The team of Vera Dushevina and Galina Voskoboeva upset the 3rd seeds today in Rome. They defeated Samantha Stosur and Rennae Stubbs 6-3, 6-1.
Meanwhile, the top seeds, Cara Black and Liezel Huber, got a walkover from the Bondarenko sisters because of Katyrena Bondarenko's illness. Also getting a walkover were and Ipek Senoglu and Yaroslava Shvedova. Agnieszka Radwanska and Agnes Szavay withdrew because of Radwanska's lower back sprain.