Alona and Kateryna Bondarenko, who upset Peng Shuai and Sun Tiantian in the second round of the Australian Open, are now into the quarterfinals by virtue of a walkover from Lindsay Davenport and Daniela Hantuchova. That's the good news. The other news is that they must now play the number one seeds, Cara Black and Liezel Huber.
Also in doubles, Victoria Azarenka and Shahar Peer have upset Sania Mirza and Alicia Molik, 7-5, 6-3.
Why did Hantuchova and Davenport pull out?
It turns out Hantuchova cited a foot injury. This is likely to have been a small injury she didn't want to make worse, or just as likely to have been a spontaneous injury that occurs when someone in doubles doesn't want to jeopardize success in singles.
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