KINGS OF QUEENS
If Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert would have decided to take the past week off and maybe squeeze in some grass-court prep right before Wimbledon, that would’ve been completely understandable. After all, they did just win the French Open only a few days ago.
Instead, the duo hit the turf as soon as possible, and played the prestigious warm-up event at Queen’s Club in London. Seeded fourth, they battled through to the final by fighting off multiple match points in the semifinals. In the championship match, Mahut and Herbert faced surprise finalists John Peers and Reilly Opelka, defeating the Aussie-American pair in straight sets.
The win marked the third time the Frenchmen have claimed the title at the tournament. The last time they did so, back in 2016, they managed to carry that momentum with them to Wimbledon, where they won their second Grand Slam title together.
CZECH THEM OUT
Sometimes a partnership just clicks—even when there’s been a little separation between events. Just look at Lucie Hradecka and Marie Bouzkova: In their first event together in 2021, the Czechs reached the final at the second tournament in Charleston, S.C., on green clay. After going their separate ways on the European dirt, the pair reunited this past week in Birmingham, England, on the grass.
In the second round, the duo knocked off Hao-Ching and Latisha Chan, the second seeds, and battled their way to the title, defeating Ons Jabeur and Ellen Perez in the championship match. For the veteran Hradecka, it’s her 25th doubles title, while Bouzkova claimed her first.
Source : https://www.tennis.com/baseline/articles/doubles-take-mahut-hugues-herbert-hoist-queens-club-trophy287