Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova battled past 12th-seeded Andrea Hlavackova, also from the Czech Republic, and China's Peng Shuai 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 6-3 on Rod Laver Arena.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova defeated top seeds Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic in three sets to win the 2016 US Open women's doubles title
Simona Halep defeated Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-4 to advance into the third round of 2016 US Open
Serena Williams is launching a third bid to match Steffi Graf's Major record, although just three of Williams' 21 Grand Slam titles have come in France -- the first in 2002 and then a long gap until 2013 and 2015.
French tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga said he pulled out of Rome Masters due to a training injury.
Angelique Kerber is the number one seed in Qatar Open and she is expected to face stiff competition from the likes of Simona Halep and defending champion Lucie Safarova.
Lucie Safarova, who has been plagued by illness for the last one year, has withdrawn from the 2016 Australian Open.
Both Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova had lost their 'White Group' openers, but it was the double Wimbledon champion who made the most of her opportunities on the key points to help her emerge victorious.
Petra Kvitova, who has been plagued by glandular fever this year, continued her poor form as she lost to Germany's Angelique Kerber.
Garbine Muguruza, who recently climbed to No.3 in world rankings, defeated Lucie Safarova 6-3, 7-6.