Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Big doubles upsets in U.S. Open first round

The 2nd and 3rd seeded teams were both taken out in the first round of doubles play today in Flushing Meadows. 3rd-seeded Chan Yung-Jan and Chuang Chia-Jung were defeated 7-5, 6-1, by Abilgail Spears and Raquel Kops-Jones. The second seeds, Kveta Peschke and Rennae Stubbs, were taken out by Marina Erakovic and Jelena Kostanic Tosic, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.

Those were not the only upsets. 9th seeded Nathalie Dechy and Casey Dellacqua were defeated 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 by Klaudia Jans and Alicja Rosolska. The number 15 seeds, Maria Kirilenko and Flavia Pennetta, were defeated by Tathiana Garbin and Tamira Paszek, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, and number 16 seeds Eva Hrdinova and Vladimira Uhlirova lost to Stephanie Foretz and Camille Pin, who beat them 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

All of the above-named winning teams were unseeded.

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