Saturday, May 29, 2010

French Open doubles update

All of the seeds in women's doubles won today in the second round of the French Open, with the number 1 team--Serena and Venus Williams--getting a walkover from Daniela Hantuchova and Caroline Wozniacki. A notable victory was that of 9th seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Yan Zi, who defeated clay court specialists Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci 6-4, 7-5.

Mattek-Sands didn't do as well in mixed doubles, however. She and Mark Knowles lost in the first round to Tathiana Garbin and Marcin Matkowsky; Mattek-Sands and Knowles were seeded 4th. Upset in the second round were 7th seeds Lisa Raymond and and Wesley Moodie, who lost to Vania King and Christopher Kas.

The big upset today in mixed doubles, however, was the first round defeat of number 1 seeds Liezel Huber and Mahesh Bhupati. Chan Yung-Jan and Eric Butorac defeated them 6-1, 6-4.

Yesterday, 8th seeds Yan Zi and Mariusz Fyrstenberg lost to Yaroslava Shvedova and Julian Knowle.

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