Caledon’s Erin Routliffe falls in women’s doubles final with Gabriela Dabrowski at Miami Open

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Published April 2, 2024 at 10:20 am

Caledon's Erin Routliffe falls in women's doubles final with Gabriela Dabrowski at Miami Open
Gabriela Dabrowski, of Canada, right, returns a shot alongside doubles partner Erin Routliffe, of New Zealand, left, during the women's doubles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships against Laura Siegemund, of Germany, and Vera Zvonareva, of Russia, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023, in New York. Dabrowski and Routliffe were on the wrong end of a comeback, falling 4-6, 7-6 (5), 11-9 to Americans Sofia Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the Miami Open women's doubles final on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Manu Fernandez

Caledon’s Erin Routliffe and partner Gabriela Dabrowski were defeated in the final round of play after an impressive run at the Miami Open last weekend.

Dabrowski, an Ottawa native, and Routliffe, a dual citizen who was born in New Zealand and grew up in Caledon, took down the American duo of Asia Muhammad and Alycia Parks 6-7 (4), 6-4, 10-4 on Friday in women’s doubles semifinal play, earning them a spot in the finals on Sunday.

The Canadian pair put up a fight in the finals against Americans Sofia Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands, forcing the match into a tie-breaker. The duo won the first set but the Americans fought back, pushing the game to 9-9 before taking the win.

Italys Sara Errani and Jasmine Paolini were scheduled to play Sofia Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States in the other semifinal later Friday.

It was the first final appearance of the season for the second-seeded Dabrowski and Routliffe, who won the U.S. Open title last September.

The fourth-ranked Dabrowski and fifth-ranked Routliffe are the reigning U.S. Open champions.

 

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