Saturday, April 11, 2015

Hingis and Mirza featured in today's Charleston semifinals

The action at the Family Circle Cup won't begin until 1 p.m. today; start time for play was pushed back because of rain forecast for this morning. First on the schedule is the semifinal to be played between 7th seed Madison Keys and qualifier Lucie Hradecka. That will be followed by the second singles semifinal, featuring friends and countrywomen Andrea Petkovic and Angelique Kerber. Petkovic, the defending champion, is seeded third, and Kerber is seeded fifth.

Photo by Daniel Ward
Next are the doubles semifinals. Top seeds Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza will play Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Alla Kudryavtseva. Pavlyuchenkova won the title (with Lucie Safarova) in 2012; Hingis won it with Mary Joe Fernandez in 1997, when the event was held in Hilton Head.

Finally, Marina Erakovic and Andrea Petkovic will compete against Casey Dellacqua and Darija Jurak.

Last night, Hingis and Mirza defeated defending champions Anabel Medina Garrigues and Yaroslava Shvedova 7-5, 4-6, 13-11. Dellacqua and Jurak upset 2nd seeds Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears 6-3, 6-3.

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