Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai, seeded 4th at the Australian Open, were upset in the 3rd round today in straight sets by 13th seeds Gisela Dulko and Flavia Pennetta. The winners, who are friends and occasional doubles partners, are likely to face 6th seeds Lisa Raymond and Rennae Stubbs in the next round.
5th seeds Nadia Petrova and Samantha Stosur were upset in the first round by Vera Dushevina and Anastasia Rodionova. Three other seeded teams have been upset so far.
Seeded first are Cara Black and Liezel Huber, 2nd seeds are Serena and Venus Williams, an seeded 3rd are Nuria Llagostera Vives and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez.
OK when (and why?) did Stubbs and Raymond get back together?? I am mystified. It is very lesbionic though to get back with old partners.
They got back together at the beginning of this season. My best guess is that Rennae is finally thinking about retiring and wants to have the best partner she can get. There is no adjustment to be made this way--they just play.
Or maybe Stubbsy is getting sentimental?
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