Thursday, September 8, 2011

Top doubles seeds upset in U.S. Open quarterfinals

Number 1 seeds Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik lost their quarterfinal match at the U.S. Open today. They were defeated 6-2, 6-3 by 5th seeds Maria Kirilenko and Nadia  Petrova.

Defending champions Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova moved on with a 6-4, 7-5 win over 3rd seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka. King and Shvedova are seeded 3rd at the Open.

4th seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond defeated 9th seeds Iveta Benesova and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-1, 6-4. Also winning in the quarterfinals were Daniela Hantuchova and Agnieszka Radwanska. They beat 15th seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci 6-3, 7-6.

In mixed doubles, Melanie Oudin and Jack Sock advanced to the final when they received a walkover from 7th seeds Elena Vesnina and Leander Paes. Their opponents will be 8th seeds Gisela Dulko and Eduardo Schwank. Dulko and Schwank defeated Lucie Hradecka and Frantisek Cermak.

Wheelchair singles competition began today, and both top seed Esther Vergeer and Aniek Van Koot won their quarterfinal matches.