Perez and Melichar-Martinez record runner-up finish at Eastbourne
Australian Ellen Perez, parterning American Nicole Melichar-Martinez, advanced to her 15th career WTA doubles final this week at Eastbourne.
Ellen Perez and American partner Nicole Melichar-Martinez will head to Wimbledon looking to build on a runner-up finish at a WTA 500 tournament in Eastbourne.
Demi Schuurs of the Netherlands and American Desirae Krawczyk proved too strong in the championship match at the grass-court tournament, recording a 6-2 6-4 victory.
The third-seeded Schuurs and Krawczyk proved unbreakable on serve in the 74-minute encounter, saving all five break points they faced.
Doubles Champs! 🏆
— wta (@WTA) July 1, 2023
It still proved a positive week for world No.9 Perez and world No.8 Melichar-Martinez.
This was their sixth WTA final together in the past 12 months – and their first on grass.
Perez and Melichar-Martinez are the fourth seeds in the ladies’ doubles competition at Wimbledon, where they reached the quarterfinals in 2022.
Aussies in action – Eastbourne
Women’s doubles, final
 Desirae Krawczyk (USA)/Demi Schuurs (NED) d  Ellen Perez (AUS)/Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) 6-2 6-4
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