Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Erakovic and Tanasugarn advance to Wimbledon semifinals

Marina Erakovic and Tammy Tanasugarn, two fine grass court players, advanced to the Wimbledon doubles semifinals today, after defeating 3rd seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond 4-6, 7-6, 13-11. Erakovic and Tanasugarn, who came into the draw as lucky losers, previously upset 10th seeds Iveta Benesova and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova. They will play the winner of the quarterfinal match to be played between the teams of Sabine Lisicki/Sam Stosur and 6th seeds Nadia Petrova/Anastasia Rodionova. Lisicki has already advanced to the semifinals in singles.

Also moving to the semifinals were Sania  Mirza and Elena Vesnina, the number 4 seeds. Mirza and Vesnina defeated Nuria Llagostera Vives and Arantxa Parra Santonja 3-6, 6-4, 7-5. They await the winner of the quarterfinal match between 8th seeds Peng Shuai/Zheng Jie and 2nd seeds Kveta Peschke/Katarina Srebotnik.

Top seeds Liezel Huber and Bob Bryan won their third round mixed doubles match today, defeating Andrea Petkovic and Feliciano Lopez. 2nd seeds Yaroslava Shvedova and Maz Mirnyi were upset by Hsieh Su-Wei and Paul Hanley.

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