As the disbelief of winning her first Grand Slam women’s doubles title began to set in Friday afternoon, Laura Siegemund had an important question for the chair umpire, Eva Asderaki-Moore:
“Are we allowed to give a hug?”
With Asderaki-Moore’s blessing, Siegemund embraced her partner, Vera Zvonareva, to cap off their 6-4, 6-4 win over Nicole Melichar and Xu Yifan.
“I’m very emotional, usually, at the end of a match,” Siegemund told reporters afterward. “I’m, like, screaming and…