Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Errani and Vinci reach French Open final

Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci won their 18th straight match today (their 26th in a row on clay) to reach the final of the French Open. Errani and Vinci defeated Nuria Llagostera Vives and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 6-4, 6-2, but they do not yet know who their opponent in the final will be. In the other semifinal, defending champions Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka took the first set 7-5; Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova took the second, 6-4, and then the match was suspended.

In mixed doubles, Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Santiago Gonzalez reached the final by defeating Elena Vesnina and Leander Paes 7-6, 6-3. Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupati defeated Galina Voskoboeva and Daniele Bracciali 6-4, 6-2.

Esther Vergeer, not surprisingly, won her opening round in wheelchair singles. Vergeer defeated Yui Kamiji 6-3, 6-0. Vergeer and Marjolein Buis won their opening match in wheelchair doubles. Buis and Vergeer are seeded 2nd.

Australian Open junior champion Taylor Townsend lost today in the third round of play in Paris. She was defeated by Anna Schmiedlova.


Roi said...

As you can imagine, i am SUPER excited about Santiago and Klaudia's run at the finals!!! Just to think they enter main draw as alternates. I can't remember the last time a mexican player went that far in a major.

Vamos Santi!!!

Diane said...

It is exciting; I'm so glad for both of them.