Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Williams sisters win two Wimbledon doubles matches in one day

The Wimbledon schedule has been backed up because of weather, and one of the many consequences was that Serena and Venus Williams had to play a set of doubles and then another doubles match today. No problem--they won both of them. First, in the second round, they beat 4th seeds Nadia Petrova and Maria Kirilenko 3-6, 6-3, 9-7. As of yesterday, each team had won a set. Later, the Williams team beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sania Mirza 6-4, 6-3.

Also advancing today was the top-seeded team of Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond. Huber and Raymond defeated 5th seeds Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 7-6, 6-3 in the quarterfinals. 2nd seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci won their third round match when they were given a walkover by the Radwanska sisters, Agnieszka and Urszua.

In mixed doubles, top seeds Huber and Bob Bryan advanced to the third round.

Top seed Taylor Townsend was upset in the third round of  junior play by 14th seed Francoise Abanda of Canada. Townsend and another Canadian, Eugenie Bouchard, seeded 1st in doubles, won their first round of play.


Eric said...

the final 8 teams in women's doubles are all same-country teams (with three from the US, the best doubles nation in the world). the olys are going to be fun.

Diane said...

That's pretty unusual--not same-country teams--but that it should come down to the final eight.