The top Russian player Ekaterina Alexandrova and two-time Grand Slam runner-up Vera Zvonareva will play together in doubles of St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2020. They will face in R1 the 4th seeded duo – Hayley Carter (USA) / Sharon Fichman (Canada). Ekaterina and Vera won the WTA tournament in Budapest last year. Zvonareva also won the doubles title at at. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2018 (with Timea Bacsinszky).
Other Russian paris look as follows: Vitalia Diatchenko/Natela Dzalamidze, Daria Mishina/Ekaterina Shalimova. Meanwhile Anastasia Potapova partnered with Yulia Putintseva from Kazakhstan, Yana Sizikova joined forces with Monique Adamczak (Poland) and Alla Kudryavstseva teamed up with Katarina Srebotnik (Slovenia).
Shuko Aoyama/Ena Shibahara (Japan) are the top seeded pair of the tournament, Lyudmila and Nadia Kichenok (Ukraine) are second seeds.