Cincinnati, OH, USA, 24 August 2015 |

Casey Dellacqua’s run at the Western & Southern Open may have come to an end in the doubles final, but not before a stellar week in American midwest.

Combining with Yaroslava Shvedova, the duo won three matches to reach the Premier-level final before falling to giant-killers Hao-Ching Chan and Yung-Jan Chan.

The Taiwanese pair had in the semifinals defeated No.1 seeds and Wimbledon champions Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza before beating the fourth-seeded Dellacqua and Shvedova.

Despite the loss, the result continued an impressive year for the Aussie-Kazakh team.

They first combined in Madrid – a tournament they won – and also reached the French Open final; in just six tournaments together have compiled a 17-5 win-loss record.

The latest result firms up their chances of qualification at the prestigious WTA Finals in Singapore.

The season-ending event is open to the world’s top eight doubles pairs; Dellacqua and Shvedova currently sit in fifth place on the Road to Singapore leaderboard.