Peers/Venus Capture Fourth Team Crown In Geneva
The second seeds swept past Italian Simone Bolelli and Maximo Gonzalez 6-2, 7-5 in 76 minutes at the Tennis Club de Geneve Eaux-Vives. They are now 9-3 on the season, which includes a run to last week's Internazionali BNL d'Italia semi-finals (l. to Mektic/Pavic).
"It was definitely a tough week," Peers told ATPTour.com. "We tried three times to get on court for our first match [against Marcelo Arevalo and Matwe Middelkoop] and the ground staff did an incredible job to get the courts ready. It was a nice, sunny day for the final and it was good fun."
Venus told ATPTour.com, "I didn't know we had a 4-0 record in finals! It shows that when we're confident and playing well good things happen. Hopefully we can use this confidence going forwards."
Peers and Venus captured three trophies in 2020 at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships (d. Klaasen/Marach), the Hamburg European Open (d. Dodig/Pavic) and the European Open in Antwerp (d. Bopanna/Middlekoop).
The 32-year-old Peers has now won a tour-level crown for nine straight seasons and is 24-12 overall in championship matches. Venus, 33, is now 14-14 in doubles finals.
Bolelli and Gonzalez won the Chile Dove Men+Care Open title in Santiago (d. Delbonis/Munar) on 14 March.
Herbert/Mahut Advance To Lyon Final
Top-seeded Frenchmen Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut advanced to the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon final on Saturday with a 7-5, 7-6(4) victory over Marcelo Demoliner and Santiago Gonzalez.