Tennis: Kiwi Michael Venus wins ATP 250 doubles title alongside Australian partner in Geneva

Kiwi Michael Venus and partner John Peers have claimed the doubles title at the ATP 250 in Geneva.

Off the back of a semi-final exit at the Rome Masters last week, the tournament second seeds defeated the duo of Italy's Simone Bolelli and Maximo Gonzalez of Argentina in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5. 

Venus has now won 14 doubles titles as a player. As a pair, Venus and Peers still boast an unbeaten record in tournament finals, with four wins from four attempts - having won honours in Dubai, Hamburg, and Antwerp in 2020. 

"It shows that when we're confident and playing well good things happen," Venus says.

"Hopefully, we can use this confidence going forwards." 

Venus and Peers are hitting form at the perfect time, with the French Open beginning at Roland Garros next Sunday. 

The win also moves Venus and Peers into contention to qualify for the ATP Tour Finals at the end of the season, to be held in Turin. The world's top eight doubles pair qualify for the tournament, with Venus and Peers to rise to 13th in the rankings after Sunday's (NZ time) win.