There was a total of five ATP and WTA events played, and among the 10 players that were on championship-winning teams, eight took home their first career doubles title. The only other player besides Isner, a six-time winner best known for his singles success, to have ever tasted victory was Lidziya Marozava of Belarus.
Isner teamed up with Hans Hach Verdugo of Mexico to claim the title at the Los Cabos Open, a first for the local hero. Hach Verdugo wasn’t the only player to delight the home crowd: In Gstaad, Switzerland, Dominic Stricker and Marc-Andrea Huesler—part of the nation’s next wave of talent—came through with the win at the clay-court event. And after prolific results on the Challenger and Futures tours with different partners over the years, veterans David Vega Hernandez and Fernando Romboli each won their first career ATP title in Umag, Croatia.
At the WTA stop in Gdynia, Poland, Marozava claimed her second career doubles title—and first in nearly four years—as she teamed up with Anna Danillina to come out on top at the new event. The other newcomers to the WTA winners’ circle were Erin Routliffe and Kimberley Zimmermann, who captured the championship in Palermo, Italy.