A deserving win to Safarova and Mattek-Sands, but not a bad effort at all from Mirza and Strycova to pull back significantly in the second set.
Game, set and match to Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova, 6-1, 6-4.
One can't help but be impressed by the Indian-Czech third seeded pair. Despite that unfavourable-looking scoreline, they're breathing life into this match! Trailing 2-5, they're now at 4-5.
Even though the scores look (and have been) thoroughly dominated by Mattek-Sands and Safarova, there has been a tenacious fight from Mirza and Strycova. Some fast reflex shots from the Czech Strycova and some hard, attacking baseline play from Mirza has shown the effort the team are putting in.
An easy service hold for Safarova and Sands gives them a 4-1 lead!
There's a beautiful lob off Mirza's racquet there and that gives them a break back in the second set. They're trailing 1-2 now.
And yet again, we're at break point. It's the decider now and a smash from Safarova decides it in her favour. They lead 2-0 in the second.
A brilliant rally to close out the first set, which goes the way of Mattek-Sands and Safarova. That ball travelled across the court more than Phileas Fogg!
Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova win the first set 6-1
There was a chance to break back for the Indo-Czech combine but a super fast volley from Safarova to Strycova seals the deal for the sixth seeds. It's 5-1 to Mattek Sands and Safarova, who are now at set point!
And that's yet another break for Safaraova and Mattek-Sands. They lead 4-1 in the first set.
Mattek-Sands and Safarova with a service hold there to take the scores to 3-1. Strycova's at the net and Mirza at the baseline, and they're trying a combination of strategies here, while Sands and Safarova vary theirs.
It's break point for Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova! Is it time for the two to break back?
And a strong forehand sailing across the court gives Mirza and Strycova their second service game! They reduce their deficit to 1-2.
Quickly, the scores have gone to 2-0. Mirza and Strycova look understandably tired, but the'yre fighting back in this game and Mirza's combatting shots from the net!
A couple of netted shots that could have saved crucial points for Mirza and Strycova, but it's amazing to see the energy levels of the Indo-Czech pair considering it is their third match in 36 hours.
A break of serve to begin the match, as Safarova and Mattek-Sands go 1-0.
And it's time! It'll be Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova to serve to begin today's proceedings.
It's been a hectic few days for the Indo-Czech pair; they played their quarter-final AND semi-final matches yesterday, and only a little over 12 hours later, are playing the final. Even getting to this stage is a humongous effort from the pair.
France's Kader Nouni will be officiating today's final!
Players are only just walking out on court! Third seeds Strycova and Mirza are taking on the fifth seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova and it's time for the coin toss!