Peers, Stosur enjoy upset doubles wins
John Peers and Sam Stosur have recorded upset wins in the men's and women's doubles events on Wednesday at Roland Garros.
While Australia was celebrating the singles success of another of its young guns in Ash Barty, several Aussies also scored wins on the doubles court on Wednesday at Roland Garros.
And it wasn’t just the wins themselves – it was the nature of the victories that turned heads on Day 4 in Paris.
Sam Stosur this year is teaming with Francesca Schiavone, a duo comprising the singles finalists at the 2010 French Open.
And the pair showed why they’ve enjoyed such success at the claycourt major, combining to oust fifth seeds Liezel Huber and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez in straight sets.
The Australian-Italian combo were utterly dominant in their 69-minute 6-1 6-3 victory on Court 10, a win that sets up a second round match against the Japanese-Spanish pairing of Kimiko Date-Krumm and Arantxa Parra Santonja.
Stosur will take confidence into that match-up after just days earlier thumping Date-Krumm in the opening round of the women’s singles.
Also making noise in the tandem game was Victorian John Peers, who combined with popular Brit Jamie Murray to defeat 15th seeds Julian Knowle and Filip Polasek.
Peers and Murray recently teamed to win the ATP US Men’s Clay Court Championship and rode that momentum into Roland Garros by beating the Austrian-Slovak combo 7-6(5) 7-6(5) on Court 16.
Their next match will come against Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah.
The all-Aussie duo of Marinko Matosevic and John-Patrick Smith fell 7-6(4) 7-6(8) to Frenchmen Jonathan Dasnieres De Veigy and Florent Serra.