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Ken and Neal Skupski win the doubles at the Mexican Open in Acapulco; Alexander Zverev collects singles crown

Liverpudlian brothers Ken and Neal Skupski have won their biggest title together at the Mexican Open in Acapulco, with Alexander Zverev and Aslan Karatsev the other big winners at the weekend ahead of the Miami Open.

Having beaten the top two British doubles players, Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury, and their partners in the quarter-finals and semi-finals, the Skupskis took out top seeds Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 in the final.

The victory earned them their third ATP title together and first since Budapest in 2019, after which Neal spent a year and a half partnering Murray.

That ended in November when Murray decided to reunite with his former partner Bruno Soares, prompting the Skupskis to rekindle their partnership.

Canadian teenager Leylah Fernandez sealed her first WTA title after defeating Swiss qualifier Viktorija Golubic 6-1 6-4 in the Monterrey Open final.

“I didn’t think it was a final or anything. I just tried to think of it as another match,” Fernandez said after claiming the WTA 250 event.

She will rise to a career-high 69th in the world in the WTA rankings after her victory.

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