Friday, May 16, 2008

Doubles upsets in Rome

Unseeded Peng and Sun upset top seeds Black and Huber in Rome today, 4-6, 7-5, 10-6. But that was not the only upset. Fifth-seeded Chan and Chuang upset third-seeded Peschke and Stubbs, and Jans/Jugic-Salkic continued their out-of-nowhere run (reminiscent of Govortsova and Gallovits in Charleston) by defeating Medina Garrigues and Ruano Pascual. Jans and Jugic-Salkic are alternates who were put into the draw at the last minute, and they have made the most of it. In the semifinals, they play Benesova and Husarova.

The top four doubles seeds have now been eliminated.

Chan/Chuang def. Peschke/Stubbs, 7-5, 6-2
Jans/Jugic-Salkic def. Medina Garrigues/Ruano Pascual, 6-7, 6-3, 11-9

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