Casey continues winning ways with Ash

Casey Dellacqua and Ash Barty have again shown their credentials as a doubles partnership, winning their first title together at the WTA AEGON Classic in Birmingham.

The formidable Aussie duo combined to defeat the Zimbabwean-Kiwi pairing of Cara Black and Marina Erakovic 75 64 at the Edgbaston Priory Club on Sunday.

The win follows on from their success at the Australian Open in January, where as a wildcard entry, they progressed all the way to the final and took top seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci to three sets.

The win is Dellacqua’s second WTA doubles title, after winning in Pattaya City earlier in 2013 with Japan’s Kimiko Date-Krumm.

She will next head to London to contest this week’s Wimbledon qualifying event.