WTA Charleston win bumps Polish tennis pro Rosolska’s rank up

Polish tennis ace Alicja Rosolska and German tennis star Anna-Lena Grönefeld won at the doubles in the Charleston Open in South Carolina.

In the final, the Polish-German doubles pair defeated the Russian duo Irina Khromacheva and Veronika Kudermetova.

Warsaw-born Ms Rosolska, 33, has now won nine WTA events in doubles, and in total she has appeared in 21 finals.

Thanks to Monday’s win, her rank has notched up to 24 in the global doubles ranking from 38.

The Polish-German team “thanked” their supporters on the social networking site, Twitter, with Ms Rosolska adding that they had an “amazing time” in Charleston.

The hard-surfaced Charleston Open, formally known as Volvo Car Open, is a WTA Tour affiliated professional tennis tournament for women, held every year since 1973. It is the oldest professional women’s tournament with a USD 750,000 (EUR 668,000) purse.