Friday, April 17, 2009

Two doubles quarterfinals played today in Charleston

Top seeds Kveta Peschke and Lisa Raymond didn't exactly run away with the match, but they did defeat Olga Govortsova and Chan Chin-Wei 6-4, 6-3 today, to get to the semifinals of the Family Circle Cup. Govortsova was one of last year's finalists. She was scheduled, no doubt, to play again with last year's partner, Edina Gallovits, but Gallotvits withdrew from the tournament. In 2008, the pair--who had never before played together--entered ten minutes before entry deadline.

The other winning team today was that of Peng Shuai and Yan Zi, who easily won their first set against wild cards Alexa Glatch and Shanay Perry, but who struggled in the second set. In that set, Glatch and Perry went from lackluster to very competitive, and made quite a match of it. They were finally overtaken, however, 6-2, 7-5.

In the semifinals, Peschke and Raymond will play Mattek-Sands and Petrova, and Peng and Yan will play Dekmeijere and Schnyder.

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