San Diego, United States, 4 March 2024 | Matt Trollope

Ellen Perez has claimed her sixth career WTA doubles title after victory in San Diego with American partner Nicole Melichar-Martinez.

The duo dominated No.1 seeds Desirae Krawczyk and Jessica Pegula, winning 6-1 6-2 in just 62 minutes.

It is the 28-year-old Australian’s first title at WTA 500 level.

Perez and Melichar-Martinez snap an eight-match losing streak in finals in the process, winning their first doubles title since Cleveland in August 2022.

Perez’ victory completed a brilliant day for Australia in doubles; just hours earlier in Austin, Olivia Gadecki broke through for her first WTA title alongside Brit Olivia Nicholls.

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A week after reaching the WTA 1000 final in Dubai, Perez and Melichar-Martinez have won seven of their past eight matches.

Perez is projected to rise to a new career-high ranking of world No.8.

Aussies in action – San Diego

Women’s doubles, final
[3] Ellen Perez (AUS)
/Nicole Melichar-Martinez (USA) d [1] Desirae Krawczyk (USA)/Jessica Pegula (USA) 6-1 6-2

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