Saturday, July 2, 2011

Peschke and Srebotnik win Wimbledon doubles championship

2nd seeds Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik won their first major today. It took them just an hour and nine minutes to defeat the unseeded team of Sabine Lisicki and Sam Stosur 6-3, 6-1.

Lisicki and Stosur had to finish their semifinal match first. The high-drama doubles semifinal of yesterday evening was over in just twelve minutes today. Lisicki and Stosur, after being broken twice when they served for the match on Friday, defeated Marina Erakovic and Tammy Tanasugarn 6-3, 4-6, 8-6. Later, after both the women's singles and men's doubles championships had been played, Lisicki and Stosur returned to the court to play against Peschke and Srebotnik.

"They looked sharper around the net," wrote Matt Trollope about the 2nd seeds, "frequently coming out on top of volley exchanges and making their opponents look like two singles players trying their hand at the tandem game." Peschke and Srebotnik broke Lisicki and Stosur six times.

Peschke and Srebotnik also won titles this year in Auckland, Doha and Eastbourne. They are currently ranked number 6 in the world, but will be ranked number 1 when the new rankings are published.

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