Eastbourne, Great Britain, 1 July 2023 | Leigh Rogers

Eastbourne, Great Britain

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.

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.

> READ: Perez among 13 Australians to contest doubles at Wimbledon 2023

Aussies in action – Eastbourne

Women’s doubles, final
[3] Desirae Krawczyk (USA)/Demi Schuurs (NED) d [2] Ellen Perez (AUS)/Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) 6-2 6-4

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