Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Barty and Dellacqua advance to Wimbledon semifinals

The Australian team of Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua, seeded 12th at Wimbledon, upset 2nd seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 today. This is not a big surprise, given the surface. And if you haven't seen Barty play doubles, you've missed something.

Also advancing today were 8th seeds Hsieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai, who defeated Jelena Jankovic and Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. Shuko Aoyama and Chanelle Scheepers defeated Julia Goerges and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova; Goerges and Zahlavova Strycova took out top seeds Errani and Vinci in the third round.

3rd seeds Nadia Petrova and Katarina Srebotnik were also shown the exit today. They fell to 7th seeds Anna-Lena Groeneveld and Kveta Peschke.

In mixed doubles, top seeds Lisa Raymond and Bruno Soares advanced to the quarterfinals. In junior play, top seed Belinda Bencic also advanced to the quarterfinals.

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