHR 31).
This time all four players realise that the flowers are in the shape of the UAE flag, and hold the trophies accordingly for the photos.