Doubles Take is back with a look at the latest action on the ATP and WTA tours.
Over the past several years, Nicole Melichar and Demi Schuurs have been two of the most consistent players on the WTA tour. The American and Dutchwoman decided to team up this year and, after an opening-round loss in their first match of 2021, have hit their stride. After reaching the semifinals at a tune-up tournament in Melbourne, the pair returned to the final four at the main event, the Australian Open, and the prevailed at the WTA 500-level event in Doha, Qatar. Clearly, they will be contending for the tour’s biggest prizes in the weeks to come.