British pair Broady and Ward-Hibbert triumph in boys' doubles Down Under
There was British success at the Australian Open on Friday as youngsters Liam Broady and Joshua Ward-Hibbert won the boys' doubles title.
The pair, seeded sixth for the event, eased to victory over the Czech-Croat combination of Adam Pavlasek and Filip Veger, running out 6-3, 6-2 winners at Melbourne Park.
Up for the cup: Liam Brody and Joshua Ward-Hibbert won the Junior boys doubles at the Australian Open in Melbourne
Broady and Ward-Hibbert, both of whom turned 18 this month, found strength in their serve, losing just five points between them throughout the two sets, and wrapped up the straight sets triumph in less than three quarters of an hour.
Brit special: It was comfortable for the pair against Filip Veger and Adam Pavlasek
The more experienced Broady, who is ranked third in the world, was runner-up at Junior Wimbledon last year
Ward-Hibbert, meanwhile, ranked 44th, also made the quarter-finals of the boys' singles Down Under. His ranking will therefore improve.