Defending champions Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta, the number 1 seeds at the Italian Open, were upset today in the quarterfinals. The ad hoc team of Alexandra Dulgheru and Jarmila Gajdosova defeated Dulko and Pennetta 7-6, 6-4.
2nd seeds Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik advanced, as did 3rd seeds Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova. Peschke and Srebotnik defeated 6th seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Meghann Shaughnessy; King and Shvedova defeated Nadia Petrova and Anastasia Rodionova. Peng Shuai and Zheng Jie defeated 8th seeds Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez and Anaabel Medina Garrigues.