Saturday, April 6, 2013

Safarova reaches Family Circle Cup doubles final

Lucie Safarova (photo by Daniel Ward)
Lucie Safarova, half of last year's championship team in Charleston, reached the final again today when she and partner Kristina Mladenovic defeated Ashleigh Barty and Anastasia Rodionova 6-1, 6-4 in the semifinals. Their opponents will be top seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Liezel Huber. Hlavackovic and Huber defeated Megan Moulton-Levy and Zhang Shuai 6-0, 6-2.

Last year, Safarova won the tournament with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. She had never teamed with Mladenovic prior to this year's Charleston event.

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