The Russians Margarita Gasparyan and Ekaterina Makarova won St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2019 in doubles. They defeated their countrywoman Anna Kalinskaya and the Slovak Viktoria Kuzmova in the final – 7/5, 7/5. Margarita and Ekaterina made a decisive break at the end of the 1st and 2nd sets. Makarova won her 15th title in doubles while Gasparyan – the 4th one.
«I think we did quite well, if we are taking in account the fact that we are playing for the first time at this tournament», – Gasparyan shared her impressions after the victory. «Probably, we don’t want to talk about Olympics that is so far yet. I am really happy we have won the Olympics with Lena [Vesnina], but it’s too long down the road. For sure we made a good pair and we did well together with Rita. She is a very talented player», – Ekaterina evaluated the chance of appearing a new duo for the next Olympics.