Sunday, October 10, 2010

Rodionova wins gold in Commonwealth Games women's doubles

Anastasia Rodionova was seeded first in women's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles at the Commonwealth Games, and she will leave the Games with two gold medals and one silver. Rodionova, who had already won the gold medal for singles play, also won the gold--with partner Sally Peers--in women's doubles. Rodionova and Peers defeated countrywomen Olivia Rogowska and Jessica Moore 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.

Sania Mirza and Rushmi Chakvorthy won the bronze medal in women's doubles. They defeated countrywomen Nirupama Sanjeev and Poojashree Venkates.

Rodionova and partner Paul Hanley won silver in mixed doubles. They were defeated 7-6, 6-7, 6-2 in the final by the Scottish team of Colin Fleming and Jocelyn Rae. Fleming and Rae were down 0-4 in the first set and saved two set points before winning the tiebreak. The Scottish team upset 4th seeds Anna Smith and Ross Hutchins in the semifinals. Sarah Borwell and Ken Skupski defeated Smith and Hutchins to win the bronze medal in mixed doubles.

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